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!
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)
Catch up on our PaC recaps!
- In the days leading up to the wedding, I wanted to be sedated.
- I walked the line between calm and stressed for the better part of our rehearsal day.
- “Don’t panic” and its friends were what Mr. PaC kept telling me on the way to our rehearsal dinner.
- Best wedding morning advice: wake up slow and tackle the day at your own pace.
- Once at our venue, our DIY projects were assembled with our own two hands.
- The girls get ready with champagne and chocolate-covered potato chips.
- The guys are ready… and waiting.
- She’s mine! All mine! (The dress that is.)
- Brown-eyed girl (and guy) portraits.