Something Old, Something new - Classic Blue | Pantone Colour of the Year 2020 Credit: Fresh Shoot Studios

Something Old, Something new - Classic Blue | Pantone Colour of the Year 2020

by Liz Gatherer

The 2020 Pantone Colour of the Year is timeless and elegant, Classic Blue. Pantone suggest that this blue hue brings a sense of peace and fosters resilience. We feel that blue is a wonderful statement colour which is easy to work into your day and used in the right way will make a big impact.

We immediately thought of blue shoes peeking out from under the bride’s dress or funky white polka dots on blue socks on the groom! We also wanted to explore the wedding tradition of wearing “something blue” in more detail.

Pantone colour of the year 2020 classic blue

“Something old, something new” wedding tradition

The tradition of wearing "something blue" on your wedding day dates back to the late 1800s and was a sign of fidelity. The old item provided protection for any children that the couple might have and the borrowed item (from another happy bride) provided good luck. The sixpence is a symbol of prosperity.

Blue wedding garter, Something old something new wedding tradition

"Something old, something new" poem

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

A number of Wedition couples have chosen to keep this age old wedding tradition and it has been wonderful hearing the stories of their something old.

Wedition Hot Tip: we love incorporating the story of our couple’s “something old, something new” wedding traditions into their Wedition. These appear as such small details on the wedding day but are certainly details that their family and friends love to hear about.

Something old something new wedding ideas

Incorporating Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2020 Classic Blue as a part of your “something blue”

So many of our Wedition couples love to incorporate “something blue” into their day. We’ve seen Wedition brides wear blue garters, blue jewellery and blue shoes. You could wear ‘blue’ perfume too, you’d be surprised at how many are available, Dolce and Gabbana’s "Light Blue" and Bvlgari “BLV” (BLU) are just two examples.

Real Wedition Weddings: Robyn’s something blue was her incredible blue shoes which she purchased from Rainbow Club.

Wedition Hot Tip: if you can’t find a comfortable pair of shoes that really look the part, focus your efforts on finding a really simple and plain pair with a low heel, you can then take this to your local milliner who will more than likely be happy to embellish your shoes and customise them to the style that you want.

Something borrowed something blue, blue wedding shoes, Pantone colour of the year 2020

Photo credit: Fresh Shoot Studios

Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2020 Classic Blue as a part of your wedding colour scheme

Classic blue flowers

If you choose to have Classic Blue as your wedding colour scheme then we suggest the following floral choices: anemones, cornflowers, delphiniums, hyacinths, hydrangeas and iris.

Classic blue reception drinks

You may wish to offer your guests a special classic blue drink such as a Sapphire Martini.

Wedding smoke bombs in classic blue

Have you thought of using classic blue wedding smoke bombs? These really make for some incredible photo opportunities!

Blue wedding smoke bomb, Pantone colour of the year 2020

Classic blue personalised wedding magazine

The story of how you first met, your proposal story, your wedding day details which include your “something old, something new” wedding traditions can all be beautifully incorporated within your own Wedition, styled to fit in perfectly with your wedding colour scheme and theme.

Real Wedition Weddings: D&S chose to have a navy blue and seaside themed wedding, their Wedition had their table plan on the back cover, inside they introduced the wedding party, had photos of all their wedding guests, shared their hen and stag do photos, the wedding day details, order of the day, menu and their story.

Get in touch with if you would like your own incredible keepsake story book to give to your family and friends.

Classic blue wedding stationery ideas, Pantone colour of the year 2020

Wedition's "Something Blue" Ideas