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Wedding Find of the Week

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Blog

I spend a lot of time looking through magazines and online galleries full of wedding photos. Sometimes these images are from real weddings and sometimes they are from wedding editorials. Either way the images are meant to inspire brides, but they can also overwhelm them. How are you going to find such perfect, charming, personal and trendy decorations for your own wedding? And more importantly, how are you going to fit those items into your budget? I know those worries well, but I also spend a considerable amount of time on the internet, and I’m here to help by bringing you my favorite wedding finds.   This time it’s the most adorable and appropriate drink ware you’ve ever seen.   I can’t get over these guys. They capture the spirit of the day so well and they also accomplish several wedding goals. For starters they will liven up your tables and add a personal touch that goes beyond regular ol’ wine and water glasses. They will act as a conversation piece and also encourage people to raise their glasses to the lovely couple. They will also make your photographs look just like those amazing magazine editorial shots. All you have to do is add a signature fun colored cocktail and a striped paper straw and voila, cover shot. Lastly, they’ll make a great favor for your guests that they will actually want to use. They say fun and wedding and celebration without saying Steve and Sue Forever with a date and a heart.   It’s this double duty of both decoration and favor that helps make the per-person price easier to stomach. To cut down on cost you could also consider just using them at the bar for cocktails. This way they would still pop up in pictures, still look great on the table and guests could still be invited to take their glass home.   Either way everyone will be taken by your charming glasses and add them to the long list of reasons why your wedding was the best one they’ve ever been to.  ...

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Four Fun Registry Ideas

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Blog

I’ve written before about registry that you will actually use like cutting boards and a really nice sauté pan, but today, since it’s a Monday, let’s just talk about fun registry items. While I think that it is important to register for items that will truly help you as you start to make your home, I also think that it is important that you tailor your list to your lifestyle. That means that it’s ok to make a list that is not like everyone else’s. That means you don’t have to register for China and champagne flutes if that’s not really who you are. Try some of these fun ideas instead.     Board Games Sometimes a night in can be just as much fun as a night out, and a great way to guarantee that is to have a stockpile of great board games. You can spend a chilly winter night drinking coffee and playing Scrabble with just your spouse or you can spend a summer night with a bunch of friends trying to complete to get all six slices of pie in Trivial Pursuit.     Wine What could be more fun? Not much. Now, of course people will probably give you wine and champagne over the course of your engagement and all your various wedding celebrations, but you can’t really have, too much of it, can you? Plus, there is something about having wine on hand for any occasion that makes you feel as though you’ve arrived. If you want to sit on the patio and share a bottle of wine on a Monday night, you can. If a new neighbor moves in you can pluck a bottle from your stash and welcome them in a heartbeat.   Subscriptions Whether it’s a good old-fashioned magazine subscription or a Netflix subscription you can be sure to get lots of entertainment out of it. Subscriptions like these are both practical and fun and they give you something to look forward to even long after the celebrating is over.   A Picnic Basket Not just a collapsible lunch box or a cooler full of ice, but an actual picnic...

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A Pink and Gold Wedding

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Blog

  I’ve been in a real pink and gold mood lately and the internet seems to have taken notice. Everywhere I look I see combinations of pinks and golds and everything looks so sweet and delicate that it seems made for a wedding. This serves as a great reminder to not over-think your color palette; take advantage of what you see reoccurring around you. Why drive yourself crazy by picking obscure shades that are hard to match when you could be using something classic and popular. You are always going to be able to find plenty of decorations and accessories in pink and gold and trust me, when you’re working hard to plan a wedding you could do with a little ease and convenience.   For example, it is never going to be hard to find gold shoes and gold shoes will go with any bridal gown whether it’s ivory, white or oatmeal. It’s also never going to be hard to find gold candle holders, placemats or jewelry. This also makes it easier for your wedding party to find the accessories and decor that you need and no one has to get a headache over it.  ...

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Look Who’s Here

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Blog

The latest craze in bridesmaids is definitely the sequined evening gown. It turns out beading, jewels, sequins and rhinestones aren’t just for brides anymore and the bridal world has really started to take notice. Gone are the days when brides tried to pick intentionally tacky dresses for their girls. Now it seems very important to not only make sure everyone is happy and comfortable, but also that they look (almost) as amazing as the bride. That makes sense, right? If these women are your closest friends and family members then naturally you want to make sure they shine, too.     These new gowns from Sorella Vita by Essense of Australia will certainly make sure of that. They come in a variety of styles and several great metallic shades. They are dressy enough for a New Year’s Eve wedding or a great DC hotel ballroom, but also romantic and wistful enough for a fairytale garden party wedding. And if you and your maids are worried about versatility, these are gowns that can actually be worn again. Seriously. That’s because they are more evening gown than bridesmaid gown and that’s a big step forward in bridal.   It’s another reminder that when it comes to dressing your maids there are no rules and there is plenty of room for personal style, both theirs and yours....

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Look Who’s Here

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Blog

Over the last few weeks we have received a handful of brand new Maggie Sottero stock gowns, and it seems only fair to share these new gowns with all of you. What has always been great about Maggie Sottero is the range and variety of their gowns. Each gown below is strikingly independent of the other, but each gown combines both traditional and modern elements in a way that captivates today’s brides. They really understand the need to be fresh and fun and yet still feel like a bride. I love all of these new gowns because I think they show how Maggie Sottero’s collection has grown and evolved over the years. They hold true to their femininity, their emphasis on fit and shape, and their sculptural structure, but they have updated their look as sensibilities change. These gowns are refined and edited. They have been stripped down to their essential elements so that nothing seems excessive. Each gown shows restrained craftsmanship. In the first gown the plain bodice is countered by the ruched bottom. In the second gown the bling is offset by the soft gossamer tulle, and in the third gown the lace applique offers modern texture and layering to a relatively simple shape. And finally these gowns really are all about extolling the virtues of the female form. Maggie does the fit and flare like nobody’s business, and in the process really puts an emphasis on celebrating curves and femininity. As always, stay tuned for information and updates on new gowns as our extensive stock continues to grow.  ...

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The Importance of Weddings

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Blog

For me to say that weddings are important is almost silly. I write a bridal blog for a top bridal salon. Yes, of course I’m going to think that weddings are important. But it wasn’t until this past weekend when I spent my day off, at where else but a wedding, that the importance really clicked.   When I was knee-deep in planning my own wedding I might not have said that I thought weddings were important, only that I thought my wedding was important. That’s a natural reaction. Obviously the occasion holds a little more weight for the happy couple actually tying the knot. The rest of us, outside the couple acknowledge the day as a rite of passage, as a reason to celebrate and as a happy day, but it doesn’t change us. Unless we are very close to the couple, unless we are welcoming a new member to our family, our lives are pretty much the same the next day.   But as I stood on the dance floor this past weekend as a techno version of Sweet Caroline poured over the speakers and the entire floor full of aunts, uncles, parents and cousins sang each word aloud I realized that weddings are important because joy and celebration are important. When it comes down to it there are so few chances for people to gather their favorite people together and just be completely joyous that we must all take advantage of every opportunity there is.   You’ve probably gone to a lot of weddings. You’ve probably gone to a lot of weddings of coworkers or distant relatives where you didn’t know the name of the bride let alone any of the guests. You’ve probably been dragged to a wedding out of obligation, and you’ve probably sat on the sidelines and maybe only danced to Shout because you just have to do that. Yes, it’s easy to fall into that. It’s easy to forget that no matter how close or distant you are to the happy couple that you have been invited not just to watch them wed, but to share in abundant and all-consuming joy. You,...

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Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection
1848 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
Phone 410-484-4600
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