PaC Man & Wife: Something

The common Victorian phrase “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” never struck a chord with me. I’m not one to follow tradition (no bouquet or garter toss) or do what everyone else is doing (read: tradition), so no action was taken toward procuring these items. Imagine my surprise while gathering recap images at discovering all four categories were covered…with a twist. I guess I’m not so nontraditional after all!

What’s the twist? Mr. PaC and I shared the old/new and borrowed/blue responsibilities! Here’s how it broke down.


Old: WWII dog tag from Mr. PaC’s grandfather. It traveled with Mr. PaC all day, tucked away into his pocket as a loving reminder and calming force when needed. I didn’t even know he had it with him until after the ceremony!



New: our wedding bands. That’s an easy one!


Borrowed: the traveling bee charms!


(personal photo)

And the ever elusive Blue! While I donned a lacy blue thong (sorry, there will be no pictures of that!), my future husband was surreptitiously imbibing a few belts of Johnnie Walker Blue with his brother. Not for nerves. Just because. Which is only fair considering the ladies were knocking back champagne!Will you participate in the “somethings” tradition?

(all photos by Heather Fowler Photography, unless otherwise noted)


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Mrs. Pain au Chocolat

Wilmington, DE
Wedding Date:
June 2011
War Paint
I Dream of Genies: Becoming a Bride
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    glasgowbound 3697 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:29 am

    We’re getting married int he UK, so we’re doing it AND doing the sixpence in my shoe (not sure how to attch it, so I’ll have to figure that out)

  2. mstreasure Bee
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:45 am

    haha Love the “something blue!”

  3. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 12:04 pm

    Love that you shared the somethings, even if unintentionally 🙂

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    clumsylawyer 1351 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:29 pm

    Ooh, I bet if I suggest it, Mr CL would *love* to have his own old, new, borrowed and blue! And I’m definitely having a silver sixpence in my shoe – one my dad gave me, which will also be baked into my Christmas pudding this year!

  5. painauchocolat Bee
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:28 pm

    @Glasgowbound: Maybe sew a tiny pocket with a button to hold the sixpence inside your gown?

    @Mrs. Treasure: Oh yeh, that something “blue” alright! Can’t say I was surprised and we still laugh about it.

    @Mrs. Pony: Indeed! I had no plans to do the somethings tradition. The bees were the most special something!

    @clumsylawyer: I like your idea! Let the groom do his own somethings. 🙂

  6. panda Bee
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:40 pm

    love your somethings, even if they weren’t intentional. I wasn’t thinking of doing somethings, but you remind me that I probably am going to be having them anyways!

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    paw 365 posts, Helper bee @ 11:42 am

    this pictures are simply stunning! they have such timeless beauty! ::swoon::

  8. painauchocolat Bee
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:19 pm

    @Miss Panda: You’ll have the bee charms to start! 😉

    @paw: Thank you, paw!

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