The Somethings

Woooooo, just one more day until The Big Day!  Let’s see, what do I have left to talk about…

Ah yes, The Somethings!

(Side note: if I’m ever in a band—as trampoline player, as I have no musical ability whatsoever, aside from good rhythm—we’re going to be called The Somethings. I like it. It’s catchy.)

Something Old

I’ve always interpreted “something old” in the poem to mean something you already own, not something that happens to have been made a long time ago, so my something old will be my faux pearl stud earrings I’ve owned for-like-ever, as seen at my epic bridal shower.

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Something New

I’ve also always thought it’s sort of cheating to count your wedding dress as the “something new,” so my new object will be my new pair of shoes that I love so so much!

 

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Something Borrowed

I have a few somethings borrowed, and they’ll all be making an appearance in my bouquet. I decided to make a bouquet from vintage and hand-me-down jewelry, including pieces loaned to me by my grandmothers. I realize this is another one of those trendy, over-done elements in our wedding which will make our future children scoff and say “That was so 2012!” when looking at our pictures, but you know what? It was really fun to make this, and it’s really special. I’ll get to keep this bouquet forever (with the loaned pieces clipped out and given back, of course) and although this idea may be over-done in the blog world, I’d wager 90% of our guests don’t read wedding blogs and therefore won’t realize this is a trend, nor will they have ever seen it at another wedding.

 

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I also realize that this bouquet is far from perfect; it’s not like the ones that grace the digital pages of Style Me Pretty or Martha Stewart. It’s a little lumpy in places, not a perfect dome, and for that matter, it’s little. The pieces aren’t all a uniform metal and some are definitely showing their age, but I love it. I love that it’s so colorful, and that each piece has a story, even though I’m not sure what all those stories are. I’m actually pleased with how small it is because this sucker is heavy and I can’t image I’d be able to hold it for very long if it were much bigger. I can already imagine a photo with my bridesmaids holding their baby’s breath bouquets in a circle all around it…

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This heart-shaped piece has the most history of all the borrowed bits in this bouquet. It was loaned to me by my Mammaw, and it was passed down to her from her husband’s family. My Papaw is no longer with us, but this is one of the ways we’ll be remembering that he’s watching from Heaven.

There are several butterflies fluttering around this bouquet, and I love the depth they bring by being layered over top of other colorful pieces.

That winged key? It’s actually a doorknob I found at Michaels of all places. The image reminds me, of course, of Harry Potter, and the piece itself is sturdy enough to act as a good base to connect everything else to.

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I spy a Mardi Gras mask! This is another something borrowed and another reminder of family history. You may not know this, but we’ve been celebrating Mardi Gras in good ol’ Mobile, Alabama for longer than those folks over in Nawlins, and, in my opinion, we put on better parades. Mardi Gras krewes are a huge part of society in Mobile, and I’ve got a few family members who have been involved, including my Grandma Bootsie, who until very recently was an integral member of the Order of Athena.

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See that elephant hiding under there? He’s the last of my somethings borrowed. In Alabama, football—especially college football— is a religion, and if you live there, you must pick a side in the great Alabama-Auburn rivalry. Guess who my family cheers for…

Something Blue

You’re not getting a picture of this one, as it’s also a something unmentionable, and I’d really rather leave it up to your imagination. Suffice it to say—I’ll be wearing something blue, you just won’t be able to see it :)

What were your somethings?

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Mrs. Potion

Location:
Herndon, VA
Wedding Date:
November 2012

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    lovelyduckie 756 posts, Busy bee @ 2:16 pm

    What will you say if someone casually asks where your something blue is? ;)

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:18 pm

    Hahaha I considered blue underwear, but being honest, I really want to have something I can show and say, hey” this is my something blue.

    I really like the pins, it’s great you’re able to give a meaning to all your borrowed pieces.

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    panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:32 pm

    omg! you’re getting married tomorrow! aaah! so excited for you! I love your bouquet. it’s so intricate and meaningful

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:12 pm

    Super psyched for your wedding tomorrow! Sending wishes for lots of happiness, great weather, many fantastic memories, and of course, luck! :)

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    RapunzelRapunzel 812 posts, Busy bee @ 4:14 pm

    I hope you have the most incredible wedding tomorrow, and I absolutely love your bouquet too. Who cares about magazine-worthy perfection: it’s meaningful and from the heart and that’s what matters!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 4:42 pm

    You’re getting married tomorrow, yay! I love your bouquet, it’s going to look perfect with your look!

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    Crystal, Guest @ 5:27 pm

    I love the bouquet – it might not be perfect but it has so much personality!

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:18 pm

    I think you’re so right, most of your guests will be surprised by and love your unique bouquet! Most people have no idea what goes on in our little wedding world! yay for sexy blue somethings! ;)

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    Mrs. Dragon 813 posts, Busy bee @ 6:23 pm

    So excited for you!

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    Miss Care Bear 193 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:10 am

    I fell in love with the idea of a brooch bouquet shortly after my engagement, but FI veto’ed it because he said it looked like a transformer :)

    Happy wedding!!!

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    christine, Guest @ 7:42 am

    i’m so excited i’m the first one to catch this: “trampoline player”?? hahaha, that is awesome. congrats on your wedding!

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    Smitty's Bride, Guest @ 10:15 am

    @christine:

    I noticed that too… Did she mean tambourine?? Lol!

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    beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 5:46 am

    I had two something blues… my shoes and my undies!!! I found the CUTEST pair of blue panties that were covered in ruffles!!!! Awwww I love them!!!

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    PrincessConsuelaBananaHammock 369 posts, Helper bee @ 11:38 am

    Haha, my daughter calls the tambourine a ‘trampoline’ too.
    I love your brooch boquet, it’s so personal and so full of meaning. I love that it isn’t too matchy-matchy, it has so much personality and it really is beautiful.

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    sweetbee29 525 posts, Busy bee @ 10:02 pm

    My something old, borrowed and blue: a blue topaz ring that my grandmother gifted to my little sister. My something old could also be the necklace I wore was something I had for years before the wedding.

    My something new: dress, shoes, earrings, veil.

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