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Watters Trunk Show Weekend

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Blog

Tomorrow is the kickoff of our Watters Trunk Show, and it might as well be Christmas Eve here for all the hubbub and excitement that is going on. That’s probably because Watters will not only be here with their two other lines WToo and Love Marley, but also because Thomas Knoell Jewelry Designs and Headpieces by Toni Federici will be here as well. You simply won’t find a more dynamic trunk show anywhere else. Of course in order for that to happen you need to know what exactly a trunk show is. Around here we kind of take it for granted that people know what that means, but it’s easy; designers send us more of their merchandise than we typically have in store. That means if you are interested in Watters, and you should be, we will have more of their dresses than usual.     It also means we have their newest gowns that aren’t even available in stores yet. Have you seen this gorgeous blush gown with its striking geometric pattern on line before? Well, the only place to see it is here. This weekend.   As for accessories what this weekend’s trunk show means is the ability to customize. We have tons of Thomas Knoell Jewelry and an equal number of Toni Federici veils here for brides to look at, but the really exciting thing is that each design team will be here to help you make changes to make the look your own. Can you imagine having the ability to go into a store and pick out a pair of earrings and then ask that the color of the metal be changed to rose gold and the crystals made bigger and changed to clear and the back of the earring changed to a thread instead of a post? You don’t have to imagine it because you can do it. This weekend.   Maybe you have a long search for your perfect wedding day look. Maybe you have been waiting for that feeling, that this is it moment or maybe you have just started looking and are hesitant about the experience. Either way, this weekend is...

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Look Who’s Here

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in Blog

    This week brought us a several new stock gowns from Allure Bridals, and I chose to feature this ball gown simply because we don’t see as many ball gowns these days. Sleek, slim gowns are the order of the day for many brides, but the ball gown’s look is classic. Their popularity may ebb and flow, but they never go out of style and neither does the feeling of twirling around in one. They will forever be a marker of majesty and grace, and they will always make a bride feel like royalty.   That royal feeling arises because this gown commands attention, and it capitalizes on both the big picture and the small details. It casts a great silhouette with its billowing layers of English netting that make it look regal from afar, but it also has great embroidery detail on the bodice that gives it rich texture up-close. The strapless sweetheart neckline also pairs well with the skirt to ensure that the beauty of each wearer is not lost in fabric, and the gown remains balanced.  ...

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Wedding Find of the Week

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Blog

This week I found the perfect item to liven up your refreshments table. This drink dispenser is a beautiful shade of teal that is sure to go with lots of wedding colors and the vintage pseudo Mason jar look makes it perfect for any number of wedding vibes. Are you having a laid back outdoor sort of picnic reception? Then this is for you. Are you having a rustic barn reception? Also, for you. Or what about a vintage themed wedding with an Underwood Typewriter holding your guestbook? Then you guessed it, this works for you, too.     This versatility comes from the fact that it is simply a really nice looking drink fixture. It begs to be photographed. Can’t you just see it sitting on a checkered tablecloth with the late afternoon sun catching it? Can’t you just see the fresh lemon slices bobbing around inside it making your lemonade look like the best lemonade ever made? It would also look amazing surrounded by brightly colored cake stands holding all sorts of sweets while a nicely draped banner hangs above it advertising eats and drinks. This one drink dispenser (at a great price) can help bring together your refreshments table in one easy swoop. With it in tow you’re just a few hand-painted cake stands and some paper flowers away from Martha Stewart-level decorating.   But this dispenser is not just beautiful, it’s practical. It provides a great way to make a signature drink for your guests. Maybe you choose lemonade or maybe you choose sangria or mint juleps, but either way you’ve got the perfect dispenser to both display it and dish it out. Guests will appreciate being able to serve themselves without waiting in a long line for individually made drinks, and it might even help avoid that initial bar line back up clear onto the dance floor.  ...

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Rubber Stamps & You

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Blog

  I was very much a DIY bride; I made just about everything short of the wedding cake because I enjoyed doing it, but DIY is not for everyone. It’s extremely time-consuming for one thing, and if you aren’t a crafty type of person it can be really frustrating. You just want to get married, right? You don’t want to learn how to make origami paper flowers in seventeen steps. You don’t want to have to operate a band saw and power tools to make your own custom wedding marquee, do you? It’s a nice thought, but it isn’t very practical, and it won’t save you any stress or much money.   But you know what will? Rubber stamps. I swear by the use of rubber stamps for weddings and plain old everyday life. You can add a personal touch in a second with a little rubber stamp. Think about it; you can make personalized table numbers, place cards, menus, programs and signage with just a couple of rubber stamps and some nice looking paper. The opportunities are limitless and the skill level is pretty minimal; even an uneven or half-stamped stamp has a certain handmade charm.   And rubber stamps are everywhere. You can find some pretty useful ones that say things like “Thank You” and “Happily Ever After” in the dollar bin at Michael’s, or you can find some fun and funky ones for less than ten dollars at the Paper Source. You can even get a little fancy and go on Etsy and order custom rubber stamps from some truly gifted artists. Whichever way you do it you will be able to make your wedding your own, and you will have the pride and satisfaction of actually making something without all the headache.   In the weeks before my wedding I was wracking my brain for a clever escort card idea. I really wanted to be cute and clever. I was feeling a lot of pressure from the internet to give everyone a miniature potted plant, but then I found a Converse shoe stamp and I didn’t feel the pressure to be cute and clever. I...

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Happy July

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Blog

It’s hard to believe that we’ve already made it to July. The season of hot dogs, barbecues, block parties and fireworks is upon us, and summer’s pinnacle holiday is right around the corner. In observance of the Fourth of July our salon will be closed, but we’re pretty sure you will all be out eating hotdogs, and attending too many barbecues and block parties to notice.     You might even be going to the ultimate Fourth of July party, a wedding, in which case I hope the happy couple have taken full advantage of all the wonderful things about the Fourth that are at their disposal. For example, if I were having a wedding this weekend I’d start out by hiring a few founding father impersonators. It sounds cheesy, but guests would get a big kick out of it and imagine the photos; don’t you want to see George Washington break it down on the dance floor?   Next I would probably evoke the holiday in more of a Norman Rockwell way than an American flag way. That is to say I would not rely solely on red and white blue to create a theme, but instead use classic Americana. Vintage glass Coke bottles and old wooden Coke crates would be a major part of the design and of course there would be no cake, only apple pie. But it’s really the dinner that would be the best part: barbecue chicken, corn on the cob and naturally, mac and cheese. The evening would end with sparklers, rocket pops and a killer fireworks display visible from the floor-to-ceiling windows of this imaginary venue because of course, if you are getting married on the Fourth, you better get a place with a good view.   But no matter where you are I hope you are with good people and good food and that you use your Baltimore rooftop decks responsibly : )  ...

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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.