Freebie Friday

September 19, 2014

We are so excited to offer the best deal around town with our patch pals over at the Dandelion Patch! We are back with more tips from our pro Heidi Kallett, and also a reminder about sending us your love story!

DW: Is the Dandelion Patch team a diverse group of individuals that can help any type of couple?

DP: The Dandelion Patch is comprised of a creative and dedicated team of professionals that are trained to help  you bring your vision to reality. Our in house team of Graphic Designers  is at your disposal to find creative solutions for every theme, project and almost every budget! We can (and do!) work to incorporate your  ‘personal brand’ throughout your special day, seamlessly and stress-free.

DW: What is the biggest lesson you have learned being in the event-paper industry?

DP: In the event paper industry, we are fortunate to be one of the first to get a glimpse into the décor, design and desire of the couple because of the Save the Date. Additionally, your event paper is the most detailed project that you will work with during your event planning. From individual place cards with proper menu selections, to the welcome note and ceremony program… we cover it all. So, it’s important that a couple chooses a professional stationer to ensure a stress-free experience.

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THE GIVEAWAY: From September 1- September 30, couples must submit their proposal stories to One winning story will be selected based on the most creative, thoughtful and surprising proposal. In addition, all Save-the-Date suites will be priced at 25% off from September 1- September 30 at any location of The Dandelion Patch. Must use the discount code: DWLOVESDP.

Don’t forget to include your instagram name when submitting- we will be announcing the winner on there first!

The itty bitty print: May not be used in conjunction with other promotions, discounts or specials. Gift certificate value may not exceed $1000. No cash value. No price adjustments


Photography Credit: Rodney Bailey 

Old City Press & Co – Letterpress Experience

September 18, 2014

Old City Press is unlike any other place I have been! The warm welcome started when Abby Jiu and I took a visit to their studio right in the heart of Old Town. Pete, owner and designer, met us, gave us a tour of the shop and explained how each machine worked while describing the process involved. In such a technological age, it was refreshing to witness a 1950′s Vandercook Letterpress machine bring a vision to life.

Let me tell you, I love how beautiful each of my notepads and business cards are, but now I have a serious appreciation learning about how much work goes into each and every paper product. OCP thrives on the perfect impression, and they offer something no one else does. By immersing the client in each stage, it becomes almost as much about the experience as the final product. Take a look at my journey!  Thank you Pete + team for the ultimate letterpress experience. We can’t wait to join you again. Be sure to check out the OCP & Co website to learn what classes they have coming up and what other services they offer.


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Photography Credit: Abby Jiu Photography

A Classic Affair- K + K’s Real Wedding

September 17, 2014

From bridal lace to a string quartet, a classic Southern wedding with all the fixings is always a timeless affair. With Katie and Kevin’s wedding, the Mason-Dixon traditions met with modern elements, which took the swoon level to new heights. With cathedral “I do’s” and a country club chic celebration, Katie and Kevin’s nuptials joined everything there is to love about the summer season.





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A light color palette of blush and sage was the only cool complement to this warm June wedding in Washington D.C. Inspired by a tone of modest elegance, Katie had designed the sophisticated ballroom with minimal petite floral décor details. Pops of vibrant pink not only accentuated the bridesmaids’ bouquets, but takes center stage in many of the reception arrangements. Wedding guests were welcomed to cocktail hour by a seemingly traditional string quartet, that quickly surprised (and delighted!) everyone by playing everything from pop rock to The Game of Thrones theme song.

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Playing on their vineyard engagement, Katie and Kevin personalized wine bottles for guests, who then granted them congratulatory wishes as their guestbook. After a sit down dinner, decadent chocolate Oreo buttercream and s’more cupcakes were served as the savory wedding cake and guests kicked off their heels to dance into the night. An ultra romantic vibe reigned throughout the evening to make this Katie and Kevin’s wedding a simple, elegant and memorable occasion



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Katie and Kevin

June 7, 2014 | Arlington, VA

Photographer: Stephanie Yonce Photography | Venue + Catering: Army Navy Country Club | Event Planners: HJ Planners | Florals: Edge Flowers | Dress Designer: Paloma Blanc | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids Dresses: J. Crew | Hair + Makeup Artist: Melissa Schwartz Jones | Groom’s Attire: Allure and Vineyard Vines | Ceremony Location: St. Mary Catholic Church | Entertainment: Bialek’s Music – Palm Strings Quartet + DJ Dan Goldman | Cake: Fluffy Thoughts | Rentals: Party Rentals, Ltd |

Sugar Paper LA

September 16, 2014

Online invitations and personalized stationery have never looked so good! It only gets better – Paperless Post recently teamed up with Sugar Paper to launch Sugar Paper’s first appearance into digital space and Paperless Post first time offering gold foil imprinting. The new partnership is ideal for bridal showers, engagement parties and even wedding-related parties! Its festive designs and ability to personalize are perfect for any occasion.




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Ode to Summer

September 15, 2014

We love you, Summer. You make the rest of the year possible by giving those in the event industry some much needed downtime. You also provide moments like those created by the ladies of Atrendy Events. Each year, the team surprises us with a remarkable soiree where we exchange summer stories, catch up on each other’s busy schedules and, best of all, relax + sip on deliciously crafted cocktails. This event is an industrywide favorite, and we couldn’t have had the experience we did without some remarkable vendors + the Atrendy Team! Thanks for making summer’s sunset seem a bit further out on the horizon!


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Photography: Abby Jiu Photography | Planners + Host: Atrendy Wedding Team (Pam, Anne & Natalie) | Hair and Makeup: Alison Harper & Co.| Design and Decor: Capital Décor and Events, Select Event Group | Midnight Snack: Dolci Gelati Truck | Dessert: Fluffy Thoughts Bakery | Floral: Holly Heider Chapple Flowers | Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Valet: MJ Valet | Catering: Occasions Caterers | Venue: Penthouse Pool & Lounge | Bar: Potomac Wine & Spirits

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