Monday, September 29, 2008

something borrowed

i just think all the somethings could be doubled up in one way or another! so i got that out just one more time ... ok that being said what does the something borrowed signify? the borrowed item is usually an item from a happily married friend or family member, whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new bride. The borrowed item also reminds the bride that she can depend on her friends and family.

so i started to think about if i was getting married and following this old english tradition what would i want to borrow. here are my thoughts ....

if i was as gorgeous as becky i would borrow my grandmothers wedding dress!

the above pic is obviously of Becky's grandmother on her wedding day. the second photo is of becky at her grandmothers funeral wearing the wedding dress in honor of her grandma. my question is becky why didnt you were this beauty on your actual wedding? you look STUNNING! these pics are courtesy of RebekahWestover photography!

what about a tried and true item, jewelery? like i said before jewelery is great for any of the somethings! but nearly every woman i know has a good set of pearls. borrow someone's pearls, someone you admire in marriage!
this is whose pearls i would personally choose. this is my great aunt becky's pearls at her husbands funeral not too long ago. i dont know if they are real or not, i dont care! she has been happily married for over 65 years! she has been a great example to me of what unity really is!

my other thought was that i might want to wear my grandmothers wedding band/rings. maybe on my right hand, or perhaps my mothers. or a good friends. someone whom i know has had a splendid marriage. someone i aspire to be like. i know if a close friend or family member wanted my ring for a jaunt down the aisle i would be sure to borrow that thing right over, what a compliment!

coming soon ... something blue! this is where i will vear away from what the bride actually wears or carries .... just cant help it! flowers, cake, food, ribbon, so much to do with blue! stay tuned!

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