Pool Party, Cool Party, Wedding Day Festivity

Summertime holds a plethora of creative possibilities when it comes to weddings, one of which includes a favorite American pastime of the season – going to the pool! Or rather, to better fit our intended scenario – “having a pool present (while your guests come to you to help celebrate.)” While the tiny body of shimmering water appears particularly inviting when one is constantly enveloped by the fiery temperatures of Earth life, we are (unfortunately) not here today to discuss pool parties, or splashing, not even tanning. Instead, we’ve decided that pools can play a huge role in wedding decor too! In other words, to compensate for the lack of water-based activity, simply throw yourself into amplifying the visual properties of “pool time” instead!

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No need to keep track of each individual piece of decoration when you can simply project mesmerizing textures onto the water’s surface!

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Another effortless way to beautify your liquid space: flowers! We think vibrant individual blooms such as the ones pictured above work best in delivering the natural, organic look; they seem to carry a bit more control in presentation than the arbitrary sprinkling of petals.

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But if you’re up for a more cohesive arrangement, bouquets are fabulous pool accents too! From far away, they’re practically giant, colorful, floating pom-poms!

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Candlelight in the evening gives off a soft glow that’ll keep up the cheerful spirits!

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Imagine crickets chirping, the voices of the wedding celebration floating in the background just as these paper lanterns rest on the water’s surface and provide none other than a soothing presence at the end of the day.

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What’s a wedding without monograms? We’ve also seen people spell out entire letters

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Make a cute “cover” for your pool by stringing up some floral pieces and weaving them across the surface! Get that burst of color going on your fancy flower web!

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Who knew walking, much less dancing, on water would ever be possible on your wedding day? Count on plexiglass to perform wonders to wow!

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Not your average way of hosting a bridesmaids’ party, but having to scavenge the waters for the one box with your name on makes this all the more enticing!

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If you’re planning an absolute fiesta, we say go all out with pool floats!

Got a cool pool (wedding) party in mind or upcoming? We at The Dandelion Patch would love to hear about how you plan to decorate your pool space! Connect with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

Vineyard Wedding Inspiration

At The Dandelion Patch, we love our Northern Virginia location! While there’s a variety of local venues, we’re lucky to have a TON of beautiful vineyards nearby. Let’s be honest – what’s better than a winery wedding? For any brides-to-be planning her big day at a local winery, we’re sharing a few tips today on how to utilize and decorate your venue. We hope you enjoy this post (with a big glass of wine in hand)!

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Hanging lights make any vineyard wedding that much more dreamy!

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What’s even better? Add a few hanging wine bottles too!

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Wooden crates and barrels are a simple way to add charm to your ceremony decor!

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Create a stunning cocktail lounge with a few rental love seats!

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Most importantly, don’t forget to take in that stunning Virginia view!

Wine reds make for beautiful wedding day paper too! Let our Patchettes inspire you and book an appointment at our Tysons Corner showroom, today! You can also follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for more pretty paper.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Lights

Your wedding lighting can make or break you wedding decor. For the best lighting, you’ll want to do a mix of up lights and overhead lights. Our favorite overhead lights? Twinkly lights! This may not be a technical term, but we really do love these romantic strings of twinkling lights. It’s like looking up at the stars!

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How stunning is this lighting? It’s perfect for winter too!

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Add lanterns for an extra special glow!

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You’ll truly sparkle under twinkling strings of lights!

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Criss cross all sorts of strands for a unique look!

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Great for indoor or outdoor receptions!

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Finally, we love this trendy look with balloons and tassels too!

We hope you’re feeling inspired by these lighting picks! They’re definitely helping us to get in the winter wonderland mood. For your winter wedding invitations, book an appointment now with one of our amazing Patchettes! You can also follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!