Bits and Buds: The Dandelion Patch Blog
Apr29th

Majestic Monestary Editorial

We are incredibly fortunate enough to be asked to participate in some of the most beautiful events and editorials in the world. I cannot tell you how excited we are to share the majestic photos from our spring editorial for Wedding Chicks! The ancient Spanish monastery, St. Bernard de Clairvaux in southern Florida was the backdrop for this incredible feature. Spring pastels and soft candlelight highlighted the elegant setting and created an airy, romantic vibe throughout. Enchanting and breathtaking, these photos are a true reflection of the super talented team lead by Lance Nicoll photography and Peggy Russel of Destination Wedding Studio. Steal a few glimpses from the photos below and you’ll be wishing for Spanish Moss and a 12th Century Monastery in every photoshoot too!

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Photographers: Lance Nicoll
Paper Goods & Calligraphy: The Dandelion Patch
Venue: St. Bernard de Clairvaux’s Monastary
Stylists & Flowers: Destination Wedding Studio
Fashion: Merlili Bridal
Details: Silk & Willow


Apr26th

Making It Personal

Adding personal touches makes the wedding day a unique reflection of the bride and groom. We love these little details that showcase your personal style and maybe even your newly acquired monogram!

Why not show off your new monogram on your veil??

Featured Below: Katelyn James

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Such a fun bridesmaids gift!

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We would love to get this adorable personalized stemless wine glass as a wedding favor.

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What a FABULOUS sweetheart table!

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Personalized cake topper perfection!

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How amazing is this monogrammed spotlight over the head table – You can also shine it on the dance floor!

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A toast to the bride and groom!

Featured Below: Four Seasons

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What would you personalize? Share with us on Facebook! And don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest/Instagram@TheDandelionPatch for more wedding trends! We’re also now on Snapchat: chief_patchette

-Allison


Apr21st

Theme Thursday: Parisian Weddings


Since owner, Heidi, is currently in Paris, what better wedding theme to blog about than a Parisian theme! Like Audrey Hepburn said… “Paris is always a good idea”

French signs at the sweetheart table for the new Mr. & Mrs.

Featured Below: Style Me Pretty

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Eiffel Tower centerpiece – so gorgeous!

Featured Below: Mosaic

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Pont des Arts inspired love lock guest book.

Featured Below: Style Me Pretty

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Loving this Paris chic palette!

Featured Below: Gold On The Ceiling 

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Stunning Parisian cake.

Featured Below: Wed Luxe

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Louboutin wedding shoes – I’m drooling!

Featured Below: Wedding Party

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Macaroons, anyone?!

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Destination wedding IN Paris – how fabulous.

Featured Below: Martha Stewart Weddings

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What’s your favorite Parisian-themed idea? Share with us on Facebook! And don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest/Instagram@TheDandelionPatch for more wedding trends! We’re also now on Snapchat: chief_patchette

-Allison


Apr15th

The Great Escape

At the end of every wedding, there’s a grand exit – so why not go out in style! Here are some fabulous getaway cars that we adore.

In love with this “just married” wreath!

Featured Below: Style Me Pretty

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Love the colors, and that tassel banner!

Featured Below: Green Wedding Shoes

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Horse drawn carriage, anyone?!

Featured Below: Style Me Pretty

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Perfect for a New York wedding.

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Golf cart made adorable with your married monogram!

Featured Below: Southern Weddings

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Talk about a fabulous exit!

Featured Below: D Weddings

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Nothing wrong with a getaway scooter!

Featured Below: The Knot

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What’s your favorite getaway car? Share with us on Facebook! And don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest/Instagram@TheDandelionPatch for more wedding trends! We’re also now on Snapchat! Add us: chief_patchette

-Allison


Apr13th

Love At First Sight

One of our favorite parts of a wedding is the groom’s first look at his bride on their wedding day. Whether you do it before the ceremony or wait till you’re walking down the isle, capturing the moment is absolutely essential! Here are some adorable “first look” shots that we love.

We are so in love with the before and after photos of the first look.

Featured Below: Tulle & Chantilly

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Such a cute shot!

Featured Below: The Knot

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The picture of his reaction is PRICELESS.

Featured Below: Elizabeth Anne Designs

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Before & after – absolutely precious!

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Love this before shot!

Featured  Below: Bridal Guide

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Doing photos with the bride and groom on either sides of the wall is so adorable!

Featured Below: Modern Wedding

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What’s your favorite “first look” idea? Share with us on Facebook! And don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest/Instagram@TheDandelionPatch for more wedding trends! We’re also now on Snapchat: chief_patchette

-Allison


Apr8th

Light Up The Night

The right lighting can set the tone or mood for any occasion – not to mention look amazing in photos! Here are some incredibly romantic wedding lighting ideas that we love.

How gorgeous is this tent lighting?

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Tropical paradise!

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This mason jar chandelier is amazing!

Featured Below: Mathieu Photography

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This rope lighting is the perfect addition to a beach wedding.

Featured Below: Town&Country

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Gorgeous floating candles.

Featured Below: Boho Weddings

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We are in LOVE with these Tangled-inspired floating lanterns!

Featured Below: Swooned Magazine

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Chandeliers make for a stunning country chic barn reception.

Featured Below: Deer Pearl Flowers

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What’s your favorite wedding lighting? Share with us on Facebook! And don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest/Instagram@TheDandelionPatch for more wedding trends!

-Allison


Apr4th

Clever Keepsakes

It is rare that today’s couples use the traditional guest book of our parent’s generation. No longer is it expected to have a blank bound book for signatures. The ideas and concepts are endless, below we’ve featured a few of our favorites!

Polaroid perfection!

Featured Below: Bride Box

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This could totally be used as decor in your new home together.

Featured Below: Rustic Wedding Chic

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Such a cute way to stay true to your home state!

Featured Below: Deer Pearl Flowers

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Have your guests sign your anniversary wine!

Featured Below: Bride Box

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Prescription for a happy marriage – such a cute idea for a doctor couple.

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Globe guest books are super trendy right now!

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Gorgeous rustic window with a burlap background.

Featured Below: ModWedding

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What’s your favorite guest book idea? Share with us on Facebook! And don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest/Instagram@TheDandelionPatch for more wedding trends!

-Allison


Apr1st

Don’t Let It Rain On Your Parade

With all the planning and control you have over your wedding, sometimes Mother Nature has other plans! But don’t fret, you can still have a beautiful wedding with memorable photos. Plus, legend has it that rain on your wedding day is good luck!

How adorable are these bridesmaids with their umbrellas?

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Kick up your dress and show off your super cute shoes!

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Such a great favor idea for April weddings!

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Gorgeous silhouette shot.

Featured Below: Junebug Weddings

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Always smart to have options!

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Dancing in the rain, anyone?!

Featured Below: Bridal Guide

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Cute and practical bridesmaid gifts!

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What a great group shot!

Featured Below: Jacki Bruniquel

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How did you fight off the rain at your wedding? Share with us on Facebook! And don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest/Instagram@TheDandelionPatch for more wedding trends!

-Allison


Mar28th

Wedding Decor Fit For a King

Something that we’ve noticed is trending right now – Kings’ tables. What the heck is a king’s table, you ask? It’s a long table with guests seated opposite one another, much like a King holding court with his royal entourage. This gives it a more intimate feel and makes it easier to have conversations.

Blush & gold king’s table perfection!

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Stunning outdoor reception!

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How amazing is this curved king’s table?!

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Gorgeous king’s table in an industrial loft venue.

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We are so in love with chandeliers going down the entire table!

Featured Below: Anna and Spencer Photography 

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Twinkling lights over the king’s tables makes your outdoor reception even more fantastic!

Featured Below: A Charleston Bride

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Absolutely in love with this table decor!

Featured Below: Strictly Weddings

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Did you use king’s tables at your wedding? Share with us on Facebook! And don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest/Instagram@TheDandelionPatch for more wedding trends!

-Allison


Mar25th

Picture Perfect – Photo Booths

Photo booths are such a fun part of a wedding reception – and the memories will last a lifetime! Here’s some unique photo booth backdrops and props that we love.

You can have so much fun with props… how adorable is this bride and groom?!

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Loving this Polaroid-inspired photo booth!

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Selfie Station! Love the gold on gray.

Featured Below: Better Homes and Gardens

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A sparkle backdrop is perfect for a New Years Eve wedding.

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Such a unique backdrop!

Featured Below: Style Me Pretty

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Hanging frames are super trendy!

Featured Below: Pretty My Party

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What’s your favorite photo booth idea? Share with us on Facebook! And don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest/Instagram@TheDandelionPatch for more wedding trends!

-Allison