Welcome To The Weekend

Happy, happy August! We are welcoming the weekend and the month’s arrival with a few of our favorite inspiring links from the week! Enjoy and have a beautiful Friday. xo!

Wild Coastal Romance Shoot From Jenna McElroy

{Image by Jenna McElroy via Magnolia Rouge}

A few of our favorites from the week:

We have been busy lost in a sea of wedding fashion—check out our favorite new finds in the EAD shop!

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Classic Washington DC Hotel Wedding

Sophisticated and oh-so-classic, Mekenzie and Eric’s wedding was held at the stately Fairfax at Embassy Row. With a elegant color palette of gold, ivory, gray, blush, and silver, their early-fall soiree (which turned out to be a brisk 90 degrees!) was perfect for the classic Washington DC setting. Edge Flowers created lovely, textural arrangements of ivory roses, hydrangea, and dusty miller, which set amongst a sea of candles atop tables dressed in billowing silver linens. The centerpiece of the ballroom is a 4-tier cake from Fancy Cakes by Leslie, with lace detail that’s a perfect match for Mekenzie’s Jim Hjelm gown. The day was full of laughter and love, and guests danced the night away to tunes from Sound Nation. Enjoy each and every beautiful image from Audra Wrisley Photography!

Silver Kate Spade Charm

Vintage ChandelierBride in Lace Halter Gown

Gray Bridesmaids Dresses

Ivory Bouquet with Dusty MillerJim Hjelm Gown

Ivory Bouquets with Dusty Miller

Georgetown Presbyterian ChurchDC Wedding Audra Wrisley

Classic Groomsmen

Elegant Gray and Ivory Reception


The Fairfax at Embassy Row WeddingWhite and Gray Reception

Four Tier White Wedding Cake

Washington DC Wedding

Photography – Audra Wrisley Photography | Ceremony Venue – Georgetown Presbyterian Church | Reception Venue – The Fairfax at Embassy Row | Floral – Edge Flowers | Day-of Coordination – Kelly Cannon Events | Stationery – The Dandelion Patch | Bakery – Fancy Cakes by Leslie | Band – Sound Nation – Andy Kushner Entertainment | Lighting – Klassic Sound | Bridesmaids dresses – J.Crew | Gown – Jim Hjelm | Jewelry – The Tiny Jewel Box | Bride’s Shoes – Kate Spade | Suits – Geoffrey Lewis Ltd.

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The Dandelion Patch and Audra Wrisley Photography & Design are members of the EAD Vendor Guide. To find vendors in your area, click here, or to apply to become a member, click here.
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    Relaxed + Sweet Los Angeles Engagement Photos

    Sunny and JC are self-professed “total homebodies” who love snacking, napping, and hanging out on the couch. So what better place to capture their engagement photos than their Los Angeles home? Sunny, a singer, and JC, a pre-med student, were introduced by a mutual friend and have made a family with their adorable pug, Pluie. After a stroll around a nearby nature preserve, they returned to their house for cuddles and popsicles. We couldn’t imagine a better day, and love these images from Christine Choi Photography to pieces!

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    Photography – Christine Choi Photography | Hair and Makeup: Monica Chiu from Studio mm&b

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    Chic San Francisco Cafe Wedding

    We are head over heels for Lauren and Taylor’s chic blue-and-white San Francisco wedding! Lauren, a wedding planner herself, immediately began pulling together ideas after Taylor’s proposal, so that—with the help of Ryder Sloan Events—they could have an outdoor affair to remember. She started with the location, Stable Cafe. The urban garden space was a great backdrop for a collection of blue-and-white ginger jars filled with florals from Mandolin Flowers. Plumosa fern garlands and cafe lights added an air of sophistication, while classic arrangements of hydrangeas, anemones, and roses accented tables covered with Swiss dot linens from La Tavola. Lauren wore her cousin’s couture Carolina Herrera Bridal gown with embellished blue Manolo Blahnik heels, a Christmas gift from Taylor; her bouquet was wrapped with long pieces of vintage lace and blue velvet ribbon. Amy Nichols Special Events ensured the day ran smoothly from start to finish, which included transforming the courtyard after the ceremony into a luxe space for dinner and dancing, along with lounging areas outfitted with seating from One True Love Vintage Rentals. Later in the evening, guests sipped warm spiked cocktails from the DIY coffee bar, the perfect accompaniment to a salted caramel wedding cake from Cake Coquette—the design of the dessert mimicked the ginger jar pattern. We are just in total love with all of these fabulous images from Julie Mikos!

    Embellished Blue Bridal ShoesClassic Bridal Ideas

    Funky Modern Ceremony Location

    Blue and White Ginger Jars Reception DecorBlue Ribbon Tied Bouquet

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    Unique Seating Chart Ideas

    Chalkboard Dinner MenuRustic Chic Reception Decor Ideas

    Swiss Dot Linens Reception DecorOutdoor Wedding with Greenery Garland

    Tile Wedding Table NamesCake with Toile Pattern

    Blue and White Cake Pops in Gold VaseCroquembouche

    Chic Wedding Lounge AreaModern San Francisco Cafe Wedding

    Photography – Julie Mikos | Venue – Stable Cafe | Floral – Mandolin Flowers | Wedding Planning, Event Design/Planning, and Calligraphy – Ryder Sloan Events | Day-of Coordination – Amy Nichols Special Events | Stationery – Lilikoi Design + Letterpress | Favors – Sweet Lauren Cakes | Videography – Paperweight Films | Catering – Thomas John Events | Bakery – Cake Coquette | Vintage Place Settings – Frances Lane | Rentals – One True Love Vintage Rentals and Hartmann Studios | Linens – La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | DJ – DJ Cams | Lighting – Got Light | Ceremony Musicians – Leanne Greenberg | Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist – Marisa Perel Makeup + Hair | Gown – Carolina Herrera Bridal | Jewelry – Dianne’s Estate Jewellery | Veil/Headpiece – Untamed Petals | Shoes – Manolo Blahnik | Suit – Ermenegildo Zegna | Shoes – Salvatore Ferragamo

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    Julie Mikos | Photographer is a member of the EAD Vendor Guide. To find vendors in your area, click here, or to apply to become a member, click here.
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    Wedding Invitations + Ideas from Zazzle

    Ladies and gents, allow me to introduce you to one of the most fabulous places on the interwebs, Zazzle! With custom, one-of-a-kind wedding essentials such as invitations, postage stamps, programs, table numbers and more, Zazzle has everything you need to make your wedding perfect, start to finish. Each of their hundreds of complete wedding suites come with matching invitations, RSVP cards, postage, and more. I’m absolutely smitten with the muted colors of the Vintage Floral, the whimsical Confetti, and the glamorous Old Hollywood.


    I’ve personally used Zazzle to create custom postage stamps for rehearsal dinners, parties, and even moving announcements, and I was absolutely thrilled with the results, using everything from clip art to photos to custom drawings. They stand behind their 100% satisfaction guarantee, and have excellent customer service and fast turn-around times.

    Visit the Zazzle website for oodles of wedding ideas, like customized paper napkins, create-your-own postage stamps, lounge area pillows, favor boxes, and more!

    *This post was sponsored by Zazzle.

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