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First Dance Fridays

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Blog

In honor of Halloween, this week’s First Dance Friday is appropriately bewitching. Frank Sinatra’s Witchcraft is the perfect first dance song for a Halloween-themed wedding. It’s got that tongue-and-cheek nod to the holiday, but it’s much less gimmicky than say choreographing a dance to Thriller. It’s got all the class and style that only Frank can bring to the floor, and it will make you a better dancer. You and your spouse will float across the floor light as a feather. Guests will ask if you took professional lessons even if you didn’t.   And when that band kicks in? Forget about it. It’s infectious. It’s a kind of magical witchcraft of its own because guests will have to sway and move and shimmy in their seats. Their eyes will be glued to you as you twirl across the floor with a grand flourish, and their applause will be uproarious. Choose this song as your first dance and you’ll cast a winning spell.    ...

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Wedding Find of the Week

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Blog

This week’s wedding find is not necessarily a bargain and definitely not a necessity. In fact, its just a plain old splurge, but worth it all the same. These over-sized Mr. and Mrs. balloons from Kate Spade are just the bit of whimsy your wedding needs. By need, of course, I mean want. You don’t need these balloons. You don’t need to spend $48 on them (that’s a lot, I know), but just look at them! They’re so big. The size makes them whimsical, but the black script also makes them classic and versatile. There are other similar giant balloons available in gold and silver mylar that are not so pricey, but these look a little more grown up. As much as a giant balloon can, anyway.   I can see it now. The two of you are standing in a golden wheat field. The light sun is an a deep orange glow set against a bright blue sky. White clouds billow overhead as if painted with a brush.  Your tulle ball gown fills the frame. The balloons hover buoyantly above you. In one shot the two of you look deep in to each others eyes as the balloons bob happily above. In the next shot you each look hopefully up at the balloons. Your future looms large above you, and it is positively beautiful. That is worth every penny.   I do believe they’ve made an error by only offering a Mr. and Mrs. balloon in each package, but to be fair they are operating under the assumption that you’re going to buy enough of these balloons to fill a room. Um, no, two should do the trick quite nicely.  ...

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Look Who’s Here

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in Blog

This week I get to unveil two new gowns from Israeli couture designer Galia Lahav that are now in our salon for brides to try on. Both gowns not only epitomize Galia’s style, they also offer a great representation of the latest bridal trends. They’re sheer, revealing, and ultra-sexy.     I love that even though the first gown has such a low neckline in the front there is nothing conservative about the back. I usually talk about balance with gowns, but in this case I think it’s the element of surprise that trumps a need for balance. The back is stunning and unexpected. Did they really do that? Oh, yes, they did.   The second gown by comparison almost looks traditional, but it also employs an element of surprise with the slit up the front and the sheer illusion sleeves. Whereas the first gown is sleek and seductive the second gown is full of fairy tale romance. I love the off-shoulder neckline and the delicate, barely there sleeves. The sheer sleeves give the gown a great modern twist on an old classic.   We are delighted to welcome both these gowns to our salon, and we hope you’ll come meet them soon.  ...

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Bridal Party Mixer

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in Blog

Your bridal party is asked to do a lot. They have a long list of duties to perform and more importantly they give up a lot of their free time. Realistically they have to devote at least two separate weekends to your nuptials, and typically they have to travel quite a distance to do so. Of course, trust me, they want to do these things, but you still might be hesitant to give them yet another task. I understand the hesitation, but I ran across a good idea on The Knot that I felt compelled to share.     A bridal party mixer. It doesn’t have to be anything big. It could be a precursor to the respective bachelor and bachelorette parties, but it makes for a great opportunity for everyone to get to know one another. There is usually a desire for the bridesmaids to get acquainted with one another and for the groomsmen to do the same, but quite often no one thinks about the other side. I certainly didn’t, but in hindsight, it might have been nice if the men and women who had to walk down the aisle together had met before they had to walk down the aisle together.   Of course it could be that everyone is already super close. In which case, why wouldn’t you want to have a party together? It’s a win either way, and if you plan all the parties for the same weekend then you really aren’t asking anything extra of anyone. A little mixer will help everyone to feel more at ease and in the end it will make the wedding more fun. For everyone.  ...

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Smyth Jewelers Bridal Expo

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Blog

  This is just a friendly reminder about a great Bridal Expo going on this Wednesday at Smyth Jewelers in Timonium. It’s a great chance to meet and mingle with a lot of local vendors from a whole host of categories. We will be there modeling a few gowns and passing out information and special offers.   Bridal Expos are great for fact-finding missions, and it’s especially nice to have one on a local level. If you’re just getting your feet wet or your deep into planning Bridal Expos can really help you get things sorted out, so don’t miss this great opportunity. I promise you’ll get to try some tasty treats and walk away feeling a little more solid in your decision-making. It helps if you bring someone else along with you, and it also helps if you have some questions in mind to ask vendors. This might require a little research ahead of time, but knowing what questions to ask is immensely helpful.   {Lindsey}...

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First Dance Fridays

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in Blog

This week I offer you all a friendly reminder that when you are picking your first dance song you shouldn’t be afraid to go outside the box. Google has a tendency to generate the same lists of fifty or so songs that everyone uses for their wedding, and it can be hard to find alternatives. Now there is nothing wrong with those fifty songs. Those fifty songs are great. They’ve made their way onto lists because they are classic crowd favorites. Those are great things for a wedding, but for this week I chose something bubbly and silly and fun.   “You and I” by Ingrid Michaelson is less a song and more a ditty. It’s a simple duet driven by the sweet strumming of a ukulele. That gentle strumming seems just made for the swishing of a wedding gown across the floor; the two go hand in hand. The lyrics are a little tongue and cheek and pair nicely with the gentle lilt of the song. “Let’s get rich and buy our parent’s homes in the South of France.”   Oh, but then things pick up a bit and the ukulele strumming is drowned out by clapping. Isn’t that perfect? It allows a little crowed participation and trust me that kind of thing can help people actually pay attention to the dance. Not that people don’t want to pay attention to the first dance, but two minutes in and let’s just get to the cake. So a dance that can engage the crowd a little will help to make the moment all the more memorable. There you are spinning your way across the dance floor as all your friends and family clap their hands, tap their toes and cheer you on. It’s like running a race of love and guess what?   You won.    ...

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Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection
1848 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
Phone 410-484-4600
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