Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wedding Gown Sale!

Bridals by Elena in Severna Park will be hosting a Designer Sample Sale during the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. Select sample gowns will be 30% to 75% off MSRP. These bridal sample gown designers include Romona Keveza, St Pucchi, Demetrios, Maggie Sottero, Anjiloque, Watters, Winnie Couture, La Sposa, San Patrick, Impression, Jasmine and more.

This salon is a Knot top pick and gets good reviews on Wedding Wire.

Be sure to make an appointment by calling 410.975.0076.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Straight From the Runway

It was a fun night filled with beautiful flowers, delicious food and fresh from the runway fashions from Waters Bridal. No we weren't in New York City, we were at the closest thing Baltimore has to a New York bridal salon: Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection in Owings Mills.

The front desk was adorned with a fresh flower arrangement.
This beautiful Waters dress is new for 2010. Love it.

Sassy bridesmaid dress also from Waters. Look at how well this combination of flowers goes with the dark blue dress!

The detail on this bouquet is amazing. All flowers for the event and on the photos shown here are from the talented Victoria Claussen at Romance of Flowers.

This floral chair accessory is perfect for denoting the bride and the groom's chair at the reception.

Victoria added bling with hanging crystals and Mercury glass votives.

Here it is, our table display at the entrance to the salon. The elements on this table are from Select Event Rental: dark brown chivari chairs with latte bengaline cushion, Crystal stemware, Deco flatware, Copper Sparkle charger, Starlet Copper base cloth and Organic Gold tablecloth.

We doubled the napkin using Fantasy Chocolate and Pebble Ivory, also from Select.

The flowers at the base of the gorgeous centerpiece from Romance of Flowers.

A simple bouquet of white tulips grace the entance table.

Time for champagne. Pictured from left to right: Kelly Barry, Victoria Claussen, Elizabeth Bailey, Betsy Robinson and salon manager Jennifer
Draping and Lighting: Accent on Events
Photography in this Post: Katherine Morrison
Make-Up for Models: Studio of Make-Up
Other Vendors at the Event: The Event Library, Table Toppers, Ralph Alswag Photography, Suburban Video and The Wine Merchant

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Wedding Websites

This post is from Guest Blogger Kristin Sardina from Wedding Mapper

Pick a Website, Any Website

We all know that first impressions matter. And we also know that every couple wants their wedding to be unique. It is with these givens in mind that we understand the interest in wedding websites being offered to, and selected by, couples in the wedding space.

Wedding websites are often the first displayed material for guests to view and to get an impression of the formality of the weekend, and are therefore chosen by couples with discernment. Many websites vie for couples to use their site to display their wedding story, the wedding details, and post their wedding registry. How the couple then selects which site to use is an algorithm few can comprehend but it seems to be some relationship among the following variables: knowledge (couples will select from a website provider that they know or have heard of), design (couples want to select a design that will be unique and represent their personalities or the aesthetic of the wedding event), and price (in this economy especially, couples seek bang-for-their-buck).

For a long time used to hold the reins in the wedding industry. Appealing to the first factor in the decision process (knowledge), is able to capitalize on its brand name to solicit many couples to use their wedding websites out of the valuable benefit of name recognition. However the times, they are a changin’, and many other websites now compete to have couples use their products. In addition to, couples can now choose from,, and, new to the wedding website scene is Within the last month has launched its wedding websites and offers more than a hundred designs, appealing to the desired “unique” factor that couples demand.’s new websites are synced with couples’ wedding map so that the map is integrated into the website; and in addition to being able to see where the Ceremony or Reception is, guests can, with a click of a button, get directions to or from there to other events or locations on the map!

Appealing to the last factor, (money- honey)’s websites are also free and can be used in tandem with the other free tools their website provides.,, and also offer free wedding websites for couples, while charges $11-$159 for use of one of their web designs, but they also offer 536 designs!

So brides and grooms, pick a website, any website, but first do some research on the best site for you and your event.