glassybaby, something blue

blue 1 noun, adjective; blue·er, blue·est

1. a color whose hue is that of the clear sky or that of the portion of the color spectrum lying between green and violet.

Something old, new, and borrowed? Sure. But why blue? According to the longstanding tradition, so many brides have walked down the aisle carrying tokens of blue because the color represents fidelity. And there certainly is a steadfast, unwavering quality to the shade. Blue is dependable, and eternal. Blue has been blue as long as there has been an ocean or sky.

“Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones…it will always stay blue.” ~ Raoul Dufy




The colors of love

What color is love? ocean blue, candy green, raspberry sorbet?  I look into your eyes and I see joy, a lifetime of happiness and you, always you.  

I take you to be my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live.

just in the nick of time

If you’ve planned a wedding recently, you know that it’s a delicate balancing act: reconciling wants with budget is a reality for most brides.  Our Madrona store received a call late Thursday afternoon from an anxious bride to be.  She had come to the realization that her decision to forego glassybaby at her wedding ceremony was a mistake, and had to be rectified.  The challenge was that her wedding was in Dallas in less than 48 hours and she wanted to rent 50 glassybaby!   Three Madrona staff people flew into action, contacting our shipper, packing up some gorgeous, cream glassybaby, printing out shipping labels, and dispatching glassybaby out the door at warp speed so that they would arrive in Dallas in time for the Saturday evening nuptials.  We were honored that the start of this bride’s happily-ever-after could be lit with glassybaby. ~Mary