The Something Blue Blog

Jan 04
As Marilyn Monroe professed, diamonds are a girl’s best friend. I think our friend Marilyn would agree that this is especially true when it comes to your wedding day. You’ve already been walking around with a glittering rock on your hand, and have picked out the matching band. But now it’s time to choose the jewels for your big day. From vintage to modern, to faux to fancy, bridal jewellery can really be anything you want it to be. It should reflect your own personal style, but it’s also a chance to don something more elaborate than you might normally wear. If you have your heart set on...
Dec 16
Congratulations! You have a glittery new ring on your finger and a permanent smile on your face. You gaze at your ring as it catches the light and start dreaming of your new life with your partner.  Your head is full of details and to-dos, and to help you our we’ve selected the six things you need to do next after you get engaged. 1. Tell your friends and family Some news in life is worth sharing in person (or on the phone). Tell your friends and family and delight in the fun of sharing such special news. Once the most important people have been notified, go ahead and change your...
Nov 18
Your wedding dress speaks to your personality. If you can’t quite imagine yourself with a cascading train sweeping out behind you as you stand at the altar, you’re in luck – short dresses are more common than ever before, and the options are both varied and gorgeous. With classic beauties such as Audrey Hepburn, Bridgitte Bardot, Kiera Knightly, and Natalie Portman donning short dresses for their nuptials, the short dress has long been a fashion-forward choice for many brides. Most brides decide to wear a short dress to fit the type of wedding they’re planning. Maybe you’re hosting a...
Nov 04
It’s officially November. The wind is getting colder, and the fur-trimmed boots are coming out. And we’re all starting to realize that we have six months of this weather left… So we start checking Expedia for flights to somewhere beachy and balmy. And if you’re a bride, you might start dreaming of sunshine and sand for your impending nuptials. Destination weddings can be anywhere, from the Rocky Mountains to the vineyards of Tuscany to the classic Las Vegas chapels. But more and more couples are opting for a warm escape from winter that’s relatively affordable – the all-inclusive tropical...
Oct 27
Any bride knows that her wedding day accessories are almost as important as her gown. Veil, jewellery, hair clips, purse, shoes, garter… The list goes on and on. “Ha!” the groom laughs. “I just have to put on a tux and I’m good to go!” Not so fast, mister. It’s your big day too and there are plenty of trendy additions to get you looking your best and showing off your sophisticated style. Ties, bowties and vests are all obvious style choices that bring your tux or suit to the next level. Colour, fabric and style all say something about you; a cheeky patterned bowtie sends a different...
Oct 12
She looks serene in her sheer veil and sparkling white dress, the full skirt skimming the ground. She lifts her skirt a bit to go up a step and – surprise! A flash of fuchsia, perfectly matched to her bouquet and bridesmaids’ dresses. Gone are the days of having to track down the pristine white pump. Colourful shoes are a gorgeous and surprising way to add a pop of colour to your wedding day ensemble. And it’s very much on trend right now - we’re seeing more and more brides choosing a fun, unexpected splash of cobalt or crimson to adorn their toes. Colourful shoes aren’t just fashion-...
Sep 24
The air is crisp, the foliage is fiery, and the pumpkin spice latte is back. It’s officially fall, and it’s a beautiful time to have a wedding!  With spring so closely associated with weddings, fall may be overlooked for a couple’s big day. But this beloved season generally has the mildness of spring weather with the added bonus of beautiful bright fall colours and a warm, cozy feel. Here are some tips for planning your fall wedding: The best part of autumn is the colour palette. We love gold and plum for deep, rich colours that look elegant and sophisticated. Vibrant orange...
Sep 10
When you picture the word bridesmaids, you likely imagine your favourite group of girls lined up beside you in identical satin dresses (perhaps in the dreaded seafoam green?). But more and more brides are opting for a new trend in bridesmaids’ dresses: the mismatched look. For few years now, brides have been relaxing their standards on the traditional bridesmaid garb. Short dresses are more common than ever, and many brides let their maids wear different styles in the same colour, so each girl can pick the cut that suits her best. The mismatched bridesmaid dress takes it one step...
Aug 02
No longer just for the hippies, we’re loving the latest nature-inspired headpiece that’s making a comeback – the romantic and beautiful flower crown. For the laidback bride whose soul is more bohemian than ballroom, a flower crown may be just what you’re looking for. Flower crowns have a long history of celebration. In ancient Greece they were worn to special occasions to honour the gods, and the laurel leaf wreath (hello, Julius Caesar!) was awarded to war heroes. Much later on, trendsetter Queen Victoria wasn’t just responsible for the introduction of the white wedding dress – she...
Jun 05
June is the most popular month for weddings. Sunny skies and brisk spring breezes are obviously appealing, but it turns out that our attraction to early summer unions may have something to do with our ancestors. The tradition of "June Brides" dates back to Roman times and the June 1st festival celebrating the marriage of deity Juno and his wife Jupiter (the Goddess of Marriage and Childbirth, no less).    In the 14th Century, June was the top pick because it's when people began to bathe again following winter, and brides wanted a pleasant smelling crowd. It was also ...

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