Bride Getting Ready Something Blue

Bride Getting Ready Something Blue

This is another image captured in the gorgeous Pinery at the Hill bridal suite in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado. The shot was taken right after the bridesmaids came into the room to see the bride in her dress for the very first time. In traditional bridal fashion, this bride decided to accept the challenge of something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. To cover both bases of old and blue, she had secretly recovered an old blue dress shirt that her dad had thrown out. With the help of her mom they cut a heart out of the blue fabric and sewed it onto a layer of tulle under her dress. This photo captures the moment she revealed the hidden blue heart to her bridesmaids, which of course elicited an emotional reaction from all the ladies in the room. She told them the heart was a secret and that the father of the bride had no idea his old shirt had become part of a traditional bridal rhyme. The old saying most likely comes from a British rhyme intending to bring good luck to the new wife. Something old represents continuity or fertility, supposedly by providing protection for a future baby to come. Something new offers optimism and hope for the future. Something borrowed brings luck and happiness to the bride through a borrowed item from another happy bride, and something blue represents fidelity and purity.

Location: 775 W Bijou St, Colorado Springs, CO 80905.