Trend Alert: Winter Knick-Knacks n’ Wraps

The wintry weather doesn’t excuse anyone from its chilly touch – not even the prettiest of brides and bridesmaids! But no worries, we’ve found some lovely solutions on our shoulders, (literally). Check them out below!

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Use your scarves and shawls to highlight the undeniable beauty of some of this season’s classic palettes! Watch how these ladies stand angelic and all aglow draped in shimmery winter wonder!

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You can never have enough of classic tri-tonal-plaid blanket scarves!

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Vibrant contrasts make quite the visual statement, don’t you think?

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Matching fur collars not only look oh-so-chic and fabulous in photos, but they’ll also keep your girlfriends cozy and warm during your winter wedding!

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Colorful scarf giveaways with a smart little rhyme – how practical and adorable!

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For all who are uniform-phobic: here’s a chance to spontaneously mis-match the heck out of a “let’s-coordinate-everything!” occasion and still look absolutely charming!

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A chic indie fringed wrap might not be the ideal winter-season look, but it certainly holds an excellent sprinkle of texture for any who prefers something unconventional!

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While thin, textured scarves hold certain appeal, how can one not be utterly smitten by matching half-mitts?

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Red and green for the holidays, white for the bride, and GOLD – just because there’s no such thing as too much golden-glory-glam for occasions like these!

Pick and choose your wrap accessories colors wisely, because they might feature well in some custom curated invitations! In the meantime, check out our pretty paper gallery at The Dandelion Patch’s FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for more inspiration!

Floral Fanatics: For the Fashion-Forward Groom

To all our prime-husband-material grooms out there: perhaps it’s time to explore the floral aesthetic in the realm of wedding fashion! What’s it like to transcend the boutonniere and try something more or even just something different? We guarantee you’ll have ladies gushing at your taste for floral print! To the rest of the gentlemen in our lives – don’t worry, we didn’t forget about you! – you’re more than welcome to join in on this on any special occasion. Don’t say we didn’t warn you once you’re that one guy in the room picking up the most compliments!

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It’s so easy to gush over bow-ties nowadays! Check out this one in floral print!

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Socks are one of those clothing items that typically go unnoticed, but once realized can let people understand that you are always down to start a trend!

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The more the merrier!

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In consideration of dropping temperatures, we suggest wearing a wool waistcoat along with your choice of floral, just to give it that quality autumn look.

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White with saturated darker hues, such as the deep red rose patterning pictured above lets us indulge in romantic wintry vibes!

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Dark patterned floral works well too, especially fitting of current seasons!

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Simple things such as switching out that plain, single-colored pocket square for a fancier one of floral patterning are really all you have to do to make your outfit more exciting!

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Some of you may also want to consider a mash-up version of the boutonniere and pocket square!

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Brides should make sure to prepare themselves for some tough competition out there on the aisle with a groom in a bright-colored suit AND floral!

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A couple known for their fun, expressive projects (check out their art on Instagram, “The Gay Beards”!) has brought floral-izing to a whole new level!

Floral palettes and prints easily inspire incredibly elegant and stunning pretty paper! We’ll have such a blast working with you to discover your dream design! Connect with The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for regular updates and inspiration!

How to: Personalize Your Classic White Bouquet

Bouquets are one of those wedding essentials that typically get at least one photo feature all by themselves, so we deem it a pretty important visual element. The classic greenery-and-white elegance motif continues to trend as a popular motif for many lucky couples’ weddings, with their breath of fresh simplicity and quiet charm. Not only so, we also find it lovable as a flexible floral palette, as it is able to retain its delightful qualities while graciously integrating other characteristics that are brought in as a result of adjustments made to the original arrangement. Below are a few sample bouquets we’ve collected to show what we mean by this flexibility. It’s truly a wonder just how much voice and personality the classic bouquet can come to embody with the most subtle of manipulations!

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Mix-‘n-matching is a great place to start! A generous blend of white blooms and greenery and can say a number of things about your wedding, depending on the type of florals and foliage you select as well as the balance of color tones!

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To all our gorgeous gals out there prepping for a winter wedding – nothing says “winter” more than sparse scatterings of berry clusters! And white roses are simply too romantic!

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As we had mentioned earlier, you’d be surprised at how well subtle adjustments to the white bouquet speak to specific environments or event atmospheres. Faint washes of blush or peach are the ultimate bouquet to an elegant winery or vineyard wedding!

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Single-bloom collections make excellent wedding bouquets as well! Sometimes it’s better to embrace the minimalism – that alone sets you apart!

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While we’re on the topic of single-bloom bouquets, this one is made up of the baby’s-breath plant (sometimes interchangeably described as its scientific genus name “gypsophila”). Compared to the previous bouquet of peonies, we felt as if this one spoke a completely different language. What are your thoughts?

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But if you’re feeling a bit tight and smushed from all the subtlety we’ve been advocating, know that it’s also okay to take things a (small) step further and mix in a single bold color. For the winter season we recommend burgundy or wine for the serious “pop” effect in your otherwise classic white bouquet!

Let your blooms inspire a palette for the rest of the visuals for your celebration! We would love to work with you to create your stationary aesthetic! (For references of our work, be sure to check out our pretty paper gallery on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!) The end product will be simply stunning – we can’t wait to see it come to life!

Trend Alert: Ring Photography in the Fall

When you’re provided a spectrum of warm color tones as present in the Fall, and there is a wedding to be celebrated somewhere in the near future, what’s left is a plethora of photographic opportunities to capture those intimate moments within the richness of nature! The wedding ring, in particular, holds enough symbolic value to have its own features in every real wedding photography collection. Ultimately, we decided to combine all of these ideas to curate today’s fall season trend post!

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Is it just us, or does this picture give off major Cinderella vibes? But then again, why would anyone give up a perfect fairy tale moment?

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As much as we appreciate pumpkins in size Regular, the cuteness of these little ones really get to you too!

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If you are more drawn towards the conventional monochromatic scheme of traditional weddings, here’s another way to incorporate this popular fall season motif!

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Back in ancient Egypt, the ring stood as a symbol for the eternal love of (human) spouses. However, since our bride and groom are not yet present to reflect the wisdom of the old Egyptian sentiment, acorns are all we’ve got.

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The uneven repetition and distribution of circular forms give way to such an intriguing aesthetic!

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When the leaves fall off, we put the rings on.

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We think you might have caught something pre-tty important there! What are you still waiting for?! Just reel it in already!

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Nothing better to represent Autumn than a browning leaf!

For more info and inspo celebrating this colorful season, follow The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

Trend Alert: One-Tiered Wonders

We’re used to seeing wedding cakes in size “Tall”, in all their three- or four-tier glory. Here, we’ve compiled a series of single-tiered cakes, decorated just as exquisitely – only more petite, and more approachable! Although larger cakes gather attention right away, their smaller alternatives are also extremely impressive, as all of the raw talent of these artists are essentially condensed into one little tier. You’ll be shocked to see just how mind-blowingly ornate and well-crafted these delectable creations can be!

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Hands up high if you’re already drooling!

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A simple greenery, white and gold cake transformed into a fabulous display, just with a flourish of orchids!

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I spy with my little eye, a wondrous piece of art nearby…

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Don’t be fooled by these rosy buttercream prints! Unlike the previous piece, the marks on this “LOVE”-ly cake are created from finger-painting.

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This absolutely irresistable features six layers of chocolate filled with equally chocolatey ganache! Warning: frequent use of “chocolate” as adjective to describe said cake quick to follow.

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Golden drips make for a golden wedding, yes?

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According to the creator’s description, this cake features purple buttercream paired with turquoise isomalt. Oh, and did we mention it had upside-down drips?

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The only cherry bomb dot com – with this incredible design and palette, why not throw in some matching cupcakes too?

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This cake would probably look just as enticing even with just the painterly florals.

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Painted cake, oil on canvas cake.

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Soft sprinklings of sugar bring about mysterious chalky effect, but that’s the very quality that draws people in.

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And we’re rounding it all up with a fluffy gingerbread cake with caramelized apples and topped with brown butter frosting!

Perhaps the design of your cake will inspire a concept for pretty paper, or vice versa. Feel free to call us for an appointment; we’d love to discuss your ideas in person! In the meantime, it only takes one click to connect with us through our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

Flower Crowns for the Non-Bride

Flower crowns have remained a favorite among bridal hair accessories as boho trends continue to trickle through the wedding community. Typically, one would expect the bride to wear it down the aisle, as the bright blooms work to be quite attention-grabbing. Today’s post, however, brings consideration to the inverse: what would happen if other featured guests at your celebration had the opportunity to flaunt their own set of fragrant floral circlets upon their heads as well?

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No one will be able to direct their gazes elsewhere when this little darling steps out in a crown of rosy blooms!

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Make that TWO little darlings! Matching florals will have hearts melting in no time!

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The more, the merrier!

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You’ll be the one in white, alright – experiment with brighter colors, and you’ll find that it does nothing to detract attention from yourself!

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Gracefully glide down that aisle among a flurry of bright red-and-orange flowers!

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“…anyone can be a princess today,” declared Mia Thermopolis of the Princess Die. Well, guess what, grandmothers – so can you!

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Mommy & Me flower crowns? Excellent idea!

Consider applying your floral palette to your selection of pretty paper, or vice-versa! We’d love to work with you to coordinate the colors! In the meantime, follow The Dandelion Patch on our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter to check out our galleries or receive regular samples of our work!

Trend Alert: Bows in Bloom

The idea of bows on dresses seems like such an antiquated, childish concept, but we’re seeing a recent breakthrough of bow decoration, especially in wedding fashion! When you’ve only got one main color to work with, you’ll find these bows blooming on dresses in surprisingly fresh and contemporary directions! Keep reading to see a sampling of  variations in bow size, shape, color, and location on your next bow-adorned dress!

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Simple, clean and crisp, a tailored bow at the waist accessorizes with expert subtlety!

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Multiple bows along the spine create exciting, symmetrical reveals of skin!

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Juxtapose the backless, tulle-train dress with a basic, thick-ribboned bow!

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If you prefer to keep your body bow-free, how about we bring them up to your sleeves?

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What happens when we stack an intricate lace bow over a similarly laced bodice and gown?

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Here’s a bow that speaks larger than life!

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Try a ribbon of a different shade for a steady pop of color against your all-white gown!

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Or add in a bit more spontaneity and spark of personality and go for the all-floral option

Add a bow to your stationary! Connect with The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter to check out some of our custom designs! Or, even better, come browse through our ribbon collection in person, select a color and material, then discuss where the ribbon should go on the paper – just like those bows on the dresses!

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!

Trend Alert: Sweet Maple Merriment

‘Tis the merry season for maple syrup! Well, that’s not logistically true, as prime tree-tapping season generally occurs in the late-winter or early-spring. However, we’ve found that the common maple palette of rich oranges and golden browns easily fits into any autumn atmosphere! Scroll on ahead for some oh-so-(wedding)-brunchable sweets and treats that will surely leave your guests sticky for more!

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Instead of a perfectly-sculpted, evenly-coated cake, make your brunch party cake stand out with a Pollockian splatter of syrup, whipping cream and berrries galore!

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Nothing carries fall vibes more so than these crunchy bunch of syrup-sweet munch-ables!

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We recommend keeping track of the number of pancakes you go through – for future bragging purposes, of course.

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Why not throw in another fall foodie motif when such a combination is deliciously possible?

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Easy to make, easy to eat, – it’s a total win-win, if you ask us!

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And last but not least, let’s not forget the star of our post! Petite maple-leaf-shaped glass bottles make for fantastic guest favors!

Perhaps you’d like to consider a maple palette for your very own set of fall-season paper goods! Simply call for an appointment, or hit that like/follow button on our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for more weekly inspiration!

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!