Real Wedding Wednesday: Old Town Alexandria’s Wintery Romance

Happy Real Wedding Wednesday everyone! It makes perfect sense that we share Melissa and Bogdan’s wedding that was featured on United with Love on Valentines day! Virtue Feed and Grain in Old Town Alexandria was transformed into a gorgeous and intimate ceremony. With the stunning photography by Andrea Rodway Photography it was all captured beautifully! Lastly, we are so happy we could be a part of this wedding! 



Additionally, we’d like to thank all the vendors who made this wedding possible! We love working with all of you! 

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Photography: Andrea Rodway Photography | Venue: Virtue Feed and Grain | Event Planning: Amelia Lawrence | Floral: Vintage Floral Design | Stationery: The Dandelion Patch Beauty: Agape Airbrush Makeup and Hair | Engagement Ring: Paul Michael Design | Wedding Ring: Mara Joyce | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Bride’s Shoes: Charlotte Olympia 

Real Wedding Wednesday: Classic D.C. Hay-Adams

Happy Real Wedding Wednesday, we went through our archives to find this beauty! The Hay-Adams views never disappoint and neither did Justine Ungaro with the gorgeous photography. Looking through these mementos had us all in our feels! Jess’s gown was stunning and it transformed into the best party dress for the reception! We are so glad we got to be a part of this day, here is a peak at the wedding! 


Finally, we’d like to thank all the vendors who made all of this possible! We are so glad we got to be a part of this special day!

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Photography: Justine Ungaro | Cinematography: Josh Gooden Cinematography Wedding Venue: The Hay Adams Hotel | Event Planning & Design: Karson Butler Events  Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch | Floral Design: Edge Floral Event Design | Wedding Dress: Tara Keely | Makeup and Hair: Amie Decker Beauty | Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy Lighting: Frost Lighting | Decor: Better Off Wed 

Wedding Welcomes!

The latest wedding trends aren’t about the groom, or even the bride! They’re all about the loving couple’s guests! Couples are spending more and more on their guests to give them an unforgettable experience. For example, welcome bags have become a huge hit. It’s not just about favors any more, and we’ve got some great inspiration for you!

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Our Patchettes can help you with the stickers!

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Let this welcome from Lauren Conrad inspire your own!

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The hangover kit is always a popular addition!

Are you creating a welcome bag or box for your big day? Let the Patchettes help with custom gift tags, stickers, and more! We’re here to help you tackle all those Pinterest projects. For more fun ideas, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Pretty Paper: Menu Design

The best weddings are all in the details! One paper detail that’s often over looked is the menu! Your dinner menu plays a huge part in your table decor, and it can really pull a look together. One tip to remember is that your menu and day-of paper don’t have to match your invitation! It might reflect that design, but your menu should really play off your venue and table details like your center pieces! Sounds overwhelming? Don’t worry! Our trained Patchettes are ready to help you design the perfect menu for your table! Here’s a look at a few of our past designs, and there’s even more examples on our site’s gallery!

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Trend Alert: Bright Floral Paper!

Trend Alert! A lot is happing in the wedding world, which means new paper trends too! Neutrals have been huge in the last few years. I’m sure we’ve all been to a blush and beige wedding or two. Well, things are spicing up! There’s going to be a lot more color in weddings and paper. This means a lot more pattern, primarily floral, on the invitations itself. Last year, the envelope liners had all the fun! Now, fun-colored florals are taking center stage!

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All paper was designed by the Patchettes! Please make an appointment at the Tysons Corner Showroom to meet with one of our knowledgable ladies. You can also follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for more pretty paper inspiration!

Happy #WeddingWednesday!

It’s #WeddingWednesday, and we’re sharing a special, styled shoot that we had the pleasure of creating with Eventi Floral & Events! This fabulous photo shoot highlights some of the big wedding trends of 2017.  The invitation suite features Greenery, the “it” color of the year according to Pantone. We also kept the palette trendy by adding silver because a metallic is always key! From the vineyard setting to the cutest escort card display ever, there’s lots of inspiration included in this post. Thank you to Amelia Johnson Photography for capturing the day in style!

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To view the whole shoot, check out the feature on Style Me Pretty! Thank you to the amazing vendors who worked with us to put together this styled shoot! We always appreciate y’all and couldn’t have picked a better team! 

Floral Design + Styling: Eventi Floral & Events | Photography: Amelia Johnson Photography | Wedding Dress: Love Couture Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Aerin | Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Catering: Heirloom Catering & Event Design | Hair + Makeup: Behind The Veil | Men’s Attire: Menguin | Desserts: Catherine George Cakes | Food Stylist: Heirloom Catering & Event Design | Model: Meghan | Napkins: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Party Rental LTD | Winery: Stone Tower Winery | Stationery: The Dandelion Patch

Mitzvah Invitations

At The Dandelion Patch, we love celebrating any and all occasions with pretty paper! For example, our Patchettes create a lot of bat mitzvah and bar mitzvah invitations. We love creating paper for these traditional Jewish celebrations, because we’re able to use fun colors and patterns. It’s also a great opportunity to incorporate a child’s interest like a favorite sport! Below you’ll find a sample of the custom creations that we’ve made for our amazing family of clients. For more ideas, you can check out the full gallery of mitzvah invitations on our website!

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If you’re in need of mitzvah invitations, be sure to make an appointment with our lovely Patchettes in our Tysons Corner showroom! For more paper inspiration, you can also follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Happy Monday!

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: Margot & Joe


This lovely lavender and mint wedding day is what dreams are made of! Margot and Joe did an amazing job of planning a classy and flower-filled day in Washington, DC. Of course, they couldn’t do it without the help of Margo at Bright Occasions! This sweet couple was also lucky enough to work with our dear “friendor” Rodney Bailey for their wedding photography. Our amazing Patchettes had a blast creating Margot and Joe’s floral menu and pretty table numbers – totally, pastel perfect! 

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Congrats to all the amazing teams behind this spectacular wedding day!

Photographer: Wedding Photojournalism by Rodney Bailey | Wedding Planner: Bright Occasions | Ceremony & Reception: The Hay-Adams Hotel | Florist: Edge Floral Event Designers | Disc Jockey: Chris Laich Music  | Hair & Make-up: Amie Decker Beauty | Rentals (chargers/chairs)Select Event Group | Welcome GiftGeorgetown Cupcakes | Wedding DressCarine’s Bridal Day-of Paper: The Dandelion Patch

Real Wedding Wednesday: Genny & Bar

Genny and Bar’s New Orleans celebration was the ultimate white wedding, thanks to planner Elyse Jennings Weddings! Greer Gattuso Photography did a great job at capturing this spectacular day too. From the floral wall to the custom painting, there was a lot to see! Our favorite part was the fact that the only pop of color was Genny’s stunning mint gown! What a way to make a statement! If you’re planning your big day, take tips from this couple!

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Thank you to this amazing vendor team for letting us join you on this journey! Congrats Genny and Bar!

Planning and Design: Elyse Jennings Weddings | Photography: Greer Gattuso Photography | Venue: The Roosevelt | Church: Immaculate Conception | Floral and Candle Decor: Bella Blooms | Rentals: Event Rental | Custom Linens: La Tavola | Band: Bucktown Allstars | Bakery: Chef Debra at The Roosevelt | Photo Booth: Boogie Booth | Ceremony Musicians: New Orleans Finest | Hair Stylist: Nicole Pigeon | Make Up Artist: Ashley Sievert Beauty | Pretty Paper: The Dandelion Patch