This bride's blue pen exploded in her blonde hair just before the wedding and the pictures are something else
"Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue", goes the pre-wedding saying. It comes from an old English rhyme, though the original also includes "a sixpence in your shoe" at the end too (ouch). It's all meant to be for luck, with many brides being given a small token to represent each thing before their wedding.
The "something old" is meant to represent the comforts of continuity, the "something new" a mark of the new and exciting future, "something borrowed" symbolises borrowed happiness, and the "something blue" indicates the purity, love, and fidelity of your partnership.
Most people opt for a blue piece of jewellery, the hidden garter, or a subtle blue flower nestled in the wedding bouquet as their "something blue", hoping to make keep the coloured tones at a minimum so as not to detract from the exquisiteness of the inevitable white gown.
But for one bride, an unintentional kind of "something blue" almost stole the show on her wedding day. A woman called Daphne in Canada was the victim of a freak accident caused by a blue-inked pen, which exploded all over her platinum-blonde hair days before the nuptials were planned. She was using her tied-back hair, as you do, to keep a pen at hand, until the pen randomly erupted over the bottom half of her pale hair.
Daphne's colourist, Kelly O'Leary, posted a photo of the incident to Instagram earlier this week to show what happened. "One week before my clients wedding, her pen that was in her ponytail burst," she wrote in the caption. "What number is this on your 'worst ever' scale?! ".
She shared two pictures showing how the ink had doused itself into Daphne's pearly locks, seeping into a very noticeable patch. I mean, yikes! Hands up, who else would be having a major meltdown over that?
Thankfully, Daphne had learned a thing or two from her most trusted hair advisor and knew what to do. Kelly said the bride managed to get the pen ink to come out in just five minutes thanks to a bit of bleach, but the hairdresser said: "either way, it was the craziest thing I've ever seen."
That's saying something from someone who appears to be loved by her clients for her crazy colour combinations. Like, seriously, look at these creations of hers:
"DON'T PUT YOUR PEN IN YOUR HAIR," Kelly stressed. The picture of Daphne's ink-stained hair attracted a lot of comments, with many feeling a bit of second-hand distress from Daphne's situation.
“This type of thing would ONLY happen 1 week before your wedding,” one person wrote, while another said "That's scary AF".
“Look on the bright side, at least she has something blue,” someone else joked. Others said they really liked the blue: "It is a cool blue though", with some saying they would've been willing to incorporate the blue stain into their look, suggesting: "I'd embrace it, say f*ck it and dye the underneath section blue to look intentional."
Either way, it looks like it was a crisis averted.