It goes without saying that the age-old tradition of wearing something blue for your wedding is still going strong today. While adding the old, the new, and the borrowed can be fun, you can be especially creative when it comes to that something blue. From the traditional to the unique, here are some ways to incorporate beautiful bridal blue into your wedding ensemble — and where to find them in San Francisco.
Perhaps one of the most popular and effortless ways to incorporate blue into your look is with a piece of jewelry. Elle-Meme in San Francisco's Russian Hill neighborhood is a cozy boutique featuring vintage costume and fine gems in a range of hues, such as sapphire, lapis, and aquamarine. If you're seeking something new and blue, check out Azil in Hayes Valley. You'll discover dainty, modern creations from Swarovski studs to raw diamond bar necklaces for the minimalist bride.
Adding a bit of blue into your hairstyle is a whimsical way of continuing the tradition. For some sparkle, opt for an elegant barrette or intricate headband from Renee Rivera. Rivera offers a ready-to-wear bridal line of accessories as well as couture creations. If you prefer a more natural feel, flowers from Birch Florist can be delicately sprinkled throughout your tresses.
Adding a bit of blue underneath your wedding gown is always a cheeky way to play along with the nuptial rhyme. Hanky Panky is the go-to brand for sexy, yet wedding day appropriate, lace undies that come in both pale and deep blues. At the Nordstrom on Market Street you can find ones specifically emblazoned with a crystal 'I DO'.
Even if your wedding day look includes white from head to toe, you can always add in a hint of blue under your shoes. Betsey Johnson's aptly named line, Blue by Betsey Johnson offers gorgeous bridal heels with heavenly blue soles. Alternatively, bold blue heels can accent your reception ensemble in a chic and modern way. Browse selections online and opt to pick up at the newly revamped DSW in Union Square.
When it comes to something old and something blue, the choices at Torso Vintages fit the bill. Torso's array of vintage dresses and accessories are kept in impeccable, nearly never-been-worn condition. Among their top-notch inventory, you'll find unique blue ideas, such as a stunning cobalt fox fur stole and a 1940s blue ostrich feather hat. Perfect for the bride who yearns for something that's truly one-of-a-kind.