Trend Alert: Project Parasol

Early history marks the parasol as an item of luxury, an accessory once fit for only the nobility who had servants carry these mobile canopies over their heads as they strolled or lounged under the powerful rays of the summer sun. Today, parasols continue its existence fulfilling purposes of sun protection, but with the concept of servants mostly extant in modern society – not to mention the production of applicable sunscreen lotion that is, comparably, much less burdensome – parasols have once again struck favor with an area of luxury and pleasantness today: the wedding industry! However, instead of allowing the parasol to stay in its line of work as an effective sun-blocking agent, people have broken convention to find creative ways of integrating this picturesque, light-weight accessory into their planned celebration! Today, we bring you project parasol: a project with potential, a party of perfection!

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Parasols make for a practical outdoor-ceremony accessory, AND the perfect wedding favor!

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Or make them available in size XXL!

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Say “I do” under a color-filled parasol-collaged wedding arch! Then, simply save it for later as a bright and cheerful photo backdrop!

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Let these pristine, pink parasols guide you down towards your most cherished other!

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It’s like a wedding bouquet held upside-down over your head!

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Parasols are the perfect tool for professional, wedding photoshoots!

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Top off these summer cocktails with miniature lace parasols!

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Each person gets a parasols to call their own, especially if their names are attached!

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Considering they’ve looked adorable in every picture so far, it’s no surprise that parasols also make for pristine centerpieces!

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Throw in a few floral garlands to mimic those beautiful botanical surroundings!

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A waltz under a canopy of colorful, upside-down parasols and twinkling night – not your typical idea of romance, but enchanting all the same

!Interested in pretty paper to match those pretty parasol decorations? Share your ideas with The Dandelion Patch through FacebookInstagram, and Twitter or call for an appointment to discuss them in person!

Trend Alert: Origami Accents

We haven’t heard much about origami decor these days, but don’t let that discourage you from including some in your own wedding celebration! These exquisite paper forms are totally DIY-able, meaning a) it makes for a lower-budget party, and b) it’ll be an excellent opportunity to bond with friends or family, whether from spending quality time together while folding paper or through knowing each person’s contribution behind each piece of decoration. You’ll be beyond proud to see all that well-spent time and labor come to life on the day of your party!

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These geometric hangings already look fantastic from this angle; just imagine how amazing it’ll feel once it’s above you at your seat!

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1000 cranes for good luck, as tradition goes!

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Arrange your individual masterpieces into a gorgeous chandelier of origami cranes!

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Though this floral arrangement is the definition of elegance, the fact that it’s made of paper gives it a fun, spunky edge too!

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Origami lotus flower plus candle equals ‘lotus lantern’! (Warning: do not use real candles)

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Place a few colorful pieces in glass bottles to make for adorable table-top decor!

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Guaranteed zero chance of mutiny when each person gets to captain their own ship!

Whether it is advice on paper style and color or a set of origami-oriented stationary that you seek, The Dandelion Patch is glad to help! Make an appointment with us to discuss your ideas in person, or connect with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter! We’d love hear what you have in mind!