Trend Alert: Here A Mirror, There A Mirror

Whether you want to instate mirrors as your wedding theme or incorporate it simply to add a bit of pizazz to your reception, there certainly is no going wrong with this newfound decor item. Today, we’d like to introduce you to the mirror’s various roles within the wedding sphere – just a couple of ideas for you to reflect on as you plan your own special wedding!

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Snap snap! Spice up your wedding photo shoot by with some major mirror action!

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With double the number of objects at the centerpiece, you will surely double your guests’ appreciation for your creative planning skills!

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Write or print on all different sizes of mirrors to add that third dimension to your wedding signage!

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This classy little piece could have easily fit in without the bronze adornments, but we think the pearls certainly add to the delicate extravagance of the vintage, antique look!

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Whether food and drinks are served by your caterers or simply offered buffet-style, a mirror tray is just so much more interesting than the everyday plastic plate. Go vintage with a framed mirror, or keep the sleek simplicity with one as pictured above!

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Mirror tables and table tops have lived our their best moments in the evenings – take advantage of the multiplied dancing candlelights and the serenity that soon settles in.

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Got a bunch of oddly-shaped mirrors lying around your shed? No? Well, it’s time to get some and position them up as a backdrop for your reception, because look how magical it is to have millions of lights twinkling back!

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Get some vases made entirely out of mirrors and go have some fun with your guests! Oh, but make sure they don’t over-exert their brains as they speculate over how you’ve managed to make bouquets float in midair!

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Escort cards for a single wedding day; keepsakes and portable makeup mirrors for the rest of your life! (What a steal!)

Mirror Mirror on the wall, Who makes the fairest bunch of pretty paper of them all? Connect with The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter if you think you know the answer!

Bridal Shower Trends

Proposal season has come to a close, meaning bridal showers are popping up left and right! If you’re planning a bridal shower, we’ve got some great ideas for you! Impress your lovely bride-to-be and all her gal pals!

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Create a beautiful tulle photo wall for a fun activity with your gals!

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We love the idea of sharing your engagement shots at the shower!

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Our Patchettes can create all sorts of fun signs for you!

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Don’t forget the succulent and greenery trend!

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Finally, simple color palettes and decor will please any bride!

Did you know that we also create shower invitations, tags, and signage? Make an appointment with our Patchettes for all your pretty paper needs! Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for more tips too!

Real Wedding Wednesday: Claire & Sam

Grace Kelly inspired this glamorous, DC wedding! Ashlee Virginia Events did an amazing job of planning Claire and Sam’s big day, which was a beautiful, black-tie affair. We also loved how The Youngrens captured the day, showing just how spectacular the National Museum of Women can be! Congrats to this lovely couple! It was an honor to design your pretty paper! To view more photos, you can find this wedding featured on Style Me Pretty.

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Thank you to all the awesome vendors that put together Claire and Sam’s dream wedding!

Photography: The Youngrens | Cinematography: Shutter And Sound | Event Design: Ashlee Virginia Events | Floral Design: Edge Flowers | Wedding Dress: Austin Scarlett | Bride’s Shoes: Louboutin | Catering: Well Dunn Catering | Makeup: Blend Makeup Artistry | Lighting: John Farr Lighting Design | Band: DC Synergy | Venue: National Museum Of Women In The Arts | Bridal Boutique: Robinson’s Bridal | Stationery: The Dandelion Patch

Real Wedding Wednesday: Caitlin & Greg

What do you get when you the blend the styles of a DC native and a southern gentleman? Caitlin and Greg’s amazing Georgetown wedding, filled with beautiful cream hues and DC monuments! Expertly captured by Lindsay Fauver Photography, this sweet couple planned a perfect district wedding. We absolutely loved their pretty paper choices, including this custom map and floral envelope liners!

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A huge shout-out to the amazing vendors behind this beautiful DC wedding! Thank you for all your hard work!

Photographer:  Lindsay Fauver Photography | Band: DC Fusion | Floral Designer: Floral and Bloom Designs | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom | Reception Venue: The Fairmont Hotel | Ceremony Location: The National Presbyterian Church | Dress Store: Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique | Invitation Designer: The Dandelion Patch

Real Wedding Wednesday: Stephanie & Thomas

Happy Real Wedding Wednesday! Stephanie & Thomas’s beautiful wedding is one that we’ve been eagerly waiting to share. This couple is so sweet and so clearly in love. We really loved their wedding style too, which was wonderfully executed by Linda Ha Events & Design . Their outdoor reception was the perfect combination of glam and simplistic. Our favorite details were the hand-painted, wood signage. Amazing! Thank you to Tara and Renata Photography for capturing the couple’s big day!

 
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We were so lucky to be a part of this awesome team of vendors! Thanks for making our job so amazing!

Photography: Tara and Renata | Planning + Design: Linda Ha Events & Design | Videography: 8 Media Group | Wood Signs: Uncorked and Unwined | Bride’s Dress: Global Bridal Gallery | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: The Wedding Shoppe | Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Hair + Make-Up: Jewel Hair Design + Rachelle Glorioso | Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Chestertown | Reception Venue: Shipping Creek Farm (Private Farm) | Floral Design: Seaberry Farm of Maryland | Catering: Occasions Catering | Cake: Yvette Armbruster | DJ: Adam Smith | Rentals: Eastern Shore Tents & Events | Invitations: The Dandelion Patch

We Love our Brides

As much as we love pretty paper, we absolutely swoon when we see how our paper looks when surrounded by all the other elegant details at a wedding.  And at the end of the day, we especially grateful and proud to be a part of each of our brides’ special day.

Kristen and Aaron come courtesy of United with Love.  They were married last fall at Belmont County Club.  We think that their invitations matched perfectly with the season and her venue!

Our design studio loved working on the day-of paper for Lindsay and Pete! We think Atrendy Wedding did a great job putting this one together.

Another stunning wedding – Courtney and Moshe were recently featured on Style Me Pretty. Love the soft tones and featuring the DC skyline on their invitations.

If you got your invitations through us, we would LOVE to see how they looked on your wedding day! Send any pictures to Cara via reston@thedandelionpatch.com

Catch y’all next time,

Cara