Bits and Buds: The Dandelion Patch Blog

Trend Tuesday: Floral Chandeliers

It’s Trend Tuesday, and we’ve got a treat for you!

The Patchettes have fallen in love with floral chandeliers for spring and summer weddings. If you’ve chosen a simple centerpiece, floral chandeliers may be the extra touch that you need to make your reception design pop! These floral works of art will look amazing in any color palette, and they’re sure to be a showstopper!

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Try one large floral chandelier in the center of your reception! Wow!

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Simple, yet stunning, in all white!

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Pretty in pastels!

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They’re even more romantic outside!

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Super trendy with geometric shapes!

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Check out this bright boho look!

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Finally, consider transforming an industrial ceremony space with a floral chandelier!

We’re really hoping this floral trend is here to stay for awhile, because it’s really breathtaking! Which look is your favorite? Share with us on Facebook! Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram too for more wedding inspiration!



Monday Funday: Bridal Shower Inspo

Happy Monday!

Bridal parties can be neutral, and not boring! We love these bridal showers that are keeping it simple and taking advantage of soft colors like cream and beige. From favors to food, this color scheme can complement your bridal shower perfectly!

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So elegant!

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Bring some fun into your party by having a DIY stand!

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Neutrals: a great palette for a rustic feel!

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Simplify a candy bar with neutral tones, yum!

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Let these simple hues carry over to your wedding shower favors!

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Keep it simple on the invites, too!

Like what you see? For more wedding shower inspo, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram!

-Zoe, Eleanor, & Amy


Sweet Savannah Editorial

There is something completely southern about an outdoor wedding under a 100 year old tree. This editorial was completely centered around the gorgeous hand-painted gown by Kate McDonald. The dress is a piece of magic that made tremendous waves last summer, and frankly we think it changed the way designers incorporate handcrafted elements into their products- from paper to ribbon, and gowns to signage. Sweet Tea Photography captured the elegance and grace of the details with every snap. And Kelley Cannon expertly styled the photos so they were oozing southern hospitality. We are so fortunate to call these experts Patch Partners. Like what you see? You can find our list of preferred vendors (here)

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Venue: Legare Waring House | Planner and Stylist: Kelley Cannon Events | Photography: Lisa Blume Photography | Art Direction: Paprika Southern (Originally published in their first print edition) | Florist: Christy Griner Hulsey and Amanda Griner Currier of Colonial House Flowers | Hair and Makeup: Maria Vaughn | Bride’s Gown: “McLeod” by Kate McDonald Bridal | Bridesmaid Dress and Bride’s Earrings: Hitched Salon | Flower Girl dress: Imogen In the Meadow | Rentals: EventHaus | Baked Goods: ​Buttercream Bakeshop | Invitation: The Dandelion Patch | Calligraphy: Julie Ha Calligraphy | Vintage Car: Lowcountry Valet & Shuttle Co. | ​Candles: 100 Candles


Start Spreading The News

After he asked and you said yes, you have to tell the world! Here’s some adorable engagement announcement photos that we absolutely love.

Capturing the joy and the new ring!

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Who doesn’t love Starbucks?!

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Saying yes calls for champagne and confetti!

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Have your furry friend announce the news.

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Such a sweet moment.

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Jumping for joy!

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How did you share the news? 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



Gorgeous Garden Editorial

“Inspired by the summer romance, this gorgeous wedding editorial features a veritable dream team of Washington, DC wedding vendors,” says Elizabeth Anne Designs. And frankly, we couldn’t agree more! Everything about this shoot at the historic Dumbarton House is soft and beautiful and leaves us wishing for summer all year round. You won’t believe how many gorgeous floral pieces were perfectly created by Edge for this editorial; the results are absolutely jaw dropping.
From the timeless lace gown to the truly incredible cake from Buttercream, you won’t be able to stop staring at the beautiful images photographed by K. Thompson Photography.
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Photography – K. Thompson Photography | Venue – Dumbarton House | Event Design – Cheers Darling Events | Floral – Edge Flowers | Stationery – The Dandelion Patch | Calligraphy – Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Gown –Lovely Bride DC | Bakery – Buttercream Bakeshop | Hair – Jewel Hair Design | Makeup – Blend Make Up Artistry| Rentals – Party Rentals | Side Table and Cake Stand – Design Foundry | Welcome Basket – Marigold & Grey | Menswear – Bonobos | Models – T.H.E Artist Agency


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


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??

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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!

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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



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.

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Eiffel Tower centerpiece – so gorgeous!

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Pont des Arts inspired love lock guest book.

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Loving this Paris chic palette!

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Stunning Parisian cake.

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Louboutin wedding shoes – I’m drooling!

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Macaroons, anyone?!

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Destination wedding IN Paris – how fabulous.

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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



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!

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Love the colors, and that tassel banner!

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Horse drawn carriage, anyone?!

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Perfect for a New York wedding.

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Golf cart made adorable with your married monogram!

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Talk about a fabulous exit!

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Nothing wrong with a getaway scooter!

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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



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.

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Such a cute shot!

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The picture of his reaction is PRICELESS.

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Before & after – absolutely precious!

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Love this before shot!

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

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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