Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday's Fabulous Find: Unity Global Concepts...

Where did it start?

Something old, something new
something borrowed, something blue
and a silver sixpence in her shoe.

Each item in this popular poem represents a symbol of good-luck for the bride. Superstition suggests that if a bride carries all of these items with her, the marriage will be happy one. These days, brides most often include this ritual for the fun of it!

Check out this weeks Fabulous Find: Unity Global Concepts for perhaps 3/4 of these superstitious requirements! A recent discovery, this fabulous boutique shop boasts some great gifts for your bridal party or even yourself!

  • "Something old" symbolizes continuity with the bride's family and the past.

  • "Something new" represents hopefulness and optimism for the bride's newly found union.

  • "Something borrowed" is often an item on loan from a happily married friend or family member, whose good fortune in marriage is said to carry over to the new bride. The borrowed item is also supposed to remind the bride that she can depend on her friends and family for support in her marriage.

  • As for the “something blue”, this colour has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and faithfulness. Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns, which has been seen in recent years in lieu of the “traditional” white dress.

  • And finally, a silver sixpence in the bride's shoe signifies wealth and financial security. It dates back to the Scottish custom of a groom putting a silver coin under his left foot for good luck during the ceremony. These days, a penny is sometimes substituted or omitted all together.

You can find Unity Global Concepts on 2028 Vine Street, Vancouver or check them out online here.

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