Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection

Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection

Navigation Menu

Wedding Find of the Week

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in Blog

If you’re planning a wedding or helping someone else to plan a wedding then you’ve probably made a trip or two to Michael’s, and I can tell you personally that there are more trips in your future. I was always drawn to the strange and mysterious items of the bargain bins, which is where I found this week’s wedding find. I bring you the classic little milk jug with a vintage, rustic, playful feel and a cute little cow etched into it.   The price ($1.99!) was enough to make me stuff some into my shopping basket for absolutely no reason, and it makes it easy to plan part of your wedding reception with them. As usual I strive to find ways for brides to recreate fancy Martha Stewart-like wedding photos on a more limited budget, and these little dairy glasses have that all covered. I envision these in two ways, on the desert table or at the kids’ table.   Imagine pastel cake stands lined with cookies and miniature cakes arrayed in delicate patterns. If you’re enlisting relatives to bake for a cookie table these little glasses are right up your alley. They’ll make a perfect accent to the table and show guests that you have a little sense of humor, too.  Just line them up in neat little rows, stick a brightly colored striped straw in each one, hang a clever banner or a bunch of matching balloons above the table and voila. Then let guests choose from milk to chocolate milk to a daring White Russian as their drink options and everybody wins.   For the kids table option keep the bright straws, throw in some silly loopy straws, add a little confetti, and cookies shaped like animals and again, everybody wins. Either table will look expertly crafted for your photos and guests will find them adorable and delicious.  ...

Read More

First Dance Fridays

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Blog

Rarely do I ever consider myself on the cutting edge, but we have been long overdue for a First Dance Friday, and this week I think I can get you all in on the ground floor of a perfect first dance song. And so I present for your consideration ‘Fire and Flood’ by Vance Joy. If you haven’t heard it yet I imagine you will start to hear it a lot. It’s sweet, it’s slightly haunting, but it’s catchy. A close study of the lyrics seems to reveal that the song is about a break-up, but have no fear on the surface it’s almost inspiring. Everything is better when your head’s resting next to mine. You can get behind that sentiment, can’t you?   The song starts out slow. It starts out as the kind of song you can slow dance to under the spotlight. You can just stand on the floor and sway back and forth. You don’t have to be a great dancer for this song. Your guests will watch the tender moment in awe and think oh, how perfect and romantic, and just when they start to think, ok, that’s enough standing and swaying, the tempo kicks up. Toes will start to tap and you just might do a nice dramatic twirl. The momentum of the song will carry you across the floor in a whirling twirling magical kind of way and when the music stops you’ll strike a pose and seal it with a kiss.   Take a listen if you haven’t yet.  ...

Read More

Look Who’s Here

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Blog

  This week I bring you the latest from couture designer Galia Lahav. If you are not familiar with this Israeli designer this gown pretty much captures the essence of the line. It’s sexy, it’s romantic and it’s dramatic. This sleek and stunning gown is covered in sequins that are arrange in an Art Deco inspired design. It features daring sheer netting sides with metallic threading, and the seams are encrusted with geometric faceted beading. It is a form-fitting gown like no other, and it’s sure to turn some heads. It’s as decadent and sexy as the era that inspired it, and it’s just waiting for a Gatsby-sized party to strut its stuff. We would love for you to come try it on because frankly we can’t stop staring at it.  ...

Read More

Should You Unplug Your Wedding?

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Blog

  Creating a custom hashtag for your wedding is the latest bridal craze. It’s a hipper version of the disposable camera on every table and it allows you to one, create a super cute and clever hashtag, and two, instantly share and connect all your wedding photos. It allows you to get all sorts of pictures that you might otherwise miss and it creates a fast and easy way for those not present to feel as though they were there.   All of that sounds great, right? You want your own unique and sweet hashtag, right? You want to involve your guests. You want to capture every moment of your perfect day. You also want to include people who couldn’t make it, and you want the chance to get dozens of likes and comments on your photos. I hear you. Plus, your guests are going to take pictures anyway, why not ensure that you get to see them? Why not have them all collected neatly via hyperlinks online?   But anytime there are trends there are those who choose to go against them, and in this case there are some fair points to consider for doing so. To being with, do you really want to be indiscriminately tagged in every photo a guest of your takes? Because there are going to be bad photos. Well intentioned photos, yes, but bad ones with poor lighting where you are inevitably making a weird face. The difference between the quality of photos that professional photographers take and the ones guests take are vast and noticeable and you might not notice it until you’ve been tagged in one of those bad photos for everyone to see.   Perhaps that’s a vain argument, but I’m going to say that at least on your wedding day you have the right to be a little vain and to want to project a certain image. However, let’s say that you could care less about whether or not you get tagged in bad photos. That’s fair, too, but do you care if people are holding up their phones and snapping pics during your ceremony? Do you care if...

Read More

Essense of Australia & Martina Liana Trunk Show

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in Blog

  This weekend brings us an especially special Essense of Australia Trunk Show. We are already excited simply because we love Essense, but this time they are sending new 2016 gowns and brides this weekend will be some of the first to get to try them on. As if that weren’t exciting enough they are also sending exclusive gowns that are only available at trunk shows. They are so exclusive that I can’t even show you pictures of them, which is a total shame because they are gorgeous.   Curious yet? Of course you should be. New gowns. Top-secret gowns. Brides, this is your weekend. This is the chance to find your dress. Essense has such a wide variety of gowns that there is truly something for everyone. They have a great mix of traditional and modern, sexy and simple. Looking for a blush dress? Check. How about a low back? Absolutely. Two-piece? Sure thing. Looking for sleeves? Perfect.     They certainly have the upper hand on trends, but they also understand what is classic and what makes a gown not just a gown, but a wedding gown. It’s not just the color or the cut; it’s the feeling. It’s the way brides light up when they put them on. Join us this weekend to get the Essense experience. By Appointment: 410.484.4600.  ...

Read More

Adding Heirlooms to Your Gown

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Blog

I’ve been on a bit of an heirloom kick, which is probably because I was just bequeathed a box various vintage dishware that once belonged to my great great grandparents, but it’s also because weddings and heirlooms and tradition go so seamlessly in hand. Perhaps the most common way that we see heirlooms in and around the salon is through fabric; brides quite often have a piece of their mother’s gown or veil or a piece of their grandmother’s gown or veil sewn into theirs. It’s a nice way to incorporate something old or something borrowed into the big day, and it’s also a great way to keep the important people close to you.     But let’s say that you don’t have a piece of your grandmother’s gown to sew into yours, what are some other ways that you could incorporate precious items into your gown?   Raid Your Closet Traditions have to start somewhere, so why not use an item that is close to you personally? Maybe you have a favorite t-shirt from when you were in elementary school that you managed to fit in all through high school and college and now it’s practically in shreds? You might not call it an heirloom per say, but it certainly has significance for your and probably those who know you. Why not cut a piece of it into a heart and sew it into your gown? Maybe you still have your prom dress, you know, from the prom you went to with your now almost spouse? Pretty sure that is worthy of sewing into your wedding gown. All these things are nice reminders of your own personal journey from little kid to bride and those things are worth thinking about. Those items and those memories are worth carrying with you as you walk down the aisle.   Raid Your Parents’ Closet Ask permission of course for such a raid and always maintain the integrity of the piece you are borrowing from, but from there take inspiration from all your memories tied to what your parents wear and use. Take a spare button from one of your dad’s favorite...

Read More
Page 21 of 50« First...10...1920212223...304050...Last »

Sign Up for the Latest News and Bridal Specials!

* indicates required
/ /

Location and Contact

Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection
1848 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
Phone 410-484-4600
Fax 410-484-6035
Please use the city of 'Pikesville' if you are using a Navigation system.

Store Hours

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.