Doting on Dots, Part Two: People & Parties

In Monday’s “Part One: Cakes & Bakes“, we posted about all things sweet and Swiss-dotted. Here, we give you Part Two, a compilation of similarly patterned reception decor as well as some delightfully dotted wedding fashion pieces for further inspiration!

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Sweet dotted accents gently drift along to the breeze – it’s absolutely feasible if you’re looking for that level of calm and cool!

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Add a nibble of of chic coziness to your reception with Swiss-dotted table cloth!

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A pretty bow in the back brings a lovely fairy tale quality to this magical day!

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But they also work in Boho, beach-themed celebrations! This time, don’t hesitate to deck out in dots from head-to-toe!

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Not too plain, not too fancy – what a way to subtly show off your exquisite taste!

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OR even consider donning a pair of adorably spunky socks down that aisle! Pair it with  pattern-less white shoes for a perfect balance!

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Let’s talk hair accessories! Try out a short, dotted veil for a more non-traditional presentation! We think this blusher veil would be especially fitting for a country or rustic-edged wedding!

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Swiss dots have a magical ability to mix n’ match with many other patterned material, such as the floral swirl patches at the edges of this fingertip-length veil.

Surely after all this, you must want to give this texture a try! Don’t just limit your options to decor and wedding wear – consider applying them to your paper goods? You tell us what you want, and we’ll work with you to produce some gorgeous invitations in preparation for your gorgeous wedding! Be sure to follow The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

Trend Alert: Table Dressings

While typically our discussions pertain to decor that sit ON tabletop surfaces, today we bring you decor OF these surfaces: a pinch of razzle-dazzle to “dress-up” those plain ol’ things. Finding a suitable table fabric certainly contributes much to a wedding reception’s overall aesthetic, which can be accredited to the fabric’s nature of making. In other words, what type of material is this? Each piece of cloth will carry within itself a different set of initial associations (i.e. burlap is for rustic outdoor/barnyard weddings only; tulle only fits the younger age group). But of course, there really isn’t any official structured rules or “correct answers”, nor any limitation in pairing your choice in fabric with the other elements of your ceremony – so have some fun considering your options! Trust your instincts, and pick the one(s) that feels right to you!

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Burlap often creates a more homely atmosphere when used under a roof with twinkling lights!

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It looks as if the table had gone ahead and gotten its own extravagant, rose-swirl patterned “dress” for the evening!

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Silky smooth satin makes even arbitrary folds and pools of the fabric look lavishly elegant!

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Ironically, velvet material nowadays seems to take on a chic, modern edge as opposed to a reference to medieval times.

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A simple cotton basket weave black and white table-runner such as the one above will certainly get the decorating job done!

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Small, circle sew-on pieces resolve themselves into a frock-like material complete with its gorgeously ruffled texture! And here’s another idea: instead of generating light from object on top, have the light source function from underneath!

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Sheer linen has a way of crumpling up that, rather than looking ragged, actually ends up carrying more stylish candidness in these photo shoots!

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Knitted large place mats set off vintage vibes, especially when draped across old, classy furniture!

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And all that glitters is gold…

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Instead of a putting them on a sign, hang these words of encouragement off your table so everyone gets the message!

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Trend Alert Holiday Special: Gathering in Gingham

Happy Labor Day, everyone! This particular holiday has held up a steady reputation as one of the most popular dates for weddings, to which many couples have attributed to the long weekend and guests from other states having more time to complete the journey. However, in light of the spirit of patriotism (inexplicably) attached to this day, we’ve decided on a trend compromise – one that’s not blatantly patriotic, but at the same time provides a smidgen of “America” to continue the culture. Ever heard of Gingham? While most of the plaid-looking pattern fulfills the familiar red-white-and-blue anthem, fortunately for those who already made plans for a non-patriotic wedding, it is casual enough to also be incorporated into other settings!

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Mason jars and blue (or red) gingham ribbon are classic “America day” decor, but they’re extremely versatile too!

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It’s not 4th of July, but as summer days linger on, picnic potential continues to run high! How about a pleasant backyard picnic reception party?

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As a motif of outdoor dining, the classic “red-checkered” look evokes many settings associated with the good ol’ US of A – rustic barnyard, chic countryside, you name it!

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Be it home-made jam or honey, cap off wedding favors with gingham-patterned fabric for a cozy, rustic atmosphere.

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Cupcake liners, basket liners, envelope liners… aside from the obvious fact that they all feature the word “liner”, did you know they also share an affinity for gingham?

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Would you have known otherwise how geometrically glamorous gingham looked on a cake?

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Gingham button-ups look simply dashing on all ages!

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Think of the endless possibilities in decor you’d be able to peruse once you combine patterning with florals!

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Let’s get ready to melt some hearts and make the ladies swoon in a hip, all-gingham three-piece!

Gingham, in its most basic form, is a pattern that one can continue to stylize and work with, so if the commonly seen navy and red palette of this pattern doesn’t suite your tastes, feel free to switch up the color tones, or even incorporate other designs in your presentation! And, like all other patterns, gingham would certainly add a burst of color to your stationary! For more inspiration, follow The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!