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Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Blog

Today our salon has reached and surpassed another social media milestone. I am proud to report that we now have over 2,500 followers on Facebook. On behalf of our whole staff I would like to thank those of you have visited our page, and I would also like to invite others to do the same. And I don’t just extend this invitation to bolster our statistics. I invite you to follow us on our various social media platforms because I believe there is real value in it. In fact, it is something I wish I would have done as a bride and here are the reasons why.   You get to find out about Trunk Shows. This information is huge for brides searching for the perfect gown, especially ones who have had troubling finding it. Trunk shows offer the opportunity to see more gowns from a designer than we typically carry in store as well as what is new from designers. They also typically mean discounts or special incentives to purchase. Trunk shows happen quite frequently throughout the year here and at other salons, which is why it is always handy to get reminders and updates from us.   You get to see the stock. The inventory of bridal gowns in our store is constantly changing. So much so that we typically only list designers on our site as opposed to individual gowns. But social media is so quick and easy that we have the opportunity to showcase our stock a lot more. When new gowns come in we show them off immediately, making life a lot easier for brides who have searched long and hard to find the perfect dress. It might be on our Facebook page right now!   You get to know us. Our social media platforms allow a behind the scenes look at our salon. You get to hear what we are chatting about on Twitter. On Instagram you get to see what the weather is like outside the store or what fun sweet treat we are snacking on. On Facebook you get to see what other brides of ours have worn on their big...

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First Dance Fridays

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Blog

By now I am sure that most of you have seen at least one viral wedding video of a groom or a bride or a group of groomsmen surprising the guests at the reception with a full fledged choreographed dance number. Sometimes they are singing and dancing. Sometimes there are hats and props, and of course some of the videos are amazing and some are terrible. However, good or bad they seem like another item to add to your Knot checklist: choreograph a dance routine. I have mixed feelings about these kinds of surprise dances. On the one hand surprises are fun and who doesn’t want to feel even for a moment that they are living in a musical. But on the other hand the motivation for the dance numbers seems less about showing love and more about trying to go viral. Is it a treat for the audience? Maybe, but only if it is done well. Perhaps a better alternative is to involve everyone in the dancing. So to shift gears to another popular cultural sensation, I give you the whimsical dance routine in the middle of 500 Days of Summer.     Powered by the Hall and Oats classic You Make My Dreams Come True the dance is fun and funny and full of life and love. It also involves everyone in a sort of spontaneous expression of love. Imagine the couple  bursting into the reception venue as the riff beings. They dance and jive and pull unsuspecting guests up onto the floor with them. Those guest pull up more guests and by the time the song is over the whole wedding is up and dancing and celebrating. It is not an intimate first dance idea, but for the couple who truly wants to show their love and appreciation for everyone in the room, it is a fantastic way to do it. Also, you can always have a second, slower, more intimate first dance song to follow. Either way An unchoreographed dance is probably not going to make your wedding a hit on Youtube, but it will make it a hit with your guests.   Happy Dancing....

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Carolina Herrera

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Blog

Here in Baltimore today the weather is a murky mix of rain and sleet. The sidewalks are coated in ice, and our once beautiful snow has washed away in a muddy mix. Needless to say we could use a little pick-me-up, and what better way to brighten the day than by discussing the extraordinary clean and elegant couture gowns of Carolina Herrera? Carolina Herrera is another in a growing list of designers that we have the pleasure of welcoming to our salon in 2015, and she has been a well-known name in the fashion and bridal world for decades. Her gowns are classic and sophisticated and have a sort of understated quality indicative of self-confidence; they don’t need to be flashy to take your breath away. They also have a great balance of strength and grace. The clean lines are bold, self-assured, headstrong. A bride in a Carolina might find herself taking the aisle in a brisk stride, but then there are the soft details: the satin ribbons, the tiny little bows, the embroidered flowers that are all used sparingly and with purpose. It is these details that just like a little dab of red on the crest of the wave of an ocean painting, placed exactly right, make the whole thing make sense. It’s that little bit of balance that makes the whole thing absolutely perfect.   Welcome Carolina.  ...

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Watters, WToo & Love Marley

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Blog

January is always an exciting month in bridal; the new gowns make their way from the runway to the salon floor, a slew of December proposals make for a wave of brides to be, and cold weather gives way to warm hearts. But around here what really makes January exciting is Watters. The January Trunk Show with Watters, WToo and their newest line, Love Marley, is always a big deal.     Part of what will make the Trunk Show, taking place January 16th – 19th, such a big deal is that it gives brides the opportunity to see the new 2015 Collections in person, and boy are there some stunners in there. They’ve got sleeves and illusion necklines and textured laces and tulle skirts and dramatic backs and truly all the biggest current trends in bridal edited and refined in a way that takes them beyond trendy and makes them classic.   Rarely is there in an opportunity to see such variety of style and price from one designer all in one place. See? There’s the reason to be excited; you can find your wedding gown on Watters weekend, and you don’t even have to try very hard. Just give us a call at 410.484.4600.  ...

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New Year, New Designers

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Blog

It’s a new year and to start it off right we are so pleased to announce we will now be carrying gowns by two world renowned couture designers: Carolina Herrera and Galia Lahav. Their designs are available exclusively to this region at our salon and we couldn’t be more excited that we get to show them off in the coming year. Today I will focus on Glaia Lahav and give you a look at some of the dresses we will be getting in to our stock in the coming months.     Galia Lahav herself was born in Russia and educated in Israel where the design house is now based. She is a student and teacher of art and channels that love into masterpieces of fashion. Each gown is a work of art that also shows off the beauty and artistry of the female form. Looking at these gowns the first thing that comes to mind is va va voom. I mean, look at them. They are gorgeous, they are exquisite, and they are crafted with nothing but the finest materials.   Galia Lahav dresses enjoy quite a reputation at home and abroad, and it isn’t hard to see why. The detail is extraordinary, and I really appreciate the attention paid to the back of each gown. It ensures that the exit from the ceremony is as memorable and breathtaking as the entrance to the ceremony. It is good to keep in mind that these gowns are couture and handmade works of art, and that they come with a price that reflects that, but what does money have to do with true love : )   Stay tuned for more on Carolina Herrera....

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Counting Down to New Year’s Eve

Posted by on Dec 27, 2014 in Blog

The 5 Best Things About New Years Eve Weddings It’s not a very well kept secret that most people wish they could spend New Years Eve the way they do in the movies: fancy dress, nice tux, cocktail in hand, glittering ballroom, and a nonstop party. New Year’s Eve weddings provide all of that and more and that’s why we just adore them. Seriously, who is getting married the 31st who wouldn’t mind a few crashers? So here you are, the top five best things about a New Year’s Eve Wedding.   5. Decked Out I might like to put on a front that buying a new dress and getting dressed up is a hassle, but it’s not. Other people also enjoy this charade, but the truth is, people want to put on something new or sparkly and ring in the New Year in style.   4. Open Bar This is a no brainer. Going out on New Year’s Eve can be expensive, and for the couple the tab might prove pretty expensive, but you’ve earned your treat with your wonderful presents and presence and you can enjoy each bubbly drop of champagne.   3. After the Party It’s the after party. It just keeps going. If the couple have planned it well, and of course they will, then the reception won’t even really get roaring until midnight and once the dance floor closes the hotel bar will provide just the right setting to let the celebrating continue.   2. All Your Favorite People in One Place Ok, maybe not all of your favorite people. But if it’s a close friend or member of your family then it’s pretty close to all of them. You get to see old friends. You get to see distant relatives. You get to dance with cousins and grandparents and feel all warm and fuzzy. It’s the perfect way to spend the holiday.   1. Sounds Like a Plan But the very best thing about going to a New Year’s Eve wedding is that it takes all the pressure off the holiday. You don’t have to agonize over what you are going to do...

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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.