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5 Steps to Great Wedding Music

5 Steps to Great Wedding Music

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Blog

Weddings are a time for many things. They are a time to join a happy couple, to create a family, to get dressed up and look amazing. They are a time for visiting with friends, for eating good food, for telling old stories. In short they are a time to celebrate and that means a time to dance. Brides and grooms want their guests to have fun. They want them up and out of their seats and dancing until the music stops. It is a reasonable goal, but often more difficult to achieve than people expect. We’ve all been to weddings where no one danced, which means we have all been to weddings where the music was bad. So much of the tone of the wedding depends on music and yet for a lot of couples the music is an after-thought. It is a task left solely to the band or dj, but it can actually be a great chance for the bride and groom to bond and make choices together. Music Categories & Favorite Songs Start with categories. Do you have a favorite genre of music that maybe not all of your guests know and enjoy? Are you country fans among city folk? Are you classic rockers at heart underneath your button up shirts? Then make a list filled with your favorite songs. Then make a list of songs everyone loves. This list is essential. You can throw in five or six songs that you might be the only one dancing to as long as you make sure there are enough favorites for your guests. This is where classics like Shout and Land of 1,000 Dances and the Locomotion come in handy. Everyone knows them and they just can’t help but dance. Don’t be afraid to play songs that are well loved even if they are a little cheesy. Then you need to make a list of slow songs. Keep this one short because the slow songs drive guests off the floor and break up the momentum, but every wedding needs a few good ones. Dancing Music After you have made your categories and filled out your lists...

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Robinson’s Brides Part II

Robinson’s Brides Part II

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Blog

As we continue to showcase the weddings of our Betsy staff we bring you the elegant union of Stephanie Faudale and Sean Connor which took place on Saturday March 23 in the presence of a large crowd of adoring friends and family members at the Hotel at Arundel Mills Preserve. Almost the entire Betsy staff was there to witness the happy union and dance the night away. The weather again took a fortunate turn and the sun shone brightly all day. Spring and love were surely in the air. The bride looked absolutely stunning in a chic Reem Acra gown with a cathedral veil trailing gracefully behind her. The bride and groom met at an altar draped with soft pale fabric illuminated by twinkling candles and said their vows flanked by groomsmen in classic tuxes and bridesmaids in floor length chiffon charcoal Monique L’Huillier gowns. After the ceremony guests mingled in a large lobby with an overlook of beautiful glass sculptures hanging from the ceiling. They sipped and snacked and took plenty of photographs as a string quartet played and the brand new newlyweds posed for pictures and stopped for hugs. Back inside the ballroom guests dined at tables adorned with bunches of fresh flowers in whites and pale pinks as tea candles floated in glass votives. Fabric draped the walls in billowing swags and the tables left plenty of room for a large dance floor. The wedding cake was adorned with a cascade of flowers, the food was delicious and the music kept the floor packed until the very last dance. From there the bride and groom were sent on their merry married way blowing kisses as the stretch limo pulled away.  Photographs from Wendy Hickok photography.  ...

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Robinson’s Brides

Robinson’s Brides

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 in Blog

Forget about June, around here, March was the month for weddings. At least it is when it comes to our employees. On Saturday March 9th Lindsey WittstrucK celebrated her marriage to Matthew Satterfield in a small, sweet ceremony in Millersville, and then on Saturday March 23 Stephanie Faudale celebrated her marriage to Sean Connor in an elegant ceremony at Arundel Mills Preserve. Since we love to showcase beautiful brides wearing our beautiful dresses, it gives us great pleasure to spotlight these two weddings on our bridal blog. The weather was surprisingly gorgeous for Lindsey’s early March wedding. In fact, rumors of an impending snowstorm had the bride very nervous in the days before the wedding, but when guests filtered into the old town hall the sun was shining and it felt almost like early summer. Vintage suitcases and old typewriters lined the entryway, and inside the one-hundred-fifty year-old hall, antique glass collected from thrift stores sparkled around flickering tea lights. Bridesmaids walked down the aisle in mismatched lace dresses on the arms of groomsmen in simple black suits. The bride and all her maids clutched beautiful bouquets of hand-knit flowers with a tissue or two tucked in just in case. The bride and groom read their own vows from strips of quilling paper as they stood on stage beneath a curtain of sparkling lights and a large paper heart. The ceremony concluded in happy tears and a string quartet version of Here Comes the Sun. Guests filed back out onto the front lawn of the hall where they mingled with the wedding party and were served appetizers. After they re-entered the hall the celebration really began. The bride and groom started things off with a little air guitar and invited all their guests to join in their first dance as George Harrison questioned over the speakers “what is my life without your love?” A dinner of crab cakes and pesto tortellini was soon served as guests sipped on champagne and listened to friends toast the happy couple. From there guests danced non-stop as the five-hour reception roared on under dimmed chandeliers. Below is a sneak peek of some of...

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Meet Randy Fenoli In Store!

Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in Blog

Just one week from yesterday you will all have a whole new reason to come to Betsy’s and Say Yes to the Dress. That’s because on Wednesday March 27 from 4pm to 8pm, Randy Fenoli, renowned bridal expert and breakout star of several of TLC’s hit bridal shows, will be in store helping you pick the perfect dress. Randy has a wealth of bridal gown experience and insight, and he is an absolute delight to work with. We are so excited about this surprise experience, and you don’t want to miss the chance to have him help you utter that now famous phrase. Please call 410-484-4600 to schedule an...

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Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection
1848 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
Phone 410-484-4600
Fax 410-484-6035
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Mon & Fri 11am-6pm
Wed & Thurs 11am-8pm
Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 11am-4:30pm
Closed Tuesdays. Receptionist is available to make appointments and handle customer service questions.