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!

Favorite Favors

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As you’re planning your big day, don’t forget those who will make your wedding unforgettable with these creative favor ideas! Whether a sophisticated soirée or backyard bash, there is a special way to thank everyone for joining in on your big day!

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Send them off with a sweet snack of macaroons or a monogrammed mason jar filled with something special. Mason jars are a cute keepsake and practical way for your guests to remember your wedding for a long time to come.

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Planning rustic nuptials? Give each guest a seedling that can grow as your love grows in the many years to follow. Know any coffee lovers? This adorable “love is brewing” package will prove a useful favor as people return to work from your wild wedding weekend!

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Incorporate personalized beer koozies and coasters that guests can save and use at home. With so many options, these can be designed to fit any wedding theme and decor!

Happy wedding planning!

Amy