“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a sixpence in her shoe.”
Blue has been a part of weddings for centuries thanks to this old rhyme. “Something blue” was usually a garter, the blue representing the bride’s fidelity. Old items protected the bride against the Evil Eye, a curse passed through a malicious glare that could make the bride infertile. “Something borrowed” was preferably the undergarment of a woman who already had children. Legend says that wearing this would confuse the Evil Eye into thinking the bride was already fertile, and the curse would be thwarted. Now, I can’t recommend swapping knickers with your bezzie but if you want to include blue into your wedding, here’s how…
Get your bridesmaids in blue. There’s a shade of blue to suit every skin tone and every taste. Blues can be fresh, vibrant, chic, classic, dusty and subtle.
Get your groom in blue!
As well as being timeless and chic, blue is also a popular colour for football fans if your team wears a blue strip!
The shoot with Beady I Design really showed off how fresh and vibrant blue can be with this fabulous wedding breakfast styling. Photos courtesy of Madara Kurtisa.
Don’t feel that you have to stick to one shade of blue – mix things up with different shades to create variation. Start with a pale dusty blue tablecloth then add candles, glassware and tiny touches like cutlery ribbon in various shades of blue. Keep the flowers neutral with plenty of greenery so the gold details and willow pattern crockery really pop!
Blue wedding cakes are just gorgeous! And the cute little biscuits by L.S. Cakery are such a lovely touch for favours or snacks.
Thicket Priory is also home to stunning, luxury bedrooms in blue. The interior has all been curated by the wonderful owner and he’s done such a fantastic job.
This is Cromwell’s Room on our South Wing. The mixture of blues creates interest within the colour scheme.
Lady Isobel’s Room is one of my personal favourites – I once had the pleasure of staying in this sumptuous bedroom and felt like a princess! The gold sets off the teal blue décor perfectly! Photos courtesy of Elsie Love Photography.
Let’s have a look at some more of the beautiful blue rooms and gorgeous details the wonderful owner of Thicket Priory has chosen.
Here’s The Mervyn Suite, one of the largest suites here at Thicket Priory and it is dreamy!
This is Uncle Monty’s Room. The afternoon sun that the room gets changes the calm blue of the morning light to a rich, warm teal blue. The high ceilings allow the whole room to bask in the sunshine.
As it happens, both suites we recommend appointing to the bride and groom are also blue! I doubt that the fact that the colour blue is associated with fidelity was considered whilst choosing the colour scheme, but it works so let’s go with it..! That was definitely why blue was chosen.
The Vavasour Suite for our grooms is stunning and beautifully masculine, so… it’s handsome? Handsome room for our handsome grooms 😊
The Buckingham Suite, for our beautiful brides, is more akin to Tiffany blue. It’s timeless and goes with any colour scheme.
Our Bandstand is also blue, while we’re on the topic. It’s wonderful to have restored our bandstand back to its former glory. It also allows us to hold legal marriage ceremonies outside.
If you’re thinking of planning an outdoor wedding, check out Sarah’s blog here.
Have a look at Kate and Tom’s beautiful outdoor wedding here. I got so gushy looking at their photos again! A beautiful day for a beautiful couple who are so in love. It was the first outdoor wedding ceremony we had at Thicket Priory and I hope to see many more. Below are Rachel and Kyle enjoying the night photo opportunities that the bandstand offers.
Here’s the maenad amongst blue in the heart of the home. “Maenad” is a term for the female followers of Dionysus and literally translates to “the raving ones”, quite fitting given the team.
Let’s see some of the stunning wedding photo opportunities around Thicket Priory.
If you’re looking for a magical exclusive use venue for your blue wedding, get in touch and come to see us.
Thanks for reading! Stay home, stay safe and have a glass of wine for me!
Love Flame x