Élisabeth B. – Mariages & Événements

Something blue


”Something old, Something new, Something borrowed brewed and Something blue”

 Have you ever heard this poem? Harking back to 19th-century England, it’s surely the most well-known wedding maxim. According to the tradition, the bride must wear these four elements: 

1. Something new represents success in her new life. Oftentimes, her dress is the “new,” but it may also be any other accessory.

2. Something old evokes her family line and unmarried life. This could be a piece of jewelry that belonged to her grandmother, for instance.

3. Something borrowed, perhaps from a happily married friend, symbolizes luck and the couple’s future happiness. 

4. Something blue is said to represent both fidelity and purity and it’s also ÉLISABETH B.’s colour (well, navy blue, but blue all the same!).

For the first Grand Salon du Mariage wedding show held at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac on Sunday, March 1, we had some fun playing around with this classic adage. With a little help from Nespresso, we switched up “borrowed” for “brewed,” to create a cozy ambiance and stir your creativity.

If you weren’t able to drop by last Sunday, take a look at our photos of “Something old, something new; Something brewed and something blue.”



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Just like this historic poem, we hope the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac’s Grand Salon du Mariage will become a tradition—an unmissable rendez-vous—for all engaged couples.

See you next year!


I’d like to thank all our partners who contributed to the success of this event and helped us set up this Inspiration Space:

Wedding show : Sarah Demers, Fairmont le Château Frontenac | Coffee : Marielle Leghait, boutique Nespresso, @ La Baie Place Laurier | Rentals : Mélanie Kerouak, K par K  | Flowers : Josée Gagné and Alice Marmen @ La Fleur d’Europe  | Stationery: Mireille Deschênes et Virginie Massicotte, À Deux Invitations | Floor : Crystelle Dubois, DX Design | Photographers : Valérie Busque Photographe et Dominic Fillion de DF Motion | AV : Stéphane Gelly, PSAV  | And my dear friends Geneviève Cormier & François Pouliot !