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A Flair for Claire

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Blog

I have seen a lot of wedding dresses. A lot a lot. From hours and hours spent hunched over the computer screen looking over pinterest board after pinterest board in search of my own wedding gown to more than a year pouring over every gown that comes into the store. With that much exposure it’s easy to get wedding dress overload especially as various trends inspire similar gowns in the wedding world. And so it was a pleasant surprise this afternoon to open up the Claire Pettibone Trunk Show boxes and find all the earmarks of her unique style. In a world of white, ivory and champagne, Claire’s gowns embrace color. They thrive and breathe and come to life with all the romantic echoes of the vintage eras that inspire them. They are as bold and brazen as they are demure and delicate. The lace is exquisite and the layering of textures and fabrics give them dimension beyond their simple silhouettes. The gowns are show-stopping and made for those with a romantic-vintage-boho-ethereal-whimsical-grandmother’s pearls-wedding-under-the-stars-in-a-castle-at-the-edge-of-time flare. If that sounds like you, then I’m pretty sure I know where you should be this weekend.   {Lindsey}...

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Spotlight on Thomas Knoell Designs

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Blog

Thomas Knoell of Thomas Knoell designs will be here this weekend, and to be totally honest if you haven’t thought about your wedding jewelry you should pay the man a visit. He’s dynamic and energetic, and he knows what he’s talking about when it comes to creating the perfect wedding day look. He can customize anything and change anything to suit your taste. Rose gold? No problem. Silver? Gold? Antique finish? Bam.   But the real reason to come see Thomas is because everything you wear on your big day should be special, and nothing should be an afterthought. You spent hours, weeks, maybe even months researching, shopping, agonizing over the right dress to wear, maybe a little too much agonizing, but the point is you really thought about the dress. The same should go for your jewelry. You are completing a look, and Thomas can help you do that. Whether you are looking for something very bridal, very chandelier earring-ish, or whether you want to be unique and different there are all sorts of options for you. See what’s out there for you this weekend, May 30th – 31st. Call 410.484.4600 to make an...

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A Noteworhty Tip

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Blog

If you’re big into wedding checklists then you are probably familiar with the handful of tasks that come after the wedding. The review writing, the name changing (if applicable) and the thank-you card writing. Ugh, thank you cards, right? It’s not that you don’t want to give thanks, really, you want to give a million thanks, but after expending all your energy on the big day and then relaxing for a week or two on a warm beach somewhere, the task of writing out cards seems overwhelming. So let’s try and make it easier.   Get a Head Start This tip is, I have to say, ingenious. At the same time that you are addressing all your wedding invitations address additional envelopes for thank-yous for those guests that are in the “for certain” category like close friends who wouldn’t miss your wedding for the world. For example, if a guest is invited to not only the wedding but also the bridal shower and bachelorette party, make an envelope for each. If you think it’s presumptuous to make envelopes for gifts you haven’t been given remember that whether you receive a gift or not you still want to thank your guests for their attendance and love and support. Having a stack of pre-addressed envelopes helps streamline the process, and let’s you focus on the thanking and not the administrative side.   Write as you Receive You will most likely receive gifts before your wedding, especially from guests who are unable to attend, so why wait to thank them. Wedding etiquette may give you some wiggle room to send out cards, but time is really your enemy not your friend. If you don’t write cards pretty immediately you won’t. You just won’t.   Make it Memorable After the honeymoon sit down with your spouse and divide up the list of guests into the people you each know best, put on a pot of coffee and some good music and take a stroll down memory lane. Make writing your cards fun. Make it a reason to sit and think about just how amazing and wonderful and awesome and fun your wedding was...

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Wedding Splurge

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Blog

When I planned my wedding it was all about budget, budget, budget and oh, don’t forget about the budget. This meant tons of DIY, which is actually what fit me and my husband best, but I often wonder if we had more money to spend, what would we have splurged on?    More Snack Ideas The answer: one of my favorite things, a late night snack. I have seen this time and time again in a dozen different wedding blogs and magazines and I think it’s pretty much the best thing ever. Make no mistake this trend is totally unnecessary. It’s frivolous, but then of course that’s the point of a splurge. Either way your guests will have plenty to eat throughout the reception, but I love the feeling it creates. It revs up the celebration one notch higher, and it makes guests feel pampered and appreciated.   There are so many food options: mini sliders, French fries, crispy little donuts. Imagine being a guest at a wedding and just as things are winding down, just as you realize maybe you had one too many glasses of champagne, just as your feet start to get tired and you might have gone too low to the dance floor during “Shout,” all of a sudden waiters sashay onto the floor with trays of cheesy and fried snacks. Amazing. Best wedding ever. Bam....

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Mother’s Day Dancin’

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Blog

Picking a song for your mom to dance to with you or with your fiancé at the wedding is a really difficult choice. For one you don’t want to pick something so emotional that she cries through the whole thing, although that’s pretty unavoidable, and you also don’t want to be cheesy, which is equally as unavoidable. The list of classic mom songs is pretty short, and it seems that unless you want to dance to Boys II Men you don’t have a lot of options, but you do. The best advice is to go with a song that is meaningful to you and your mom even if it doesn’t seem like a “mom” song because of course, it doesn’t have to be. But if you find yourself struggling for ideas, take a look at these picks in honor of Mother’s Day. “Stay Young Go Dancing” Death Cab For Cutie “In My Life” The Beatles “Don’t Worry Baby” The Beach Boys “Baby of Mine” Alison Krauss “You’ll Be in My Heart” Phil Collins “Sweet Pea” Amos Lee “What is Life” George Harrison   “When the Stars Go Blue” Ryan...

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Let’s Go Floral

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Blog

Today is one of the first real true days of spring and in its honor I am bringing you a veritable floral explosion. I have always been a huge fan of pattern, and nothing makes me happier than to see people embracing florals in a way that goes far beyond bouquets and table arrangements. For starters printed bridesmaid gowns are absolutely beautiful and are gaining in popularity. Don’t be afraid of them. Don’t be afraid of the pattern. Remember that you don’t have to overdo it. One or two girls in a print dress next to a few others in solid colors looks spectacular. The next obvious place for floral is on the feet, um, obviously. Floral shoes are so soft and pretty and sweet. They make for such a great surprise under the dress and you can find a great comfortable pair for a great price. What’s even better is right now you can find a pair almost anywhere and you can cross another chore off your list. Lastly, floral accents can also do a lot to not only add color to your reception, but also charm and character. Just think of soft white table linens with bright floral table runners over top, or mismatched floral china. Think of grooms and groomsmen in floral bow ties. What’s great about accents is that they do a lot to help set the tone of the wedding. Worried that your spring wedding won’t seem “Springy” enough? Grab some napkins with bright flowers and you are done and...

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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.