Trend Alert: Equestrian Extraordinaire

People tend to plan pretty far in advance for ways to best make their wedding day outshine all those other “regular” days in their lives by incorporating elements that speak to the bride and groom’s individual or combined background and/or hobbies. For many who were once talented, young equestrians, the desire to bring significance to their day of nuptials presents the perfect opportunity to leave a bit of themselves at the event to share with their guests – who they were growing up and the individual they’ve become today – by tying in the vocabulary of horseback-riding into decorations, or simply bringing in the creatures themselves!  Luckily, these long-faced gentle giants are quite good at being both aesthetically pleasing and intriguing, so you’ll have no problem achieving the aspirations of the “dream wedding”!

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Deck up the reception party with a fresh outdoor garden aesthetic and garnish it with award ribbons to bring in the desired equestrian effect!

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A perfect setting to capture adorable moments you wouldn’t get elsewhere!

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More delightfully romantic bride-and-groom moments, this time framed by none other than the gentle giants themselves!

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Pair your flower girl up with a pony to match! How cute is that?

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Rusty horseshoe table settings offer just the right amount of countryside feels!

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Perhaps even include custom fresh-cut hedges to match the theme!

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Instead of the typical escort cards, give your guests a beautiful horseshoe souvenir with each of their names inscribed!

And if you would like equestrian-themed stationary to go with, we’d love to help you with designs! For more inspiration to best express yourself, be sure to follow The Dandelion Patch on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

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

Sweetheart Tables for Fall

Wedding trends are such a funny thing! First, the concept of a sweetheart table became a huge trend. Instead of sitting with your whole bridal party, these romantic little tables became super popular. They’re perfect for sharing a special moment with your new significant other on such a busy, family-oriented day. Now, you’ll find all sorts for sweetheart table designs to fit every style. Well if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the options, we’ve rounded up our favorite sweetheart table tips for fall!

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We’re swooning over this floral arch!

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Geometric shapes are super trendy right now!

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For a romantic look, add big roses and lots of petals!

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Sweeping greens are perfect to complement fall foliage!

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The biggest trend for fall? Copper everything!

We love sharing out favorite fall trends! What are your favorite parts of the season? Share with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

Theme Thursday: Au Naturale

Hello, hope you’re all well!

This Theme Thursday is all about going natural! Spring and summer are the best seasons to have outdoor weddings filled with flowers and all things rustic! If you’re someone who loves nature and everything that comes with it, then this theme is for you! I hope you love it as much as I do!

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It’s rustic and simple, but so beautiful!

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*”Flowers in Your Hair” by the Lumineers plays in the background*

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Just imagine standing under this as you say your vows!

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This floral print will go so well with a natural theme!

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Who says you have to have a ridiculously extravagant cake?? This is stunning!

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Recycle old bottles and make some fantastic center pieces!

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Include your furry friend in your ceremony!

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Instead of throwing regular confetti, replace that paper with flowers! Gorgeous and better for the environment!

I don’t know about you guys, but this is making me want to have an outdoor wedding someday! There are just so many ways natural designs work in your favor! The Dandelion Patch could even hook you up with some wonderful nature-inspired cards and invitations! Remember to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter!

~Zoe