A Morris-Wood Wedding : Something old...

Thursday 1 September 2016

Our wedding wasn't the most typical of weddings, but some traditions are too fun to pass up on. One of the ones I really wanted to do was the 'something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue'. Wedding traditions are totally optional, but I think this one is kind of adorable so I had to give it a go.

Something new is easy. So much of what you wear on your wedding day is new, so that was more than well covered. My dress, my shoes, my veil, my flower crown, all something new. Easy!

My something old was incredibly important to me. My necklace. I wore my Great-Grandmother's pearls. My Grandad had given them to my Nanny, and she gave them to me when I turned 18. I initially had a different idea of what to wear on the day, but when I really thought about it, this was perfect. This was so fitting and gorgeous, and I know it meant the world to my Grandad as well.

I don't have photos of the other twos parts of my 'somethings', but I still wanted to share. When it came to the morning of the wedding, I realised that I didn't really have a something borrowed. Roswell Ivory saved the day, lending me a brass pin for the day. I've actually still got it... oops. Must return it!

And my something blue, was my blue toe nails! I didn't have anyway of incorporating blue into my outfit or day, so painting my toe nails was a quick way to make sure I did all parts of the tradition. My toes were covered by my shoes so it didn't matter what colour I painted them!

Wearing my Great-Grandmother's pearls was so important to me. To be able to include a little piece of my family history was beautiful. I'm lucky to have them, and I'm so pleased I decided to wear them.

Did you do the 'something old' tradition on your wedding day? Tell me about it!

Much love,
|Kitty xxxxx


  1. What a lovely tradition, and it must have been very special and you are so privileged to get to wear those beautiful pearls.

    1. thank you! I truly was so lucky to be able to wear them

  2. Beautiful pearls, a lovely thing to be able to wear from your Great-Grandmother. Love the idea of blue toenails for your something blue! :)

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  3. The toe-nails were such a cute idea! I adore the closeup of your belt on the dress. Such a gorgeous colour-way you went for, and I can really tell how precious those pearls are to you. What a wonderful day:) xxxx

    1. thank you! The belt was all the designer's idea :) xx