Traditional style meets Old Town Alexandria:

Happy Real Wedding Wednesday everyone! Today we are featuring Cady and Johns wedding day! We love the story of how this couple met. Cady fell in love with her boss John and the rest was history! This couple definitely took advantage of Alexandria’s old town charm and created this gorgeous ceremony.  On top of that we are so lucky that Rebekah Emily Photography caught it all! We loved creating this gorgeous traditional suite for Cady, and we are so happy we got to be a part of their day in some way! 





We’d like to thank all the vendors who made this day possible! We love every opportunity we get working with you! 

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Photography: Rebekah Emily Photography | Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Catholic Chuch | Reception Venue: Mount Vernon Country Club |  Floral: Enchanted Florist  Stationery: The Dandelion Patch | Wedding Cake: Cakefest | DJ: J White Productions | Beauty: Ella Beauty| Wedding Dress: Bree CorsetAlmira Skirt 

Monday Funday: Oreo Themed!

Happy Monday everyone, we hope you enjoyed your weekend and are ready for a productive work week! So, apparently on March 6th is national Oreo day.  Today for our blog we are going to be talking about black and white themed weddings and all the puns that come along with it! “Oreo going to be at my wedding?” “Oreo going to the wedding” 

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Simple and classic is always going to be a trend, the touch of the black makes it so interesting!

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Cake are becoming more and more elaborate, which is amazing! We love the personalized details. 

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Have your ladies be dressed in black beside you, then you stand out even more than you already will! 

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Want a white dress but black access pieces? Have a jacket made so that all the colors are incorporated! 

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If you don’t want a cake but you still need a dessert bar this is perfect, and super cute! 

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Iron Gate: We are over the moon!

Happy Wednesday, we are to thrilled that we get to feature Dana and Phil’s wedding today! Their custom laser cut to match the Iron Gate was by far one of our favorite projects! She said she’d never date a coworker and he said he wouldn’t fall for an American girl, and boy are we glad they were both wrong. We are also so thankful that the amazing Bonnie Sen was there to capture the whole thing! Check out the wedding below! 





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We’d like to thank all the vendors who made this day possible! We loved this wedding and were so happy to be a part of their day! 

Planner & Florist: Kruse and Vieira Events | Venue: Iron Gate | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch | Photographer: Bonnie Sen Photography | Hair & Makeup: Karma by Erwin Gomez | Bride’s Gown’s Carolina Herrera and Enaura Bridal | Vintage Rentals: White Glove Rental | Entertainment: Mixing Maryland

Friday: Up Up and Away

Happy Friday everyone! We are very excited for the weekend and we hope you all are too! While I was driving to work the other day and I saw a hot air balloon. I thought to myself I wonder how many people incorporate those into their wedding or just balloons in general. A lot of couples use greenery or flowers but using balloons for decorating or for Save the Dates are becoming more popular. 

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Everyone is obsessing over the big balloons, they are perfect for save the dates! 

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If you want to add texture to the balloon and for the photo, tie ribbons to it like these girls did! It definitely makes it fun too! 

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Have balloons made with Mr. and Mrs. on them for photos, then you guests can use them as props for photos throughout the night! 

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Leaf stamped balloons are super cute! They give off a boho trend and the clear balloon is to die for! 

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Clear balloons are pretty popular, they now are used for save the dates and other design elements. 

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If you really want to have a balloon aspect, have a hot air balloon! 

Everyones wedding is different and we love seeing what each couple does! We hope that couples keep doing more original design elements to truly make their wedding their own! 

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Event Inspiration: Come cozy up at the lodge!

Happy Wednesday everyone! This Wednesday we are taking a break from real weddings and we are showcasing our event that The Dandelion Patch hosted. This year the talented Grit + Grace helped bring this lodge to life! We celebrated the planners that make our jobs possible! We are so thankful for the clients that they bring to us to find their perfect wedding suite. 


Also, we’d like to thank all the vendors who made this event possible! We are so thankful for all of you! 

Photography: Abby Jiu and Lisa Ziesing | Flowers: Edge Florals |  Paper Products: The Dandelion Patch | Planning: Grit and Grace | Entertainment: Bialeck Music | Decor: Social Supply Decor + Design | Makeup: Makeup by Ana B | Catering: Windows Catering | Lighting: John Farr Lighting

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Monday Funday: Under the sea!

Happy Monday! We hope that you all had a great weekend and are back in action for a productive week! The patchettes are suckers for a theme wedding, this one in particular is very unique. It takes a special couple to pull off the mermaid theme, but is it definitely a show stopper. 

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This is the perfect way to show off your rings, we love detail shots! 

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Simple boutonnières are always the way to go, and what better way to incorporate the sea then a starfish!

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Creative escort cards are definitely a fan favorite! Especially, these dinglehoppers (yes, that’s from the little mermaid)

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Detailed cakes are becoming more and more popular! It really does set a mood for the ceremony. 

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Lastly, personalized chairs for the sweetheart table are perfect and make for great photos! 

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Friday Funday: District of Columbia themed!

Happy Friday everyone! We hope that you all had a great week and are excited for the weekend! As I travel back to the nations capital, all I am thinking about is everything D.C! So many people do themes for their wedding but the D.C. theme is always the most used one.  It can be done so tastefully and transform your wedding into a classic. 

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Give your guest a Washington themed welcome bag! That way they have all of your favorite places! 

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The Hay-Adams has one of the most spectacular views in all of D.C. if you want you really want the Washington theme then the Hay-Adams is the place for you! 

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Your cake is a place where this detail can be incorporated, these little details are so special! 

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We love table numbers! We see so many different ideas for them and this is by far one of our favorites! 

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Another great place with an amazing view the Newseum has the perfect place for a rooftop wedding! 

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Wedding Wednesday: French Mixes with Indian Culture

Happy Wednesday everyone! We are so excited to share pictures from this gorgeous wedding, thanks to Pat Robinson Photography! The ceremony borrowed from Hindu tradition; complete with a mandap, a baraat, and a kanya aagaman. The symbols of wisdom with the elephants and the traditional Mehndi ceremony was nothing short of stunning. We are so thankful that we got to work on this wedding with everyone, we love’d helping Christophe and Anjali find the right paper for their wedding! 

Additionally, we’d like to thank our vendors who made this gorgeous event possible! 

Photography: Pat Robinson Photography | Flowers: Beautiful Blooms | Stationery: The Dandelion Patch | Planning: DPNAK Weddings | Band: La Vie En Rose Band | Decor: Dhoom Decorators | Makeup: Alexandra makeup

Monday Funday: Wintery Woodland

Happy Monday to all of our bloggers, we hope you had a great weekend!  We are ready for a productive week as February comes to a close! We are still dreaming of warmer weather but since we got this snow storm its a little bit of a reality check! Winter weddings are so beautiful, with all the evergreens and pine cones! With this little bit or snow this weekend I bet it made for some beautiful photos. 

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Table settings set the theme of weddings, having the evergreens as your centerpiece is always an idea! 

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We love creative escort cards, they are so fun for the guests to receive! 

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We are obsessed with ring and detail shots! So many people forget about all the small things when they could be the most important!

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Cakes have taken a whole new turn, they are becoming more and more detailed and we are loving it! 

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Florals are so gorgeous, especially when they are centerpieces as well as bouquets! 

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Incorporate it into the grooms boutonnière! 

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Real Wedding Wednesday: Old Town Alexandria’s Wintery Romance

Happy Real Wedding Wednesday everyone! It makes perfect sense that we share Melissa and Bogdan’s wedding that was featured on United with Love on Valentines day! Virtue Feed and Grain in Old Town Alexandria was transformed into a gorgeous and intimate ceremony. With the stunning photography by Andrea Rodway Photography it was all captured beautifully! Lastly, we are so happy we could be a part of this wedding! 



Additionally, we’d like to thank all the vendors who made this wedding possible! We love working with all of you! 

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Photography: Andrea Rodway Photography | Venue: Virtue Feed and Grain | Event Planning: Amelia Lawrence | Floral: Vintage Floral Design | Stationery: The Dandelion Patch Beauty: Agape Airbrush Makeup and Hair | Engagement Ring: Paul Michael Design | Wedding Ring: Mara Joyce | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Bride’s Shoes: Charlotte Olympia