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There’s nothing better than slipping on a fabulous white dress and instantly knowing that it’s “the one” (so I hear from all the Lowcountry brides, at least). If you’re still on the hunt for your dream gown, don’t fret. From the Lowcountry Artist Market to the slew of trunk shows going on around town, you’ll have your dress picked out before you can utter the words “I do”.
Plus, if you head to Stems on June 8th, you can browse through Cynthia Rowley’s new line of flirty bridesmaid gowns and find something fitting for the stylish gals of your bridal party.
So, grab your maids and hit the town!
Lowcountry Artist Market
Local crafty types take over The Music Farm to sell their handmade jewelry, vintage clothing, custom homegoods, and more. Look for Candy Shop Vintage, featured in the fashion feature of the current Charleston Weddings on newsstands now. Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Saturday,10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (843) 577-6969, www.musicfarm.com
Belle Couture Bridal Sample Sale
Prices on top-named sample gowns from national designers are slashed by 40-70 percent for one day. Gowns start at $1,000, and no appointments are necessary. Belle Couture Bridal, 280 W. Coleman Blvd. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (843) 881-3449, www.bellecouturebridal.com
Maddison Row Annual Sample Sale
Current gowns from top designers go on sale to make room for new inventory. Look for markdowns from 40-75 percent off. Owner Laura says the best selection is first thing Thursday, so make your appointment asap.
Maddison Row, 171 Spring St. Thursday-Saturday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (843) 720-7979, www.maddisonrow.com
Hayden Olivia Trunk Show
June 17-19 (Charlotte)
See the Southern gal’s latest designs from her Reverie by Melissa Sweet line, hot off the runway. Hayden Olivia, 221 S. Tryon St., Ste. 200. Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (704) 333-0377, www.haydenolivia.com
Gown Boutique of Charleston Preview Party
The Gown Boutique gals introduce you to the gowns of the latest new designer to grace their shop–Junko Yoshioka—with a welcome-to-Charleston party complete with libations and favors. Gown Boutique of Charleston,225 Seven Farms Dr., Ste. 401. Thursday, 6-8 p.m. (843) 856-2682, www.gownboutiqueofcharleston.com
Gown Boutique of Charleston Trunk Show
Come to the Junko Yoshioka trunk show and get 10 percent off any 10 percent off any of the designer’s gowns ordered there and then. Call for appointments, as this half of the designer’s Lowcountry debut is not a drop-in affair. Gown Boutique of Charleston,225 Seven Farms Dr., Ste. 401. Friday-Saturday, by appointment only. (843) 856-2682, www.gownboutiqueofcharleston.com
Hayden Olivia Debutante Trunk Show
July 15-July 17
Bridal gowns can be perfect for debutante balls. Check out the so-white, so-right collection from Jewel by Priscilla of Bostonat this trunk show. Hayden Olivia, 221 S. Tryon St., Ste. 200, Charlotte. Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (704) 333-0377, www.haydenolivia.com
Photographs courtesy of Juliet Elizabeth Photography