Real Wedding Wednesday: D.C. Gallery Romantic Autumn Reverie

Julie and Forrest looked as if they’d stepped straight off the set of this season’s top romance movie as they strolled through serene surroundings in the capital city. Elements of their ornately-planned party are lavished in a rich palette of blush and wine, accented with an occasional pop of pine green and glimmers of gold. These colors fit refreshingly into the cozy fall colors of the open outdoors, but stood out elegantly against the candle-lit indoor ceremony and reception area at the LongView Gallery, an industrial art gallery that every now and then hosted such unique events. All credit and kudos of documentation goes to the photographer of this wedding, Eric Kelley – such beautifully-captured images most assuredly requires a public audience!


We’d also like to shower praises on each of our fellow vendors for extraordinary workmanship and team spirit! This wedding embodies a rich quality of timelessness that leaves one in silent awe, and we couldn’t have made it without all of you!

Photography: Eric Kelley | Venue: LongView Gallery | Planner: A Trendy Wedding | Florals: Holly Chapel | Dress Designer: Anne Barge | Rentals: Event Revolution | Cake Designer: Buttercream Bakeshop | Hair & Makeup Artist: Alison Harper & Company | Lighting: John Farr Lighting | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch | Calligrapher: Laura Hooper | Catering: Well Dunn Catering | Band: Significant Others (Sam Hill Entertainment) | Furniture Rentals: White Glove Rentals

Make it Modern!

If you’re a modern bride, you’ll definitely want pretty paper to match! Modern invitations have clean lines, sleek typography, and bold prints. For example, a square invitation with a  patterned envelope liner is perfect for the modern vibe! Here’s a few examples of what your modern invitations could look like from our gallery:

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Our lovely Patchettes are excited to help you design your modern wedding invitations! To begin, please make an appointment at our Tysons Corner Showroom. You can also follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for more of our favorite paper trends! 

4 Steps to Creating a Gorgeous Gallery Wall

Gallery walls instantly add a sense of sophistication and glamour to any home. While they may look like an intimidating undertaking, curating your own perfect gallery wall is a pretty easy project!

Featured Above: The Every Girl – Below: HGTV

1. Pick a space
Find the spot in your home or office where you want your gallery to be. This is going to be a major focal point so you want a large blank canvas. You can either use your gallery to emphasize a large feature like a sofa, desk, or bed, or you can use the gallery to liven up an empty space like a stairway, bathroom, or hallway.

2. Establish a “look”
In order for your gallery to have a nice flow, it needs to have a cohesive vision. This can be done by coming up with a color scheme or overarching theme. For a dramatic impact use only black and white artistic pieces. Create rustic charm by using a variety of wooden textures and finishes. Love to travel? Feature photos and keepsakes from your adventures. Once you have a clear vision you can move on to the fun part!

Featured Above: Classy Clutter- Below: HGTV

3. Gather the perfect pieces
Take a look around your house. You probably already have plenty of beautiful pieces lying around. Family photos, concert posters, children’s artwork, and simple decor items are all great starting points for creating a gallery. Check out local gift shops for unique decor items or stop by a thrift store to find some diamonds in the rough. Remember, frames can be repainted to any color! Use the pictures in this post for a little inspiration to get your creative juices flowing.

Featured Below: Project Nursery

4. Hang ’em up!
You’ve finally collected the perfect pieces and are ready to go. Congrats! For this step you’ll need wrapping or scrap paper, a pencil, tape, scissors, nails, and a hammer. Trace each frame onto your scrap paper and cut out the shape. Mark each shape with the location of where the nail will be placed. Once you have every shape cut and prepped, tape them onto the wall and play around with the layout. After you’ve found the perfect balance, go ahead and nail through the paper. Rip down the scraps and you’re ready to hang!

Send us your own gallery wall projects on Instagram!