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How to Pick the Perfect Blush Bridesmaids Dresses

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in Blog

Wedding trends come and go pretty quickly in this business, and it’s always fun to see how one trend morphs into the next. I’ve watched as the lace patterns changed from traditional to modern. I’ve seen silhouettes shrink to trumpets then expand to ballgowns and shrink again to a sheath gown. I have followed the trajectory of the Mason jar with rapt attention. And that switch from marquee letters to neon signs? Riveting.   There are enough shifts in trends to make you realize that the only constant is change. But I would argue that the other constant is blush.   Blush seems to stand the test of time no matter what challenges it faces. No matter how weddings and wedding trends change, blush remains ever popular.   It’s not hard to see why. Blush is soft, airy, and romantic. It stands out next to white and ivory gowns, but it doesn’t overwhelm them. Blush is great for flowers, accent details, and of course, bridesmaid dresses.   The tricky part is picking the right shade of blush for your bridesmaids. Yes, there is more than one shade of blush to choose from. In fact, every designer we carry has their own unique version of blush just as every bride has hers.   The key to picking the right blush dresses is to first understand that each designer is different. You have to line up your vision of blush with the right designer. But you also have to be mindful of styles. If a designer has limited styles that come in blush, or if you don’t like the styles, then it doesn’t matter that the color is perfect.   Bill Levkoff’s blush color isn’t even called blush. It’s called Petal Pink. It’s a little more vibrant than some of the other blushes. Brides like it because Bill Levkoff has so many dress options that come in Petal Pink, but they also like that it airs more on the pink and less on the beige side of blush.     If you’re looking for a Blush with a little more beige in it, you might like Sorella Vita’s Blush. It’s more...

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Picking Your Wedding Day Jewelry with Help from Thomas Knoell Jewelry Designs

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Blog

Planning a wedding involves lots of decisions. In fact, you probably didn’t realize there were so many decisions that you could make about one single day. But oh how there are!   Choosing your dress is one of the biggest ones that you will make, but it’s not the only one regarding your look that you have to think about. There’s your hair, your makeup, your nail polish. There’s what shade of lipstick you’ll wear, or how high your heels will be.   In fact, choosing your bridal gown isn’t so much an end point as a gateway. Making that decision leads to another 20 decisions you’ll need to make about how you look on your wedding day.   Among all those things to consider is what jewelry you want to wear. Your jewelry is important. It shouldn’t be an afterthought, and it can be influenced by what type of wedding dress you choose.   Your jewelry is important because it’s versatile. The jewelry you wear is the perfect keepsake item to break out on anniversary dinners or other special occasions. These items can even become heirlooms that you pass down to other brides on their wedding day.   Those are all good reasons to make sure you put time and effort into choosing your jewelry.     This weekend Raquel from Thomas Knoell Jewelry Designs will be in store with lots of new jewelry and lots of advice. She’s been in the bridal business for years and she has helped hundreds of brides complete their wedding day look.   You’ll get the help of her knowledge and expertise, and you will also get to learn what makes Thomas Knoell jewelry so special. Spoiler alert, a big part of what makes their pieces so special is that you can customize them yourself! You can change the color the metal, the color of the Swarovski crystals, the length of the bracelet, the number of pearls. You name it, it can be changed and Raquel will help you do it.   You end up with beautiful jewelry that sparkles from every angle, compliments your gown and reminds you each time you...

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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day When You’re Planning a Wedding

Posted by on Feb 4, 2019 in Blog

As crazy as it is, February is already upon us. January sped by in a string of not too gloomy days, and now here we sit, perched on the verge of Valentine’s Day. That’s right, in case you’ve somehow missed the boxes of conversation hearts lining grocery store shelves, here is your friendly reminder that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.   If you’re engaged and planning a wedding, Valentine’s Day can present a set of unique and conflicting problems. On the one hand, you probably want to celebrate your love now more than ever. You want to make it extra special. Why not, right? But on the other hand you’re saving for a wedding, a honeymoon, a life together. It’s hard to be romantic and practical at the same time.   That’s how people end up with blenders and gift certificates to home improvement stores. Perhaps those things are in your future, but for now, let’s take a look at some ways that you can be romantic on a budget and make the most of your engaged Valentine’s Day.   Write a Love Letter Let me be specific. Don’t just write a love letter and hand it to your fiancé. Actually write and mail a love letter. It’s great on lots of levels. For starters, putting your feelings on paper, whether done super eloquently, or a little clumsily, will always be appreciated.     Also, who doesn’t love getting something in the mail that isn’t an ad for a credit card? Lastly, it’s an inexpensive gesture, but a meaningful one. After all, in 20 years after lots of gifts have been lost or donated, the letter will remain.   Cook a Meal Together For me, the kitchen is the heart of your home. I love spending time in it, and I love spending time in it with other people. You chop vegetables, drink wine, tell stories. You’re unplugged from your devices and the rest of the world, and you concentrate on making something.     If what you make is delicious you feel proud of what you accomplished together, and if you have a disaster and a...

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All About Eve: Get Ready for Our Eve of Milady Trunk Show

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Blog

Next weekend is our Eve of Milady bridal Trunk Show, and as one of our most fascinating designers, it’s the perfect time to get to know her and her gowns.   Eve of Milady gowns are very different from most of the gowns we carry. The lace patterns are designed and cut by Eve herself, and the silhouettes are daring and dramatic. Though you’ll find Eve of Milady gowns at a whole host of venues, they have a certain regal air. These gowns fill up cathedrals and castles. They make grand entrances.     They’re also sexy. Curve-hugging silhouettes, plunging necklines, and sheer lace are quite common in Eve gowns. And the fit is fantastic. That’s because these couture gowns are made using each bride’s custom measurements. They have structure. Eve of Milady gowns are as engineered as they are designed.   It’s also simply fun to look at them. Just like a fine painting, the more you look, the more you uncover. There is drama everywhere and as dramatic as the billowing skirts and long trains are on these gowns, there is also drama in the details. From beading and embroidery to a layering of textures and fabrics, Eve of Milady gowns drip with opulence. They are as captivating up close as they are from far away and vice versa.     Likewise they are beautiful from all angles. Of course there are lots of gowns with pretty fronts and backs, but these gown operate on another level. In fact, it’s hard to say sometimes which is more beautiful: the bride walking up the aisle or walking back. One quick glance over her shoulder at the yards of fabric behind her, make it pretty hard to decide.   So if these Eve dresses have you texting friends rapidly and pinning images to your Pinterest board then don’t miss your chance to try them on in person at our Trunk Show (Feb. 8th-10th). To make your appointment, call 410.484.4600.  ...

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Exciting Bridesmaid Trends for 2019

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 in Blog

Last week we spent some time looking at a few of our new bridal stock bridal gowns, and this week I wanted to focus some of that attention of the new year on what is new in bridesmaids.   I spend a lot of time of in the bridesmaid department, and I’m really excited for what 2019 is going to bring to bridal parties everywhere. I’ve just finished spending some serious time checking in a whole bunch of Spring 2019 bridesmaid dresses, and there are three big things to look forward to.   Better Colors The number one concern that brides have when they find a bridesmaid dress they like is what colors it comes in. Sometimes this can be a tricky question. Some specialty fabrics like crepe often come in matching specialty colors. Sometimes the designers run behind on the trendiest colors. And then of course sometimes everyone’s version of say, Blush, is vastly different.   That makes color options extremely important. The more options the better, and this year, designers seem to be taking note. Sorella Vita introduced a beautiful pale blush color called Rosewater as well a subdued coral called Desert Rose and a killer slate called Bluestone. Watters and WToo also expanded their palettes to include more greens like Sage and Evergreen.     It’s now easier than ever to find a dress you love in a color you love, and that’s definitely worth getting excited over.   Sleeker Designs Designers of bridesmaid dresses face some unique challenges. Hardest of all is the task to create a bridesmaid dress that simultaneously is one and isn’t one. Many brides don’t want a bridesmaid dress that looks like a bridesmaid dress. Striking this balance can be hard, but 2019 is clearly the year of the un-bridesmaid dress.       Take this stunning one-shoulder crepe gown from Watters. This gown is sleek, sophisticated, and it’s sure to make your bridesmaids feel like royalty. It has the air of an evening gown, with the convenience of a bridesmaid dress. That means you can get it in a range of colors and sizes and not be limited by department...

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Preview Our New 2019 Wedding Dress Inventory

Posted by on Jan 6, 2019 in Blog

Well, we made it to 2019, and a new year means new gowns! Each day around here seems to bring another box full of wonderful new wedding gowns from our top designers. Our racks are practically bursting with new inventory, and I’m excited to share some of it with you.   One of the hardest parts about shopping for a wedding gown is simply knowing what’s out there, and knowing where to find it. So to help make your search easier, take a look at some of the gowns that you’ll find in store and ready to try on right now!     First up is Grace by Essense of Australia. This gown is all about clean lines and great shoulders. It’s a crepe sheath gown that features an off-the-shoulder neckline and fabric covered buttons all the way down the back. I love it because it’s a versatile gown suitable for lots of different venues and its neckline manages to be both right on trend and classically classic. It’s regal, romantic, and waiting for you.     Next there’s Corbyn, a modern Mikado A-line gown from WToo. Mikado fabric is a nice update to satin. You get the sheen and stretch of satin, but you get a little texture too. And of course, this gown has pockets, which automatically makes it a fan favorite, but it’s the bow detail in the back that will send you over the moon. The silhouette is clean and simple, but the bow gives it just the little bit of drama that it needs. You don’t have to have a gown covered in beads and bling to get a little wow factor.     Last in our little preview for you is Nico by Enzoani. This gown is equal parts demure and dramatic. The neckline is plunging and sexy, and the lace embroidery on the skirt is timeless and traditional. It also features a deep v-back, covered buttons, and a thin crystal belt at the natural waist. I love that the bodice is clean and that skirt is detailed. The gown accentuates the shoulders, the collarbone, the gorgeous face, and it ensures that the...

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Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection
1848 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21208

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