Real Wedding Wednesday: Westin Georgetown Hotel Blush and Sage Soiree

It’s that time again: Real Wedding Wednesday! Today’s couple is Libby and Elliot, who just celebrated their love with a gorgeous Georgetown wedding. Their love story is just as sweet as their blush and sage color scheme. Elliot proposed to Libby on his birthday to ensure he would surprise her, while she was planning a surprise party for his birthday! These two decided to tie the knot at the Westin Georgetown Hotel. Libby’s stunning bouquet was created by our close friendor Floral and Bloom! The Patchettes loved using the couple’s custom monogram to create a simple and elegant wedding suite for their special day. No surprise here, they had a simply beautiful day!

We loved working with this team of absolutely awesome vendors for Libby and Elliot’s special day. Everyone here at The Dandelion Patch wishes them a lifetime of delight and suprises!

Photographer: Elizabeth Fogarty | Venue: Westin Georgetown Hotel | Florist: Floral and Bloom | Dress: Love Couture Bridal | Hair: Styled by Ana Fazio | Makeup: Real Doll Makeup | Cake: Sweet Ladies Bakery | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch

Featured: Grey Likes Musical Romance Inspiration

Working on this inspiration shoot was one of the highlights of our summer, especially with the honor of being featured on Grey Likes Weddings! Any time we get to work with our friendors is such a good time, especially when the product turns out to be this gorgeous! Bonnie Sen Photography and Bright Occasions created the concept of a musically-inspired styled shoot to capture the essence of a romantic summer wedding. Petals by the Shore set the stage for a beautiful backdrop with their choice of lush soft colored blooms. The Patchettes put together this wedding suite with a soft blush watercolor detail and gold lettering with an overall European influence. We can practically hear the piano music now! 

We absolutely adored working with this talented group of friendors and can’t wait to make more magic with them in the future!

Photographer: Bonnie Sen Photography | Planner: Bright Occasions | Venue: National Cathedral School | Florist: Petals by the Shore | Dress: Alton Lane | Hair and Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty | Cake: Catherine George Cakes | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch

Millennial Pink: Think Pink, Think Trendy

Millennial pink: the color everyone is talking about! But what is it exactly? The experts will often disagree when it comes to this shade, as it can be referring to anything from blush to a hint of bubblegum pink. From Pantone’s Color of the Year in 2016 being named Rose Quartz to the launch of the rose gold iPhone, our consumer world has brought this shade into its current spotlight. You’ve seen it on Instagram in every form: food, hair, clothes, and just about everything else. But here’s our little secret: millennial pink is just as timeless as it is trendy. This shade, which really does cross a broad spectrum, can be incorporated into your wedding in so many different ways. Still not sold on the idea of being a blushing pink bride? Check out some of the many ways brides are using millennial pink in their weddings below! And don’t forget, the Patchettes are always excited to use pink in your wedding paper too!

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Your bridesmaids would look stunning in blushing pink, the perfect compliment to make your wedding gown stand out in photographs.

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How delicious does this pink cake look? This little surprise in the middle of your dessert is a more subtle way to add some millennial pink into your day.

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YUM! This recipe for the “Charleston Pink Lady Cocktail” looks perfectly pink! 

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Macaroons and other small desserts are the ideal way to give guests a choice on their dessert! And how lovely do the pink ones look?

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Bouquets with pink flowers are nothing new. However, using different shades of millennial pink from blush to salmon gives your flowers a new level of trendiness!

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Addicted to the trend yet? If you are, go for a full-blow pink soiree and wear a blush gown! Colored wedding gowns have really come into trend with idea that brides are loving passing up on tradition for modern trends.

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Your ceremony space is a place you may have never even considered incorporating millennial pink into! Whether it be your backdrop, chairs, or flowers, pink is the prettiest choice for you!

Have we got you thinking pink for your wedding? For even more inspiration for your wedding or to check out some of our pretty paper visit us at The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter


Summer is the season to incorporate bold colors into your wedding planning. Fuchsia, turquoise, tangerine, and violet are all beautiful options to make your wedding POP! Decorations, flowers, and place settings are all spaces that these colors can be used. Your summer nuptials are the time to celebrate you and your fiance: be BOLD! Use color in any of the ways below and your wedding will be sure to be memorable for everyone part of your special day.

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How gorgeous are these flowers? A perfect way to set the stage for your first kiss as newlyweds.

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Consider using casual table settings incorporating mixed glassware, candles, and of course bold flowers to capture this look.

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Swept up in romance and love! The Patchettes love the idea of incorporating fuchsia and violet petals into any photo shoot for pictures you can look back at with joy.

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Never settle for just one type of flower. This bouquet demonstrates how brides can use as many types of flower that they want in their bridal bouquet.

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These upside down flower baskets are so unique and creative. Have your guests talking all about your decorations for years to come with ideas like this one!

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Fuchsia is truly a color of the season.

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This table setting is another way that you can mix and match textiles at your wedding! The sequined table cloth contrasted with the scarf-like napkin choice makes for a delight for any eye.

We love summer and we love COLOR! For more inspiration or pretty paper check us out at The Dandelion Patch on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Real Wedding Wednesday: Laura & Brendan

Today’s Real Wedding Wednesday has us BLUSHING with joy! The Columbia Country Club was the perfect setting for this beautiful pink and gold wedding for Laura and Brendan. This couple’s choice of gold script on their invitations set the tone of elegance and grace for their special day. The Patchettes were tickled pink to incorporate this exquisite color onto their menu cards! And how delicious does their cake from Fluffy Thoughts look? We think this event put on by freindor A. Dominick Events looked like a gorgeous way to celebrate love! 

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We had a blast working with this team of talented vendors for Laura and Brendan’s wedding. Congrats to the newlyweds, we wish you a life filled with joy and love!

Photographer: Bonnie Sen | Planner: A. Dominick Events | Venue: The Columbia Country Club | Florist: The Delighted Eye | Cake: Fluffy Thoughts Cakes | Hair: Bridal Hair by Remona | Music: Doctor’s Orders | Videographer: Thomas Bowen | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch

Real Wedding Wednesday: Gabby & Jeff

This wedding is the epitome of a spring wedding! There were pastel pink cherry blossoms, lavender dresses, and beautiful blooms.  Event Coordinator A. Dominick Events made sure that Gabby and Jeff’s dreams came true with every detail. Their photographer Megan Beth Photography did an amazing job of capturing the big day, from the flawless cake to our pretty paper! This DC wedding was also recently featured on, and we’re not surprised! Cherry blossoms and district donuts…it couldn’t get more DC!

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What an amazing team of vendors! Thanks for joining us on Gabby & Jeff’s big adventure!

Photographer: Megan Beth Photography | Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Hay-Adams | Event Coordinator: A. Dominick Events | Bride’s Gown: Oscar de La Rentafrom Saks Jandel | Groom’s Tux: Vera Wang from Men’s Warehouse | Makeup Artist: Kim Giammaria of Beauty Mark | Hair: Ryan Nguyen and Watanee Dodge | Florist: Highway to Hill | Cake: Kendall’s Cakes | Catering: The Hay-Adams | Entertainment: The Source via Elan Artists | Invitations: Smock via The Dandelion Patch | Invitation Calligraphy: Elizabeth Porcher Jones | Guest Book: Paper and Honey | Ceremony Music: Cherry Blossom String Quartet | Party Favors: District Donuts | Dance Floor and Band Riser: Fabrication Events

Bling-Worthy Nails

It doesn’t matter if he just popped the question or if it’s time for the big day – your nails need to be picture perfect! We’ve rounded up the latest trends in nail polish for all your best, bridal moments. Think neutral, with just a little sparkle!

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Rose gold polish is the perfect way to make your french super modern!

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The perfect statement nail now includes a little, lace detail!

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Square nails and unique shapes are cutting edge this wedding season!

What’s your favorite nail trend? Share with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter! We love seeing photos of your engagement rings too – tag us!



Trend Alert: Colorful 80s Decor

Every once in awhile, we come across inspiration that really gets our gears going! This 80s inspired wedding industry event is the perfect example! With spring coming, we’re sure to see a lot more bright, colorful designs like this one. We’re also loving anything with pinks and palms – super trendy! This look, by Jaime at Wild Heart Events and Sophie at Amazing Days Events, is absolutely amazing. If you’re thinking it’s not formal enough for your big day, consider these ideas for your bridal shower or a bachelorette brunch – even a birthday party! 

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After a year of neutral wedding trends, we’re really so excited to see some more color in the wedding world! This also makes a ton of sense with 80s fashion trending too. If you’re thinking of incorporating this theme in to an upcoming party, the Patchettes are here to help! We’d love to create some pretty paper to match these fun colors and bold prints! Please make an appointment at our Tysons Corner Showrrom, today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more inspiration!


Light it up!

For the ultimate party, you’re going to want one of these awesome neon signs! Neon signs are becoming the next big thing. It’s not a new idea, of course. However, these signs are being used in completely new ways to create trendy walls and more! They’re the perfect photo opportunity, giving your guests a great conversation starter too. If neon signs aren’t fit for your wedding, think about adding one of these signs to your bridal shower or a birthday party! They’re super versatile. We love the cute quotes, and you can always order custom signs!

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A simple quote is all it takes for an amazing statement wall!

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Perfect for the modern bride!

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So sweet next to your dessert table or bar!

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We love a neon sign with a bold, patterned backdrop!

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Stack ’em up for a unique, party look!

These trendy signs are seriously too cute and perfect for your next event! Have a party coming up? Don’t forget to make an appointment at the Dandelion Patch for all your pretty paper needs! You can also follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

Pretty in Pastel Pink

Pink is certainly the “it” color right now! From fashion to weddings, everything is pretty in pastel pink. It’s literally flooding our feeds. Not that we’re complaining! Who doesn’t love a pretty pink planner? Or, a blush wedding palette? It’s a classic and flattering color, making it a great pick for any bride. This trend is likely a result of Pantone naming rose quartz as one of their Colors of the Year, meaning this trend is likely to stick too! If you’re thinking pink, here’s some inspiration that we love:

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A blushing bride surrounded by blush dresses – how cute!


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This San Diego wedding was perfectly, pale pink!

Are you loving this pink trend? Share your opinions with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter! You can also make an appointment with one of our pink-loving Patchettes at our Tysons Corner showroom!