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

Proposal Season Continues in Color

Proposal season isn’t over yet! If you’re still looking at engagement rings, consider a colored stone! Colored, gemstones have actually been a popular pick this proposal season. Instead of the traditional diamond, these stones tend to be trendy and less expensive! Go ahead – be different!

Featured Below: Davie & Chiyo

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Pear-cut and aquamarine? Yes, please!

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Black and white is always classic – try onyx!

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We love an emerald cut!

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Check out that combo!

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The prettiest sapphire ever!

If you didn’t notice, these colorful gems look amazing in rose gold! Now, all you need is a colorful invitation to match. Maybe with some rose gold foil, too? Let the Patchettes create pretty paper inspired by your ring! Simply make an appointment at our Tysons Corner Showroom. You can also follow The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

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!

Featured Below: Adrianna Papell

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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!

Ringing in the New Year

The Patchettes hope everyone had an awesome time ringing in the New Year this weekend! In addition to marking the New Year, these winter months are often known as “engagement season.” We’ve certainly see a ton of exciting proposals pop up on our social media pages. It’s really such a magical time, filled with family and warmth. What better time to propose? While we’re getting prepared for wedding season, it has been so fun to focus on the stunning rings that we’re seeing online and in the store too. Here’s a few engagement ring trends that the Patchettes have noticed and are predicting to be popular in 2017!

Featured Below: Wedding Forward

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Rose gold is still making a splash in 2017. We’re not surprised, because it’s super flattering on every skin tone!

Featured Below: Reverie

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Unique gemstones like sapphires or emeralds have been replacing diamonds, during this engagement season!

Featured Below: Wedding Forward

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Vintage rings with intricate details remain popular!

Featured Below: The Huffington Post

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We love stacked rings, and we’re hoping this trend stays for awhile!

Featured Below: Reverie

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Whether pair cut or round diamonds, halo rings have been super popular!

We really do love the excitement of newly engaged couples, and we’re lucky to work with so many. From announcements to invitations, our Patchettes are happy to help you with all your pretty paper needs! To get started, please make an appointment at our Tysons Corner Showroom. You can also keep up with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

Real Wedding Wednesday: Caitlin & Greg

The day Caitlin and Greg’s wedding invitations arrived at The Dandelion Patch was a big day! We’re talking rose gold foil and hydrangea envelope liners. We fell in love!

The next best thing to receiving this pretty paper was viewing Lindsay Fauver’s beautiful photos from Caitlin and Greg’s Georgetown wedding! This classic wedding included simple, white bouquets and family photos on every table. Our favorite shots of the couple feature romantic glances in front of the Lincoln Memorial where Greg actually proposed to Caitlin. How sweet!

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We loved Caitlin’s sparkly Keds, and it’s clear that this couple wasn’t afraid to get down on the dance floor. Thank you to these awesome vendors that made this couple’s wedding one amazing celebration of love!

Photographer: Lindsay Fauver | Ceremony Venue: National Presbyterian Church | Reception Venue: D.C. Fairmont | Dress: Mikaella Bridal | Hair & Makeup: Christie-Adam Salon | Bridesmaid dresses: Amsale | Florals: Floral & Bloom Designs | Entertainment: DC Fusion | Videographer: Peter von Kahle | Invitations: The Dandelion Patch