I like to tell myself I started the trend of antique keys that I’m starting to see on paper goods, in weddings, and even at Tiffany & Co. While I know deep down that isn’t true (obviously) I did think of the idea to use vintage keys in my wedding before I had ever seen anyone else using them, and my mother and I hunted for about 16 months for them. We scoured flea markets, antique shops, estate sales, any place we could think of to find a key for each guest that would attend my wedding. And they were a big hit. Now, everyone that attended my wedding has a little piece of it at home with them, as my husband and I do, and I love that. Here are some ways we used the keys in our own wedding:
There are some great alternatives to the boring ring pillow. One of my favorites are customized ring bowls from Paloma’s Nest, another of my favorite etsy sellers. The ring bowls come in different sizes and prices, and can be customized with your names, wedding date, or whatever your heart desires. My favorite is the gold trimmed bowl. Which one is your favorite?
Remember that spring florals post I did last week featuring beautiful florals from The Bride’s Cafe? Remember how I promised an inspiration board featuring those florals? Well, here it is, spring pink goodness! If my husband’s one caveat about our wedding wasn’t “no pink” I might have done something similar myself.