14 ideas for your 'something blue'

10 Jun 2016

If you’re following the age old tradition and struggling to find your ‘something blue’, here are a few ideas to inspire you

‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ as the saying goes, but how superstitious are you?

Don’t leave your blue lucky charm to the last minute; you can incorporate this aspect in to several elements of your special day.

1. Bridesmaid dress

If your colour scheme allows, why not ask your leading ladies to sport the shade, just like this Gina Bacconi embroidered dress in baby blue.

14-something-blue-ideas-2

www.ginabacconi.com

2. Cake

The most subtle of hues can really create a ‘wow’ factor on your wedding day. Pale duck egg blue, as seen here on this four-tier cake by The Sugar Velvet Cake Company in West Yorkshire, is a popular shade that offers a touch of shabby chic.

14-something-blue-ideas-3

www.sugarvelvetcakecompany.co.uk

3. Stationery

From the invites to the place settings, this cornflower blue stationery by Wagtail Designs features classical fonts and dandelion illustrations which complement the colour.

14-something-blue-ideas-4

www.wagtail-designs.co.uk

4. Ring

Let your jewellery centrepiece do all the talking, with a sapphire ring a la Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cambridge. This oval sapphire from the London Victorian Ring Company is surrounded by a halo of 10 round diamonds in platinum to add extra sparkle.

 14-something-blue-ideas-5

www.london-victorian-ring.com

5. Headpiece

If you’re opting for headwear, why not incorporate the vital wedding colour? The Vintage Blue and Gold Feather Headpiece by La Belle Epoque (as featured on Not On the High Street) and this turquoise fascinator by Katherine Elizabeth Millinery both offer the finishing touch.

14-something-blue-ideas-6

www.notonthehighstreet.co.uk

14-something-blue-ideas-7

www.katherineelizabethhats.com

6. Flower girl

There are lots of blue dresses out there for your flower girl, such as this fairytale Charlotte dress by Demigella and floral cotton frock by Gilly Gray.

14-something-blue-ideas-8

www.demigella.co.uk

14-something-blue-ideas-9

www.gillygray.com

7. Favours

Inject an infusion of blue in to your table settings, with blue-themed favours. These baby blue Lego boxes from The Last Detail are fun and can be filled with whatever your heart desires.

14-something-blue-ideas-10

www.thelastdetail.co.uk

8. Nails

From your head to your toes, the opportunities for a blue flash are endless. If you don’t want to alter your colour scheme in any way, blue nails are a fail safe option; try ‘Hope’ from the Nailberry La Piscine collection.

14-something-blue-ideas-11

www.nailberry.co.uk

9. Lingerie

Who says your ‘something blue’ has to be on show? Keep it hidden with luxury lingerie, like this teal slip from Gilda & Pearl.

14-something-blue-ideas-12

www.gildaandpearl.co.uk

10. Garter

A firm favourite; the blue garter will never go out of fashion. Don’t settle for a cheap version inspired by Chelsea FC, take a look at these beautiful garments from Agata Maria Couture and Lou Lou Puchalka.

14-something-blue-ideas-1

www.agatamariacouture.com

14-something-blue-ideas-14

www.louloupuchalka.com

11. Flowers 

Make a statement with a blue bouquet. Interflora presents plenty of colour combinations which feature an abundant array of flora – from sky blue hydrangeas to pastel muscari and even dark blue thistles.

14-something-blue-ideas-16

www.interflora.co.uk

12. Confetti

Following on from flowers, extend the colour to your confetti - which can be placed in buckets for people to shower you with on your exit as husband and wife. Shropshire Petals offer a delicate blend of ivory delphinium petals and blue cornflower petals, aptly named ‘Something Blue’.

14-something-blue-ideas-15

www.shropshirepetals.com

13. Shoes

In splendid contrast to a white or ivory gown, blue shoes are a stunning complement. This Tiffany blue pair by Aruna Seth boast glitz, glamour and height - for those that need it.

14-something-blue-ideas-17

www.arunaseth.com

14. Suit

Make your man your blue addition, with a suitably coloured suit, like this Blue Slim Fit Suit by Occasions – available from Suit Direct.

14-something-blue-ideas-18

www.suitdirect.co.uk

Find more 'something blue' ideas on Bride magazine's Pinterest board.

Related content

supplier finder

Get a quote

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

supplier finder

Find a supplier

Search over 200,000 Suppliers in the UK.

or

Leave a comment

Comments

There are no comments to display, be the first!

bride

Everything for your wedding

10 ways to survive your hen do

How to make it through your hen party with your dignity, sanity and well-being intact ...

Wedding Photo of the Week: Bloomwood Photography

Each week we’re inviting all wedding photographers to submit their images to be Bri...

A vintage wedding shoot in Warwick

Celebrating the free-spirited bride, a trio of wedding suppliers set about creating a pho...

How to keep your bride tribe happy

A rowing bridal party is the last thing you need while in the middle of wedding planning,...

Wow wedding venues in the South West

Looking for a South West wedding venue with the wow factor? Take a look at these settings...

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

the wedding show

Sun -Sun 20
The Hop Farm Wedding Experience, 2019 find out more »
Sat -Sat 02
Bride: The Wedding Show at Tatton Park find out more »
Sat 02
Lodore Park Wedding Fair, Lake District find out more »
Sun 03
Rhinefield House Hotel Wedding Fayre, Hampshire find out more »
Sun 03
Puckrup Hall Wedding Fayre 2019 find out more »
Sun 03
The Kimberley Hall Wedding Fair, Norfolk find out more »
Sun 03
The Kings Head Wedding Show, Cirencester find out more »
Sun 03
The Wellington Barn Wedding Show, Nr Calne find out more »
Sun 03
Taplow House Hotel Wedding Fair, Maidenhead find out more »
Sun 03
Bolton Town Hall Wedding Show find out more »
Sun 03
Eastnor Castle Wedding Showcase find out more »
Sun 10
Vintage Wedding Fayre, Hampshire find out more »
Sun 10
Trinity Park Wedding Fayre, Suffolk find out more »
Sun -Sun 22
Tortworth Court Wedding Fayres 2019 find out more »
Sun 10
Abbots Barton Hotel Wedding Show, Canterbury find out more »
Sun 10
Ingleside House Wedding Show, Cirencester find out more »
Sun 10
Lillibrooke Manor Wedding Fair, Maidenhead find out more »
Sat -Sat 16
Upton Barn & Walled Garden, Open House Weekend find out more »
Sun 17
Shuttleworth Wedding Show, Bedfordshire find out more »
Sun 17
Uttoxeter Racecourse Wedding Show find out more »
Sun 17
Stourport Manor Wedding Show 2019 find out more »
Sun 17
Ashford International Hotel Wedding Show, Ashford find out more »
Sun 17
The Osborne Hotel Wedding Fayre by Prim and Proper Events, Torquay find out more »
Sun 17
St David's Hotel Wedding Show, Cardiff find out more »
Sun 17
The Marsh Farm Hotel Wedding Show, Swindon find out more »
Sun 17
Hillfields Farm Estate Wedding Fair, Reading find out more »
Sun 17
Old Thorns Manor Hotel Wedding Fayre, Hampshire find out more »
Sun 17
Inn On The Lake Wedding Fayre find out more »
Sun 17
Hotel Miramar Wedding Open Day, Bournemouth find out more »
Sun 17
The Moorlands Wedding Fayre, West Yorkshire find out more »
Sun 17
Copthorne Hotel Wedding Show find out more »
Sun 17
Hythe Imperial Wedding Fayre, Kent find out more »
Mon 18
The Grand Brighton Wedding Open Day, Sussex find out more »
Thu 21
High Lodge Wedding Fayre, Suffolk find out more »
Fri 22
The Ned Wedding Showcase 2019, London find out more »
Sun -Sat 24
Bride: The Wedding Show at Norfolk Showground find out more »
Sun -Sat 24
Bride: The Wedding Show at Bournemouth International Centre find out more »
Sun -Sat 24
Royal Bath Hotel Open Day, Dorset find out more »
Sun -Sat 24
The Scottish Wedding Show, Glasgow find out more »
Sun 24
Barney Hill Wedding Open Day, Surrey find out more »
Sun 24
Martels Wedding Events Village, Essex find out more »
Sun 24
The Gloucestershire Wedding Show 2019 find out more »
Sun 24
The Grand Hotel Wedding Show, Folkestone find out more »
Sun 24
The Ramada Hotel Wedding Show, Dover find out more »
Sun 24
Oxleaze Barn Wedding Show, Lechlade find out more »
Sun 24
The Westonbirt House Wedding Show, Tetbury find out more »
Sun 24
DoubleTree by Hilton Wedding Fair, Reading find out more »
Sun 24
Urban Wedding Festival at Victoria Warehouse find out more »
Sun 24
Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa Wedding Fayre, Hinckley find out more »
Sun 24
Aldwickbury Park Golf Club Wedding Fair, Harpenden find out more »
Sun 24
Aldwickbury Park Wedding Fayre find out more »
Sun 24
Casterley Barn Wedding Showcase, Wiltshire find out more »
Sun 24
Merrydale Manor Open House Day, Cheshire find out more »
Sun 24
Colshaw Hall Open House Day, Cheshire find out more »
Sun 24
The Fir Hill Wedding Open Day, Cornwall find out more »