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Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Blog

Today I bring you all a real treat because I’m not just going to feature one new stock gown, I’m going to feature four. We have just received in these brand new gowns from Maggie Sottero, and they really represent the full spectrum of what this designer has to offer.     The lace on this first gown is really something you have to see for yourself. It gives the gown such depth and texture and takes lace from simply a traditional fabric to a modern one. The illusion, off-the-shoulder neckline is delicate and feminine and balanced by the volume of the tulle skirt.     This second gown is an updated version of the classic satin wedding gown. I love the simplicity of it. I love the sweetheart neckline and the ruching on the bodice. I love the unexpected placement of the beading and I love that the beading is understated.     The third gown features a plunging illusion neckline, heavy beading and elbow-length sleeves. The chiffon is light and flowy and the silhouette is sleek and simple. It’s refreshing to see a gown with sleeves that is not lace and satisfies the demands of a bride who is looking for some bling on her gown.     And speaking of bling the fourth and final gown provides plenty of that. I love the way the beading on the bodice creeps down onto the skirt in a vine-like fashion rather than ending at a seam. It gives the gown a more organic, free-flowing feel.   As I always I enjoy bringing you are latest and greatest gowns. Stay tuned for more of what’s new....

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Wedding Find of the Week

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Blog

In a time when weddings are becoming increasingly personalized and couples are making their own rules, there are very few musts when it comes to tying the knot. One such must seems to be that you must have a marquee letter featured somewhere in your reception décor.   The little light-up letters have become so integral to getting married that I think most venues have it in written is a clause in their contract. I think they might even provide them. Wedding photographers tote them around right along with their lenses just in case a need for one will arise, which of course a need for marquee letters will arise. You simply must have them, and truth-be-told I fully understand the compulsion. They are cute and quaint and adorable, and the transformative power of a few glowing light bulbs should never be underestimated. You can watch DIY videos on how to create your own or you can order them custom made from dozens of Etsy shops for a sometimes hefty price. Or. You can head to Target. What a chore, I know, to send you on a shopping trip to Target, but if it’s for you wedding, you just have to go. These $9 little beauties are my wedding find of the week. They are not the most ornate or authentic marquee letters. The bulbs are plastic and the letters only stand about 6 inches tall, but they help you check off that trendy box in a really simple step. You don’t have to make anything, you don’t have to do extra planning, and you don’t have to spend a chunk of your decorating budget.   What you can end up with though is a nifty little ode to you and your spouse. You can buy your initials and an ampersand and put them next to the escort cards, and you don’t have to do anything else to the table. You could even get fancy and use them as table numbers. There are lots of possibilities especially since they are battery operated and light enough to hang or attach to the wall. They have a few shapes as well,...

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Watters Trunk Show Weekend

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Blog

Tomorrow is the kickoff of our Watters Trunk Show, and it might as well be Christmas Eve here for all the hubbub and excitement that is going on. That’s probably because Watters will not only be here with their two other lines WToo and Love Marley, but also because Thomas Knoell Jewelry Designs and Headpieces by Toni Federici will be here as well. You simply won’t find a more dynamic trunk show anywhere else. Of course in order for that to happen you need to know what exactly a trunk show is. Around here we kind of take it for granted that people know what that means, but it’s easy; designers send us more of their merchandise than we typically have in store. That means if you are interested in Watters, and you should be, we will have more of their dresses than usual.     It also means we have their newest gowns that aren’t even available in stores yet. Have you seen this gorgeous blush gown with its striking geometric pattern on line before? Well, the only place to see it is here. This weekend.   As for accessories what this weekend’s trunk show means is the ability to customize. We have tons of Thomas Knoell Jewelry and an equal number of Toni Federici veils here for brides to look at, but the really exciting thing is that each design team will be here to help you make changes to make the look your own. Can you imagine having the ability to go into a store and pick out a pair of earrings and then ask that the color of the metal be changed to rose gold and the crystals made bigger and changed to clear and the back of the earring changed to a thread instead of a post? You don’t have to imagine it because you can do it. This weekend.   Maybe you have a long search for your perfect wedding day look. Maybe you have been waiting for that feeling, that this is it moment or maybe you have just started looking and are hesitant about the experience. Either way, this weekend is...

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Look Who’s Here

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in Blog

    This week brought us a several new stock gowns from Allure Bridals, and I chose to feature this ball gown simply because we don’t see as many ball gowns these days. Sleek, slim gowns are the order of the day for many brides, but the ball gown’s look is classic. Their popularity may ebb and flow, but they never go out of style and neither does the feeling of twirling around in one. They will forever be a marker of majesty and grace, and they will always make a bride feel like royalty.   That royal feeling arises because this gown commands attention, and it capitalizes on both the big picture and the small details. It casts a great silhouette with its billowing layers of English netting that make it look regal from afar, but it also has great embroidery detail on the bodice that gives it rich texture up-close. The strapless sweetheart neckline also pairs well with the skirt to ensure that the beauty of each wearer is not lost in fabric, and the gown remains balanced.  ...

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Wedding Find of the Week

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Blog

This week I found the perfect item to liven up your refreshments table. This drink dispenser is a beautiful shade of teal that is sure to go with lots of wedding colors and the vintage pseudo Mason jar look makes it perfect for any number of wedding vibes. Are you having a laid back outdoor sort of picnic reception? Then this is for you. Are you having a rustic barn reception? Also, for you. Or what about a vintage themed wedding with an Underwood Typewriter holding your guestbook? Then you guessed it, this works for you, too.     This versatility comes from the fact that it is simply a really nice looking drink fixture. It begs to be photographed. Can’t you just see it sitting on a checkered tablecloth with the late afternoon sun catching it? Can’t you just see the fresh lemon slices bobbing around inside it making your lemonade look like the best lemonade ever made? It would also look amazing surrounded by brightly colored cake stands holding all sorts of sweets while a nicely draped banner hangs above it advertising eats and drinks. This one drink dispenser (at a great price) can help bring together your refreshments table in one easy swoop. With it in tow you’re just a few hand-painted cake stands and some paper flowers away from Martha Stewart-level decorating.   But this dispenser is not just beautiful, it’s practical. It provides a great way to make a signature drink for your guests. Maybe you choose lemonade or maybe you choose sangria or mint juleps, but either way you’ve got the perfect dispenser to both display it and dish it out. Guests will appreciate being able to serve themselves without waiting in a long line for individually made drinks, and it might even help avoid that initial bar line back up clear onto the dance floor.  ...

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Rubber Stamps & You

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Blog

  I was very much a DIY bride; I made just about everything short of the wedding cake because I enjoyed doing it, but DIY is not for everyone. It’s extremely time-consuming for one thing, and if you aren’t a crafty type of person it can be really frustrating. You just want to get married, right? You don’t want to learn how to make origami paper flowers in seventeen steps. You don’t want to have to operate a band saw and power tools to make your own custom wedding marquee, do you? It’s a nice thought, but it isn’t very practical, and it won’t save you any stress or much money.   But you know what will? Rubber stamps. I swear by the use of rubber stamps for weddings and plain old everyday life. You can add a personal touch in a second with a little rubber stamp. Think about it; you can make personalized table numbers, place cards, menus, programs and signage with just a couple of rubber stamps and some nice looking paper. The opportunities are limitless and the skill level is pretty minimal; even an uneven or half-stamped stamp has a certain handmade charm.   And rubber stamps are everywhere. You can find some pretty useful ones that say things like “Thank You” and “Happily Ever After” in the dollar bin at Michael’s, or you can find some fun and funky ones for less than ten dollars at the Paper Source. You can even get a little fancy and go on Etsy and order custom rubber stamps from some truly gifted artists. Whichever way you do it you will be able to make your wedding your own, and you will have the pride and satisfaction of actually making something without all the headache.   In the weeks before my wedding I was wracking my brain for a clever escort card idea. I really wanted to be cute and clever. I was feeling a lot of pressure from the internet to give everyone a miniature potted plant, but then I found a Converse shoe stamp and I didn’t feel the pressure to be cute and clever. I...

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Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection
1848 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
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Sat 10am-5pm
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