Pool Party, Cool Party, Wedding Day Festivity

Summertime holds a plethora of creative possibilities when it comes to weddings, one of which includes a favorite American pastime of the season – going to the pool! Or rather, to better fit our intended scenario – “having a pool present (while your guests come to you to help celebrate.)” While the tiny body of shimmering water appears particularly inviting when one is constantly enveloped by the fiery temperatures of Earth life, we are (unfortunately) not here today to discuss pool parties, or splashing, not even tanning. Instead, we’ve decided that pools can play a huge role in wedding decor too! In other words, to compensate for the lack of water-based activity, simply throw yourself into amplifying the visual properties of “pool time” instead!

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No need to keep track of each individual piece of decoration when you can simply project mesmerizing textures onto the water’s surface!

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Another effortless way to beautify your liquid space: flowers! We think vibrant individual blooms such as the ones pictured above work best in delivering the natural, organic look; they seem to carry a bit more control in presentation than the arbitrary sprinkling of petals.

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But if you’re up for a more cohesive arrangement, bouquets are fabulous pool accents too! From far away, they’re practically giant, colorful, floating pom-poms!

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Candlelight in the evening gives off a soft glow that’ll keep up the cheerful spirits!

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Imagine crickets chirping, the voices of the wedding celebration floating in the background just as these paper lanterns rest on the water’s surface and provide none other than a soothing presence at the end of the day.

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What’s a wedding without monograms? We’ve also seen people spell out entire letters

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Make a cute “cover” for your pool by stringing up some floral pieces and weaving them across the surface! Get that burst of color going on your fancy flower web!

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Who knew walking, much less dancing, on water would ever be possible on your wedding day? Count on plexiglass to perform wonders to wow!

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Not your average way of hosting a bridesmaids’ party, but having to scavenge the waters for the one box with your name on makes this all the more enticing!

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If you’re planning an absolute fiesta, we say go all out with pool floats!

Got a cool pool (wedding) party in mind or upcoming? We at The Dandelion Patch would love to hear about how you plan to decorate your pool space! Connect with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

Bridal Shower Trends

Proposal season has come to a close, meaning bridal showers are popping up left and right! If you’re planning a bridal shower, we’ve got some great ideas for you! Impress your lovely bride-to-be and all her gal pals!

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Create a beautiful tulle photo wall for a fun activity with your gals!

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We love the idea of sharing your engagement shots at the shower!

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Our Patchettes can create all sorts of fun signs for you!

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Don’t forget the succulent and greenery trend!

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Finally, simple color palettes and decor will please any bride!

Did you know that we also create shower invitations, tags, and signage? Make an appointment with our Patchettes for all your pretty paper needs! Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for more tips too!

Floral Balloon Arches

Three words: Floral. Balloon. Arch. We recently came across this trend, and we can’t get enough! They’re just absolutely stunning! While we haven’t seen many, keep an eye out for these floral balloon arches. They’re likely to be a huge hit in the spring. If you’re not planning a whimsical wedding, consider this trend for bridal showers too!

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This fabulous arch of balloons, flowers, and tassels completely inspired us!

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This pretty in pink spread is perfect for a bridal or baby shower!

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Make your floral balloon arch pop by installing on a white wall!

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It’s as easy as adding some greens and carnations!

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Love this concept? Follow the link above for instructions on how to create your own!

We love sharing our favorite wedding trends with you! For more inspo, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Happy Monday! XOXO, The Patchettes

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!