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Gown of the Week

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Blog

Today I am pleased to introduce you to Mary from Augusta Jones. She is one of our newer gowns, and I wanted to show her off a bit. We have so many gowns in our store that the newer ones have to fight hard for a spot at the popular kids table, so to help a girl out I am making a space just for her. As I said, Mary is an Augusta Jones gown, which means that the lace is outstanding and the attention to detail unparalleled. She is lightweight and whimsical and to the untrained eye might even be called simple. But Mary isn’t simple. She is reserved, for sure. Understated? Yes. Her beauty is sneaky and unexpected. She wins in the details and in her subtleties like the beading that isn’t true bling, but helps give her dimension and keeps her from being plain. She’s got lovely kimono sleeves, meaning they flutter a bit compared to the fit of a cap sleeve. She’s also got a fishtail train that has a nice shape and sweep to it and a back that brings a little romance to the scene.I love the softness of the V-neckline as well, and though it might be calling out for a necklace I’d be tempted to just let the beauty of the collarbone do the work. She offers something great for brides who want to show off their shape without going full mermaid and she offers the modesty of a little sleeve with the allure of an open back.  ...

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Wedding Wire Look Book

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Blog

  Wedding Wire just came out with its Fall Book, and I have to say it had me thoroughly enthralled. Coming from somebody who looks at a lot of bridal stuff, that’s a pretty big endorsement. It’s wonderful. It’s innovative. It’s interactive. And it’s a great example of the tools that modern brides can use to help plan their big day without getting or going crazy. The interactive links are the real highlight. See something you like and wonder how you can get it for your wedding? Just click on the picture and voila, all of the sudden you’re on Macy’s website, and you can add that adorable pair of earrings to your shopping bag just like that. Technology: helping you to spend your money faster. But seriously it’s very helpful. Do you want that bridesmaid dress? Do you want to know how much it costs and where to get it? Easy, just click on it. I love it.   What I also love about the book is that it emphasizes thinking outside of the box without thinking over budget. I was amazed at all the affordable little touches that can be added to create the perfect wedding. Yes, you can personalize your wedding by getting cute desert plates at Kohl’s with your ever abundant and never expired Kohl’s cash. Cheers to that.   So grab yourself a pumpkin spice latte, click the link below and start some very useful perusing.   {Lindsey} Wedding Wire Fall Book...

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First Dance Fridays

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Blog

For this Friday’s First Dance song I give you one of my favorite bands, Death Cab for Cutie. The majority of their catalog is not exactly wedding material, and hardly suitable for a dance floor, but Stay Young Go Dancing is just plain sweet. Ben Gibbard’s voice is gentle and sincere and the instrumentation gives the song a lovely mechanical music box kind of vibe. This song is also the rare exception where the lyrics are to be embraced rather than ignored. It isn’t just a nice sounding song.   The chorus is a melodic reminder of what lies ahead: the couple’s future together. It is even, in a way, an echo of most traditional wedding vows. Through Autumn’s advancing we’ll stay young, go dancing. That translates roughly to as we age, as we go through times of sickness and health we will stay together. We will support one another, and we will find reasons to dance even amidst all the reasons not to.Who wouldn’t want to dance to that? Who wouldn’t want to raise a glass to that sentiment? Isn’t that what weddings are all about?   When you strip away all the fanfare and fanciness what you are left with is the future in all its ups and downs, success and failures. What better way to greet that future than to dance right into it and to keep on dancing. There isn’t a better a way. So as always, happy Friday and happy dancing. Stay Young, Go Dancing...

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Throwback Thursday

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Blog

I’ve done several Throwback wedding posts and have resisted the urge all along to talk about Princess Diana, but then there I was last night watching Access Hollywood and found the perfect excuse to write about her. It turns out her world famous wedding gown is being handed over to her sons William and Harry on September 15th, Harry’s 30th birthday. And so for today’s Throwback Thursday I give you Princess Diana’s 1981 silk taffeta wedding gown.     It’s not an exaggeration to say that for the contemporary bridal world this gown is an inspiration. It is the cornerstone of a whole new kind of wedding and wedding industry. The twenty-five foot train, the ten thousand pearls, the sleeves a mile high. It’s no wonder that this gown is so famous. It’s no wonder that it travels the world on display. It was made to make a statement, and it certainly does. It inspired and is inspired by a time period of opulence and excess and it foreshadows bridal trends of the 1980’s. How many people tried to mimic the puffs of those sleeves? Too many to count. Certainly the mystique of the royal family itself and the tragedy that surrounds the story of Princess Diana help lend her gown a certain extra air of fascination. It’s not just the gown that draws people in. It’s the window that it provides into a regal and majestic world. Of course the fascination people feel for the royal family is far too big a topic for such a small blog post, but it is interesting the way this wedding gown (and of a marriage that ended in divorce no less) has become such a world renown symbol. People stand in line for the chance to see it and I am not embarrassed to say that if it ever toured Baltimore I would be right there to see it. Perhaps it is because that despite how over-the-top the gown is and how symbolic of the 1980’s it is, it’s oddly timeless. As it rests in its protective glass case it’s easy to imagine that it is hundred years old, and it...

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September Feature Bride

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Blog

  Wow, its September already and time for our feature bride of the month. Kim Droege and her fiancé Cory McLaughlin are tying the knot on September 19th at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. Like all great love stories, theirs began in ninth grade history class and they have been together for almost eight years. Their proposal took place in airport baggage claim in what could probably be described as the climactic and sweet end to a romantic comedy. They are now no doubt counting down the days until their beach themed wedding and we are counting down with them. Kim’s favorite part of being engaged has been planning her future and balancing wedding plans with house plans and furniture. It’s truly an exciting time of hustle and bustle and I hope all of our brides enjoy all of it. Again I will check in with the couple as the day gets nearer, but by way of introduction I wanted to ask Kim about what is was like picking out her gown. It was shockingly easy. I went to Betsy Robinson’s with my mom and two best friends. They helped gather dresses for me to try on. I was so overwhelmed and wasn’t sure exactly what I was looking for. The first dress- I liked, but it wasn’t the one. The second dress was beautiful and everyone loved it. I decided to keep trying on the rest of the dresses to see if there were any others I liked more. Nope. The second dress was it and I could not be happier with it! Can’t wait to see the dress and get all the details on the big day!       Interested in being a Betsy Robinson’s Feature Bride? We’d love to have you! Please email Lindsey at   Hooray...

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Feature Bride

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Blog

Natalie and Justin’s Wedding Recap Last Saturday was a perfect reminder that brides can plan everything but the weather. Our feature bride Natalie was all set for an outdoor ceremony in the exact spot where her now husband asked her to marry him, but the rain said otherwise. Instead the ceremony was held inside the reception tent as guests were seated at their lavishly decorated tables. It was obviously not the ceremony the two had envisioned, but it swept guests away. The softly falling rain, the big rolling grey clouds, the shelter of the tent and the twinkling lights offered all the romance necessary. The photos tell a story of an intimate, tender wedding, as the weather kept everyone huddled close. Natalie herself was whisked into the tent in the arms of her brother-in-law to prevent her gorgeous Pronovias gown from getting wet in the rain, and the rings were delivered on the wings of a falcon. Swoon. Such a fairytale brought to life made all the more romantic because it was true to life, true to form, and with all the beautiful little surprises real life offers. The couple did more than make the best of the rain; they embraced it and used it to their advantage. I am so thrilled to share their photos and their story and wish them all the best. Below are so more wedding details as well as a link to all of their truly stunning photos. Rain or shine what a perfect day! Gown: Pronovias Wedding Attendants: Donna Morgan Venue: Hedgerow Farm Photographer: Dyanna Joy Photography See the full Gallery...

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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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Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 11am-4:30pm
Closed Tuesdays