Since 1994, the Dandelion Patch has been part of the fabric of the community through our custom invitations and fine stationery products, and we’ve been privileged to share in the special day of thousands of loyal customers and raving fans. From the classics to fashionable letterpress, we pride ourselves in keeping up-to-the-minute with the latest styles and trends. Some people ask about our company name, and I tell them that just like a dandelion, we are about making your wedding wishes come true!
Name(s): Heidi Kallett
Where you call home: I’m originally from Texas, but both of my parents are from the South. I grew up with a hot breakfast that always included grits and biscuits, and sweet tea was always being brewed on the stove. And yes, I still say “y’all”…
Things you’d write home to your Momma about: Our work is regularly seen in Southern Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Washingtonian Bride & Groom, Weddings Unveiled, Virginia Living Magazine, Capital File and DC Modern Luxury
Location/Coverage: Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia
How I got into weddings: Actually, I first got into pretty paper by owning a stationery boutique and that led me to wedding invitations. Our mission has always been about making life’s moments more personal and wishing BIG. Of course, being part of the wedding industry is all about being personal – from our valued clients to the exceptional vendors, it’s the relationship that matters most.
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? What’s not to love about seersucker and sweet tea?
Favorite part of a wedding day? I’m a sucker for a good party with a great band. However, what I love most about weddings are the personal touches throughout the experience. Whether it’s writing personal vows, including a special niece, or a favorite song that becomes a sing-a-long… anything that lets the guests know more about the couple makes the event more special and more meaningful.
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? After doing this for almost nine years, my advice is to enjoy the experience of wedding planning. Many people get so wrapped up in the thousands of details that they don’t look up until the day after their wedding. Remember: the wedding is just the party…
Dream travel destination? I dream about diving the Great Barrier Reef off Australia. But only if I can stay at the One and Only on Hayman Island. Yes, I have high standards, I know.
Favorite Southern city? I adore Charleston, South Carolina. Truly, it’s a city with it all: great food, friendly people, a reasonable and safe nightlife, and those beaches… yep. It’s my favorite.
Early bird or night owl? Night owl, for sure.
Pie bar or red velvet cake? Red velvet cake? Yes, please!
Pottery Barn or Anthropologie? Pottery Barn.
Succulents or peonies? Peonies, peonies, and more peonies!