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Real Wedding Wednesday: The Four Seasons & Stomping of the Glass!

Welcome back to Real Wedding Wednesday! Today’s couple is Alison and Jon, a beautiful couple who decided to celebrate their special day at the Four Seasons Hotel, Washington DC!  This elegant and traditional Jewish ceremony brought to life by Cheers Darling DC was something truly spectacular.  The photography by Bonnie Sen captured all the perfect moments and will make them mementos for life! The Patchettes are so glad we could be a part of this gorgeous event!  





We’d like to thank all of our fellow vendors who contributed their expertise to bring this wedding to life! It was great fun working with everyone, and we look forward to future collaborations!

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Photographer: Bonnie Sen Photography | Venue: Four Seasons Washington DC  | Florals: Edge Floral Event Designers | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch | Hair & Makeup: Georgetown Bride | Video: Bowen Films | Planner: Cheers Darling DC


Trend Alert: All about florals!

We are dreaming of warmer weather and thinking ahead to spring and all the upcoming weddings we have!  Today we are featuring florals, because, they are such a big part of someones wedding.  The floral trend is always changing and becoming more and more spectacular!  We love seeing how creative planners and brides can get!

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Hanging florals should never go out of style! If your wedding is inside and you want an outdoor feel this is the perfect way to incorporate both! 

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Floral hoops are also a new trend, they can add depth to your reception and also are a great accent piece behind the bride and grooms table! 

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Geometric floral holders are very popular, especially in the copper color! Adding another element to the plating is always fun too! 

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Combining classic greenery with a rustic table setting is always gorgeous! 

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Finally, add a vintage piece with bold flowers to make your centerpieces stand out! 

Flower goals are definitely a thing and are very on trend right now, we hope this trend continues! Additionally, be sure to follow us at The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!


Real Wedding Wednesday: The Willard InterContinental, Elegance and Simplicity

Today for our real wedding Wednesday we are at The Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, DC where Caroline and Phil exchanged their vows.  With the outstanding photography of Robert Chicoine, the event was captured beautifully!  The soft lighting and warm tones from inside The Willard made the perfect setting for this elegant event.  With a simple wedding palette, they kept the overall aesthetic of their reception very classy! Caroline and Phil’s wedding day was truly stunning! 





We’d like to thank all of our fellow vendors who participated and contributed their expertise to bring this wedding to life! It was great fun working with everyone, and we look forward to future collaborations!

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Photographer: Robert Chicoine | Venue: Willard Intercontinental Hotel  | Florals: Edge Floral Event Designers | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch | Dress: Anne Barge | Hair & Makeup: Carola Myers | Band: Johnny Artis Band | Planner: Engaging Affairs 


Trend Alert: Translucent Touches!

New trends are popping up everywhere after the 2017 weddings finally came to a close.  One of the trends that we are most excited about are the acrylic pieces! Anything from the invitations, clear tents, wall to ceiling windows, and clear tables. People want a clear clean design and thats what translucent pieces have to offer. 

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Everyone wants their invitation to stand out, having a acrylic invitation is definitely a way to do so! 

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Acrylic bar menus are also another way to make it stand out! The hanging aspect is also a huge plus! 

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Hanging escort cards are becoming more and more popular, but adding the acrylic aspect is definitely going to be on trend! 

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The added modern look with the classic gold calligraphy is a stunning look! 

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Table numbers can be another place where acrylic is displayed. Add flowers or other textured object behind it so it will add depth to your centerpiece! 

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A display box for the acrylic is something special, it make an already beautiful invitation stand out even more! 

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Acrylic tents are also becoming more and more popular, they give structure but also let in the night sky and can be decorated with more modern lights.  

Acrylic pieces will make your wedding stand out, whether it’s the invitations or a tent it will definitely catch peoples eyes! Be sure to follow us at The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!


Get your cocktail on!

Beautifully presented drinks your reception is always the way to go! We love signature drinks, and they can even help with the cost of things! Create a two signature drinks, one for the bride and one for the groom. If you’re having severs, they can be passing the drinks on trays and that will make them stand out even more! It can also help with bar lines. Pick a signature drink that reflects you and your partners personality, it should be a representation of you both! 

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Having a sign display with the drinks so your guest can see what drinks you are offering!

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Spice up your glasses by adding a salt or sugar rim, depending on the drink and some fun colored ice cubes to tie it all together! 

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Garnishes are everything and these glasses are spectacular, adding texture is definitely a plus! Adding a cocktail card will be helpful for the guest so they know what is being served. 

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Need something to be your blue? Add a blue signature drink to your reception, a blueberry mojito is always a good option!

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Adding a tags to your drinks for a personal touch!

Signature drinks can be such a fun element in your reception! No matter the style of your wedding there are always unique ways to incorporate them. Check out our pages for more fun tips and ideas at The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!


Wedding Wednesday: Tudor Place and Fabulous Florals!

Today our real wedding Wednesday is on the Style Me Pretty shoot, which truly was something spectacular! Between the Tudor Place gardens and Kelly Hornberger being the photographer it was absoutely gorgeous! We are thrilled we could be a part of this shoot.  Tudor Place makes for the perfect setting to show off all the fabulous florals by Petals by the Shore!




We’d like to thank all of our fellow vendors who participated and contributed their expertise to bring this shoot to life! It was great fun working with everyone, and we look forward to future collaborations!

Photographer: Kelly Hornberger | Venue: Tudor Place | Florals: Petals by The Shore | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch | Dress: Anne Barge | Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Ana B | Jewelry: Atheria Jewelry | Veil: Shea Marie Designs

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Bringing in the New Year with a bang and lots of champagne!

With glamour, sparkle and (a lot) of bubbly, New Year’s can be your ideal wedding date. With traditions like kissing, popping champagne and confetti, is the perfect time to celebrate with all your loved ones! 

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A great way to add the theme into your wedding is the bridesmaid dresses, all colors of gold sparkle will definitely stand out! 

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Welcome signs are always a fun and creative way to incorporate the theme, and they are fun for guests!

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This gorgeous four tiered cake is perfect for a New Years wedding! It ties in the theme and is a definite show stopper!

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A champagne tower is the perfect statement piece for your wedding! It can be used for any number of guests and is a luxury piece for your guests. Most of all, it’s perfect for toast and for the arrival of guests! 

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Sparklers are always a great touch! They play into the New Years theme and is perfect for a send off! 

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Finally, bring on the New Year with your closest friends just at the clock strikes 12! 

New Years Eve weddings are definitely something special, they are the perfect way to ring everything that has passed over the last year and welcome new change into the upcoming year! Follow us into 2018 at The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter




All you need is love and donuts!

This is one of the new up and coming trends because everybody loves donuts, they are very affordable and can replace any other desserts: cake pops, cupcakes and even your wedding cake! Adding silly puns are a way to spice it up, a donut wall will surely be the hit of your reception!

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Donut walls are becoming a trend because it can be a way to save money or can be a fun DIY project to incorporate something more personal into your wedding! 

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Have something that is easy for guest to grab and get back to having fun! 

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If you still want to cut a wedding cake, you can! Have a smaller cake fill the other tiers with donuts! 

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Lay out all the options for your guests so the know what they can pick from! 

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A good way to incorporate this into your ceremony if you still want a cake is have the donut bar available for guests in between the ceremony and the reception. It’s quick and easy for guests to grab and continue to talk to the guests! 

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Give your guests a personalized gift bag! It’s super fun and another sweet personal item for your reception!

Having a donut bar is a way to make your dessert stand out at the ceremony! For more, check us out at The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!


Real Wedding Wednesday: Westbury Manor Ethereal Garden Escapade

Today’s Real Wedding finds us at Westbury Manor in Long Island, New York, where Rachel and Charles (Cap) exchange vows surrounded by sophisticated foliage of the venue’s outdoor garden. Throughout the ceremony, rich shades of greenery juxtapose tastefully with its classical counterpart in white, but not without subtle tweaks to the traditional palette that make this wedding all the more intimate! Additional hues of blush and airy blues leave the couple and loved ones faces fresh and absolutely aglow against the landscape’s outstanding elegance! Of course, none of this would be visible to us without the lovely Cadence Kennedy, who expertly captured moments from this eventful escapade to leave us in silent awe and satisfaction.



We’d like to thank all of our fellow vendors who participated and contributed their expertise to bring this wedding to life! It was great fun working with everyone, and we look forward to future collaborations!

Photographer: Cadence Kennedy | Venue: Westbury Manor | Florals: Flowers by Brian | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch | Dress: Lovely Bride | Shoes: Kate Spade | Hair & Makeup: Erica Does Makeup | Cake: Francesco’s Bakery | Band: Frank Michaels Band


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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