Real Wedding Wednesday: D.C. Gallery Romantic Autumn Reverie

Julie and Forrest looked as if they’d stepped straight off the set of this season’s top romance movie as they strolled through serene surroundings in the capital city. Elements of their ornately-planned party are lavished in a rich palette of blush and wine, accented with an occasional pop of pine green and glimmers of gold. These colors fit refreshingly into the cozy fall colors of the open outdoors, but stood out elegantly against the candle-lit indoor ceremony and reception area at the LongView Gallery, an industrial art gallery that every now and then hosted such unique events. All credit and kudos of documentation goes to the photographer of this wedding, Eric Kelley – such beautifully-captured images most assuredly requires a public audience!

 


We’d also like to shower praises on each of our fellow vendors for extraordinary workmanship and team spirit! This wedding embodies a rich quality of timelessness that leaves one in silent awe, and we couldn’t have made it without all of you!

Photography: Eric Kelley | Venue: LongView Gallery | Planner: A Trendy Wedding | Florals: Holly Chapel | Dress Designer: Anne Barge | Rentals: Event Revolution | Cake Designer: Buttercream Bakeshop | Hair & Makeup Artist: Alison Harper & Company | Lighting: John Farr Lighting | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch | Calligrapher: Laura Hooper | Catering: Well Dunn Catering | Band: Significant Others (Sam Hill Entertainment) | Furniture Rentals: White Glove Rentals

Vineyard Wedding Inspiration

At The Dandelion Patch, we love our Northern Virginia location! While there’s a variety of local venues, we’re lucky to have a TON of beautiful vineyards nearby. Let’s be honest – what’s better than a winery wedding? For any brides-to-be planning her big day at a local winery, we’re sharing a few tips today on how to utilize and decorate your venue. We hope you enjoy this post (with a big glass of wine in hand)!

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Hanging lights make any vineyard wedding that much more dreamy!

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What’s even better? Add a few hanging wine bottles too!

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Wooden crates and barrels are a simple way to add charm to your ceremony decor!

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Create a stunning cocktail lounge with a few rental love seats!

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Most importantly, don’t forget to take in that stunning Virginia view!

Wine reds make for beautiful wedding day paper too! Let our Patchettes inspire you and book an appointment at our Tysons Corner showroom, today! You can also follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for more pretty paper.

Trend Alert: Live Wedding Entertainment

As 2017 wedding trends are announced, live entertainment has been popular among the predictions. Photo booths will be a thing of the past! Instead, couples are sparing no expense on their guests and going BIG! From live music to carnival games, we’ve rounded up some of the new trends in live entertainment. Happy planning!

Featured Below: Stacey Lynn Design

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Can you believe this couple provided a ferris wheel for their guests?

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Seriously, forget photo booths! Caricature artists are the next big thing!

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Wine and beer tastings will be a fun, cocktail hour activity!

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Dancers, gymnasts, and flame twirling…oh my!

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Finally, cigar rolling stations will be a common addition in 2017!

Will you incorporate any of these entertainment trends in to your wedding day? We would love to hear about it! Share with us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter! Happy Friday!

A Burgundy Big Day

Are you planning a winter wedding? Well, we’re here to remind you that a festive wedding doesn’t have to be filled with red and green. For an elegant affair, we’re recommending burgundy for your winter wedding. Keep scrolling down for all the burgundy inspiration you could need:

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Burgundy is perfectly paired with blush!

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Super romantic on an au natural cake!

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These shoes alone will make you want to plan a burgundy wedding!

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We’re obsessed with this floral arrangement as a ceremony backdrop!

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Your friends and family will love this look!

Burgundy is definitely a Patchette-pick for this season! For more help from the Patchettes, please make an appointment at our Tysons Corner Showroom. You can also follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

Creative Wedding Keepsakes

Your wedding is an important milestone event, and we know it takes tons of planning. Don’t wait till anniversaries to reminisce! You should create a way to commemorate the day that you can always appreciate, and we’re not just talking wedding photos! We’ve rounded up some creative wedding keepsakes that will allow you to really cherish your wedding memories and remind yourself daily of your love. 

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We were inspired by this concept of hiring an artist to paint your wedding ceremony. It’s genius!

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You can also have guests sign a bottle of your favorite wine and display it after the big day!

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If you didn’t plan ahead, create a custom box for all of your wedding keepsakes! Don’t forget to keep your pretty paper!

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Save those sparkling heels from you day as a princess too!

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This framed cork idea is perfect for a simple wedding reminder!

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Our absolute favorite idea is to frame your vows in a simple frame, letting you each be reminded of your sweet promises!

We hope you enjoyed these creative keepsake ideas! For more wedding tips and tricks, follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!