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 Favorite Memory From The Wedding

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

Our Musical Choices

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

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

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 // venue name: the arbors events, in Cleveland, North Carolina // wedding dress: New York Bride and Groom // hairpiece: handmade by mother of the bride, using vintage brooches and netting // bridesmaid dresses: Shop Ruche // hair stylist: Alyssa Zayak // makeup artist: Alyssa Zayak // paper goods: Royal Steamline // catering: Visions Catering // cake: Brenda's Cake Gallery // music: Anything Music DJs // invitations: Royal Steamline