Bridal Tradition | Lucky Sixpence | JBML Wedding Photographer

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

Ever wonder what this Victorian rhyme means or what a sixpence might be? They are all tokens unique to the bride and her family to be carried on a wedding day for wishes of prosperity in her marriage. Something old is given to a bride 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. This coin has long been seen as a good luck charm; the Royal Air Force Aircrew had them sewn behind their wings during World War II. Today it's tradition for a father to place the coin in the brides shoe. It's only fitting that the bride pictured below was married on an airfield!
Cheers to love & tradition!

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