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Feature Bride

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Blog

Hey everybody, it’s October! That means it’s time for crisp cool weather, pumpkin flavored everything and our new feature bride of the month. I am so pleased to introduce you to Haley Vanladningham and her fiancé Danny Riemenschneider. They have been together since they met during their first semester at Arkansas State University back in 2006, and they are getting married this weekend at their church in Little Rock. They are a lovely couple with a sweet and romantic little proposal story to go right along with it that they have happily agreed to share. Danny came to see me in Louisiana where I was obtaining my masters degree. I got up early to study that morning, as I usually did before breakfast. Instead of sleeping in he got up too and offered to make breakfast. I was thrilled because that meant more study time for me. About a half an hour later he called me into the kitchen when breakfast was ready. As I turned the corner he greeted me as he always does with a hug and a kiss. This time was different, he followed by saying some sweet words, “I love you so much and I want to do this everyday for the rest of our lives.” He then got down on one knee in the kitchen, pulled out the most beautiful pear cut diamond ring, and asked me to marry him. I said yes of course and the rest is history!   Haley is also the younger sister of wedding and event planner Drew Vanlandingham who has worked with many of our brides. I was curious what it was like for Haley having her brother serve as her wedding planner. Drew has helped tremendously with the design, color scheme, and dynamic of the ceremony and reception. His expertise has influenced all aspects of the wedding, from the color of the bridesmaids dresses to the details on the food menu. Drew hasn’t been a brother through this experience. He told me from the beginning he would not be my brother through the planning process, he would treat me as though I was a client to ensure...

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Feature Bride

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Blog

It’s hard to believe that we have already come to the end of September, and fall has officially begun. The summer is over, but not before our September bride Kim tied the knot at a beautiful beach themed wedding at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. The nuptials took place last Friday overlooking the beautiful bay. Kim was gorgeous in her Matthew Christopher gown Moet with its custom sweetheart neckline, and the groom and groomsmen were crisp and summery in their khaki suits. The hints of sand and ocean were present in all the tiny details of the day from the ties to the cake to the carefree attitude of all involved.     For most of the day the weather was cloudy and overcast, but as Kim walked down the aisle among so many longtime childhood friends, the sun peaked out from behind the heavy rolling clouds and shone down in dramatic fashion. I don’t mind saying that it seemed to shine just for her. Just look at the pictures and try to deny it.   The other undeniable factor was that it was a day full of joy. Sure, all weddings are joyous, but this one was especially so. Perhaps it was the presence of so many lifelong friends or perhaps it was a reflection of the couple itself, but the joy was palpable to all present. I hope it just grows and grows. Congratulations Kim and Cory.   Want to be a feature bride? We’d love it! Email me at social@robinsonsbridal.com  ...

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Throwback Wedding

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Blog

  On this day, September 25th, 1954 actress and style icon Audrey Hepburn tied the knot with fellow actor Mel Ferrer. Though the marriage ended years later, the style endures giving me the perfect topic for our Throwback Thursday.   There is so much to say about this wedding photo, and so much to say about Hepburn when it comes to matters of style. Style icon hardly covers her influence on fashion. She could do so much with so little like a black turtleneck and a pair of black cropped pants and here is no different; this gown isn’t bedazzled, it isn’t revealing, but it is very memorable. Her style is the obvious result of editing fashion down to its smallest elements. She is exquisite in this tea-length gown. Delicate, sophisticated, demure. She carries herself and her fashion so well. Oh, what I wouldn’t give to be able to wear a crown of fresh flowers and look so good doing it. And I cannot get over the high collar and the way it works with her cropped hair.   It’s hard to know just how many Audrey Hepburn-esque weddings this photo and others like it have spawned, but it is certainly a look that brides are after and will continue to seek for years to come. Imagine having the ability to look so flawless. Imagine every line and angle of your gown seemingly inspired by the gentle cat-eye sweep of your eyeliner. Every delicate detail draws the eye up to her serene face with those cheekbones to kill for.   What is hard to imagine is looking quite as good as she does here, but that’s no reason not to try. The inspiration this photo provides should be embraced. Go out and try a crown of fresh flowers. Try on an A-line gown. Try sleeves and gloves. Spend a great deal of time and effort and with a little elbow grease you might be able to achieve something so all together effortless.  ...

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Gown of the Week

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Blog

This week’s feature gown is brand new to our store. It was unpacked from its pretty package on Friday afternoon, and I couldn’t wait to take it out for a spin. The gown is part of the new bridal collection from Austin Scarlett of Project Runway fame. For those who might be skeptical of the talents and credibility of a reality TV star let me first assure you of Austin’s credentials and then let me just show you the gown in question. Gorgeous. And not just gorgeous, refreshing. In a world dominated at the moment by lace the movement and texture of this chiffon is a nice change of pace. Look at the beautiful way it drapes and folds and just imagine it trailing along down the aisle. Because of the lightness of the material it would be easy to classify this as a perfect beach or destination gown, but the details on the dress and the true romanticism of it make it a gown fit for any variety of venues. It can be stately and majestic with diamonds and pearls or whimsical with a crown of fresh flowers. The genius of this dress is not just in its design, but is construction. In spite of the free flowing looseness of the gown the waist is still defined and the crisscrossing pattern around the back and middle make the gown look practically sculpted out of fabric. I wish I could just put it on and walk slowly and serenely around the store, but I guess I’ll leave that up to all you brides-to-be.  ...

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Last Dance Friday

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Blog

When it comes to throwing an all-out-dance-party-celebration-extravaganza (which I assume is how you want people to describe your wedding) it isn’t just the way you start off the dancing that matters, its’ the way you finish it. Which is why this week I wanted to serve up some ideas for the almost just as important last dance song.   The last dance is truly about everyone. It’s a reward for the people who made it all the way through the night and if it doesn’t end in some sort of massive group hug then you might have done it wrong. Don’t worry, I won’t let that happen.   I have scoured the internet for ideas and compiled a few of my favorite essential crowd pleasing last dance songs. I was tempted to include a slow love song or two, but that can alienate some guests. The last dance song isn’t about couples or dancing cheek to cheek. It’s about dancing arm and arm with a heavy dose of air guitar and imaginary microphones.   Now that We Found Love – Heavy D & the Boyz Ok, so I stole this idea from the last scene in Hitch, but I only stole it because it’s a good idea. Form two lines and have a dance off? Yup.   Let’s Go Crazy – Prince This is the last dance song to end all last dance songs. Until the elevator tries to break us down, go crazy. What wonderful joie de vivre. And that guitar solo at the end? Bam.   Crocodile Rock – Elton John Nostalgic song about the good old days and dancing? What could be better? How about when everyone joins in on the chorus? You know you want to.   Footloose – Kenny Loggins Because if you grew up in the 80’s you’ve been dying to get your closets friends together in one room to dance to this song. If glitter and balloons happen to rain down from the ceiling so much the better.   I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers If you haven’t played this song by the last dance then you simply must give...

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From the Newlywed Corner

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Blog

I am still a fairly new newlywed who for obvious reasons has stayed pretty deep in the bridal world bubble and from time to time I like to share some of my experiences that others may find helpful. My experiences are of course my own and are always best served with a grain of salt.   As I was planning my wedding most of my big wedding choices were decided primarily by budget, and so when it came down to having a videographer or not it was never really an option. In a perfect-no-budget-world I might decide differently, and I might have rationalized my choice as a defense mechanism; I can’t have it, but I didn’t want it anyway, so there.   I think about my decision not to have a videographer a lot because I have seen it listed that a major regret brides have about their wedding day is not hiring one. That’s probably not a coincidence, and maybe there is a small part of me that feels that way, but then I remember that if I had a wedding video I might never stop watching it.   And that’s the real reason that I didn’t want it filmed. I just wanted to live the moment and not relive it. I have enough trouble trying not to click through my wedding photos on an almost daily basis more than a year later (You will, too, trust me), so imagine if I could re-watch the wedding whenever wanted. Or worse, what if I could make other people watch it? I feared that after spending so much time preparing for one day I might have trouble letting that day go.   So instead of a beautifully composed video I have all these prefect little crystalized memories that overtime will fade and blend into simply a warm happy feeling that washes over me. And when I can no longer remember what our welcome bags looked like or what song we danced to or what we ate for dinner or how lovely the tables looked I will have flashes of the room, of my dad fluffing the train of my dress,...

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