Bits and Buds: The Dandelion Patch Blog
Feb16th

Friday Funday: Passport to love!

Happy Friday! We hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend, because we sure are!  With one of our patchettes getting ready to fly to Florida on Sunday, we were talking about all the destinations we wanted to go! No matter how far you are traveling destination weddings are always so fun! There’s just something about packing up and traveling for a long weekend that everyone enjoys! 

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Want a quick get away to Pairs? Make sure you get the iconic photo! 

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These two decided to tie the knot where Star Wars was filmed, cool right?!

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Give your guests something to remember your day and that they can always use!

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We love creative escort cards! They make everything better! 

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Having your wedding on the beach? Turn an old boat into your bar! 

We are dreaming of all the places we still have yet to visit looking at all of these gorgeous photos! We hope this makes you dream of warmer weather and sunshine! Lastly, don’t forget to check back in with us on Monday for more trends! 

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Feb14th

Real Wedding Wednesday: Old Town Alexandria’s Wintery Romance

Happy Real Wedding Wednesday everyone! It makes perfect sense that we share Melissa and Bogdan’s wedding that was featured on United with Love on Valentines day! Virtue Feed and Grain in Old Town Alexandria was transformed into a gorgeous and intimate ceremony. With the stunning photography by Andrea Rodway Photography it was all captured beautifully! Lastly, we are so happy we could be a part of this wedding! 

  

 

Additionally, we’d like to thank all the vendors who made this wedding possible! We love working with all of you! 

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Photography: Andrea Rodway Photography | Venue: Virtue Feed and Grain | Event Planning: Amelia Lawrence | Floral: Vintage Floral Design | Stationery: The Dandelion Patch Beauty: Agape Airbrush Makeup and Hair | Engagement Ring: Paul Michael Design | Wedding Ring: Mara Joyce | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Bride’s Shoes: Charlotte Olympia 


Feb12th

Monday loveday: Love is in the air!

Happy Monday, we hope you had a great weekend! With Valentines Day on Wednesday and all the couples going out to celebrate, we are going to talk about different ways to make your wedding day stand out.  Even more than it does already with being on Valentines Day! Valentines day is a special day to get married because, it’s already filled with so much love that having a wedding just takes it to the next level. 

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Want to make your first kiss as husband and wife even more special, add in the heart shaped balloons! 

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Add some color to your bouquet! The deep red and pale pinks are perfect for a Valentines day wedding! 

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Valentines colored floral wall, nothing gets better than that!

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Have a fun signature drink during cocktail hour, make sure its red or pink so the theme continues throughout the night! 

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Red velvet cake is always the way to go, especially if you’re getting married on valentines day! 

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Finally, do you need cute party favor for your guests? Use candy hearts!

Be sure to follow us at The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter! More importantly, don’t forget to check back in with is on Wednesday for a Real Wedding!


Feb9th

Friday Feature: Rain, Rain, Go Away

Happy Friday everyone! We hope you all had a productive week and have a great weekend! Spring weddings are going to be right around the corner, and we all know the saying April showers bring May Flowers. Today we are talking about raining days and how to maximize your wedding and be prepared for the rain! 

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Keep your guest dry by giving umbrellas just in case of some rain drops and, it makes for a cute gift if not! 

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Rain is great for a gorgeous couple shot, as long as you’re not afraid to get a little wet! 

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Make sure you have an umbrella up at the altar for the both of you! 

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Are you prepared? Make sure you have the right footwear for pictures outside! 

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Also, the umbrellas are great for photo ops and they keep everyone dry! 

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Make sure you have a matching pair for your groom! You don’t want to ruin your dancing shoes! 

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Feb7th

Real Wedding Wednesday: Backyard Farm and Autumn Bliss

Happy Real Wedding Wednesday everyone! This real wedding is a special one, because the bride is Patchette Allison’s cousin! We loved helping her vision come to life with her invitations that set the tone for her gorgeous fall wedding. The wedding was held at their family farm, which made it all the more special. From the stunning handmade cross decked with pretty florals at the end of the aisle, to the rich fall colors, to the small rustic touches – this wedding is the epitome of an elegant farm wedding! We are vicariously living through the amazing photos by Courtney Smith Photography, wishing we were there!

 

   

 

 

Finally, we’d like to thank all the vendors who could make their dream wedding come true! You all were truly amazing to work with! Additionally, we are so happy we could be a part of this wedding in more than one way! 

Also, be sure to follow us at The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for more real wedding Wednesdays! 

Photographer: Courtney Smith Photography | Planning: Style Altar’d | Florals: Flowers and Weeds  | Hair & Makeup: Blissfully Beautiful Bride | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch | Calligraphy: Allison Manuel | Catering: Pappy’s Smokehouse | Bar: Wandering Sidecar Bar 


Feb5th

Monday Funday: Did someone say peacocks?

Happy Monday everyone! We hope you all had a great weekend and are preparing to have an even better week! Today’s post is about peacocks! Yes..we actually said peacocks. We love when a couple chooses to do a themed wedding because, they are so different from what we normally see! This theme is one we find especially unique. The colors inspired from this trend are absolutely gorgeous! 

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Want to start the ceremony off with a bang? Use these flower petals before you walk down the aisle! 

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The tie and boutonnière are the perfect combination for this theme! And look at the pocket square! 

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This four tier cake is something truly amazing! The peacock feathers in addition to the blue ribbon is gorgeous! 

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Incorporate the colors into your bouquet because it will definitely make it pop! 

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Finally, do you want guests to take the theme with them? Rock candy in the colors from your theme is the perfect thank you gift! 

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Feb2nd

Friday Facts: All about Cheese!

Happy Friday everyone! We hope everyone had a great week! Now it’s time for some relaxing and to read up on cheese! Yes, cheese! Brides today are now picking cheese as a healthier (more savory) alternative to cake. This way they still get the affect of having a cake but it is still something unique to your own personality! 

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Have your wedding cake out of cheese wheels with toppings of fruits to make the colors pop! 

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Have markers in the laters so guest know what you are serving! 

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Still want to have a cake for your reception but need something for cocktail hour? Have a cheese and meat spread for your guest to snack on! 

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Loving all the texture that this cake brings! It is so fun how the different cheeses makes this so unique! 

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Whats better than a cheese wheel cake? The cute bride and groom mouse toppers! 

We love that couples are stepping outside of the norms for their wedding! It is another aspect of their ceremony and reception that is so personalized to them! 

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Jan31st

Real Wedding Wednesday: Classic D.C. Hay-Adams

Happy Real Wedding Wednesday, we went through our archives to find this beauty! The Hay-Adams views never disappoint and neither did Justine Ungaro with the gorgeous photography. Looking through these mementos had us all in our feels! Jess’s gown was stunning and it transformed into the best party dress for the reception! We are so glad we got to be a part of this day, here is a peak at the wedding! 

 

Finally, we’d like to thank all the vendors who made all of this possible! We are so glad we got to be a part of this special day!

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Photography: Justine Ungaro | Cinematography: Josh Gooden Cinematography Wedding Venue: The Hay Adams Hotel | Event Planning & Design: Karson Butler Events  Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch | Floral Design: Edge Floral Event Design | Wedding Dress: Tara Keely | Makeup and Hair: Amie Decker Beauty | Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy Lighting: Frost Lighting | Decor: Better Off Wed 


Jan29th

Monday Funday: Colored Gowns and Tuxes!

Happy Monday everyone! For todays blog we are going to be talking about some of the new trends in wedding fashion.  Colored dresses and tuxes!  If you’re not a traditional bride and are looking for something totally outside the box for your wedding dress, then maybe a two-piece wedding gown is the perfect match for you on your big day.  This is becoming more and more popular, especially since the boho trend is still on the rise.  We are currently loving this trend and we hope it continues! 

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We love the idea of being able to mix and match, wether it is textures or colors! Lace is always a great option for the top! 

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Add some color into your dress! This lets the bride be more creative with the overall theme of their wedding. 

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Feeling like having a dark and stormy wedding? Make your dress black to incorporate the overall theme. 

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Less can always be more especially when playing with color schemes. If you want to add a little pop of color you can always make the grooms tux a different color!

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Feeling a little bolder? Pick a more vibrant color to stand out like this gorgeous red color! 

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Finally, if you want to keep your dress simple and elegant you could always change up your bridesmaid dresses! 

Incorporating color and different textures into dresses is a big trend today. Some, but not all brides want to step away from the traditional gown and have their dress be a little more modern. 

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Jan24th

Real Wedding Wednesday: Lansdowne Resort, Golf and Autumn Elegance

Today, for Real Wedding Wednesday we are slipping into the Lansdowne Resort life and  featuring Sara and Robbie’s gorgeous autumn wedding! Their stunning flower arch was something special and Sara’s bouquet was so beautiful! Thanks to Stephanie Dee Photography this day was captured beautifully. These will be moments they will be able to relive every time they look at them! Additionally, we are so glad we got to be a apart the team that brought this to life! 

 

 

Finally, we’d like to thank all of our fellow vendors who contributed their expertise to bring this wedding to life! It was great fun working with everyone, and we look forward to future collaborations!

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Photographer: Stephanie Dee Photography | Venue: Lansdowne Resort and Spa  | Florals: J. Morris Flowers | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch | Hair: Tress Hairstyling  | Makeup: Laura Henderson Makeup  |  Video: Just Hitched Wedding Films | Band: The Bachelor Boys | Gown: Love Couture Bridal, Blush Hayley Paige