July 9, 2014

Bridal Tradition | Lucky Sixpence | JBLM Wedding Photographer

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

Ever wonder what the significance of this phrase and a sixpence might be? Something old is given to represent continuity, something new for a bright future, something borrowed for shared happiness, something blue to symbolize love and fidelity, and a sixpence for good health & fortune.

The sixpence was a form of British currency last minted in 1967 and has long been seen as a good luck charm. The Royal Air Force Aircrew had them sewn behind their wings during World War II and today it's tradition for a father to place the coin in a brides shoe. So fitting for this wedding held on an airfield:

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