Monday loveday: Love is in the air!

Happy Monday, we hope you had a great weekend! With Valentines Day on Wednesday and all the couples going out to celebrate, we are going to talk about different ways to make your wedding day stand out.  Even more than it does already with being on Valentines Day! Valentines day is a special day to get married because, it’s already filled with so much love that having a wedding just takes it to the next level. 

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Want to make your first kiss as husband and wife even more special, add in the heart shaped balloons! 

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Add some color to your bouquet! The deep red and pale pinks are perfect for a Valentines day wedding! 

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Valentines colored floral wall, nothing gets better than that!

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Have a fun signature drink during cocktail hour, make sure its red or pink so the theme continues throughout the night! 

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Red velvet cake is always the way to go, especially if you’re getting married on valentines day! 

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Finally, do you need cute party favor for your guests? Use candy hearts!

Be sure to follow us at The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter! More importantly, don’t forget to check back in with is on Wednesday for a Real Wedding!

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: Translucent Touches!

New trends are popping up everywhere after the 2017 weddings finally came to a close.  One of the trends that we are most excited about are the acrylic pieces! Anything from the invitations, clear tents, wall to ceiling windows, and clear tables. People want a clear clean design and thats what translucent pieces have to offer. 

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Everyone wants their invitation to stand out, having a acrylic invitation is definitely a way to do so! 

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Acrylic bar menus are also another way to make it stand out! The hanging aspect is also a huge plus! 

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Hanging escort cards are becoming more and more popular, but adding the acrylic aspect is definitely going to be on trend! 

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The added modern look with the classic gold calligraphy is a stunning look! 

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Table numbers can be another place where acrylic is displayed. Add flowers or other textured object behind it so it will add depth to your centerpiece! 

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A display box for the acrylic is something special, it make an already beautiful invitation stand out even more! 

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Acrylic tents are also becoming more and more popular, they give structure but also let in the night sky and can be decorated with more modern lights.  

Acrylic pieces will make your wedding stand out, whether it’s the invitations or a tent it will definitely catch peoples eyes! Be sure to follow us at The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

Real Wedding Wednesday: Spring Creek Golf Club Joining in Jubilance

“From there, I quickly began to fall for her.”

Bryan’s recounting of their story, starting with how he and Maggie shared their first moments of laughter in the common room of his college dorm, illustrated a love built on many years of friendship and one that many dream about one day calling their own. Soft shades of seafoam green juxtaposes elegantly with the stark tones and lines delineating the UVA Chapel where they married. Photography by Meredith Sledge is truly captivating, not only transforming everyone’s celebratory spirit from this special day to into tangible memories but also allowing those of us not present at the event to get a feel of the joy and cheer!


As usual, we enjoyed every moment of working with our excellent team of vendors! This wedding would not have been possible without you!

Photography: Meredith Sledge | Venue: Spring Creek Golf Club | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch | Hair & Makeup: Charlottesville Makeup Artist | Dress: Maggie Sottero | Florals: Floral Images Design Studios | DJ: Sound Enforcement | Ceremony Musician: Silver Leaf String Quartet | Catering: Spring Creek Golf Club | Cake & Desserts: Sweethaus |  Lighting & Rentals: MS Events | Photobooth: Photobooth Charlottesville

Trend Alert: Project Parasol

Early history marks the parasol as an item of luxury, an accessory once fit for only the nobility who had servants carry these mobile canopies over their heads as they strolled or lounged under the powerful rays of the summer sun. Today, parasols continue its existence fulfilling purposes of sun protection, but with the concept of servants mostly extant in modern society – not to mention the production of applicable sunscreen lotion that is, comparably, much less burdensome – parasols have once again struck favor with an area of luxury and pleasantness today: the wedding industry! However, instead of allowing the parasol to stay in its line of work as an effective sun-blocking agent, people have broken convention to find creative ways of integrating this picturesque, light-weight accessory into their planned celebration! Today, we bring you project parasol: a project with potential, a party of perfection!

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Parasols make for a practical outdoor-ceremony accessory, AND the perfect wedding favor!

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Or make them available in size XXL!

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Say “I do” under a color-filled parasol-collaged wedding arch! Then, simply save it for later as a bright and cheerful photo backdrop!

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Let these pristine, pink parasols guide you down towards your most cherished other!

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It’s like a wedding bouquet held upside-down over your head!

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Parasols are the perfect tool for professional, wedding photoshoots!

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Top off these summer cocktails with miniature lace parasols!

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Each person gets a parasols to call their own, especially if their names are attached!

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Considering they’ve looked adorable in every picture so far, it’s no surprise that parasols also make for pristine centerpieces!

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Throw in a few floral garlands to mimic those beautiful botanical surroundings!

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A waltz under a canopy of colorful, upside-down parasols and twinkling night – not your typical idea of romance, but enchanting all the same

!Interested in pretty paper to match those pretty parasol decorations? Share your ideas with The Dandelion Patch through FacebookInstagram, and Twitter or call for an appointment to discuss them in person!

Modern All-White Weddings

There’s something about an all-white wedding that’s timeless and elegant. But if you aren’t careful, they can turn out a little outdated or feel overdone! Have no fear, The Patchettes are here to walk you through how to celebrate your all-white wedding as the chic affair it should be! The key is to use nature (your outside ceremony space, greenery in your decorations or bouquet) to accent the white and make it feel fresh and airy. This takes your wedding to feeling as light as air! We love this trend, check out all the different ways to incorporate white into your summer nuptials!

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How breathtaking is this outdoor ceremony space?

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Usually wearing white to a wedding is a faux pas, but in this case it’s encouraged! Dress your wedding party in all-white for a cohesive look.

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These centerpieces are simple and elegant.

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How delicious does this cake look? I’m getting hungry just looking at it!

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There are plenty of options for white flowers for your bouquet. This bride incorporated greenery to make her blooms really pop.

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This ceremony space is amazing, the simplicity and use of nature makes it absolutely perfect for any bride who wants to use white in their wedding!

The Patchettes can’t wait for another summer filled with beautiful weddings! For more inspiration or pretty paper visit us at The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter

Bridal Shower Trends

Proposal season has come to a close, meaning bridal showers are popping up left and right! If you’re planning a bridal shower, we’ve got some great ideas for you! Impress your lovely bride-to-be and all her gal pals!

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Create a beautiful tulle photo wall for a fun activity with your gals!

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We love the idea of sharing your engagement shots at the shower!

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Our Patchettes can create all sorts of fun signs for you!

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Don’t forget the succulent and greenery trend!

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Finally, simple color palettes and decor will please any bride!

Did you know that we also create shower invitations, tags, and signage? Make an appointment with our Patchettes for all your pretty paper needs! Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for more tips too!

Gorgeous Garden Editorial

“Inspired by the summer romance, this gorgeous wedding editorial features a veritable dream team of Washington, DC wedding vendors,” says Elizabeth Anne Designs. And frankly, we couldn’t agree more! Everything about this shoot at the historic Dumbarton House is soft and beautiful and leaves us wishing for summer all year round. You won’t believe how many gorgeous floral pieces were perfectly created by Edge for this editorial; the results are absolutely jaw dropping.
From the timeless lace gown to the truly incredible cake from Buttercream, you won’t be able to stop staring at the beautiful images photographed by K. Thompson Photography.
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Photography – K. Thompson Photography | Venue – Dumbarton House | Event Design – Cheers Darling Events | Floral – Edge Flowers | Stationery – The Dandelion Patch | Calligraphy – Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Gown –Lovely Bride DC | Bakery – Buttercream Bakeshop | Hair – Jewel Hair Design | Makeup – Blend Make Up Artistry| Rentals – Party Rentals | Side Table and Cake Stand – Design Foundry | Welcome Basket – Marigold & Grey | Menswear – Bonobos | Models – T.H.E Artist Agency