'Something old, something new,
something borrowed, something blue
and a sixpence in her shoe'
Everyone knows this, well, everyone knows most of it and I was very keen to include these elements into our day, all of them!
- My engagement ring: this is the oldest thing that I was wearing. However, this portion of the day is meant to be something from my family. Not to worry, I know you all want to see another picture of Gladis.
- My Nana's '4' necklace: I tied around my bouquet my dearly departed grandmother's necklace. I wore it down the aisle and for photographs then when I arrived at the reception my Mum wore it for the rest of the evening which was a surprise I wasn't expecting but was really lovely! I actually wear a very similar '3' necklace given to me by my grandparents on my 18th birthday, as it is my birth number, as 4 was my Nana's.
- Hanky - I had another something old, which was actually given to me by Mr Teaspoon's grandmother a few months before the wedding which actually got a lot of use. She was sure to tell me that it had indeed been washed prior to giving it to me, it came in very handy thats for sure.
So technically there are about 20 things that I had on that day that were new. However, the newest and most special was the gift Mr Teaspoon gave me on our last date night before our wedding. This beautiful pearl necklace he had made by the same jeweler that did our wedding rings. It went perfectly with my dress and was so special to wear!
As you already know, I was able to borrow a friends bridal purse to use on the day, im pretty sure all that I actually had in there was a hanky, my ID (goodness knows why I thought I would need that) and my lipstick.
My shoes, yes, you know they were awesome! The other blue thing was my underwear - no, you do not need to know how awesome they were, just know that they were indeed awesome. You can even see my little bees on the back of my shoes
Sixpence in her shoe
We had to google it the morning of the wedding, because it was meant to go in one shoe, we couldnt remember which! (its the left FYI) It represents wealth and good fortune and whilst mine wasnt in the shoe, it was taped to the base of my shoe and I had forgotten about it until the next morning when I saw it taped on the bottom! Lucky Mum had kept a few sixpence's around for the Christmas pudding! Bridesmaid M actually used this for her wedding a week ago, im hopefull it will bring us both good fortune.
Did you have all the rhyme with you on your wedding day?