Treely, Madly, Deeply: My Somethings—Including My Bees and Some Familiar Jewelry!

We all know the saying: something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. There’s the line about the “sixpence in a shoe” but, to be honest, I didn’t know that existed until Weddingbee so it was not even remotely on my radar. I loved all of my somethings and am happy to be able to write about them.

All photos via Limelight-Images unless otherwise noted

My Somethings:


Don’t hate on my hanger, guys. ;)

My beautiful dream dress was considered my something new. Is this considered cheating? I loved this dress and am truly sad that I will never wear it again because I felt like such a beautiful bride in it. This comes from a place of complete honesty that is devoid of any sense of arrogance, I promise, but I felt like it was my wedding day and that I was stunning. I hope that every bride feels this way on her wedding day.

Once I get my dress cleaned and snip a piece of it from underneath for some future daughter/niece/cousin/someone of a future generation, I plan to donate it. I haven’t decided where…maybe Goodwill, maybe Brides Against Breast Cancer. Regardless, it won’t sit in my closet for the rest of my life, because it is truly too special to me to have that fate.


Even though our wedding existed in shades of blue, my amazing TOMS are my something blue. I loved these damn shoes. They were comfortable (another random word of advice to brides: GO FOR COMFORT. You will not regret it!) and statement-y, and they also contributed to some good in the world. All around win.




My beautiful, sweet, meaningful bees were part one of my something borrowed. As you may know, each blogger bee has the chance to feature two bees that are passed throughout generations. You can read more about it here. I truly get a little teary every time I think about being a part of such an amazing tradition and being so connected to all of my fellow blogger bees. As you all know, my family didn’t play much of a role in my wedding, so tradition didn’t really have too much of a role in it. These bees were a tradition that I was able to take part in, though, and I was so grateful to feel so involved. My bees came from Mrs. Toadstool and have since been passed to Mrs. Rucksack and Mrs. Airplane. BM Y sewed these bees into my bouquet the morning of my wedding so painstakingly they didn’t budge an inch.


Photo by BM Y


If you are a creeper extraordinaire such as myself attentive ‘Bee reader, you may recognize the earrings and the bracelet that I wore on our wedding day. I stressed hardcore about wedding-day jewelry a few months prior to our wedding and reached out to my fellow blogger bees for help. The bodice of my dress was super detailed and I was afraid of going overboard or having anything clash. Thankfully, Mrs. Bacon and Mrs. Hyena came to my rescue. Both ladies were kind enough to point out that not only did their jewelry match, but they’d be happy to let me borrow both items to complete my bridal ensemble. Thus, part two of my something borrowed was born. Again, it was such an honor to be connected to two fellow bee ladies. They were with me all day.


And the jewelry really did match perfectly!


My something old could technically have doubled as a something borrowed as well. I was struggling to think of a something old, as I didn’t have anything that was passed down to me. BM Tiny Dancer and her mother came to the rescue, though, and provided me with this beautiful handkerchief. It matched and it served multiple purposes throughout the day—thank goodness for easy access to my built-in shelf. ;)



Mrs. Palm Tree

Pittsburgh, PA
Wedding Date:
May 2013
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  1. Member
    Mrs. Campfire 971 posts, Busy bee @ 3:19 pm

    “thank goodness for easy access to my built-in shelf.” I love you. :D

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    texasaggiemom 594 posts, Busy bee @ 4:16 pm

    Yes, you WERE stunning in your wedding gown, and you’ve got the greatest pics to prove it!

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    bridesmomma 427 posts, Helper bee @ 4:50 pm

    I agree, you were a stunning bride!!! :-)

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    fionak 203 posts, Helper bee @ 5:00 pm

    Ahhh, I love your wedding. I love how happy you look in all the photos, and how much of a great time it seems like everyone is having. I love how real you keep it all.

    Plus “thank goodness for easy access to my built-in shelf”, you crack me up every time!

    So in case you’re having a bad day, or anyone says anything mean at least 1 friendly internet stranger thinks you’re awesome!

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    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 791 posts, Busy bee @ 5:26 pm

    Love all of your ‘somethings’ and how sweet of your fellow bees to come to your rescue with the perfect jewelry!

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    Mrs. Camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 6:25 pm

    I LOVE that dip photo! I think Mr. C and I are way too awkward to pose like that. You guys look like naturals!!

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    Mrs. Panda 1325 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:28 pm

    I love the dip picture! so cute!

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    Mrs. Hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:08 pm

    Glad I could help. :) You were a beautiful bride!

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    Mrs. Wallaby 2809 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:16 am

    I LOVE that dip photo!! :) And you were such a gorgeous bride!

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    tarapants 75 posts, Worker bee @ 5:18 am

    Built In Shelf POWER!!! :) That cracked me up first thing this morning, and I so needed it!!

    Roomates in college use to call me “SHELF” too funny :)

    I love all of your sweet details!!!

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    Miss Pyramid 807 posts, Busy bee @ 6:12 am

    So good at the dip photo – tell me your secrets!!
    And I love all of your somethings, especially the bees! And that jewelry really does match perfectly, what sweet bee-friends you have :)
    and built in shelf…you, girl, are too funny!

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    Mrs. Mongoose 726 posts, Busy bee @ 6:20 am

    Awww I love all the multiple somethings borrowed you had–especially the bee charms! But that something old handkerchief is the sweetest :) You are truly surrounded by a lot of love!

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    Mrs. Road Trip 741 posts, Busy bee @ 6:21 am

    All hail the shelf! lol! Your somethings are awesome and I thought your were (are!) a gorgeous bride, too :)

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 12:49 pm

    Beautiful bride, beautiful somethings :)

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    Mrs. Jet Setter 511 posts, Busy bee @ 5:41 pm

    i LOVE how the bees look like they’re floating on your bouquet – so cute!!

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    Mrs. Waterfall 1300 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:34 pm

    Hardcore creeper extrodinaire like myself… really? Hadn’t noticed ;)
    Also. Boobies are the best.

    That is all.

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    Mrs. Palm Tree 1069 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:16 am

    @Mrs. Campfire: I love you too, lady!

    @TexasAggieMom, @bridesmomma, @Mrs. Pony: Thank you all so much. :)

    @fionak: I want you to know that this made my entire day. I legitimately ran up the stairs to read this comment to Mr. PT because I was so excited. Thank you so much for reading and leaving such a kind and awesome comment. I sincerely appreciate it. <3

    @Mrs. Rubber Stamps: They were lifesavers!

    @Mrs. Camel, @Mrs. Panda: We practiced pretty much the entire time we were engaged! I am such an awkward, grace-less human so there were so many instances of me being dropped, me stepping on his feet, my ankle twisting, being unable to get up on my own – I could go on forever. I KNEW I wanted pictures like this (and the one at our ceremony!) though so I refused to give up. . .I’m so glad that my efforts were worthwhile. :)

    @Mrs. Hyena: @Mrs. Wallaby: Thank you so much ladies. Hyena, you’re a baller. xo

    @TaraPants: Haha I’m so glad! It’s absolutely true.

    @Miss Pyramid: PRACTICE. Like whoa. Seriously!

    @Mrs. Mongoose: Thank you, Mrs. M. I totally concur. I’m very fortunate.

    @Miss Road Trip: Thank you! I love my somethings. :)

    @Mrs. Jet Setter: BM y does not f around!

    @Mrs. Waterfall: Hahaha, I’m not so good at being hush hush about my creeping. . .does that lower my creeper skillset? Hmmm.

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    tarapants 75 posts, Worker bee @ 1:34 pm

    Glad you said practice is the key to the dip!!

    I told my fiance the other day I’d love him dip me at the wedding, and he replied, “what, in ranch?” I’m pretty sure he was just being funny :) BUT we’ve got some work to do!!!

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    Mrs. Gondola 970 posts, Busy bee @ 3:49 pm

    Beautiful photos! I love your something borrowed!

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    Mrs. Palm Tree 1069 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:32 am

    @TaraPants: Haha, love it. I promise that practice really does make perfect in this case. . .we have a ton of dips all over the place throughout our wedding and I am SO glad. They look effortless, but we both know the strain and intensity behind them all. ;)

    @Mrs. Gondola: Thank you! It really was sweet. <3

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