Trend Alert: Cacti!

Move over succulents – Cacti are making it big too! From cactus invitations to table settings, they’re everywhere! With Greenery being the color of the year, potted plants like cacti are truly the talk of the town! Today, we’re sharing some fun cacti inspiration for your wedding day!

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Their texture makes the perfect backdrop to any space!

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Fun pillows are great for creating an awesome cocktail lounge!

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Mix cacti and succulents for a unique tables cape!

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Cacti are the perfect additions to your table numbers!

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We really think cacti invitations would be adorable! If you’re looking to create some trendy invitations or day-of paper, call and make an appointment at our Tysons Corner showroom. Our lovely patchettes are waiting! For more inspiration, please follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!


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!

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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!

Light it up!

For the ultimate party, you’re going to want one of these awesome neon signs! Neon signs are becoming the next big thing. It’s not a new idea, of course. However, these signs are being used in completely new ways to create trendy walls and more! They’re the perfect photo opportunity, giving your guests a great conversation starter too. If neon signs aren’t fit for your wedding, think about adding one of these signs to your bridal shower or a birthday party! They’re super versatile. We love the cute quotes, and you can always order custom signs!

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A simple quote is all it takes for an amazing statement wall!

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Perfect for the modern bride!

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So sweet next to your dessert table or bar!

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We love a neon sign with a bold, patterned backdrop!

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Stack ’em up for a unique, party look!

These trendy signs are seriously too cute and perfect for your next event! Have a party coming up? Don’t forget to make an appointment at the Dandelion Patch for all your pretty paper needs! You can also follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

Trend Alert: Sugarfina Candy

Trend Alert! Today, we’re sharing one of our current favorite brands. Brides are buzzing about it…it’s Sugarfina! Sugarfina basically creates candy for adults. As a result, their adorable and yummy candies have been taking the wedding industry by storm! Here’s a few ideas for how to incorporate these trendy candies in to your big day:


Sugarfina’s adorable packaging makes the candy a great addition to your table at your bridal shower or even your reception!


You can also create custom labels for your candy with your initials or wedding hashtag! These make amazing wedding favors!


Sugarfina candy has also been popular in these “Will you be my bridesmaid?” or “bridesmaid proposal” boxes. The brand even made special packaging for the occasion! 

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Our favorite flavor is the champagne candies! Have you tried Sugarfina? Share your favorite kind with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter! Happy Friday, y’all! 

Pretty in Pastel Pink

Pink is certainly the “it” color right now! From fashion to weddings, everything is pretty in pastel pink. It’s literally flooding our feeds. Not that we’re complaining! Who doesn’t love a pretty pink planner? Or, a blush wedding palette? It’s a classic and flattering color, making it a great pick for any bride. This trend is likely a result of Pantone naming rose quartz as one of their Colors of the Year, meaning this trend is likely to stick too! If you’re thinking pink, here’s some inspiration that we love:

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A blushing bride surrounded by blush dresses – how cute!


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This San Diego wedding was perfectly, pale pink!

Are you loving this pink trend? Share your opinions with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter! You can also make an appointment with one of our pink-loving Patchettes at our Tysons Corner showroom!

Skyline Invitations

Our Patchettes see a lot of wedding invitations over the course of the year. One trend that we’ve really loved this year is “skyline” invitations. Whether it’s a simple skyline or detailed map, these invitations are so personal. Couples have included everything from their wedding venue to where they met. It’s also a sweet reminder of the city where a couple fell in love or plans to start their new life together. We absolutely love this concept! For a closer look at our favorite skyline invitations, check out the skyline gallery on our site.

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We hope these beautiful skyline shots inspire your invitations! From the envelope liner to the RSVP cards, we love seeing how couples use this trend. For more expert opinions, make an appointment with one of our Patchettes at our Tysons Corner Showroom. You can also follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter! Happy Friday!

Tuesday Trends: All That Glitters

A trend we’ve been loving lately is glitter everything. Adding a little sparkle to your big day just makes it all the more special! This trend works at any wedding, but we love the glamour it adds to an evening wedding. 

Adding glitter to your centerpieces is a great way to subtly add sparkle to the day! The floating glitter is a great unique twist on a classic floral arrangement. 

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Champagne is a must for your wedding day. Glitter coated champagne glasses?! Even better.

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These full-glitter bridesmaid dresses are stunning! Your bridesmaids will thank you!

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If glitter is a little too much for your wedding, there’s always your bachelorette party! How fun is this sparkly photo shoot?!

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This sequin table cloth adds sparkle and shine to your reception venue. This backyard wedding is simple, but still looks swanky thanks to those phenomenal tables. 

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This couple’s stunning wedding photos were taken with a glitter backdrop! While we’re sure this was messy, the resulting photos were definitely worth it!

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Did you add an extra sparkle to your big day?! Share your ideas with us on Facebook, and follow us on Pinterest/Instagram @TheDandelionPatch for more wedding inspiration!