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!

Real Wedding Wednesday: Belmont Country Club Under Soft Rays

Mina and Andrew chose the Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, VA as their wedding venue, taking advantage of the spacious green fields to celebrate their marriage in the fresh outdoors. Photography by Michael and Carina Photography successfully captured the soft sunbeams and radiant smiles of everyone in attendance! The entire event exuded comfortable simplicity, while materials and decor included clearly involved much pristine planning and execution. Overall, the intimate elegance of this day is definitely something to desire and cherish!

We would also like to thank our fellow vendors on the team who contributed their hard work and innovation to this lovely day!

Photography: Michael and Carina Photography | Planner: Rhonda Lo Presti | Venue & Catering: Belmont Country Club | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch | Floral: JP Wedding Flowers | Hair: Miamore Beauty Salon | Makeup: Elle Choi | Dress: Stella York | Cake: Sweets by E | Music/DJ: Bryan from Tidewater | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab

Real Wedding: John & Steve

John and Steve’s Virginia wedding was unbelievably beautiful without being too flashy. We loved their black and white theme. It’s perfectly simple, but they also kept it interesting with unique patterns. Planner Kelley Cannon Events did a fabulous job with this wedding, and Lisa Blume Photography captured it with style. Thanks so much for making our pretty paper a big star of the day!

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Thank you to all the amazing vendors that made this real wedding happen!

Planner: Kelley Cannon Events | Reception Venue: Hotel Monaco Alexandria | Photographer: Lisa Blume Photography | Florist: Holly Chapple Flowers | Rentals: Dc Rental | Chalk Art: Small Chalk | DJ: MyDeejay | ​Pretty Paper: The Dandelion Patch​

Theme Thursday: Parisian Inspired Wedding

Many refer to Paris as the city of love. So why not let that beautiful city inspire your wedding? Parisian, or French, inspired weddings are both elegant and romantic. This theme is a new twist on a classic romance themed wedding, and we love it! Obviously we can’t all go to Paris for our wedding… but if you could, we’d recommend this venue!

Featured Below: Bridal Musings Paris Venue What’s more Parisian than a macaron tower?!

Featured Below: Adorn Magazine Macaron Cake …but if you want to stick to a traditional cake, don’t worry! We found the perfect cake that radiates the romance and elegance of Paris.

Featured Below: Happy Day Out Romantic Cake The styling and the colors of this place setting is beautiful and elegant. You can’t go wrong with gold glitter!

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These ladies look so stunning and ready for a French Chateu wedding. Those dresses have us swooning! 

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The Eiffel Tower is such a creative way to display your wedding rings while also tying in the theme!

Featured Below: Ruffled Blog Eiffel Tower Rings The sign connecting the couple’s chairs means “I love you” in English, how romantic!

Featured Below: Elle Magazine Je T'Aime This beautiful bouquet looks so upscale, but still remains classic!

Featured Below: Belle Magazine Flowers Instead of a Paris inspired wedding, why not just have the wedding in the city!? (A girl can dream!) We think this beautiful shot with the Eiffel Tower is worth it!

Featured Below: Style Me Pretty Eiffel Tower Photo We’re thinking a trip to Paris may be in order! (For wedding research purposes of course…) Have a theme you want featured?! Share with us on Facebook! And don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest/Instagram @TheDandelionPatch for more wedding inspiration!  -Jessica