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Feature Betsy Bride of the Week: Kathleen

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Blog

  An inquiry about the ‘cute intern’ eventually led to this week’s Betsy Bride wedding of Kathleen and Mike. The couple first met when Kathleen was interning at a Boston investment bank in college and Mike was working there full-time. Mike asked through the grapevine if she was single and lucky for Mike, she was.  A work cocktail party would get them to talking, and three dates later they were official. It didn’t take Kathleen long to realize he was something special. They continued to date after she went back to school in the fall. They would also spend three years dating long distance as jobs kept her in Boston and him in Baltimore. Kathleen would eventually join Mike in Charm City where they bought their first home together. They got engaged on a family boat in the middle of Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. It was just the two of them out on the open water and the perfect place to savor their happy news before sharing it with everyone. Their mid-July wedding was held in Boston at The Misselwood Estate at Endicott College.     Both Kathleen and Mike are from Boston and so a Boston wedding was a ‘no brainer.’ Kathleen enjoyed every bit of wedding planning and could not have been happier with how the day turned out. According to her it was ‘the most magical day ever.  The weather was gorgeous, not a cloud in the sky with a great breeze off of the water.’ Her pictures by Mark Davidson Photography tell exactly that story. The ceremony could not have had a more beautiful backdrop. The sky is the perfect shade of blue and Kathleen looks amazing in her Maggie Sottero gown. It was the perfect canvas for accessories. She leveraged the clean simple gown with a stunning belt, and custom Thomas Knoell earrings and comb. To complete the look she added a dramatic cathedral length veil from Toni Federici. And voila, a true bride was made.     All the elements came together for a perfect summer day, and we could not be happier to have been a part of it. If you...

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Feature Betsy Bride of the Week: Jessica

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Blog

  This week’s Betsy Bride, Jessica, is just bursting with joy over her recent wedding to husband and fellow teacher Tyler at the Stable at Bluemont Vineyard. In fact, she relayed the details of her wedding day with such warmth and excitement that I thought it might be nice for everyone to hear about it in her own words. She and Tyler met in 2015 when he was a senior working towards his teaching license and she was a Sophomore doing the same. Jessica was immediately smitten with his quick wit and sense of humor and was gushing about him to her mother within a week. It’s pretty clear how perfect these two are for each other from their pictures alone, but it’s even more apparent from Jessica’s lovely descriptions.     Our wedding day was the best day imaginable. When we think back to it, there wasn’t a thing we would change- it felt perfect. We got married at the Stable at Bluemont Vineyard.  The day was hot, but the skies were unbelievably blue!! Our bridesmaids and groomsmen looked amazing in their dresses and suits. Tyler and I decided last minute to do a first look, and I am so glad that we did. Putting on my dress for the first time was emotional but so exciting. Shortly after the first look with my Dad, I went downstairs to do a first look with Tyler. I think I was trembling with excitement and nerves! I tapped on his shoulder and he turned around to see me. We were both overwhelmed gushing over the other one, Tyler in his suit and me in my dress. We hugged, kissed, and talked for a few minutes together before we were separated before the ceremony! Seeing Tyler before walking down the aisle was exactly what I needed. It was the best moment to just relish in the reality of the day going on around us. After that, when I walked down the aisle with my Dad, I could see Tyler standing at the end and I felt like I couldn’t wait to get to him. He was so handsome. The ceremony was...

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To Those Affected by Recent Industry Changes

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Blog

For many very soon brides-to-be today has been a day of upheaval and uncertainty due to sudden changes at other retailers in the bridal industry. We are aware of these changes and know that some brides have been deeply affected by them. We want people to know that we are here and we can help.     Betsy Robinson’s has been in business for more than forty years, and in that time we have forged great relationships with some of the industry’s top designers. We can put those great relationships to work for you. If you find yourself in need of a bridal gown at the last minute due to these changes, we can help. Various designers have already flooded our inbox with reassuring messages wanting to help any brides in need. They have gowns in stock and can work on a quick turn around time.   Our consultants are also at your disposal. Please feel free to call and speak with one of them if you need advice or guidance. They would be happy to research designs and check on gown availability. We have already fielded calls to help brides in this situation, and we are happy to continue to offer our services.   The bridal world, just like everything else is a rapidly changing and evolving environment. It’s hard to always know who to trust with one of the most important days of your life, but we have years of experience, a knowledgeable staff and a reputation that almost always precedes us. It’s no simple coincidence that generations of brides have come to us for their big day and it is no coincidence that they will continue to do so.   {Lindsey}  ...

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Perfect Signature Cocktail for Your Summer Wedding

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Blog

Among many other wonderful things about weddings is the chance to get your favorite people together over good food and good drinks. Between sips of champagne and slices of cake, guests are sure to have a good time sampling all the goodies. It’s especially fun if you create a signature cocktail for your guests to try. Whether you’re having a full bar or a more limited one, the signature cocktail is overwhelmingly a guest favorite. Surprisingly, creating one can be easier and cheaper than you think. Even on a more limited bar you can do a little negotiating with your caterer and swing the fixings for something fun.   Now you or your fiancé probably have a favorite cocktail that you’d like to serve your guests, but in case you don’t, I thought I would share a wedding twist on a favorite of mine. In the heat of the summer I find I can always relax on a porch or patio somewhere with a minty and refreshing mojito. The mix of cool mint and citrus is perfect for a hot day. Even more perfect for a wedding cocktail is a recipe I found for a Champagne mojito. I also happen to be very fond of champagne, and I find that when you add that touch of bubbles to a drink it becomes infinitely better. It’s also a great way to use all the champagne left over from the toast. Delicious and practical? Cheers.   Champagne Mojito photo and recipe from Foodie Crush. Serves: 6 servings Ingredients ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish ¼ cup thai basil leaves 3 tablespoons super fine sugar 2 limes, cut into wedges 1 cup rum 1 bottle cold champagne Instructions Put the mint, thai basil, sugar and lime wedges into a small glass and muddle, in batches if needed. Pour the rum into a pitcher and add the mint mixture and lots of ice. Top with the Champagne and pour into glasses filled with ice. Garnish with fresh mint or thai...

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Shop the Capsule Collection from Watters at our Trunk Show this Weekend

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Blog

  That’s right. It’s time for Watters Weekend, and we can’t wait. It’s time for three solid days packed full of the newest and most gorgeous gowns that Watters and WToo have to offer. We are pulling out all the stops as usual as we get ready to showcase gowns that aren’t even available in stores yet. There is always something for everyone at a Watters Trunk Show, and this weekend is no exception. From brides to bridesmaids from vintage vibes to modern twists to boho flow we’ve got it all and more. When it comes to fulfilling the varied needs of today’s brides and bridesmaids, no one does it better than Watters.     They have also recently stepped up their game and their exclusivity through what is called their Capsule Collection. The collection is comprised of six gowns that are made from the finest materials and available only at select locations. In fact, unlike with ordinary Watters gowns, if a salon does not carry gowns from the Capsule Collection they cannot order them. That means we are the place to find them, and I can tell you first hand how beautiful they are. The gowns feature materials like French lace, Indian hand beading and even ostrich feathers. All of these special fabrics are engineered for a supremely special day and fashioned into stunning pieces.     What you’ll notice most about these exclusive gowns is how they are able to look both timeless and modern. That’s because of Watters’ ability to mix classic silhouettes with modern fabrics. It’s because of their ability to use vintage lace for a modern neckline. It’s all about making a bride a part of the grand tradition of brides while remaining uniquely herself. So shop our Trunk Show this weekend and find the gown that connects you to a history of brides and lets you leave your own mark too.   Trunk Show July 14th – 16th. By appointment. 410.484.4600....

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To Mr. Betsy

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Blog

  If you were to frequent our salon on a typical bustling weekend afternoon you would find it full of happy brides, of boisterous groups of bridesmaids debating between shades of blush, and dozens of proud mothers and soon to be mothers-in-law waiting patiently for the gown. You would find a swirl of commotion as consultants hurried back and forth with gowns draped over their shoulders and veils trailing behind.   But amidst all the hubbub you would likely find an older gentleman in black turtleneck and signature sport coat surveying the scene from his post next to the front desk. Quietly he would watch over the bright lobby taking care that all was well in the little kingdom he helped build. When he would introduce himself to passing groups he would point to the golden Betsy Robinson’s logo on the wall and say light-heartedly that he was “Mr. Betsy.” Today’s post is a special dedication to him as I sadly inform you that over the weekend he passed away and will no longer be our beacon in a sport coat at the front of the salon.     Known among us as Mr. Betsy or Mr. Allen or even as Big Pops, Allen Robinson was a constant fixture at the salon. Together with his wife, Betsy Robinson, he helped to build the salon into the name and place that it is today. The couple were married in 1972 and with the help of Allen’s business prowess his family department store was transformed over the years into Robinson’s Bridal and Formal and finally into Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection. It has grown into one of the most trusted names in bridal in the entire region.     Allen was active not only at the bridal shop where he could always be called upon to fetch a gown, but he was also active in the community. He helped to found the Summit School for dyslexic children in the Annapolis area, served as its Chairman of the Board for eight years, and continued to serve as an active board member. He was also on the board of the Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital...

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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