Friday, 12 October 2012

Photo Friday #35

Silver sixpence

This is two lovely flower girls being told about the tradition of the bride having a silver sixpence in her shoe. I love the looks on their faces as they hear about it.

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

I knew this poem but didn't know about the last line. Coins are the original wedding presents, dating from thousands of years ago. Wearing one in your shoe on your wedding day represents wealth and financial security.

Source of information ~ Royal Mint blog

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