Monday Funday: Oreo Themed!

Happy Monday everyone, we hope you enjoyed your weekend and are ready for a productive work week! So, apparently on March 6th is national Oreo day.  Today for our blog we are going to be talking about black and white themed weddings and all the puns that come along with it! “Oreo going to be at my wedding?” “Oreo going to the wedding” 

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Simple and classic is always going to be a trend, the touch of the black makes it so interesting!

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Cake are becoming more and more elaborate, which is amazing! We love the personalized details. 

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Have your ladies be dressed in black beside you, then you stand out even more than you already will! 

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Want a white dress but black access pieces? Have a jacket made so that all the colors are incorporated! 

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If you don’t want a cake but you still need a dessert bar this is perfect, and super cute! 

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Monday Funday: Wintery Woodland

Happy Monday to all of our bloggers, we hope you had a great weekend!  We are ready for a productive week as February comes to a close! We are still dreaming of warmer weather but since we got this snow storm its a little bit of a reality check! Winter weddings are so beautiful, with all the evergreens and pine cones! With this little bit or snow this weekend I bet it made for some beautiful photos. 

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Table settings set the theme of weddings, having the evergreens as your centerpiece is always an idea! 

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We love creative escort cards, they are so fun for the guests to receive! 

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We are obsessed with ring and detail shots! So many people forget about all the small things when they could be the most important!

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Cakes have taken a whole new turn, they are becoming more and more detailed and we are loving it! 

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Florals are so gorgeous, especially when they are centerpieces as well as bouquets! 

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Incorporate it into the grooms boutonnière! 

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Real Wedding Wednesday: Old Town Alexandria’s Wintery Romance

Happy Real Wedding Wednesday everyone! It makes perfect sense that we share Melissa and Bogdan’s wedding that was featured on United with Love on Valentines day! Virtue Feed and Grain in Old Town Alexandria was transformed into a gorgeous and intimate ceremony. With the stunning photography by Andrea Rodway Photography it was all captured beautifully! Lastly, we are so happy we could be a part of this wedding! 

  

 

Additionally, we’d like to thank all the vendors who made this wedding possible! We love working with all of you! 

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Photography: Andrea Rodway Photography | Venue: Virtue Feed and Grain | Event Planning: Amelia Lawrence | Floral: Vintage Floral Design | Stationery: The Dandelion Patch Beauty: Agape Airbrush Makeup and Hair | Engagement Ring: Paul Michael Design | Wedding Ring: Mara Joyce | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Bride’s Shoes: Charlotte Olympia 

Holiday Special: Until Next Year, Red Green & White

While our twinkling lights twinkled and joyous voices caroled, the fa-la-la-la-festive day that we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! Merry Christmas everybody! Up until now we haven’t had a chance to truly appreciate the holiday’s visual contributions to season’s celebrations, so we’ve compiled a collection of holly, jolly (at times even delicious) Christmas-inspired wedding features! Read on to sample essences of Christmas that we adore and will most certainly miss as we part ways with #xmas2017.

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Cranberries are a huge feature of winter wedding decorations! You really can’t miss these ruby gems come holiday season.

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Another thing to miss? DESSERTS. Holy cow, the red-green-and-white only make them all the more irresistible! (‘Eat me! Eat me!’ squeak the little cupcake snowmen)

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Bouquets interspersed with deep reds and greens gave us the gradual, aesthetically-pleasing fall-to-winter transition that paralleled the weather outside!

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Until next year, Christmas trees…

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You’ll miss the chance to watch your trusty little helpers scurry down your aisle ahead looking absolutely darling in rich ribboning!

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Unfortunately, candy canes seem to take on much larger roles prior to/while building up to Christmas-time, but it’s still worth noticing even if in preparation for the next year!

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Sparkles and glitter are the definition of Christmas! You’ll want to keep an eye out for these glamorous gowns!

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Naked cake of red-white-and green remind us of an edible winter wonderland!

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Cocktails bearing the cheerful spirit of the Christmas holiday: You shall be greatly missed!

But until this day is over, we wish you the merriest Christmas with all the red-green-white grandeur you have left to celebrate with!

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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!

Flower Crown Favorites

Flower crowns started as a very indie trend that was mostly popular with boho brides. Now, flower crowns are becoming more and more mainstream. This trend has also maintained popularity through every season, proving it’s here to stay. Sorry summer – winter flower crowns are the new and improved take on this look! They’re cranberry filled and flawless in burgundy hues. Here are a few of our favorites for your winter wonderland wedding!

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This dress, that crown, those flowers – wow!

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Perfectly paired with a braid and fur!

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We can’t get over the lovely blend of greens in this crown.

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Make a statement with a few bold flowers!

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Finally, winter flower crowns were made for man buns and matching, burgundy suits!

We can’t get enough of these flower crowns. They’re our favorite Snapchat filter in real life! What could be better? For more of our favorite wedding trends, please follow the Patchettes on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. You can also find us on Snapchat (@chiefpatchette)!

Winter Wonderland Furs

One HUGE winter wedding trend that we’ve noticed is fur cover-ups for brides. It seems a touch of fur adds just the right amount of glamour and warmth to your bridal look. We’re in love with the magic a fur brings to winter wedding photography too. If you’re worried about staying warm on your big day, let these images inspire you to wrap yourself in a fur cover-up:

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A fur wrap, a warm drink, and a handsome groom – all you need to stay warm!

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You’ll be singing “Let It Snow” in this winter look!

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Keep it simple and cut costs with a fur scarf!

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Fur wraps really complement antique beading and jewelry!

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You’ll feel like an old Hollywood starlet in this bridal outfit!

We can’t get enough of these fur looks! What’s your favorite winter wedding trend? Share with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter

A Burgundy Big Day

Are you planning a winter wedding? Well, we’re here to remind you that a festive wedding doesn’t have to be filled with red and green. For an elegant affair, we’re recommending burgundy for your winter wedding. Keep scrolling down for all the burgundy inspiration you could need:

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Burgundy is perfectly paired with blush!

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Super romantic on an au natural cake!

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These shoes alone will make you want to plan a burgundy wedding!

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We’re obsessed with this floral arrangement as a ceremony backdrop!

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Your friends and family will love this look!

Burgundy is definitely a Patchette-pick for this season! For more help from the Patchettes, please make an appointment at our Tysons Corner Showroom. 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!

Only One Month Till Christmas

The Patchettes hope that you had a lovely Thanksgiving, filled with family and lots of turkey! We’re all busy eating leftovers and wishing the day wasn’t over. Of course, the upside to the end of Thanksgiving festivities is that Christmas is just around the corner! We love winter holidays and winter weddings. Put on your favorite holiday songs and get brainstorming for your upcoming celebration decor with us. We’ve rounded up our favorite pine inspired pics to get us in the mood! 

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How stunning is this holiday themed aisle?

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These mason jar centerpieces are so easy to make if you’re on a budget – and so festive!

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Rustic venues are always pretty in pine!

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This backdrop is perfect for reception photos or a ceremony space!

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Finally, we love pine graphics for holiday wedding invitations! This look is perfect for any holiday cards or stationery too. Remember, we make custom pretty paper for all your needs! To view more of our work, follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!