Patch Palette: Urban Elegance in Black and Gold

It’s been a while since we’ve published a Patch Palette post, so today we’re bringing you some golden goodies! A wedding of moody, romantic washes of black with shiny sweeps of gold fits beautifully with the current time of the year as well – a perfect palette to accompany our transition into the more solemn, tranquil qualities of the wintertime. Metallic accents also surround the event with an essence of poised elegance, thereby transforming the otherwise dark, dreary atmosphere into a golden stitchwork of urban texture

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As we move into December, be on the lookout for more winter season inspirations! In the meantime, browse through our gallery of boutique, custom-designed wedding paper over at The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

Real Wedding Wednesday: Downtown D.C. Modern Metallic Mix

Katie and Steve wanted a wedding of contemporary feels while at the same time highlighting the historical significance of a city they both grew up around – and so, with each endearing moment captured Abby Jiu Photography, the pair celebrated this special day at Potomac View Terrace at the American Pharmacist Association. Here, with its beautiful rooftop and historic facade, the couple donned an artfully arranged palette of gold and rose gold with brilliant berry hues, all juxtaposed against stark blacks. As an added voice to their originality, a traditional string quartet serenaded the pair with some of their favorite Kanye West hits, while exquisite edibles of mid-Atlantic and Southern origins later surrounded the people’s senses. Bedecked with floral-tipped terrariums through and through, this wedding was truly a modern visual masterpiece!

We would like to give a big shout-out to our team of vendors, as none of this could have been possible without your tasteful contributions! And to our lovely bride and groom, may this day set the basis of bright aesthetics for the future!

Photography: Abby Jiu Photography | Planner: Elizabeth Duncan Events | Venue: Potomac View Terrace | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch | Wedding Dress: Hitched Salon | Hair and Makeup: Ali Harper and Co. | Floral Design: Amaryllis | Catering: Occasions Caterers | Ceremony Music: PopCulture Strings | Reception Music: DJ D-Mac | Lighting: Atmosphere Lighting | Valet: MJ Valet | Transportation: International Limo

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!

A Pop of Copper

This time last year we were seeing rose gold every where, but this year is all about copper! The rich metallic shade adds warmth to any tablescape, from rustic to modern. If you want to make a bold fashion statement, wear copper accessories instead of gold or silver. Copper is perfect for late fall and early winter weddings, and the color transitions beautifully into your home holiday decor!

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Looking for more wedding inspiration? Follow us on Instagram! (@thedandelionpatch)

– Maggie