Proposal season isn’t over yet! If you’re still looking at engagement rings, consider a colored stone! Colored, gemstones have actually been a popular pick this proposal season. Instead of the traditional diamond, these stones tend to be trendy and less expensive! Go ahead – be different!
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Pear-cut and aquamarine? Yes, please!
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Black and white is always classic – try onyx!
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We love an emerald cut!
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Check out that combo!
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The prettiest sapphire ever!
If you didn’t notice, these colorful gems look amazing in rose gold! Now, all you need is a colorful invitation to match. Maybe with some rose gold foil, too? Let the Patchettes create pretty paper inspired by your ring! Simply make an appointment at our Tysons Corner Showroom. You can also follow The Dandelion Patch on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
If you attended a wedding last year, you probably ate a slice of a trendy, naked cake! Naked cakes skip the fondant and outer icing all together. Despite the lack of decor, they were a huge hit. Well, translucent cakes are the next big thing in wedding cake design! According to The Knot‘s 2017 Wedding Trends, translucent cakes are the cake of the future! Basically, it’s similar to a naked cake but with a thin layer of icing. Think: sweet, but not too sweet! Yum!
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A translucent cake has just bits of cake peeking through!
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We love this rustic version!
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Edible florals make a great statement on a translucent cake!
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Simple and sweet!
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Make it tropical and translucent for extra fun!
We love this cake trend! It’s the naked cake 2.0. What do you think? Share with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
As 2017 wedding trends are announced, live entertainment has been popular among the predictions. Photo booths will be a thing of the past! Instead, couples are sparing no expense on their guests and going BIG! From live music to carnival games, we’ve rounded up some of the new trends in live entertainment. Happy planning!
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Can you believe this couple provided a ferris wheel for their guests?
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Seriously, forget photo booths! Caricature artists are the next big thing!
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Wine and beer tastings will be a fun, cocktail hour activity!
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Dancers, gymnasts, and flame twirling…oh my!
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Finally, cigar rolling stations will be a common addition in 2017!
Will you incorporate any of these entertainment trends in to your wedding day? We would love to hear about it! Share with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Happy Friday!
There’s nothing the Patchettes love more than a new, pretty paper idea! These trending, custom Mad Libs are the perfect example! The idea is to create your own Mad Libs, or even Crosswords, about the couple. Your guests will have a blast filling them in, and they’re just so darn cute! It’s time to get creative and start writing your own!
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Your guests will be laughing all night!
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Crosswords about the couple are another fun idea!
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A great tip is to leave a basket of your Mad Libs in the cocktail area for guests!
Loving this idea? Well, the Patchettes can print all your paper needs! We’d love to help you write and design custom Mad Libs for your big day. Please make an appointment at our Tysons Corner showroom, today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more fun tips and tricks!
As February begins, proposal season continues on! The first step in pretty paper is selecting your wedding announcements, also known as “save-the-dates.” Our Patchettes have made some beautiful save-the-dates over the years, and we created an online gallery of our favorites! Here are a few examples:
Don’t forget that you can view more wedding announcements in our gallery! Not sure if your wedding style will be preppy or trendy? Classic or vintage? Modern or traditional? There’s no need to get overwhelmed! Simply make an appointment with one of our paper specialists at our Tysons Corner Showroom! You can also find more pretty paper inspiration from the Patchettes on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
For the ultimate party, you’re going to want one of these awesome neon signs! Neon signs are becoming the next big thing. It’s not a new idea, of course. However, these signs are being used in completely new ways to create trendy walls and more! They’re the perfect photo opportunity, giving your guests a great conversation starter too. If neon signs aren’t fit for your wedding, think about adding one of these signs to your bridal shower or a birthday party! They’re super versatile. We love the cute quotes, and you can always order custom signs!
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A simple quote is all it takes for an amazing statement wall!
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Perfect for the modern bride!
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So sweet next to your dessert table or bar!
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We love a neon sign with a bold, patterned backdrop!
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Stack ’em up for a unique, party look!
These trendy signs are seriously too cute and perfect for your next event! Have a party coming up? Don’t forget to make an appointment at the Dandelion Patch for all your pretty paper needs! You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
Today’s trend is metallic dresses! We know what you’re thinking…sounds a little strange? Well, we’re not talking futuristic silver or head-to-toe gold. This trend is all about metallic beading and thread, making it simple and chic! While metallic hues are likely to carry over to bridal fashion too, our favorite way to add metallics to your big day is through your bridal party! We’ve included lots of bridesmaid dress inspiration below. Go ahead- add a little sparkle to your planning!
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This trend is perfect for mismatched bridesmaid dresses!
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We love mixing silver and golds too!
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Pro Tip: Keep your bouquets very neutral if selecting metallic dresses!
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Pretty on every skin tone!
The Patchettes can not get enough of these metallic dresses! We also love this trend, because it matches our favorite pretty paper. Ask about our gold, silver, and rose gold foil lettering for your invitations and day-of wedding paper! Make an appointment at our Tysons Corner showroom today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for all our favorite trends!