Bits and Buds: The Dandelion Patch Blog
Aug29th

A Kate Spade Wedding

This isn’t the first time we’ve talked Kate Spade on the blog. The woman is a genius! If we could have a dinner party with one person, dead or alive, Kate Spade definitely makes the short list. Today, we’re sharing our favorite ways to turn Kate Spade’s signature stripes and florals in to your wedding look. It’s a preppy, classic, and chic style that screams urban gal! Enjoy!

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A Kate Spade wedding is all about mixing prints and pink…lots of pink!

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You can even get the look with DIY projects like these gold vases!

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Step up your table settings with gold, textured tableware!

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Who says bridesmaids can’t wear black? We love this contrast!

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This cake is pretty in pink and pineapples, making it perfect for a summer wedding!

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Your guests will love this Kate Spade themed mimosa bar!

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It’s like Kate Spade designed these table numbers herself!

We hope you enjoyed this round-up of our favorite Kate Spade themed wedding decor! It just goes to show that you can incorporate bold colors like pink and black on your wedding day, without it looking over the top!

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Aug26th

Confessions of a Customer: Jessica & John

There are so many different options when considering your wedding paper, it’s hard for a couple to make that decision without the help of an expert. We pride ourselves in personalizing each couple’s experience to help them find the collection that is uniquely special to them. We especially love when we are able to design a custom logo as a cohesive element to appear in all of the couple’s wedding paper!

Jessica and John celebrated their wedding at the Mandarin Oriental in DC. Jessica shares, “Working with the ladies at the Dandelion Patch was a great experience!  Before my first appointment, I was completely clueless about the different types of printing styles, paper, and designs.  The Patchettes guided me through the options and we ended up with a customized letterpress suite.  We ended up using the logo designed for our invitations on our menu and thank you cards.  The ladies at The Dandelion Patch were very patient throughout the proofing process and they made realistic estimates on price and timing, which my husband and I greatly appreciated!”

We enjoyed working with Jessica and John and their talented vendor team, including wedding planner Laura Ritchie, of Grit and Grace. Thanks to K. Thompson Photography for capturing the couple’s special day so beautifully!

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We love all these pretty details! Grit & Grace really thinks of everything! To view more real weddings, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!


Aug25th

Theme Thursday: In a Galaxy Far Far Away…

Hello everyone, hope you’re all well!

This Theme Thursday takes place in space! Well…kind of. Space is a little hard to get to, so why not bring outer space to you?! From a cake covered in constellations to getting married under the actual stars we are loving all of these ways you can bring the galaxy into your wedding! 

Featured Below: Emma Line Bride

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Get some wine glasses with constellations!

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The stars in your veil will add a little something special!

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These gift bags are adorable!

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The ultimate space-themed wedding cake!

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Bring the stars inside if you’re not having an outdoor wedding!

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Walk down the aisle in a dress splashed with the colors of the galaxy!

There are so many fun ways to have a space themed wedding, especially if you love stars! The Dandelion Patch can even create invitations that will fit this theme perfectly! Make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter!

~Zoe


Aug24th

Real Wedding Wednesday: Courtney & Moshe

This Real Wedding Wednesday features Courtney and Moshe’s D.C. wedding. This wedding actually took place a few years ago. While it could be considered a “throwback,” we were eager to share it on the blog when we discovered the invitations in our records. These stunning photos prove that selecting a classic wedding feel will create a timeless look that you can cherish forever! 

Courtney and Moshe met in Chicago and did long distance, until Courtney moved to the capital. Celebrating their new home, the couple decided to plan their wedding in D.C. with our patch partner Karson Butler Events! We loved their soft pink florals and skyline invitations, expertly photographed by Vicki Grafton Photography. It really was an all-star team of vendors!

Photography: Vicki Grafton Photography | Wedding Design + Planning: Karson Butler Events | Venue: The St. Regis | Floral Design: Holly Chapple Flowers, Ltd. | Linen and Rentals: DC Rental | Cake: The St. Regis | Programs: Little Bit Heart | Calligraphy: Meant to Be Calligraphy | Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau | Invitations: The Dandelion Patch

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These D.C. cookies are the cutest favor idea ever! What’s your favorite part of Courtney and Moshe’s big day? Share with us on Facebook! You can also keep up with the Patchettes on Instagram and Twitter!


Aug22nd

Balloon Letter Love

These balloon letters are all over our Pinterest and Instagram feeds right now, and we’re not complaining! This trend is so fun and perfect for your wedding. They’re inexpensive and customizable. Consider ordering your new last name or initials! You can also use these balloons to point guests to the bar or dessert table. Just because letter balloons are a popular trend, doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with how you use them. We just have one request: order an extra of each letter in case a letter blows away – trust us!

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Did we mention how great these balloons look in photos?

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They’re stylish in gold or silver!

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Keep it simple with an X and O!

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No string? No problem!

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We’re completely smitten with this rose gold piece!

While this trend fits many occasions, we really love these wedding looks! The metallic look of the balloons go with all our favorite paper trends, from gold calligraphy to rose gold envelope liners. If you’re curious about our wedding paper, please make an appointment at our Tysons Corner showroom. You can also keep up with the Patchettes’ favorite wedding looks by following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!


Aug19th

Confessions of a Customer: Jessica & Brian

Newlyweds, Jessica and Brian were married at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC with guidance and expertise from one of our favorite DC wedding planners, Kelley Cannon. We were thrilled to implement part of Jessica’s overall vision of beautiful paper products.

When asked about the end result, Jessica told us, “the final product was gorgeous. One of my friends sent me a text that said, “Holy smokes! Your invitations are the most beautiful invitations ever!” Wanting to continue the same style and quality throughout her paper journey, Jessica and Kelley allowed us to use our creative team to complete Jessica’s day-of-paper.

“Aside from the gorgeous menu, table numbers, programs, and welcome notes/itinerary, during this process, I was most impressed with the high standards of customer service. The Dandelion Patch was adamant that every detail was perfect and, ultimately, that Brian and I were happy. Anyone who has planned a wedding understands the stress involved. However, you were truly an example of a vendor who is highly invested in their customers, their vision, and you have a genuine commitment to exceed their expectations. Well, you certainly exceeded ours! You made this process quite feasible – I was and am truly touched. It was such a pleasure to work with a friendly and highly talented team.”

We are so thankful that Kelley Cannon gave us the opportunity to join forces and create such beautiful paper products for the wonderful (brand new!) Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett. We also want to thank Duhon Photography for sharing these stunning images with us!

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We loved this pink and gold palette! What are your wedding colors? Share with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!


Aug18th

Theme Thursday: Into the Woods!

Hello everyone!

Sorry if I got that song from Into the Woods stuck in your head, but I couldn’t resist. This Theme Thursday focuses on having a woodland themed wedding! I found all the ways to go about this to be so adorable! Go explore the woods like you’ve always wanted to and create the perfect fairy tale-esque wedding!

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It may be simple, but I am loving this sign!

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The woods really do make for a beautiful view!

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Your cake will fit in well with the woods when it’s wrapped in flowers like this!

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Line the aisle with lanterns for a camping feel!

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This dress is perfect for a mystical woodland wedding!

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This tiara will make you look like queen of the forest on your special day!

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Make things really fun with a s’mores table!

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Twinkly lights around the table will make for the best finish on your woodland wedding!

See how much fun a woodland wedding would be?! I am seriously obsessed! The Dandelion Patch can give you some super cute woodland themed wedding invitations too! Make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter!

~Zoe


Aug17th

Real Wedding Wednesday: Rachel and Cecil

This real wedding is straight out of a fairytale! In addition to a stunning ring and beautiful bride, Rachel and Cecil’s wedding was actually held in an old library. There’s something so romantic about being physically surrounded by the great love stories on your wedding day. We’re obsessed with this venue idea!

Congratulations to these newlyweds and to the rock star vendor team that made their dreams come true!

Photography: Jennifer McMenamin Photography, LLC | Ceremony & Reception: The George Peabody Library | Catering: Chef’s Expressions | Lighting designers: Event Dynamics | Bridal attire: Ramona Keveza gown from Kleinfeld | Make-up: Mekaila Girma | Hair: Shon Washington | Bridesmaids’ attire: Jenny Yoo from BHLDN | Groom’s attire: The Tuxedo House | Florist: My Flower Box Events | Cake: Chef’s Expressions | Band: The Rollex Band | Videographer: Zinnia Films | Signage: The Bird and the Beard | Invitations: The Dandelion Patch

 
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Thank you so much to Jennifer McMenamin Photography, LLC for sharing these stunning photos with us! For more love stories, please follow The Dandelion Patch on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!


Aug15th

Monday Funday: Using Succulents!

We love flowers as much as the next gals, but have you ever considered using succulents on your wedding day? This is a trend that we’re 100% behind. If you’re unsure, just wait until you see these succulent bouquets! It’s a look that’s very simple and natural – perfect for the outdoor wedding and no fuss bride! If you’re using succulents, think about using unique planters like tea cups! You’re guests will definitely be impressed with your creativity. 

Featured Below: Ruffled Blog

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Now that’s how you style a succulent bouquet!

Featured Below: Maven Bride

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The perfect boutonniere for a mint wedding!

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Such a romantic ceremony space!

Featured Below: Bridal Musings

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For the seriously succulent obsessed, we found succulent cupcakes!

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Succulents are perfect with peonies!

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Finally, how fun are these favors?

We really are loving this succulent look! Plus, there are so many ways to incorporate the look in to your wedding paper. We love textured paper and botanical prints! If you’re in need of wedding invitations or day-of paper, please make an appointment at our Tysons Corner showroom. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

-Amy


Aug12th

Confessions of a Customer: Colleen & Jeremy

Before visiting The Dandelion Patch with the expertise of local event planning company, Roberts & Co. Events, Colleen and Jeremy were unsure of the direction they wanted to go with their wedding paper.

When asked about their experience, Colleen said the following: “From the first day we walked into their store to the day of our wedding, we had such a wonderful experience at The Dandelion Patch. The Patchettes were incredible to work with – they were professional, yet I felt comfortable enough around them as if they were some of my own bridesmaids. The level of ease they helped create during such a stressful time of my life did not go unnoticed.”

“One thing I loved about my experience was sitting around a large table going through design after design, and the Patchettes would just listen to me as I said what I did or didn’t like about a particular invitation or program. The Patchettes took the time to go through a variety of styles, colors, and options with me, to help create something that was unique to Jeremy and me. Their ability to take my thoughts and ideas and put them (literally) to paper was amazing. The compliments we received from our wedding guests in regards to both our invitations and programs are proof of their unique ability to make something truly memorable.”

We’re so thankful for our sweet customers! We also need to thank Kurstin Roe Photography for sharing these beautiful images from their wedding day!

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For more real wedding inspiration, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Happy Friday!