Columbia Country Club: Classic Pink DC Wedding

Happy Wednesday everyone, we hope that you all are safe out there in this snowy weather!! There’s nothing quite like a classic DC wedding, and Laura and Brendan’s Columbia Country Club wedding had us at hooked from the very beginning! Thanks to the always stunning photography by Bonnie Sen we got to see the whole thing! Their gorgeous color palette was a truly something special, and we were so happy that we could create an invitation suite that matched accordingly. 

 

 

 

Photographer – Bonnie Sen | Wedding Planning – A. Dominick Events | Ceremony Venue – Chapel of our Lady | Reception Venue – Columbia Country Club | Floral – The Delighted Eye | Stationery – The Dandelion Patch | Videography – Thomas Bowen | Hair – Bridal Hair by Remona | Makeup – Pattie Martin | Linens – La Tavola | Bakery – Fluffy Thoughts Cakes | Band – Doctor’s Orders | Transportation – Regal Limousine

Holiday Special: Until Next Year, Red Green & White

While our twinkling lights twinkled and joyous voices caroled, the fa-la-la-la-festive day that we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! Merry Christmas everybody! Up until now we haven’t had a chance to truly appreciate the holiday’s visual contributions to season’s celebrations, so we’ve compiled a collection of holly, jolly (at times even delicious) Christmas-inspired wedding features! Read on to sample essences of Christmas that we adore and will most certainly miss as we part ways with #xmas2017.

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Cranberries are a huge feature of winter wedding decorations! You really can’t miss these ruby gems come holiday season.

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Another thing to miss? DESSERTS. Holy cow, the red-green-and-white only make them all the more irresistible! (‘Eat me! Eat me!’ squeak the little cupcake snowmen)

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Bouquets interspersed with deep reds and greens gave us the gradual, aesthetically-pleasing fall-to-winter transition that paralleled the weather outside!

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Until next year, Christmas trees…

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You’ll miss the chance to watch your trusty little helpers scurry down your aisle ahead looking absolutely darling in rich ribboning!

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Unfortunately, candy canes seem to take on much larger roles prior to/while building up to Christmas-time, but it’s still worth noticing even if in preparation for the next year!

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Sparkles and glitter are the definition of Christmas! You’ll want to keep an eye out for these glamorous gowns!

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Naked cake of red-white-and green remind us of an edible winter wonderland!

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Cocktails bearing the cheerful spirit of the Christmas holiday: You shall be greatly missed!

But until this day is over, we wish you the merriest Christmas with all the red-green-white grandeur you have left to celebrate with!

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Trend Alert: Winter Knick-Knacks n’ Wraps

The wintry weather doesn’t excuse anyone from its chilly touch – not even the prettiest of brides and bridesmaids! But no worries, we’ve found some lovely solutions on our shoulders, (literally). Check them out below!

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Use your scarves and shawls to highlight the undeniable beauty of some of this season’s classic palettes! Watch how these ladies stand angelic and all aglow draped in shimmery winter wonder!

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You can never have enough of classic tri-tonal-plaid blanket scarves!

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Vibrant contrasts make quite the visual statement, don’t you think?

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Matching fur collars not only look oh-so-chic and fabulous in photos, but they’ll also keep your girlfriends cozy and warm during your winter wedding!

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Colorful scarf giveaways with a smart little rhyme – how practical and adorable!

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For all who are uniform-phobic: here’s a chance to spontaneously mis-match the heck out of a “let’s-coordinate-everything!” occasion and still look absolutely charming!

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A chic indie fringed wrap might not be the ideal winter-season look, but it certainly holds an excellent sprinkle of texture for any who prefers something unconventional!

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While thin, textured scarves hold certain appeal, how can one not be utterly smitten by matching half-mitts?

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Red and green for the holidays, white for the bride, and GOLD – just because there’s no such thing as too much golden-glory-glam for occasions like these!

Pick and choose your wrap accessories colors wisely, because they might feature well in some custom curated invitations! In the meantime, check out our pretty paper gallery at The Dandelion Patch’s FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for more inspiration!

Patch Palette: Urban Elegance in Black and Gold

It’s been a while since we’ve published a Patch Palette post, so today we’re bringing you some golden goodies! A wedding of moody, romantic washes of black with shiny sweeps of gold fits beautifully with the current time of the year as well – a perfect palette to accompany our transition into the more solemn, tranquil qualities of the wintertime. Metallic accents also surround the event with an essence of poised elegance, thereby transforming the otherwise dark, dreary atmosphere into a golden stitchwork of urban texture

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As we move into December, be on the lookout for more winter season inspirations! In the meantime, browse through our gallery of boutique, custom-designed wedding paper over at The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

A “Hole” Lotta Donuts on Display

Happy Monday, everyone! We’ve decided to start off this week’s inspiration posts with a year-round-favorite munchable – donuts! Regardless of which party they feature in – brunch reception or bridal party, birthday celebration or holiday dinner (@ X’mas!) – presentation is key to a sugar-glazed success! Work up displays like these and we guarantee a “lit” factor of cream-coated fingers and jelly-filled joyousness!

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As the author of this blog had said, putting anything on a stick and tying a ribbon at the end makes it a part of something much more festive! Of course, a drink pairing doesn’t hurt either – hence the apple cider.

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Typically you can only fit one donut in each hand, but now you’ll be able to snag as many as you can fit via kabob skewers!

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Top off your delicious donut stack with with a whipped cream finish! Florals serve as an excellent garnishing device, so use them to your advantage!

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Sweet treats for only the most glitter glam of donut diners!

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Even if you didn’t like blueberry all that much, or cake all that much, you’ll probably say yes to this one just for the topping!

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Which one to begin with will be the most difficult question you have ever asked yourself as you stand in front of this wall of sugar-filled well-roundedness!

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Pack a treat for each of your lovely guests!

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*Insert romantic donut pun* 😉

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A donut for me, a donut for you!

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Hook ’em up for all to see!

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Practice your typography skills with some delicious donut letters!

With so much pun-tential on the table, we gladly offer our “hole”some paper services for any signage or labeling for a donut display that’ll leave guests absolutely dumbfounded! Connect with The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for more inspiration in Foodtopia (because we also donut have very strong resolve when it comes to rainbow candy sprinkles and frosting)!

Real Wedding: New York Public Library Glamorous Nuptials

The brides, Lauren and Emily, were absolutely radiant as they celebrated their love with an intimate wedding and a glamorous reception. While keeping their wedding tasteful and personal, the couple made sure to let their overarching concept of “modern meets traditional” shine through, evident through photography by Roey Yohai. Their invitation included a classy fan motif inspired by the cover art of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel and gold foil-embossed lettering. To celebrate their Jewish heritage, they first held a private ceremony to sign their kebutah, or wedding contract, edited so that traditional concepts of husband-and-wife could instead speak more to their modern, same-sex marriage. Later, with a party overflowing with both glam and grand, they rounded up the day’s events at the New York Public Library with a fabulous reception featuring exquisite jewel-toned florals and exotic lighting! They expressed their gratitude for the love and support showered upon them by friends and family to help them celebrate “the most important day of [their] lives”!








Thanks and cheers to all vendors on the team for such a successful evening! We can’t wait for another opportunity to work together!

Photography: Roey Yohai | Planner: Sidekick Events | Venue: New York Public Library | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch | Florals: Lewis Miller Design | Dresses: Mark Ingram Atelier | Makeup: Ashlee Glazer | Rentals: Party Rental LTD | Lighting, Sound : L&M Sound | Catering: Olivier Cheng Catering and Events

Trend Alert: One-Tiered Wonders

We’re used to seeing wedding cakes in size “Tall”, in all their three- or four-tier glory. Here, we’ve compiled a series of single-tiered cakes, decorated just as exquisitely – only more petite, and more approachable! Although larger cakes gather attention right away, their smaller alternatives are also extremely impressive, as all of the raw talent of these artists are essentially condensed into one little tier. You’ll be shocked to see just how mind-blowingly ornate and well-crafted these delectable creations can be!

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Hands up high if you’re already drooling!

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A simple greenery, white and gold cake transformed into a fabulous display, just with a flourish of orchids!

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I spy with my little eye, a wondrous piece of art nearby…

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Don’t be fooled by these rosy buttercream prints! Unlike the previous piece, the marks on this “LOVE”-ly cake are created from finger-painting.

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This absolutely irresistable features six layers of chocolate filled with equally chocolatey ganache! Warning: frequent use of “chocolate” as adjective to describe said cake quick to follow.

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Golden drips make for a golden wedding, yes?

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According to the creator’s description, this cake features purple buttercream paired with turquoise isomalt. Oh, and did we mention it had upside-down drips?

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The only cherry bomb dot com – with this incredible design and palette, why not throw in some matching cupcakes too?

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This cake would probably look just as enticing even with just the painterly florals.

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Painted cake, oil on canvas cake.

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Soft sprinklings of sugar bring about mysterious chalky effect, but that’s the very quality that draws people in.

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And we’re rounding it all up with a fluffy gingerbread cake with caramelized apples and topped with brown butter frosting!

Perhaps the design of your cake will inspire a concept for pretty paper, or vice versa. Feel free to call us for an appointment; we’d love to discuss your ideas in person! In the meantime, it only takes one click to connect with us through our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

Trend Alert: Bows in Bloom

The idea of bows on dresses seems like such an antiquated, childish concept, but we’re seeing a recent breakthrough of bow decoration, especially in wedding fashion! When you’ve only got one main color to work with, you’ll find these bows blooming on dresses in surprisingly fresh and contemporary directions! Keep reading to see a sampling of  variations in bow size, shape, color, and location on your next bow-adorned dress!

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Simple, clean and crisp, a tailored bow at the waist accessorizes with expert subtlety!

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Multiple bows along the spine create exciting, symmetrical reveals of skin!

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Juxtapose the backless, tulle-train dress with a basic, thick-ribboned bow!

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If you prefer to keep your body bow-free, how about we bring them up to your sleeves?

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What happens when we stack an intricate lace bow over a similarly laced bodice and gown?

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Here’s a bow that speaks larger than life!

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Try a ribbon of a different shade for a steady pop of color against your all-white gown!

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Or add in a bit more spontaneity and spark of personality and go for the all-floral option

Add a bow to your stationary! Connect with The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter to check out some of our custom designs! Or, even better, come browse through our ribbon collection in person, select a color and material, then discuss where the ribbon should go on the paper – just like those bows on the dresses!

How to: Celebrate Your Apple-y Ever After

You know it’s truly autumn when you’re scrolling through your Instagram feed or friends’ Snap-stories and pictures from apple-picking excursions are showing up every weekend. Since apples are so frequently associated with this season, imagine just how perfectly they’ll fit as a fall wedding? Not only does the fruit adapt easily to serve as various elements of a ceremony and/or reception, but the apple also display a palette that projects autumnal vibes. Keep reading to see all the ways these delicious, “doctor-repelling” fruit can be featured!

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Chocolate and caramel coated apple slices are easy and fun to make, but even easier and more fun to eat!

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10 points for each apple you find! You’d be surprised how well they blend into this impressive centerpiece!

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Your guests won’t be able to resist the sweetness once they get a taste of that homemade caramel apple sangria!

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It’s not exactly your typical wedding “cake”, but it definitely sets the tone for the season!

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Though they might not be very edible post-transformation, apple candles are easy to craft and quite stunning to look at!

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Put a seasonal twist on regular mimosas and you get the cinnamon apple cider version instead!

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SURPRISE! What would be your first reaction to such an adorably whimsical proposal?

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Better get the competitive spirit going – rally up your guests for a good ol’ game of apple bobbing!

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And then there’s our classic apple dessert! Some people like to package and wrap ’em up in ribbons and sparkles; others prefer it simple and straightforward. One thing’s for sure though – there is no going wrong with either pick!

If you’re hungry for more appeeling wedding inspiration or would like to browse through apple-easing collection of pretty paper, follow The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

Real Wedding Wednesday: Downtown D.C. Modern Metallic Mix

Katie and Steve wanted a wedding of contemporary feels while at the same time highlighting the historical significance of a city they both grew up around – and so, with each endearing moment captured Abby Jiu Photography, the pair celebrated this special day at Potomac View Terrace at the American Pharmacist Association. Here, with its beautiful rooftop and historic facade, the couple donned an artfully arranged palette of gold and rose gold with brilliant berry hues, all juxtaposed against stark blacks. As an added voice to their originality, a traditional string quartet serenaded the pair with some of their favorite Kanye West hits, while exquisite edibles of mid-Atlantic and Southern origins later surrounded the people’s senses. Bedecked with floral-tipped terrariums through and through, this wedding was truly a modern visual masterpiece!

We would like to give a big shout-out to our team of vendors, as none of this could have been possible without your tasteful contributions! And to our lovely bride and groom, may this day set the basis of bright aesthetics for the future!

Photography: Abby Jiu Photography | Planner: Elizabeth Duncan Events | Venue: Potomac View Terrace | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch | Wedding Dress: Hitched Salon | Hair and Makeup: Ali Harper and Co. | Floral Design: Amaryllis | Catering: Occasions Caterers | Ceremony Music: PopCulture Strings | Reception Music: DJ D-Mac | Lighting: Atmosphere Lighting | Valet: MJ Valet | Transportation: International Limo