August 17, 2011

SILVER SIXPENCE: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something... teal?

Emerging from Victorian England, this tradition is said to bring good-luck and happiness to a marriage if the bride carries one of each token on her wedding day. 

I love this darling tradition. It seems to bring a bride and her family and friends a little bit closer during one of the happiest times of her life as she collects these items that have such a deep and rich history. 

something old, something new
something borrowed, something blue
and a silver sixpence in her shoe. 

'Something Old' reminds the bride of the past, while 'Something New' looks toward a bright and hopeful future. 'Something Borrowed' from a close friend who is happily married will hopefully pass on some of her good luck, and 'Something Blue' has Ancient Roman roots that symbolizes love, purity, and loyalty. The 'Silver Sixpence' represents wealth and security for the marriage. 

We like pushing color limits here at Godbey&Gant so I'm making a smalltinylittle change to this lovely poem and throwing in some teal. I hope you like it. 


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