Friday: Up Up and Away

Happy Friday everyone! We are very excited for the weekend and we hope you all are too! While I was driving to work the other day and I saw a hot air balloon. I thought to myself I wonder how many people incorporate those into their wedding or just balloons in general. A lot of couples use greenery or flowers but using balloons for decorating or for Save the Dates are becoming more popular. 

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Everyone is obsessing over the big balloons, they are perfect for save the dates! 

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If you want to add texture to the balloon and for the photo, tie ribbons to it like these girls did! It definitely makes it fun too! 

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Have balloons made with Mr. and Mrs. on them for photos, then you guests can use them as props for photos throughout the night! 

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Leaf stamped balloons are super cute! They give off a boho trend and the clear balloon is to die for! 

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Clear balloons are pretty popular, they now are used for save the dates and other design elements. 

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If you really want to have a balloon aspect, have a hot air balloon! 

Everyones wedding is different and we love seeing what each couple does! We hope that couples keep doing more original design elements to truly make their wedding their own! 

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Friday Funday: Passport to love!

Happy Friday! We hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend, because we sure are!  With one of our patchettes getting ready to fly to Florida on Sunday, we were talking about all the destinations we wanted to go! No matter how far you are traveling destination weddings are always so fun! There’s just something about packing up and traveling for a long weekend that everyone enjoys! 

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Want a quick get away to Pairs? Make sure you get the iconic photo! 

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These two decided to tie the knot where Star Wars was filmed, cool right?!

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Give your guests something to remember your day and that they can always use!

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We love creative escort cards! They make everything better! 

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Having your wedding on the beach? Turn an old boat into your bar! 

We are dreaming of all the places we still have yet to visit looking at all of these gorgeous photos! We hope this makes you dream of warmer weather and sunshine! Lastly, don’t forget to check back in with us on Monday for more trends! 

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How to: Personalize Your Classic White Bouquet

Bouquets are one of those wedding essentials that typically get at least one photo feature all by themselves, so we deem it a pretty important visual element. The classic greenery-and-white elegance motif continues to trend as a popular motif for many lucky couples’ weddings, with their breath of fresh simplicity and quiet charm. Not only so, we also find it lovable as a flexible floral palette, as it is able to retain its delightful qualities while graciously integrating other characteristics that are brought in as a result of adjustments made to the original arrangement. Below are a few sample bouquets we’ve collected to show what we mean by this flexibility. It’s truly a wonder just how much voice and personality the classic bouquet can come to embody with the most subtle of manipulations!

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Mix-‘n-matching is a great place to start! A generous blend of white blooms and greenery and can say a number of things about your wedding, depending on the type of florals and foliage you select as well as the balance of color tones!

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To all our gorgeous gals out there prepping for a winter wedding – nothing says “winter” more than sparse scatterings of berry clusters! And white roses are simply too romantic!

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As we had mentioned earlier, you’d be surprised at how well subtle adjustments to the white bouquet speak to specific environments or event atmospheres. Faint washes of blush or peach are the ultimate bouquet to an elegant winery or vineyard wedding!

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Single-bloom collections make excellent wedding bouquets as well! Sometimes it’s better to embrace the minimalism – that alone sets you apart!

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While we’re on the topic of single-bloom bouquets, this one is made up of the baby’s-breath plant (sometimes interchangeably described as its scientific genus name “gypsophila”). Compared to the previous bouquet of peonies, we felt as if this one spoke a completely different language. What are your thoughts?

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But if you’re feeling a bit tight and smushed from all the subtlety we’ve been advocating, know that it’s also okay to take things a (small) step further and mix in a single bold color. For the winter season we recommend burgundy or wine for the serious “pop” effect in your otherwise classic white bouquet!

Let your blooms inspire a palette for the rest of the visuals for your celebration! We would love to work with you to create your stationary aesthetic! (For references of our work, be sure to check out our pretty paper gallery on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!) The end product will be simply stunning – we can’t wait to see it come to life!

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

Monday Funday: Rustic Photo Booths

It’s Monday Funday!

Today, we’re having fun with photo booths! Wedding photo booths have come a long way from the tacky rental booths with velvet curtains that you may remember from decades past. Now, simply ask your photographer to have her second shooter ready to take some photo booth shots with a background of your choice! It’s a great way to keep guests busy during the cocktail hour and reception. Plus, you’ll be swooning over these rustic photo booth designs! They’re perfect for your romantic Virginia wedding, especially if it’s outdoors!

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How fabulous is this chalkboard wall?

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Ask your florist about creating a floral masterpiece for your photo booth backdrop!

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Pair a shabby chic wall with an antique chair for a truly rustic look!

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With a sweet quote and a chandelier, what more could a girl ask for?

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We’re OBSESSED with these overlapping frames!

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Don’t forget that you can create photo booth walls indoors too!

The Patchettes love a hanging floral! We’ve even created similar looks on our invites. Make an appointment at our Tysons Corner showroom to ask about all our antique inspired and rustic themed paper designs! You can also follow us on Instagram and Twitter for more wedding inspiration. Please like us on Facebook, too!

-Amy