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!

Real Wedding Wednesday: Goodstone Inn Middleburg Countryside Affair

Sarah and Kevin had found the perfectly intimate wedding getaway they were looking for at Goodstone Inn & Restaurant in Middleburg, VA, about an hour’s distance from Washington, DC. The venue included luxurious indoor provisions as well as extensive countryside property – impressive mountain ranges stand as a solemn backdrop and grassy, golden meadows cover rolling hills. Replete with luscious botanical gardens, with additional floral contributions from Holly Chapple, this ceremony setting flashes fine, organic qualities everywhere you look. Megan Kelsey of Megan Kelsey Photography describes the pair as genuine, kindhearted, and warm, two souls who are no doubt meant for each other. She beautifully captured every ounce of love and every endearing moment shared between the bride and groom. The couple had also decided to bring their puppy to help celebrate their big day, which is just plain adorable!






This wedding was akin to something out of a dream! Of course, none of this would have been possible without contribution from all the vendors of this team!

Photography: Megan Kelsey Photography| Venue: Goodstone Inn & Restuarant | Planner: Sarah Seven | Dress: Lovely Bride | Florals: Holly Chapple | Hair & Makeup: JKW Beauty | Catering: Bluewater Kitchen | Cake: Gateau Distinctive Cakes | Rentals: Something Vintage | Signage: Leah Letters | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch