Something Old…

I decided to carry some heirlooms with me on my wedding day as my “something old.” The heirlooms are from my mom, my grandmother, and my great-grandma, all on my mom’s side. I’m honored to carry something from each of these women as I get married, and my grandmother and great-grandma have passed on, so this will be a small way for me to remember them on the day. I’m sure they would have loved to be part of it all.

The first is my mom’s original wedding ring set. We wear the same ring size, so here it is on my hand:


Manicure is Essie’s “Minimalistic”—I think it might be the wedding color!

Then we have a two-and-a-half dollar coin (it’s smaller than a penny!) from 1909, which belonged to my grandmother and was made into a pendant.


Apparently these two-and-a-half dollar coins are worth something close to $300 today!

And the third is a cross from my great-grandma. I still remember the day that she unclasped it from around her own neck and passed it on to me.


My great-grandma’s cross

I am planning to have all three of these pieces attached to the stems of my bouquet somehow—I’ll leave that up to the excellent work of the girls at Posey Events.

Are you planning to wear or carry any family heirlooms during your ceremony? What are they?


Mrs. Cauldron

New York City/Austin
Wedding Date:
September 2012
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    shortnsunny 101 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:02 pm

    My FMIL lent me a garter which has been worn by all the women in the family since around 1900–it is definitely my something old! I’m also borrowing a couple pieces of jewelry from my mom to satisfy something borrowed (a necklace that I have borrowed before), and something blue (a ring with sapphires)–probably not what you call “heirlooms” but special little family treasures anyway. :)

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:56 pm

    Aww such gorgeous something olds you have there! i am sure they will be full of meaning on the day!

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    coyote 2032 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:15 am

    Oh those are all so beautiful. I love that you will have such wonderful heirlooms with you on your wedding day! (PS. That nail color is perfect for your wedding!)

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    The WeddingMoms, Guest @ 9:43 am

    I wore my mothers wedding gown, made by my grandma. I wore a pink ruby necklace that belonged to my fathers mother, and carried an embroidered hankie that belonged to her too.

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    happyface 5777 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:10 am

    @The WeddingMoms:
    That sounds lovely! I am glad the wedding gown fit you, my mom and grandmother didn’t have gowns at their weddings so I couldn’t do that.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:24 am

    I love all the sentimental pieces you will have with you on your wedding day!

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    jackibean 1077 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:29 pm

    Your heirlooms are beautiful! Such a nice way to honor important women.

    I decided to wear my mother’s pearl tiara and cathedral veil. Hopefully it’s something I can pass on with my daughter as well.

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    chkygal02 79 posts, Worker bee @ 6:17 am

    Very beautiful heirlooms! My engagement ring is actually over 100 years old. it was my mother’s godmother’s engagement ring and my mom passed it down to me. she also has one for my sister when she gets older!

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    Jacqueline King, Guest @ 6:17 pm

    My ex-mother-in-law whom my family took care til the day she died. She was an amazing woman, friend , and mentor! My florist has made my holder of my bouquet from her old wedding dress, along with the beads as well. I know she would want that and I hope it gives a little luck, she was married to the love of her life for 58 years, their’s was a true “Love Story”. I feel so lucky!

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