Real Wedding Wednesday: Old Town Alexandria Enchanted Woodland Espousal

While our bride looked stunning and chic in a gown of simple garnishment, a face of fresh makeup, and hair crowned with a thin, vine-like golden headpiece, her groom complimented her expertly in a clean-cut, navy suit. Melissa and Bogdan decided they would celebrate their union in the very heart of Old Town Alexandria at Virtue Feed & Grain. For the wedding, the couple had decided to throw in a bit of their own magic to the woodsy, historical ambience of the local restaurant and bar, bedecking the tables with forest foliage and white floral centerpieces. Recurring appearances of geometric terrariums lent an industrial edge to the rustic atmosphere while concise designs revealed the modernity present in their signage and stationary. This bride and groom certainly knew how to run their own distinct style! Last but not least, we want to send our thanks to Andrea Rodway Photography and the other vendors of this team for lending their talents and resources in capturing all the enchanting moments of Melissa and Bogdan’s special day!













We loved their unique taste and simple choice of setting! Here’s to our happy couple – may you reap a life of continuous merriment!

Photographer: Andrea Rodway Photography | Venue: The Virtue Feed & Grain | Planner & Custom Headpiece: Amelia Lawrence Weddings | Florals: Vintage Floral Design | Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Dress: BHLDN |Hair/Makeup: Agape Airbrush Makeup and Hair | DJ: I’m the DJ Nate Clancy | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch

Real Wedding Wednesday: Ariel & Patrick

We love when our deserving clients, fellow vendors, and pretty paper get their moment in the spotlight! Ariel & Patrick’s stunning DC wedding was recently featured in The Washingtonian, and we couldn’t be more excited for this deserving wedding! Brittany Collier of Chancey Charm Weddings did a fabulous job coordinating these pretty blues and DC views. Nick & Erin Photography blew us aways with the photos too. It’s a very special real wedding treat!

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This wedding wouldn’t have been such a beautiful affair without these amazing vendors! Thanks for joining us on this special day!

Photographer: Nick & Erin Photography | Wedding & Reception Venue: Mandarin Oriental |  Event Coordinator: Brittany Collier and Chancey Charm Weddings | Bride’s Gown: Mira Zwillinger from Mark Ingram Atelier | Groom’s Tux: Hugo Boss from Bloomingdale’s | Hair & Makeup: Alison Harper & Co | Wedding Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop | Florist: Amaryllis Floral & Event Design |  Transportation: Culdesac Chauffeur Service | Videographer: Ryan Geldermann | Entertainment: Gazze | Bag Piper: Tim Carey | Invitations: The Dandelion Patch

Real Wedding Wednesday: Justin & Nathan

We loved working with Justin & Nathan on the pretty paper for their DC wedding! This couple met at Appalachian State University and tied the knot six years later. They celebrated their love with a super modern and urban big day, which we loved! Also, check out their fun, bow-tie stationery. How amazing!

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What an awesome bunch of vendors to work with, and we owe a huge “congrats” to the happy couple!
Photographer: Casey Hendrickson Photography | Cupcakes: The Sweet Lobby | Florals: Amaryllis, Inc. Floral + Event Design | Invitations: The Dandelion Patch

Real Wedding Wednesday: Laura and Max

Laura and Max’s fall wedding is seriously #WeddingGoals. Their big day at the Army and Navy Club had such a timeless look. Laura was a stunning and so classic bride with her lace gown and cream bouquet. We also loved their all white reception decor, planned by Allison Barnes Events! How perfect did those place cards turn out? We owe a huge thank you to Lauren Miles for sharing these beautiful photos from Laura and Max’s DC wedding! Enjoy.

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Congratulations to the awesome vendor team that made this couple’s dreams come true!

Photographer: Lauren Miles | Vendors: Reception: The Army and Navy Club of Washington DC | Ceremony: St. John’s Episcopal Church | Wedding Planner: Allison Barnes Events | Florals: Succulents & Saffron | Stationer: The Dandelion Patch | Hair & Makeup: Modern Bridal and One80 Salon | Cake: Fluffy Thoughts | DJ: Bobby Jae, Marquee Artists | Invitations and Day-Of Paper: The Dandelion Patch

Real Wedding Wednesday: Kathryn and Eric

Happy #WeddingWednesday! Today’s real wedding features the cutest couple ever: Kathryn and Eric. These sweethearts have such bubbly personalities, and they really let that carry over to their planning. Captured by Elisha Coleman of Love Life Images, their beach wedding included yellow bouquets, patterned socks, and chalkboard signage! We think these stunning shots of the couple and their darling wedding party will definitely put a smile on your face! Enjoy!

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We loved creating all the pretty paper for Kathryn and Eric, from the menus to the cocktail napkins. The Dandelion Patch can create all your day-of paper – it’s not just invitations! We also felt so fortunate to join such an amazing team of vendors on this day:

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club | Coordinator: Teresa Hunter, Chesapeake Bay Beach Club | Bridal Shop: Posh Bridal Boutique | Dress Designer: Essense of Australia | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Hair and Makeup: Heather Rea Style Studio | Suit/Tux: Men’s Warehouse | Florist: Flower Bud Florals | Caterer: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club | Cake: Kupcakes & Co | Transportation: Viennas Transportation | Officiant: Rev. Laura CannonCeremony Officiants | Ceremony and Reception music: Bay Deejays – Jason Walsh | Honeymoon location: Sandals LaSource, Grenada | Invitations: The Dandelion Patch 

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