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One trend that we’ve noticed in wedding decor is custom bars at the cocktail hour! This makes a ton of sense with all the fun, new activities that have been popping up like wine or beer tastings for guests. The popularity of signature drinks for couples also makes this trend a no-brainer! 

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Fake greenery makes for an awesome bar backdrop!

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Take notes from this California wedding if you love tropical drinks!

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Add a graphic font to your bar for a great focal point!

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Add some flowers to keep your custom bar soft and springy!

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Let your guest poor their beer for some extra fun!

We really love how custom each of these bars are! it’s certainly a trend to fit any wedding style, from barn to beachy! If you’re planning a wedding, let our Patchettes help you decide on your wedding style by starting with your save-the-date. To being picking your pretty paper, make an appointment at our Tysons Corner showroom today. You can also follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

Winter Wonderland Cocktails

Can you believe it’s already December? We can’t! There’s so much to love about this season though, from holiday parties to winter weddings. One of our favorite parts is all the yummy cocktails that keep us warm during the winter wonderland months. We’ve rounded up our favorites for you to use as signature cocktails or to impress guests at a holiday party. Enjoy!

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Gingerbread white russians, yum!

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This blueberry and cinnamon cocktail is perfect for the winter season!

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Add cranberries to your white wine sangria for an easy, holiday special!

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A true winter wonderland martini!

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What’s prettier than a red wine hot chocolate cocktail in dainty tea cups?

All of these cocktails would look so magical at your winter event! What’s your favorite part of hosting over the holidays? Share with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

Apple Cider Celebrations

It’s officially fall, and we’re so excited! Our favorite autumn beverage, besides Pumpkin Spice Lattes, is apple cider. With every sip, you’ll feel like you’re driving though New England and watching the leaves turn orange. It’s heaven! If you’re planning a fall wedding, you’ll definitely want to include this traditional beverage. From apple cider cocktails to donuts, your guests will love this super sweet treat!

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Welcome and warm guests with an apple cider bar!

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Follow the link for this apple cider sangria recipe! Yum!

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If you haven’t tried apple cider donuts, you NEED to!

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Create a cute display with lots of apples!

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Fun favor alert: we love these tins of cider mix!

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For the autumn-loving bride, apple cider margaritas are the perfect custom cocktail!

We’re certainly craving some apple cider right now! We hope you’re feeling inspired too! What’s your favorite custom cocktail for fall? Share with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter

Wedding Wednesday: Signature Cocktails

We love weddings that celebrate the couple with signature cocktails! Incorporating a signature cocktail adds a personal touch to your wedding, and there are so many fun ways to do it. 

Have a story behind why you chose your signature cocktail? You could serve the drink you had on your first date, or a drink specific to the place where you first met (like these fun southern cocktails below). Guests will appreciate learning more about you as a couple. 

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Sometimes it’s not about the drink, but the way you display it. Add some extra sparkle to your day via this edible glitter. 

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A clever name for your signature cocktail will amuse your guests and have everyone wanting to try one! Using your own names in the drink name is another personal touch. If you’re looking for a more general wedding-related cocktail consider these fun names: Mai Tai the Knot, Bloody Marry Me, or these yummy Wedding Bell-inis. 

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To celebrate your different tastes, have two signature cocktails! 

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If you’re looking to have a drink for all ages to enjoy, try a non-alcoholic signature mocktail. This blackberry vanilla mocktail is just as tasty and as pretty as a traditional cocktail. 

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Another way to feature a non-alcoholic drink is by serving the classic cookies and milk. How cute are these drinks? 

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If no specific drink is calling your name, consider picking a drink based on its color! A signature cocktail that matches your wedding colors can be a cohesive addition to your reception. 

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Still not sure what your something blue will be? Try a blue signature cocktail.

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Consider the season! Summer calls for fun tropical drinks, or cocktails featuring watermelon flavors. However, weddings in the colder months are the perfect time to showcase a warmer drink like this winter sangria. 

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Winter Sangria

These original drinks are super cute, but simple to make. Pour champagne over cotton candy for a sweet addition to a classic wedding drink. 

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We’d love to hear what your signature cocktail was or if any of these ideas inspired you! And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Pinterest @TheDandelionPatch, and like us on Facebook

-Jessica