Come celebrate a few of our happiest moments...

SOMETHING OLDE, SOMETHING NEW

SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE

AND, A SIXPENCE IN HER SHOE

THIS SAYING FIRST APPEARED IN PRINT IN 1883 AND HAS BEEN PART OF A BRIDE’S TRADITION IN BOTH ENGLAND AND THE US SINCE.  EACH LINE HAS A SPECIFIC MEANING AND IS A SYMBOLIC GESTURE TOWARDS CREATING A HAPPY MARRIAGE AND A SUCCESSFUL START TO A NEW FAMILY.  

 

Something Old represents the bride’s family, her past and her traditions.

Something New symbolizes her new life ahead of her.

Something Borrowed is borrowed happiness from another happily married bride.

Something Blue is to signify fidelity, purity and love.

A Sixpence in Her Shoe is for future prosperity and wealth.

 

A SIXPENCE WAS A COIN USED ENGLAND FROM 1551 THROUGH 1967. IF YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO BUY AN ANTIQUE COIN, TAPE IT TO YOUR SHOE FOR GOOD LUCK.