Bits and Buds: The Dandelion Patch Blog
Jul22nd

An Art Deco Editorial

An ice blue wedding palette will never go out of style! It’s a sweet and simple shade that suits a variety of wedding looks, including this one! This editorial shoot is inspired by 1920’s glamour and art deco designs. Planner Elizabeth Duncan Events set the scene with beaded seat covers and a beautiful blend of metallic pieces. To complement her vision, we created square invitations and day-of paper with classic lines in charcoal! It was a pleasure to be a part of this shoot with such fabulous vendors, captured by our friends at Sweet Tea Photography. A big thank you to United with Love for sharing our work!

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Styling: Elizabeth Duncan Events | Photography: Sweet Tea Photography | Floral Décor: Distinctive Floral Design | Venue: Shakespeare Theatre Company Sidney Harman Hall | Linens and Place Settings: DC Rental | Flatware: Party Rental | Chair Cover and | Napkin Ring: Wildflower | Hair and Makeup: Alison Harper & Co. | Wedding Gowns: Hitched Salon | Model: Stephanie Farina | Printed Materials: The Dandelion Patch

We love creating editorial shoots, because it’s a great way to show all the diverse styles that can be achieved with pretty paper! For more wedding inspiration, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram. You can also find us on Twitter and Pinterest!


Jul21st

Theme Thursday: Au Naturale

Hello, hope you’re all well!

This Theme Thursday is all about going natural! Spring and summer are the best seasons to have outdoor weddings filled with flowers and all things rustic! If you’re someone who loves nature and everything that comes with it, then this theme is for you! I hope you love it as much as I do!

Featured Below: Wedding Chicks

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It’s rustic and simple, but so beautiful!

Featured Below: Style Me Pretty

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*”Flowers in Your Hair” by the Lumineers plays in the background*

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Just imagine standing under this as you say your vows!

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This floral print will go so well with a natural theme!

Featured Below: Mod Wedding

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Who says you have to have a ridiculously extravagant cake?? This is stunning!

Featured Below: Home Dit

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Recycle old bottles and make some fantastic center pieces!

Featured Below: Wear Wag Repeat

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Include your furry friend in your ceremony!

Featured Below: Wedding Party App

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Instead of throwing regular confetti, replace that paper with flowers! Gorgeous and better for the environment!

I don’t know about you guys, but this is making me want to have an outdoor wedding someday! There are just so many ways natural designs work in your favor! The Dandelion Patch could even hook you up with some wonderful nature-inspired cards and invitations! Remember to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter!

~Zoe


Jul20th

Real Wedding Wednesday: Ali and John

It’s Real Wedding Wednesday on the blog, but it’s hard to believe this one’s real! Ali and John’s breath-taking wedding was absolutely perfect. Their all white reception was like a dream. We loved how all the natural aspects of the decor let the small details stand out. The bride’s emerald-cut engagement ring and the gold foil invitations added just the right amount of sparkle and shine! 

Thank you to all the amazing vendors that joined us on Ali and John’s big day:

Photographer: Alisandra Photography | Floral Design: Amaryllis | Caterer: Occasions Caterers | Videographer: Adora Wedding Films  | Invitations: The Dandelion Patch 

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A special thanks to Alisandra Photography for sharing her work! Our white and gold invitations have never looked more beautiful! To view more pretty paper, please like us on Facebook. We’re also on Instagram and Twitter

 


Jul19th

Trend Tuesday: Floral Bridesmaid Dresses

Today’s trend is floral bridesmaid dresses! We’ve seen more and more brides choosing non-traditional dresses for their bridesmaids. From sequins to mismatched gowns, there are plenty of new trends popping up this wedding season. Our favorite trend has to be flowing, floral gowns! They’re romantic and subtle enough to let the bride have her moment.

Featured Below: MODwedding

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We love these soft hues!

Featured Below: Abby Grace Blog

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Floral dresses pair perfectly with white bouquets!

Featured Below: Emmaline Bride

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Florals and frills: the dynamic duo!

Featured Below: Style Me Pretty

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Southern brides will love a bold floral print!

Featured Below: Weddings Illustrated

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Don’t be afraid to add a large bouquet! Your bridesmaids will love this look!

If you’ve selected floral bridesmaid dresses, The Dandelion Patch would love to re-create the pattern on your wedding invitations and day-of paper! To view all our pretty paper, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We’ll always keep you up to date on the latest trends.

-Amy

 


Jul18th

Monday Funday: A Pineapple Wedding

Wake up! It’s Monday Funday!

What do the Patchettes love (almost) as much as preppy paper? Pretty pineapples! It would be wrong to call pineapples a trend. Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality and, of course, luaus. They’re a summer staple!

What’s new, then? Pineapples have become popular wedding decor! Forget those plastic, kitsch pineapples. Fresh pineapples are actually a classy addition to your tablescape. To prove it, we’ve rounded up a few stunning wedding looks featuring our favorite fruit!

Featured Below: Bridal Musings

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We love the juxtaposition of fun pineapples and traditional table settings!

Featured Below: We are Scout

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Pineapples pair perfectly with palm patterns! Yes, that’s a tongue twister!

Featured Below: Confetti Day Dreams

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Add a splash of Caribbean blue for a tropical wedding look!

Featured Below:  Ruffled Blog

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Paint your pineapples if you love a pastel palette!

Featured Below: Green Wedding Shoes

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It’s Kate Spade with a twist!

Featured Below: Destination Wedding Details

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You can even create a floral centerpiece with pineapples! 

Would you incorporate pineapples in to your big day? We think pineapple invitations would be adorable! Share your thoughts with us on Facebook. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram!

-Amy


Jul15th

A Beautiful Black & White Editorial

This black and white wedding shoot has a vintage flair that’s both traditional and romantic. Our favorite pretty paper moment was the silhouette place cards! In fact, we love all the “his & hers” details. From the sweetheart table to the family photos, Atrendy Wedding expertly styled and planned this Friday’s editorial feature. Nessa K Photography also blew us away with how she captured the day. The Patchettes are still swooning over the handwritten vows shot! 

 
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If you’re planning your wedding, don’t rule out black, white, and pink! This color palette pairs perfectly with a vintage look. Thank you to all the vendors who were a part of this fabulous shoot:

Photographer: Nessa K Photography | Event Design & Styling: Atrendy Wedding | Venue: Decatur House on Lafayette Square | Flowers: Toulies en Fleur | Cake: Kendall’s Cakes | Bridal Salon: Hitched | Gown: “Mika” by Modern Trousseau | Accessories: Erin Cole | Calligraphy- Just Write Studios | Makeup Artist: Carl Ray | Hairstylist: Ismail Tekin | Custom Rubber Stamp: JessicaLynnOriginal.com | Invitations: The Dandelion Patch

 


Jul14th

Theme Thursday: Black and White

Hello everyone!

It’s Theme Thursday and today’s post focuses on having a black and white themed wedding! Black and white is a classic combination, and there are so many ways to take advantage of these lovely neutrals! This proves that neutral colors are anything but boring!

Featured Below: Deer Pearl Flowers

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What a perfect way to decorate the aisle!

Featured Below: Lauren Gabrielle Blog

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So classy!

Featured Below: The Overwhelmed Bride

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Such a gorgeous cake!

Featured Below: Deer Pearl Flowers

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Or maybe you’re like me and you’re more of a cupcake person!

Featured Below: Friar Tux

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Your groom will look so handsome in an all black tux!

Featured Below: Mod Wedding

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Black flowers are highly underrated in my opinion!

I’ve always been a simple girl at heart, so black and white speaks to me in my soul. To keep up with all the possible themes, make sure you never miss a post from us! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter!

~Zoe


Jul13th

Real Wedding Wednesday: Danielle and Doug

Danielle and Doug’s DC wedding was flawless! Of course, we’re not surprised; Danielle is actually a wedding and event planner herself! With the help of Magnolia Bluebird Design & Events, she expertly blended the couple’s individual personalities for a meaningful ceremony. You’ll also notice a perfect blend of colors for her palette. Danielle combined black, white, navy, and various jewel tones. Plus, there were some pops of gold for good measure!

This spectacular day was even recognized by The Knot as the best wedding in DC during their #theknot50states countdown of favorite weddings across the country on Instagram! Congratulations to Danielle and Doug! We’re so lucky to have been a part of this wedding with all of these winning vendors:

Photographer: Rodney Bailey Photography | Venue: Decatur House | Planner: Magnolia Bluebird Design & Events | Caterer: Occasions Catering | Floral: Philippa Tarrant Floral Designs | Invitations: The Dandelion Patch 

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Jul12th

Trend Tuesday: Naked Wedding Cakes

It’s Trend Tuesday, and we’ve got a sweet tooth!

What’s the latest in wedding cakes? Naked wedding cakes! Yes, you read that correctly. Naked wedding cakes include traditional layers, but with no fondant! If you’ve ever watched The Cake Boss on TV, you’re probably wondering why you would want a cake without fondant. How does it stay together?

Well, these trending naked cakes are actually quite beautiful! They’re both simple and rustic. While they are uncovered, naked wedding cakes do have icing in between the layers. Also, fondant doesn’t actually taste very good. However, these cakes are just as yummy as they are pretty!

Featured Below: Tulle and Chantilly

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Naked cakes are very elegant with just a few sugar flowers!

Featured Below: ModWedding

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Add berries to really wow your guests!

Featured Below: Tulle and Chantilly

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This rustic look is stunning with lavender!

Featured Below: Wedding Chicks

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We think Tinker Bell designed this one!

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Naked cakes are yummy in chocolate too!

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Fabulous for fall!

Featured Below: Refinery 29

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We’re swooning over this floral focal-point!

Featured Below: Style Me Pretty

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The more cake, the merrier!

Have you ordered one of these trendy cakes? We would love for you to share your photos with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter! Yum!

-Amy

 


Jul11th

Monday Funday: Rustic Photo Booths

It’s Monday Funday!

Today, we’re having fun with photo booths! Wedding photo booths have come a long way from the tacky rental booths with velvet curtains that you may remember from decades past. Now, simply ask your photographer to have her second shooter ready to take some photo booth shots with a background of your choice! It’s a great way to keep guests busy during the cocktail hour and reception. Plus, you’ll be swooning over these rustic photo booth designs! They’re perfect for your romantic Virginia wedding, especially if it’s outdoors!

Featured Below: PaperFlora Etsy Shop

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How fabulous is this chalkboard wall?

Featured Below: Collin Cowie Weddings

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Ask your florist about creating a floral masterpiece for your photo booth backdrop!

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Pair a shabby chic wall with an antique chair for a truly rustic look!

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With a sweet quote and a chandelier, what more could a girl ask for?

Featured Below: Style Caster

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We’re OBSESSED with these overlapping frames!

Featured Below: ModWedding

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Don’t forget that you can create photo booth walls indoors too!

The Patchettes love a hanging floral! We’ve even created similar looks on our invites. Make an appointment at our Tysons Corner showroom to ask about all our antique inspired and rustic themed paper designs! You can also follow us on Instagram and Twitter for more wedding inspiration. Please like us on Facebook, too!

-Amy