Monday Feature: Puppy Lovin’

Brides today want to change up their wedding and do something to make them stand out!   One way to do that is to make your bouquets less that traditional by using puppies! More and more people are doing this to raise attention towards adoption of animals. Some brides even make sure that their wedding party are all in places in their lives where they can actually adopt the puppy that they chose to take photos with! 

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Make a cute sign to promote the SPCA that you are working with! 

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Have real flowers for the ceremony and the grab a puppy to take cute photos with! 

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All smiles promoting such a good cause, and celebrating the marriage of two people!

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The couple is extremely passionate about animals, especially rescue dogs. They couldn’t of imagined their ceremony without adding these little ones! 

Adding these furry friends are always add a special touch.  Especially, if the whole wedding parry could adopt them after the wedding! Also, don’t forget to add us at The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter

Trend Alert: A Veiled Floral Frenzy

If you asked a child to draw a bride, they’ll most likely sketch out the white wedding dress, perhaps some pretty shoes and maybe even the figure holding a bouquet of sorts, but he or she will almost always remember the wedding veil. Despite its curious origins (you’ll have to look that one up yourself!) the veil remains an essential piece of wedding attire, and, like all other worn pieces in the entire bridal composition, it has a rich history with the fashion industry. That being said, the traditional veil has evolved into various modified versions of itself, with a plethora of accessories and/or embellishments to add individual statements. With rising trends in floral-embellished veils, we’ve collected a few of our favorites here for inspiration!

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Three-dimensional floral embellishments such as the ones on this mantilla veil will certainly capture the attention of all every single person the moment you step foot into the ceremony!

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Simple floral lace-patches add the perfect amount of grace and charm to the look!

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Gold accents will pair fabulously with both the white of the bride’s dress and the black of the groom’s!

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This ballet (or waltz) length veil seems to wrap the bride up in a botanical flurry with its border patch-embellishments as if exalting the surrounded figure as the single most beautiful rose in the garden.

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Although the border floral decorations are harder to see on a chapel-length veil, it’ll pair nicely with a dress with a more detailed bust.

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What a clever design! Wearing a cathedral-length veil like this will appear as if gold roses are floating behind you as you glide flawlessly down that aisle!

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Don’t be afraid to go all-out if your outfit calls for it, or if you are simply finding yourself helplessly desiring a cape of flowers! ‘Cause how fun would that be?

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Real Wedding Wednesday: Willard InterContinental Hotel D.C. Elegance

Welcome back to Real Wedding Wednesday! Today’s couple is Betsy and Chris, a beautiful couple who decided to celebrate their special day at the Willard InterContinental Hotel. This D.C. couple decided to incorporate the city skyline into the liner of the invitation and chose simple elegant script to inform their guests the details of their special day. This elegant affair, planned by Soco Events, was timeless and trendy (especially Betsy’s all-white bouquet, as we featured all-white weddings on the Bits and Buds blog a couple weeks ago!). Betsy’s bouquet is perfectly highlighted by her choice of gown from our Friendor Lovely Bridal! Check out the rest of this wedding below.


How stunning was this wedding! It would not have been possible without this talented team of vendors whom we enjoyed working with. We want to send our kindest regards to Betsy and Chris as they embark on a life of love and laughter!

Photographer: Susie and Becky | Planner: Soco Events | Venue: The Willard InterContinental Hotel | Florist: Petals and Promises | Dress: Lovely Bridal | Hair: Amie Decker Beauty | Makeup: Faces by Shawn | DJ: Bialeks | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch

Real Wedding Wednesday: Kaitlyn & Douglas

It’s one of our favorite days of the year: National Wedding Day! To celebrate we want to welcome you back to another Real Wedding Wednesday, where today we are discussing the breathtaking wedding of Kaitlyn and Douglas. They chose to have their wedding photographs taken at the Washington National Cathedral, which is one of the most picturesque places in D.C! Kaitlyn and Douglas celebrated their special day at the Fairmont Hotel with friends and family all night long. The Patchettes were thrilled with the opportunity to custom design a city map for their wedding suite, as well as incorporate lavender into their invitations! Maps are such an easy way to personalize your wedding suite and have become a huge trend in the invitation industry. Experience the rest of their magical day below!

This team of vendors was simply incredible to work with. We are sending our best wishes to Kaitlyn and Douglas for a full life of happiness and love!

Venue: DC Fairmont Hotel | Photographer: Alicia Lacey Photography | Dress: Global Bridal Gallery | Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Ana B | Caterers: Fairmont Catering | Florist: Buttercups Floral Design | DJ: Chris Styles | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch

Start Spreading The News

After he asked and you said yes, you have to tell the world! Here’s some adorable engagement announcement photos that we absolutely love.

Capturing the joy and the new ring!

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Who doesn’t love Starbucks?!

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Saying yes calls for champagne and confetti!

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Have your furry friend announce the news.

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Such a sweet moment.

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Jumping for joy!

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