Recently a bride Tweeted a photo of gorgeous vintage keys and asked "How should I work these into my wedding?"
I love Vintage Keys. There is something sexy and exclusive about a key, the wonder about the door or box it opens, what could be inside or behind. There is a lot of wonder and excitement attached to a key. Remember the keys to your first car? Your first apartment? The diary you kept at 12?
There are a lot of ways that you can use a key motif in your wedding. My recommendation ~ Buy vintage looking skeleton keys and allow them to serve as a decorative element, an escort card, and a favor all at once.
Display Ideas: Buy a door and rough it up by stripping the paid, or for an elegant, luxe look paint it a high gloss black. Drill holes from top to bottom, add hooks, set at the entrance of your reception, and hang the keys from each one. Or use a manzanita branch tree and replace the crystals with hanging keys. You can also set a table with vintage linens and soft lace, and then scatter the keys around the top.
Tag Idea: On one side, use a calligraphy print to note the guests' name and table number. On the other side, ask guests to share their "Keys to Success" and what it takes to have a happy marriage. Leave a vase or a bowl nearby with a gorgeous pen and have guests drop the tag in.
Favor: Skeleton Keys can be taken to a locksmith and cut into any key your guests wish. I have one given to me as a birthday present that I carry ~ No more fumbling to remember which one is my house key!
While you're at it, buy a vase that guests can sign. Display it in your home, and pull out the advise from time to time. Vow only to put flowers in it on anniversaries.
Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito is often published, with works featured by the likes of BRIDES, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The NY Times, LA Times, Junebug Weddings, and more. With an eye catching style that shares not only the story, but the soul, of a wedding, Andrea's clients praise her for being their wedding planner, event designer, advocate, and friend.
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