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Spotlight on Designer Lillian West

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Blog

Between emotional yeses to the dress and racks of designer gowns, there are always a lot of exciting things going on at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection. This coming weekend we even have a little extra to cheer about because we are hosting our first ever Lillian West Trunk Show. In fact, not only is it our first show with this inspiring line, but we are the only place in the area that carries them.     Lillian West is known for their mix of bohemian chic vibes and vintage flair that all add up to pure romance. They design gowns that are as varied as the brides who wear them and what is especially nice is that they care about value as well. That means you can get the perfect Boho look you’ve been searching for without breaking the bank. Bridal fashion that’s affordable? Yes please. They also offer some custom changes, which is what makes a trunk show so appealing. It’s the perfect time to see the newest gowns and learn what tweaks the designer will make to make it perfectly yours.     When it comes to variety that fits the modern bride, Lillian West seems to really get it. They offer a variety of silhouettes and shapes as well as sleeve options. I love that you can get this great seventies throwback off-the-shoulder look that is so popular now, and that from the same designer you can get a more traditional full-sleeve. Another great reason to come check out these gowns is that many of them are so different than what we have normally. If you are looking for something more relaxed and ethereal, something perfect for a destination wedding, something chic and boho you didn’t always have that many options. Lillian West gives you those options, and you don’t want to miss out.   Trunk Show June 23rd – 25th. To make your appointment 410.484.4600. {Lindsey}...

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Feature Betsy Bride of the Week: Elizabeth

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Blog

  A love of water gave this week’s Betsy Bride couple the perfect inspiration for their wedding at the Pier 5 Hotel in Baltimore. Elizabeth and her husband, Capt. John Straub, USMC, scoured the internet and used help from their planner at Nouvelle Weddings to come up with a perfect elegant nod to nautical. The details of their wedding, starting from their Old Bay inspired Save the Dates and right down to their crab shaped favors are full of charm and personality.     It’s something the couple seems to have a lot of. Work brought the pair together two years ago, but to them it was something far more. It was fate. “A summer love bloomed and grew into a deep and cherished companionship. It took John little time to realize a life altering thought which he quickly shared to his good friend, “I’m going to marry that girl.” It wasn’t long before an elaborate proposal led to the beautiful May wedding.     The weather, the details, the beautiful Harbor and of course the bride herself were all absolutely perfect on the big day. When asked how she picked her strapless lace fit and flare gown by Allure she said simply “It picked me.” Fate again. She finished her look with a satin beaded sash and a delicate string of pearls that highlighted the strapless neckline.     The day went exactly as planned with no surprises, and so it makes sense that as usual the best part of the day was just finally being married.  The bride and groom did however have a special recessional that surely set them apart from many other couples. “After the declaration of marriage, nearly 20 Marines from John’s platoon lined the aisle and performed a traditional sword arch for us to recess under.” Such a special and beautiful moment, and to see more of them check out the Anna Grace Photography gallery.    ...

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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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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