Something Old ...
Vintage earrings and pearl bubble cocktail ring.
Grandma B's embroidered hankie. "S" for her maiden name, which her mother gave her. I am sad to not have better photos of it, but suffice to say it came in handy during the ceremony. I have it framed in our bedroom now. (family photo)
Something New ...
All the make-up that Azeza used to make me pretty and glowy.
And of course that whole dress-that-I-bought-and-completely-changed-into-something-new thing.
Something Borrowed ...
And thirty-eight buttons from her wedding dress.
Both something old and borrowed, the heart-shaped pendant I wore belongs to my Grandma B as well. The diamonds are from her original wedding set from my grandfather, who passed away before I started dating Mr LikesIt. My aunt wore it on her wedding day. My sister and two cousins will, too someday.
Something Blue ...
For me and for Mr LikesIt.
I don't have a photo of it, but I also borrowed a small white clutch from my friend, Nicole, who had gotten married just a few months before. We had exchanged endless emails about our respective weddings, and I wanted her to be a part of it somehow, even though she lives on the other side of the country and couldn't attend. I was able to pass it along to the next of our friends getting married as well, so the tradition lives on.
And isn't that the best part of traditions?
What were your Somethings?
In case you missed it ...
I bought a dress and completely changed it.
We had a marathon final week of engagement.
I giggled my way through our rehearsal.
Mr LikesIt got grilled at our rehearsal dinner.
The groomsmen ran amok in downtown Springfield.
The girls got gorgeous.
We exchanged mushy wedding-day gifts.
The guys got fancy and then got dancy.
I became a Bride.
There was a first First Look.