Thursday, April 17, 2014

My Southern I Do's - Table Numbers and Escort Cards


The day after Christmas my Mother and I were at Michael's craft store and we found these adorable antique keys on clearance for $.25.  Of course we found the first 75 with no problem but need about another 50 keys. We managed to look at every single basket, and even had a few fellow customers helping us when they heard my idea. I also had some additional coupons to make them even cheaper. If you don't have it already I highly suggest downloading the Michaels iPhone application, just open the coupons tab and you are ready to go (no more clipping!!).



As soon as I saw these keys I remembered a few Pinterest posts I had seen using antique keys as escort cards, and these adorable table numbers from Wedding Chicks (side note I can't tell you how many ideas I pinned from this site!)

Table Number Inspiration:
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/167196204887798496/
Escort Card Inspiration:
Charleston wedding - Magnolia Plantation via amelia + dan photography: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/167196204889252989/

And here are our final results! My step-father found these glass door knobs at an antique store and then made the table numbers. He used crackle paint to give them the antique look. Photo credits to Ricki Ford Photography




My father-in-law made the screen doors from Lowes. He repainted them and even made the custom scroll work to give it the authentic flair. To make the escort cards I simply printed everyone names and table number out and used a tag hole punch I bought at Michaels




Everything came together so easily! And not to mention for such a unique touch we didn't spend more than $150 to put everything. Pinterest dreams coming true!!! 

By Jennifer Shelton