Trend Alert: All White Cakes

Did you take notes from this week’s Real Wedding post? Well, we did! Gabby and Jeff selected a cake that’s super trendy for this spring. Yes, all white cakes with a few floral additions are HUGE! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites for your planning pleasure.

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How sweet is this flower focal point?

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We love these little buds!

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Greenery is a trendy touch too!

What do you think of this cake trend? Share with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. We’d love to hear from you!

Off-The-Shoulder Gowns


Off-the-shoulder tops and dresses gained a lot of popularity last summer, and the trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere! No surprise – bridal fashion has taken notice too! We love these off-the-shoulder wedding dresses. They’re sweet, romantic, and oh so trendy! Plus, they’re extremely flattering! You’ll find our favorites right here:

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Add sleeves for a more traditional look!

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Cold shoulders, warm heart!

What do you think of this off-the-shoulder wedding trend? Share with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter! We’d love to hear from you!

Trend Alert: Backless Wedding Gowns

Wedding dresses come in all sorts of shapes and styles, which is great because women do too! At the same time, so many options may leave you feeling confused about what your dream dress will even look like! Our advice is to pick one detail that you love, and go from there! For example, we love that backless dresses are still trending! They’re so gorgeous and show a little skin without being way too revealing! Here are a few backless dresses in all sorts of styles to get you brainstorming!

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Simple straps and pockets make this look classic and fun!

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Add a little lace for a sweet, romantic look!

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Find a dress with beaded straps for extra sass!

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We can’t stop swooning over these metallic roses and stunning straps!

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Keep it simple yet trendy with this gown! We love how it’s paired with a gray up-do!

We hope these pretty dresses are getting you excited for your big day! As you begin planning, don’t forget to pick out your pretty paper! Make an appointment today at our Tysons Corner Showroom. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for more wedding inspiration, too!

Trend Alert: Metallic Dresses

Today’s trend is metallic dresses! We know what you’re thinking…sounds a little strange? Well, we’re not talking futuristic silver or head-to-toe gold. This trend is all about metallic beading and thread, making it simple and chic! While metallic hues are likely to carry over to bridal fashion too, our favorite way to add metallics to your big day is through your bridal party! We’ve included lots of bridesmaid dress inspiration below. Go ahead- add a little sparkle to your planning!

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This trend is perfect for mismatched bridesmaid dresses!

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We love mixing silver and golds too!

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Pro Tip: Keep your bouquets very neutral if selecting metallic dresses!

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Pretty on every skin tone!

The Patchettes can not get enough of these metallic dresses! We also love this trend, because it matches our favorite pretty paper. Ask about our gold, silver, and rose gold foil lettering for your invitations and day-of wedding paper! Make an appointment at our Tysons Corner showroom today! You can also follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for all our favorite trends!

Real Wedding Wednesday: Erica & John

If you’re planning a Charlottesville wedding, Pippin Hill Farm is THE location! We’re always in awe of the photos from this vineyard. Erica and John’s wedding, captured by the amazing Rachel May Photography, is no exception! We love the super classy barn (can you even call it a barn?) and breath-taking views. This couple is also a stunning duo, and they were such a joy to work with. We’re sure Amore Events by Cody had just as much fun working with this darling pair to plan the big day as our Patchettes did. Congrats to Erica and John!

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Wow! What a wonderful wedding! Thank you to all the awesome vendors that worked with us on Erica and John’s big day!

Venue, Caterer, and Linens: Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards | Photographer: Rachel May Photography |  Planner and Designer: Amore Events by Cody | Florals: Blue Ridge Florals | Videographer: Mwendo Weddings | Cake Baker: Sweethaus Bakery | Bride’s Gown: “Margot” by Anna Maier | Bridal Salon: Gabriella New York | Hair Stylist: Top Knot Studio | Makeup Artist: Tiffany Lumpkin | Pretty Paper:  The Dandelion Patch 

Real Wedding Wednesday: Lauren & Rob

Happy Real Wedding Wednesday from the Patchettes! Today, we’re sharing Lauren & Rob’s DC wedding at the Hay Adams hotel. These sweethearts celebrated their love, surrounded by DC’s beautiful monuments, with a wedding full of luxury. We loved their gold foil invitations and lace tablecloths. The whole reception space was white and – WOW! Our dear friends at EVOKE did an amazing job creating that look, and we can’t thank Sara Petras enough for capturing the day. Congrats to Lauren & Rob!

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What an amazing group of vendors! Thank you for letting us join you, and cheers to the newlyweds!

Wedding Planner: EVOKE | Photographer: Sara Petras | Venue: Hay Adams | Floral: EDGE | Entertainment: Elan Artists | Lighting: John Farr | Wedding Cake: Kendall’s Cakes | Rentals: DC Rental, La Tavola, Perfect Settings | Makeup: Abigail de Casanova | Cupcakes: Baked by Melissa | Pretty Paper: The Dandelion Patch

Real Wedding Wednesday: Caitlin & Greg

What do you get when you the blend the styles of a DC native and a southern gentleman? Caitlin and Greg’s amazing Georgetown wedding, filled with beautiful cream hues and DC monuments! Expertly captured by Lindsay Fauver Photography, this sweet couple planned a perfect district wedding. We absolutely loved their pretty paper choices, including this custom map and floral envelope liners!

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A huge shout-out to the amazing vendors behind this beautiful DC wedding! Thank you for all your hard work!

Photographer:  Lindsay Fauver Photography | Band: DC Fusion | Floral Designer: Floral and Bloom Designs | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom | Reception Venue: The Fairmont Hotel | Ceremony Location: The National Presbyterian Church | Dress Store: Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique | Invitation Designer: The Dandelion Patch

An Elegant Garden Editorial

This editorial project is one that we’re extremely proud of! There’s almost no words to describe the photos from that day at The National Cathedral School in DC. They’re simply enchanted! Margo of Bright Occasions really out did herself on this wedding inspiration shoot, and she perfectly matched the look of our pretty paper. Photographer Bonnie Sen Photography did a fabulous job of capturing every detail too, from the piano to that pear-cut ring. To see more of her flawless shots, you can find this elegant garden editorial featured on OnceWed

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Beautiful shoots like this one take an army of creatives! Thank you to everyone who worked with us on this amazing editorial!

Planner: Margot of Bright Occasions  | Photographer: Bonnie Sen Photography | Assistant Photographer: Robert Chicoine | Invitations and Pretty Paper | The Dandelion Patch | Florist: Petals By The Shore | Backdrop: Brittany Branson | Wedding Ring: Susie Saltzman | Welcome Gift: Marigold Grey | Wedding Cake and Desserts: Catherine George Cakes | Hair and Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty | Gown: Pas De Deux Bridal | Groom’s Outfit: Alton Lane Weddings | Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals | Drapery: Drape Kings | Table Rentals: Select Event Group


A Botanical Blush Editorial

What’s not to love about blush peonies and a pear-cut engagement ring? Seriously! We’re so proud of this understated and timeless wedding look from our styled shoot this summer. From the vintage stamps to the pink macaroons, our pretty paper has never looked better! Our dear friend and photographer Astrid helped us to capture every angle of our invitations, and we couldn’t be happier. We also had the pleasure of partnering with planner Kaitlin Przezdziecki of Cheers Darling Events on this editorial feature at the Salamander Resort in charming Middleburg, Virginia. We can’t thank her enough for creating these, truly darling, tablescapes that any bride would love!

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We definitely see these floral envelope liners being a huge trend for the next year, and they  look perfect in these pale shades! Thanks again to the amazing team that helped us put this whole day together! It was a dream!

Photographer: Astrid Woltering, Astrid Photo | Planner & Stylist: Kaitlin Przezdziecki, Cheers Darling Events | Venue: Salamander Resort | Florist & Lounge Seating: Edge Flowers | Hair & Makeup: Style Me Bar | Rentals: DC Rental & Capital Party Rental | Models: Elena Bach & Jordan Parker | Calligraphy: Just Write Calligraphy | Ring: Susie Saltzman | Cake: Sweets by E | Welcome Box: Teak & Twine | Dress: “Ivy” by Rue de Seine Lovely Bride DC | Invitations & Day-Of Paper: The Dandelion Patch

Real Wedding Wednesday: Sammi & Gary

It’s hard to believe that Sammi & Gary’s wedding was held in DC. Their romantic wedding at the Dumbarton House in Georgetown looks more like it was set in a European garden or even at a fairytale castle! We loved Sammi’s gold and periwinkle theme, which was expertly tied together by Kaitlin of Cheers Darling Events. Every shimmering detail matched Sammi’s second gown, and we can’t get over it! It’s gold and glam with an art deco design – you can’t miss it! For more photos from the day, please visit photographer Audra Wrisley‘s beautiful blog! We’re obsessed with her work!

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On top of a fabulous photographer and amazing planner, we had the opportunity to share this experience with all of these great vendors! Thank you!

Photographer: Audra Wrisley Photography | Venue: Dumbarton House, Georgetown DC | Coordination: Cheers Darling Events | Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Sue | Floral Design: Eight Street Floral | Invitation Design: Old City Press | Day of Paper Goods: Dandelion Patch | Catering: Design Cuisine | Popsicles: Pleasant Pops | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab