Happy #WeddingWednesday!

It’s #WeddingWednesday, and we’re sharing a special, styled shoot that we had the pleasure of creating with Eventi Floral & Events! This fabulous photo shoot highlights some of the big wedding trends of 2017.  The invitation suite features Greenery, the “it” color of the year according to Pantone. We also kept the palette trendy by adding silver because a metallic is always key! From the vineyard setting to the cutest escort card display ever, there’s lots of inspiration included in this post. Thank you to Amelia Johnson Photography for capturing the day in style!

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To view the whole shoot, check out the feature on Style Me Pretty! Thank you to the amazing vendors who worked with us to put together this styled shoot! We always appreciate y’all and couldn’t have picked a better team! 

Floral Design + Styling: Eventi Floral & Events | Photography: Amelia Johnson Photography | Wedding Dress: Love Couture Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Aerin | Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Catering: Heirloom Catering & Event Design | Hair + Makeup: Behind The Veil | Men’s Attire: Menguin | Desserts: Catherine George Cakes | Food Stylist: Heirloom Catering & Event Design | Model: Meghan | Napkins: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Party Rental LTD | Winery: Stone Tower Winery | Stationery: The Dandelion Patch

Trend Alert: Metallic Dresses

Today’s trend is metallic dresses! We know what you’re thinking…sounds a little strange? Well, we’re not talking futuristic silver or head-to-toe gold. This trend is all about metallic beading and thread, making it simple and chic! While metallic hues are likely to carry over to bridal fashion too, our favorite way to add metallics to your big day is through your bridal party! We’ve included lots of bridesmaid dress inspiration below. Go ahead- add a little sparkle to your planning!

Featured Below: Adrianna Papell

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This trend is perfect for mismatched bridesmaid dresses!

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We love mixing silver and golds too!

Featured Below: Magnolia Rouge

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Pro Tip: Keep your bouquets very neutral if selecting metallic dresses!

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Pretty on every skin tone!

The Patchettes can not get enough of these metallic dresses! We also love this trend, because it matches our favorite pretty paper. Ask about our gold, silver, and rose gold foil lettering for your invitations and day-of wedding paper! Make an appointment at our Tysons Corner showroom today! You can also follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for all our favorite trends!

Ringing in the New Year

The Patchettes hope everyone had an awesome time ringing in the New Year this weekend! In addition to marking the New Year, these winter months are often known as “engagement season.” We’ve certainly see a ton of exciting proposals pop up on our social media pages. It’s really such a magical time, filled with family and warmth. What better time to propose? While we’re getting prepared for wedding season, it has been so fun to focus on the stunning rings that we’re seeing online and in the store too. Here’s a few engagement ring trends that the Patchettes have noticed and are predicting to be popular in 2017!

Featured Below: Wedding Forward

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Rose gold is still making a splash in 2017. We’re not surprised, because it’s super flattering on every skin tone!

Featured Below: Reverie

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Unique gemstones like sapphires or emeralds have been replacing diamonds, during this engagement season!

Featured Below: Wedding Forward

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Vintage rings with intricate details remain popular!

Featured Below: The Huffington Post

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We love stacked rings, and we’re hoping this trend stays for awhile!

Featured Below: Reverie

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Whether pair cut or round diamonds, halo rings have been super popular!

We really do love the excitement of newly engaged couples, and we’re lucky to work with so many. From announcements to invitations, our Patchettes are happy to help you with all your pretty paper needs! To get started, please make an appointment at our Tysons Corner Showroom. You can also keep up with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

Balloon Letter Love

These balloon letters are all over our Pinterest and Instagram feeds right now, and we’re not complaining! This trend is so fun and perfect for your wedding. They’re inexpensive and customizable. Consider ordering your new last name or initials! You can also use these balloons to point guests to the bar or dessert table. Just because letter balloons are a popular trend, doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with how you use them. We just have one request: order an extra of each letter in case a letter blows away – trust us!

Featured Below: Wedding Chicks

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Did we mention how great these balloons look in photos?

Featured Below: Emily Holt

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They’re stylish in gold or silver!

Featured Below: Supply and Co. Etsy Shop

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Keep it simple with an X and O!

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No string? No problem!

Featured Below: Supply and Co. Etsy Shop

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We’re completely smitten with this rose gold piece!

While this trend fits many occasions, we really love these wedding looks! The metallic look of the balloons go with all our favorite paper trends, from gold calligraphy to rose gold envelope liners. If you’re curious about our wedding paper, please make an appointment at our Tysons Corner showroom. You can also keep up with the Patchettes’ favorite wedding looks by following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!