And A Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe: A Wedding Staple Explained

{ Beverly Clark Lucky Silver Sixpence }

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful first couple days of 2014 (I sure know I have!). And, I’m hoping to make your Friday even better with today’s post – which is all about the sixpence! Now, some of you may be scratching your head wondering what in the world I’m talking about but I promise this is actually an age-old tradition that’s well established in the world of weddings. Perhaps the entire rhyme that the sixpence comes from will help jog your memory. We all know “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” but the last line, ” and a silver sixpence in her shoe,” is often left out! But, I think that it’s high time to change this! After all, who doesn’t want that little extra token of luck to carry on their big day?!?

The silver sixpence hails from old English times, when it was a staple to the brides wardrobe along with the other classics of something old, new, borrowed and blue. And, while we have seen it starting to make its’ way back into the modern brides attire, I wanted to share some gorgeous inspirational photos as to why this tradition should continue to make its’ comeback! The first of which is right above and is the ability to take amazing photos of all your special pieces together. I love how this photo captures a very magical moment and I can’t think of a better opening photo for a wedding album!

Just in case the first photo didn’t convince you, I thought this group of the fabled objects was a perfect way to convince the skeptics of how amazing these kinds of shots can be. Just think of how great your somethings will look alongside the sixpence – now isn’t that going to be a great shot for your album?!?

Another perfect option for the silver sixpence is to make sure you get a close-up on the fabulous details of your wedding shoes. Shots like that shown above are not only a great way to showcase your following of the classic rhyme but also serve as a wonderful reminder of the extra special details your wedding shoes were rocking (and that’s a win-win for everyone!). Plus, when you start out with shots like this as part of your classic “getting ready” series, it’s a nice way to ease into having the camera around and gets you chatting with and relaxing around  your photographer so when it comes time to capture your perfect face, your cool, calm and gorgeous!

Finally, if your like most of us, and really want to make sure you have some gorgeous keepsakes from your wedding day, I can’t think of a better one than a lucky silver sixpence. Unlike your dress, hair accessories/veil and garter which you will most likely not be able to carry around or easily display after your wedding day, your sixpence is the perfect size to showcase or take with you when you need that extra dose of good vibrations. I can think of how amazing it would be to carry in your purse on your 1 year anniversary as you remember the wonderful feelings and experiences of your wedding day. Not to mention that our sixpence comes in the perfect package to show off as part of a simple display in your house! Easy to frame but also encased perfectly as is, it’s a wonderful addition to your photos, your wedding and as part of you cherished keepsakes. So what are you waiting for? Grab your own lucky silver sixpence here! Have a lovely weekend everyone, see you Monday with another gorgeous real wedding!

All photos with the exception of the Beverly Clark Lucky Silver Sixpence are courtesy of Pinterest.

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