Four things for the wedding
The whole old/new/borrowed/blue thing was always something I thought was very nice but I haven’t really thought to put in my wedding.I have many superstitions but this is not of those.But at the end it seemed I had all four.LOOK.
At my bridal shower, Mama Hammerhead gave me something incredibly valuable: the stones from three of her grandmothers’ and great-grandmothers’ engagement rings, to be made into a necklace for me. It was breath stopping. I may or may not have cried, and I am most definitely *not* a crier. Afterward, she took it to our local jeweler, and he made this. I am so moved and touched to get to wear those pieces of our family history down the aisle—a little “something old” from those who went before me.
My dress and veil seem like obvious choices here, as they’re both new to me. But since they’re both samples, I guess they’re not teeeechnically “something new.” So,then, I’m going with my perfume on this one.
I’m not a real fan of a huge perfume-wearer in real life, but I tried this on a whim when I was going through Sephora about a year ago, and I knew I have to to have it. It’s light and fresh, not too overpowering, and features two of Mr. Hammerhead’s favorite things: brown sugar and lemon. The wedding was my perfect reason to try something fancy(ish), so I bought a bottle and have been saving it ever since. Is it weird that this is one of the things I’m most excited for in my whole “look”?
Growing up, whenever we went for a visit’, my grandpa would say grace before every dish. And he would always end the list of things he thanked God for with, “especially the blessing of this wonderful family.”
My grandpa died almost four years ago, and I knew I’d need a part of him with me when I was going down the aisle. So, I contacted Daria & Noor, a very talented jewelry maker on Etsy, to ask if he could make a bracelet with those words I “borrowed” from my grandpa. A week or two later, this delicate, lovely cuff arrived in the mail, engraved with those words in my choice of font. And I love it.
You guys already know about this one—my shoes.