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How to get the Perfect Blush Bridal Party

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Blog

Wedding trends are constantly changing and what is supremely popular one year may not be the next year. Of course some trends have more staying power than others and the color blush just happens to be among those perennial trends. Blush flowers, blush décor, even blush wedding gowns have been favorable for many years now, but nothing seems more popular than the blush bridal party.   A quick search of Pinterest makes it easily apparent why brides like to put their bridesmaids in blush: it’s soft and feminine, it looks great next to white and ivory, and it creates a great canvas for accessorizing. But the brides of 2017 don’t just want one shade of blush in one fabric, they want to mix and match to create a party that has depth and variety. It’s a worthy vision that I fully support, but it can be hard to pull off without a lot of thought and effort. Here are a few ground rules to help you mix and match the perfect blush bridal party.   Know Your Blushes Every designer has a different concept of what blush is, and it might not always coincide with your vision. Some blushes have more beige in them and others have more peach. Looking at colors online is helpful to a point, but it’s also great to come into the salon and see the swatches in person. Once you know what colors are available it will be a lot easier to piece things together.     Use More Than One Designer If you stick with only one designer, you will likely only have one, or at most two, shades of blush to choose from. By mixing other designers in you help to broaden your color palette. Just be sure that the blushes are similar in tone, but not so similar that they look like a mistake. Also, don’t be afraid use a few other neutral shades that compliment your blushes to help round things out and bridge the gap between shades.   Mix Fabrics To help make your choices look more intentional you can use a variety of fabrics or even patterns to...

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Feature Betsy Bride of the Week: Kelly

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Blog

  This week’s feature Betsy Bride couple, Kelly and Benjamin, tied the knot after six and half years together at a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Historic Shady Lane. The couple met in college at Penn State University and Benjamin later proposed in the gardens of the Governor’s Mansion in Colonial Williamsburg.     Like so many of today’s brides, Kelly used Pinterest to help plan her wedding and it’s actually what brought her to Betsy Robinson’s in the first place. “I saw the designer, Martina Liana, on Pinterest, which made me come to Betsy Robinson.” From there she settled on fit and flare and her love of lace and sleeves did the rest. The illusion lace sleeves looked romantic and delicate and the illusion back with its covered buttons gave guests an extra dose of elegance. A bare neck allowed the beauty of the neckline to show through, but Thomas Knoell Jewelry Designs made up the extra sparkle in the chandelier earrings and custom headpiece.     Kelly described her wedding as elegant and romantic with a touch of a garden theme. Her main inspiration for planning came from Hydrangeas. They were her chosen flower for her bouquets, and they helped to provide a color scheme as well. It’s a great reminder that you can use something very simple to help unify your wedding, and you don’t need to get bogged down in creating a word-map in order to define your wedding. The beautiful blue blooms of Kelly’s bouquet went perfectly with the Amsale bridesmaids dresses as well as with the groom and groomsmen attire. The blooms also helped to inform the decor of the tented reception and kept everything looking like a fresh spring day.     Scrolling through the gorgeous photos, taken by Caroline Logan Photography, it’s easy to see how the day went off flawlessly with cooler temperatures as the only surprise. And the best part of the whole day? “Finally being married.” Just the way it should be.    ...

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Feature Betsy Bride of the Week: Kayla

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Blog

  For this week’s feature Betsy Bride couple I bring you Kayla and Craig who owe their love to a serendipitous match-maker friend. “We were set up by a friend in high school who said we were perfect for one another. We didn’t believe him, but here we are.” Eight years later, exactly one year from their engagement, on April 28th the two were married at the Mansion at Valley Country Club.   The pictures detail a magical day with perfect temperatures and plenty of sunshine. The guests of course had an amazing time, but for Kayla the best part was simply being married. “I wouldn’t change a single thing about my day.”     It’s not hard to see why. She just radiated light in her beautifully beaded Allure fit and flare gown. Her bridesmaids wore gowns by Hayley Paige and Bill Levkoff, and they pulled off the mix and match trend with ease. Kayla’s jewelry from Thomas Knoell and her Toni Federici veil helped to complete the look in breathtaking fashion. The headpiece looks made for her, and the crystals caught the afternoon sun in the most perfect way. Kayla called the whole ensemble dreamy and that seems to be the perfect word to describe the whole day. Congratulations to another wonderful couple!      It’s so wonderful to get to share another happy and beautiful Betsy Bride wedding, and if you would like to be featured, please contact us at  ...

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Great Reasons to Shop Our Bridal Sample Sale

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Blog

A bridal sample sale has a certain chaotic connotation thanks to popular culture. Running brides, long lines, and a need for teammates are among the most common conceptions, but that’s not quite how we do things here. In fact, if you make an appointment for our sample sale it’s just like any other appointment. You’ll get one-on-one attention from your consultant and you’ll have plenty of time to calmly try on lots of gowns. At our sample sales you don’t lose anything in the experience, you just get a chance to knock a chunk off the price of a beautiful bridal gown.     We are constantly getting in new stock gowns and we simply have to make room for them. That’s where you get to come in. You can peruse racks of sample dresses that are all in near-perfect condition by all of the best designers and get a nice discount off the original price. Our sample sale represents all styles and sizes and gives every bride the opportunity to find a gorgeous dress at an affordable price.   Of course aside from price there’s the fact that you get to leave the salon with your gown that day. There’s no ordering and no waiting, which makes it perfect if you have a close wedding date. Most bridal gowns take between three and six months to come in, but not every bride is able to wait that long. That immediate turn-around makes sample sales attractive to those whose wedding is right around the corner.   Sample sales are also great for brides who want more than one look on their wedding day. If you want a different gown for your ceremony and your reception why not shop the sale and find two for the price of one? You’ll be able to wow your guests with the sudden costume change, make your wedding extra special, and still stay on budget.   Our sample sale is also constantly refreshing itself as we continue to mark down new gowns. We’ve updated our sale page to include those newest gowns, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg, so be sure to...

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Feature Betsy Bride of the Week: Breyana

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Blog

Our next Betsy Bride Feature wedding brings us Breyana and Karlen, a pair of high school sweethearts who finally tied the knot in a beautiful April ceremony at the Delta by Marriott. Friends and family were a big factor as they planned their wedding, and Breyana wanted to make sure they chose a place where out of town guests could easily stay overnight and that was close to the highway. The result was a very family oriented wedding with two hundred and ten guests who kept the dance floor packed for all four hours.     Breyana drew inspiration for her planning from attending other weddings and perusing Pinterest. She chose her beautiful Eve of Milady gown because of all the lace and extravagant details and because she was looking for a striking back and interesting straps. Her custom Thomas Knoell Jewelry was designed to pick up the details in her gown and also highlight her emerald earrings that were a previous gift from Karlen.     The couple stayed relaxed and was able to enjoy all the festivities without even a single hiccup. “ There were so many little details and everything went off without a hitch!” In fact, “the whole day was wonderful start to finish” but the best part for Breyana was simply “seeing my husband standing there waiting for me was absolutely everything!”     By the time Karlen proposed in November of 2015 the moment had already been eight years in the making and by all accounts it was worth the wait. Guests can’t stop talking about how much fun they had and how they want to do it all over again. That is of course the highest compliment that can be paid, so congratulations to this wonderful and fun couple!     Photos by McDonough Photography....

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Wedding Trend to Watch For: The Red Carpet Treatment

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Blog

After years of working in the bridal industry I am a hard person to surprise when it comes to what people do at their weddings. I’m no stranger to the elaborate, the ornate, and the very expensive. I’ve seen the rise and fall of many wedding trends, but rarely are they the kinds of things I would recommend. For example, I read an article earlier this year that pegged Cirque du Soleil type acrobatic performers as the next big thing. I think I’ll pass on that, but over the weekend I did come across a novel idea that I love.     By now everyone has heard of the wedding photo booth, and while it’s a fun addition to a wedding reception it’s also time to try something new. So instead of a photo booth, why not try a red carpet photo op? It’s sounds excessive at first, which is generally not my style, but it actually checks a lot of boxes.   Simplicity It’s easy to do and can be done inexpensively. All you need is a backdrop, which can be made with anything from fabric to paper to flowers depending on your decorating budget and the space available. Then you get a banner or some kraft letters and spell out the date or your wedding hashtag or hooray and you’ve got a great spot for guests to stop and take photos. Station the whole thing outside the ceremony site or in the entryway and have a photographer there to snap pics. Simple.   Camaraderie It gets guests excited and gives them a chance to mingle even well before the festivities get started. Instead of guests scattered outside in small groups or lurking in entryways wondering if it’s too early to take a seat they can participate in a little fun themselves.   Posterity Who doesn’t love a nice professional portrait of themselves all dressed up? Again, photo booths are great, but a red carpet setup allows your guests to get nice photos with their significant others or family members or close friends without clown wigs and oversized sunglasses. In other words, you end up with a really...

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