Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wedding Planning Wednesday - Skeleton Keys

I adore skeleton keys. I think I first started paying attention to them when my sister started collecting them and even got one tattooed on her. It was one of those things where I'd always look for them to give to her as gifts and eventually I fell in love with them myself.  Last summer, before Mando and I were even engaged, we went to the Long Beach flea market and saw buckets and buckets of antique keys for sale and I mentioned how cool it would be to give those as wedding favors. The idea has stuck with us ever since. When we finally got engaged I explored other options such as jars of raw honey or coffee grounds (can you tell we have eclectic taste?) but we both still loved skeleton keys the best. I love the rustic look and how each key has a past and a story. Isn't that the most amazing thing about antiques after all? I also want to try to incorporate the keys into our theme somehow. Alana had the idea of using them in the boutineers which I love and it gave me the idea to also hang them from the bridesmaids bouquets!

Now that it has been decided, I'm super excited to start antique shopping and collecting keys. Hopefully the flea market still has them for sale! XOXO

*All image sources can be found on my Pinterest wedding board here.

13 comments:

  1. Love this! What a sweet touch that'll add. We soo need to go antiquing together some day. And, I'll have my mom & her friend keep their eyes open for skeleton keys for you. Her friend owns an antique store here!

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  2. I saw something like this on Tori & Dean's wedding planning show and LOVED the idea! So cool!!! They had them placed on small nails on a board and it looked really beautiful!

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  3. DomesticatedDelightJune 29, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    That sounds gorgeous! I kept meaning to watch that show and then forgot about it. I NEED to start watching!

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  4. DomesticatedDelightJune 29, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Yes, it would be so fun to go antique shopping with you! And thank you, if she has some I'd love to look at them! XOXO

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  5. I LOVE skeleton keys!!! You don't even know. I think that is a great idea for wedding favors! I'm invited to the wedding right?? LOL

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  6. DomesticatedDelightJune 29, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Uh, DUH! Of course you're invited! Aren't they so pretty? I need to buy some extra to decorate at home with, love them!

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  7. I wish I has known that skeleton keys were making such a comeback! I used to collect them when I was younger and sold them to some batty lady at a yard sale raising money for our prom. :)

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  8. DomesticatedDelightJune 29, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    Thank you sweets! Now I owe you cupcakes! ;)

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  9. DomesticatedDelightJune 29, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    You little trendsetter, you! You should have kept them for me, duh! XO

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  10. Great idea! They are gorgeous, timeless, and most of all original!

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