Friday Funday: Passport to love!

Happy Friday! We hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend, because we sure are!  With one of our patchettes getting ready to fly to Florida on Sunday, we were talking about all the destinations we wanted to go! No matter how far you are traveling destination weddings are always so fun! There’s just something about packing up and traveling for a long weekend that everyone enjoys! 

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Want a quick get away to Pairs? Make sure you get the iconic photo! 

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These two decided to tie the knot where Star Wars was filmed, cool right?!

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Give your guests something to remember your day and that they can always use!

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We love creative escort cards! They make everything better! 

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Having your wedding on the beach? Turn an old boat into your bar! 

We are dreaming of all the places we still have yet to visit looking at all of these gorgeous photos! We hope this makes you dream of warmer weather and sunshine! Lastly, don’t forget to check back in with us on Monday for more trends! 

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Monday loveday: Love is in the air!

Happy Monday, we hope you had a great weekend! With Valentines Day on Wednesday and all the couples going out to celebrate, we are going to talk about different ways to make your wedding day stand out.  Even more than it does already with being on Valentines Day! Valentines day is a special day to get married because, it’s already filled with so much love that having a wedding just takes it to the next level. 

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Want to make your first kiss as husband and wife even more special, add in the heart shaped balloons! 

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Add some color to your bouquet! The deep red and pale pinks are perfect for a Valentines day wedding! 

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Valentines colored floral wall, nothing gets better than that!

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Have a fun signature drink during cocktail hour, make sure its red or pink so the theme continues throughout the night! 

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Red velvet cake is always the way to go, especially if you’re getting married on valentines day! 

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Finally, do you need cute party favor for your guests? Use candy hearts!

Be sure to follow us at The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter! More importantly, don’t forget to check back in with is on Wednesday for a Real Wedding!

Real Wedding Wednesday: Backyard Farm and Autumn Bliss

Happy Real Wedding Wednesday everyone! This real wedding is a special one, because the bride is Patchette Allison’s cousin! We loved helping her vision come to life with her invitations that set the tone for her gorgeous fall wedding. The wedding was held at their family farm, which made it all the more special. From the stunning handmade cross decked with pretty florals at the end of the aisle, to the rich fall colors, to the small rustic touches – this wedding is the epitome of an elegant farm wedding! We are vicariously living through the amazing photos by Courtney Smith Photography, wishing we were there!

 

   

 

 

Finally, we’d like to thank all the vendors who could make their dream wedding come true! You all were truly amazing to work with! Additionally, we are so happy we could be a part of this wedding in more than one way! 

Also, be sure to follow us at The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for more real wedding Wednesdays! 

Photographer: Courtney Smith Photography | Planning: Style Altar’d | Florals: Flowers and Weeds  | Hair & Makeup: Blissfully Beautiful Bride | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch | Calligraphy: Allison Manuel | Catering: Pappy’s Smokehouse | Bar: Wandering Sidecar Bar 

Trend Alert: Carpet Composition

Interestingly enough, psychological experiments have revealed that walking on carpeting induces less stress than walking on hard wood flooring, so it’s certainly no wonder that carpets and rugs have gained attention in the magical realm of wedding decor. Not only are they comforting to the spirit (for wedding couple and guests alike), but they also exist for their versatility as flooring. Would you consider a single elaborate, statement-making piece, or perhaps feature multiple for a more artistic, hodge-podge aesthetic? Powerful compositions of texture and intricate ornamentation give way to gorgeous, one-of-a-kind photography!

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Eat like royalty with rich, luscious carpeting under your feet!

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Arrange multiple carpets into an innovative aisle! Embrace the spontaneity!

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A carpet-lined staircase contributes both richness in quality and dimensional depth to your conventional curtain backdrop.

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A picnic reception with cushions and miniature tables! Count me in!

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Heighten the spirits with a pop of color! Be bright! Be bold!

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Let the carpet speak for all!

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Battle it out, but only soft surfaces, of course.

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Float away blissfully with a beautifully woven base!

If you’ve seen our pretty paper gallery, you’ll know that we’re certainly not strangers to textures or patterns! Follow The Dandelion Patch FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for more trendy topics coming your way!

How to: Celebrate Your Apple-y Ever After

You know it’s truly autumn when you’re scrolling through your Instagram feed or friends’ Snap-stories and pictures from apple-picking excursions are showing up every weekend. Since apples are so frequently associated with this season, imagine just how perfectly they’ll fit as a fall wedding? Not only does the fruit adapt easily to serve as various elements of a ceremony and/or reception, but the apple also display a palette that projects autumnal vibes. Keep reading to see all the ways these delicious, “doctor-repelling” fruit can be featured!

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Chocolate and caramel coated apple slices are easy and fun to make, but even easier and more fun to eat!

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10 points for each apple you find! You’d be surprised how well they blend into this impressive centerpiece!

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Your guests won’t be able to resist the sweetness once they get a taste of that homemade caramel apple sangria!

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It’s not exactly your typical wedding “cake”, but it definitely sets the tone for the season!

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Though they might not be very edible post-transformation, apple candles are easy to craft and quite stunning to look at!

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Put a seasonal twist on regular mimosas and you get the cinnamon apple cider version instead!

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SURPRISE! What would be your first reaction to such an adorably whimsical proposal?

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Better get the competitive spirit going – rally up your guests for a good ol’ game of apple bobbing!

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And then there’s our classic apple dessert! Some people like to package and wrap ’em up in ribbons and sparkles; others prefer it simple and straightforward. One thing’s for sure though – there is no going wrong with either pick!

If you’re hungry for more appeeling wedding inspiration or would like to browse through apple-easing collection of pretty paper, follow The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

Doting on Dots, Part Two: People & Parties

In Monday’s “Part One: Cakes & Bakes“, we posted about all things sweet and Swiss-dotted. Here, we give you Part Two, a compilation of similarly patterned reception decor as well as some delightfully dotted wedding fashion pieces for further inspiration!

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Sweet dotted accents gently drift along to the breeze – it’s absolutely feasible if you’re looking for that level of calm and cool!

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Add a nibble of of chic coziness to your reception with Swiss-dotted table cloth!

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A pretty bow in the back brings a lovely fairy tale quality to this magical day!

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But they also work in Boho, beach-themed celebrations! This time, don’t hesitate to deck out in dots from head-to-toe!

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Not too plain, not too fancy – what a way to subtly show off your exquisite taste!

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OR even consider donning a pair of adorably spunky socks down that aisle! Pair it with  pattern-less white shoes for a perfect balance!

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Let’s talk hair accessories! Try out a short, dotted veil for a more non-traditional presentation! We think this blusher veil would be especially fitting for a country or rustic-edged wedding!

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Swiss dots have a magical ability to mix n’ match with many other patterned material, such as the floral swirl patches at the edges of this fingertip-length veil.

Surely after all this, you must want to give this texture a try! Don’t just limit your options to decor and wedding wear – consider applying them to your paper goods? You tell us what you want, and we’ll work with you to produce some gorgeous invitations in preparation for your gorgeous wedding! Be sure to follow The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

Trend Alert: Table Dressings

While typically our discussions pertain to decor that sit ON tabletop surfaces, today we bring you decor OF these surfaces: a pinch of razzle-dazzle to “dress-up” those plain ol’ things. Finding a suitable table fabric certainly contributes much to a wedding reception’s overall aesthetic, which can be accredited to the fabric’s nature of making. In other words, what type of material is this? Each piece of cloth will carry within itself a different set of initial associations (i.e. burlap is for rustic outdoor/barnyard weddings only; tulle only fits the younger age group). But of course, there really isn’t any official structured rules or “correct answers”, nor any limitation in pairing your choice in fabric with the other elements of your ceremony – so have some fun considering your options! Trust your instincts, and pick the one(s) that feels right to you!

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Burlap often creates a more homely atmosphere when used under a roof with twinkling lights!

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It looks as if the table had gone ahead and gotten its own extravagant, rose-swirl patterned “dress” for the evening!

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Silky smooth satin makes even arbitrary folds and pools of the fabric look lavishly elegant!

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Ironically, velvet material nowadays seems to take on a chic, modern edge as opposed to a reference to medieval times.

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A simple cotton basket weave black and white table-runner such as the one above will certainly get the decorating job done!

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Small, circle sew-on pieces resolve themselves into a frock-like material complete with its gorgeously ruffled texture! And here’s another idea: instead of generating light from object on top, have the light source function from underneath!

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Sheer linen has a way of crumpling up that, rather than looking ragged, actually ends up carrying more stylish candidness in these photo shoots!

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Knitted large place mats set off vintage vibes, especially when draped across old, classy furniture!

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And all that glitters is gold…

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Instead of a putting them on a sign, hang these words of encouragement off your table so everyone gets the message!

For more inspiration, connect with The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter! We love new friends!

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!

Trend Alert: We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Although the temperatures out around these days still waver in the 80s, September’s arrival is a silent reminder that summer is nearing its end. In the spirit of good times from summer 2017, we’d like to bring you a wedding trend feature that’ll make you reminisce on those midsummer’s days of lounging under the sun, soaking up all that Vitamin-D and sweating like a hog. But more importantly, after reading this blog you’ll be able to recall all the ice cream that you sought out, no doubt about that! Scroll down to check out various creative ways summer weddings have endeavored to include this sweet treat in their reception!

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Ice cream cake is always a delicious alternative to regular cake!

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Or… how about a giant sundae? Not only is it much easier to share, there are no sharp knives involved either!

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Knowing how amazing orange creamsicles can be, this float version of the same treat must just be as delightful!

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Keep the cones, switch out the actual ice cream for some color-coordinated floral pieces, and voilà! – you now have a gorgeous centerpiece!

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Shake things up a bit with the self-serve system! Here’s to a fantastic ice cream cookie experience!

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Fit in some custom-made utensils so your names are remembered!

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Bring back the childhood familiarity of the ice cream truck – what a great way to bond with your guests!

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Raspberry sorbet plus some pink champagne? It’s certainly making us drool just imagining how refreshing it would taste!

Whether it is flavor labels or bride-and-groom monograms – perhaps even a punny sign or two – connect with The Dandelion Patch through FacebookInstagram, and Twitter, and we’ll provide you with the pretty paper you’ll need!

Trend Alert: Project Parasol

Early history marks the parasol as an item of luxury, an accessory once fit for only the nobility who had servants carry these mobile canopies over their heads as they strolled or lounged under the powerful rays of the summer sun. Today, parasols continue its existence fulfilling purposes of sun protection, but with the concept of servants mostly extant in modern society – not to mention the production of applicable sunscreen lotion that is, comparably, much less burdensome – parasols have once again struck favor with an area of luxury and pleasantness today: the wedding industry! However, instead of allowing the parasol to stay in its line of work as an effective sun-blocking agent, people have broken convention to find creative ways of integrating this picturesque, light-weight accessory into their planned celebration! Today, we bring you project parasol: a project with potential, a party of perfection!

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Parasols make for a practical outdoor-ceremony accessory, AND the perfect wedding favor!

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Or make them available in size XXL!

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Say “I do” under a color-filled parasol-collaged wedding arch! Then, simply save it for later as a bright and cheerful photo backdrop!

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Let these pristine, pink parasols guide you down towards your most cherished other!

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It’s like a wedding bouquet held upside-down over your head!

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Parasols are the perfect tool for professional, wedding photoshoots!

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Top off these summer cocktails with miniature lace parasols!

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Each person gets a parasols to call their own, especially if their names are attached!

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Considering they’ve looked adorable in every picture so far, it’s no surprise that parasols also make for pristine centerpieces!

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Throw in a few floral garlands to mimic those beautiful botanical surroundings!

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A waltz under a canopy of colorful, upside-down parasols and twinkling night – not your typical idea of romance, but enchanting all the same

!Interested in pretty paper to match those pretty parasol decorations? Share your ideas with The Dandelion Patch through FacebookInstagram, and Twitter or call for an appointment to discuss them in person!