Autumn Skeleton Key Wedding: Victoria + Josh

bride and groom

Today’s wedding is a perfect fall wedding: an outdoor ceremony among trees changing colors, lots of skeleton keys and even some skeleton cake toppers – perfect for Halloween today! :) Victoria + Josh wanted their wedding day to be filled with all the things they love, which includes anything with a vintage feel. They handmade most all of the decor for the day (along with Victoria’s mother) and I just adore the photos captured by Connection Photography. Big congrats to Victoria + Josh!

skeleton key invitation


skeleton key boutonnieres

lace wedding dress

crochet garter

owl cuff link




door writing board

Our ceremony. We created the script for the ceremony to reflect how we felt about the principles of marriage, and how we wanted our marriage to be. We also did a handfasting, and cried when we read our handwritten vows. Everything we said (or the officiant said) had meaning personal to us.


outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

bride and groom

Processional: Game of Thrones Theme Song

Recessional: No One's Gonna Love You – Band Of Horses

First Dance: Bad Things – Jace Everett

pink heels

wedding party

wedding party

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

skeleton table pieces

fabric napkins

twig wrapped napkins

quilt guestbook

skeleton cake toppers

It is your wedding day. Every decision you and your future spouse make should be about you want and how you feel about each other. We have a large combined family, and everyone told us what we should/could do, but it always came down to what we thought would be the best for us. Don't compromise your principles, it's your day! Also DIY early; we had so many projects in the last few weeks, we thought we would rip our hair out!

photography: Connection Photography (they are available for travel worldwide) // venue: the arbors events in Cleveland, North Carolina // wedding dress: New York Bride and Groom // hairpieces: handmade by mother of the bride, using vintage brooches and netting // bridesmaid dresses: Shop Ruche // hair + makeup: Alyssa Zayak // invitations + paper goods: Royal Steamline // catering: Visions Catering // cake: Brenda’s Cake Gallery, decorated by the groom // music: Anything Music DJs

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  1. Beautiful wedding! I used skeleton keys in my wedding as well and I loved them! :)

  2. Extraordinary photos, love them, the light is so beautiful

  3. I love the classic simplicity of this one.

  4. The article is great, thank you.
    Oh and I have to mention the rings were done by Raven’s Refuge on etsy. They do amazing custom work!

  5. Those shoes are to die for! I am really in awe of this wedding as a whole. To use such a small detail as a thematic element shows how thoughtful the decorators are. Congratulations!

  6. I like how you incorporated a Halloween theme without taking away the whimsical aspect of a wedding. The skulls were nicely accented with purples and pinks!

  7. Wow what look! I like the grading of your pics!

  8. Beautiful wedding! I love the photos!

  9. What a lovely wedding! All the details look surreal especially the photo with the fall trees at the background! Hope you won’t mind me sharing this.

  10. Such a unique wedding for a distinctive couple! The light and color treatment in the photographs is fabulous too!

  11. I love the fuchsia pink shoes

  12. I love beautiful celebration.

  13. Love the closeup details, as well as the lovely first couples portrait.

  14. Wow – LOVE these details! We had a skeleton key theme for our big day. Here are some of the ways we incorporated our theme:

  15. I am loving the wedding cake toppers. A.MA.ZING!!!!


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