Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue ... and by blue, we mean turquoise.
The traditional saying hails from merry old England. The last bit of the rhyme that goes “and a silver sixpence in her shoe” has dropped off, even if brides do continue to slip a coin in for prosperity. “Something old” was originally included to ward off evil and protect the children the couple would someday have; today it suggests the continuity of generations. “Something new” is a nod to an optimistic future (often worn in the form of that new shiny band of gold), while “something borrowed” (usually an item from a beloved relative) bestows good luck. “Something blue” — historically another hedge against whammies, curses, and jinxes — signifies love, purity, and fidelity.
When it comes to ideas for the new and the blue, we’ve got you covered.
For the Groom
American Hat Company 1,000X Cattleman hat ($2,499.95), besthatstore.com. Red Sky grey herringbone blazer ($89.97), cavenders.com. Black American alligator boot ($799), fenoglioboot.com. Cognac alligator belt with engraved sterling silver four-piece buckle set (contact for pricing), shoprewards.com
Free Spirit teal felt hat ($109.99), charlie1horsehats.com. Sterling silver inlaid bolo tie by Ray Tracey, Navajo ($730), sorrelsky.com. Sterling silver and Kingman turquoise squash blossom necklace and matching cuff by Larry “Le” Etsitty, Navajo (contact for pricing), maloufontheplaza.com. Capistrano boots ($750), ddranchwear.com.
For the Rings
All rings from Reads Jewelers (prices vary), readsjewelers.com.
Homestead wedding gown ($2,900), montanadreamwear.com. Erin booties ($425), oldgringoboots.com. Shyanne earrings ($495), rockigorman.com.
From the May/June 2019 issue. The C&I Western Wedding Guide is brought to you by Reads Jewelers.