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June's Jam-Packed!


May 31, 2013

June’s Jam-Packed!
Fill your planners with these best bridal bets

written by Daisy Bainum and Molly Hutter

Summer’s here and the living’s easy and oh-so eventful. And with rising temps and hot nuptial happenings like trunk shows galore (including one of the pop-up, vintage variety), don’t miss deals (free iPad anyone?), can’t-miss events, and the new issue of Charleston Weddings hitting stands—we can barely keep our cool. Clear your calendar—you’ll want to make room for these great goings-on. Oh, and if you’re wondering which of our vote-for-it covers to look for on the newsstands? Think flowers, flowers, flowers!

Early June
Keep your eyes peeled—the brand-spanking-new summer 2013 issue of Charleston Weddings magazine will be hitting stands the first few days of June. Featuring 14 real-life Lowcountry weddings, Great Gatsby-inspired bridal fashion, fresh looks for you and your wedding party, gorgeous flowers, 16 announcements, and much, much more, this issue’s filled to the brim with nuptial takeaways. Also of note? The romantic trip to Wild Dunes Resort giveaway featured in this issue, and the complimentary champagne toast offered by Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina (see the ad on the issue’s page 34). No more spoilers from us … But can you tell we’re excited?!

Every Saturday in June
Are you a Saturday shopper? While you’re out, swing by Kiawah Fine Jewelry in Freshfields Village between noon and 5 p.m. for “Gemstone Happy Hour.” Each week a different gemstone will be offered on sale, and while you shop, enjoy complimentary beer, wine, and specialty cocktails.
Kiawah Fine Jewelry, 560 Freshfields Dr., Johns Island, (843) 768-5357,

Throughout June
To celebrate June as pearl month, Kiawah Fine Jewelry is giving customers a free gift with any purchase of Mikimoto pearl jewelry. If silver is more your style, you can receive a free silver chain with purchase of any silver pendant. Gentlemen, ready to pop the question? Here’s something of note: purchase a Hearts on Fire diamond engagement ring, and receive a free iPad. Stop by today to take advantage of these exciting deals on designer jewelry.
Kiawah Fine Jewelry, 560 Freshfields Dr., Johns Island, (843) 768-5357,

Throughout June
In need of some stellar stationery or other gift-worthy goods? Stop by Broad Street’s The RSVP Shoppe this month—all in-store merchandise will be on sale up to 25 percent off.
The RSVP Shoppe, 141 Broad St., (843) 577-9740

Throughout June
If you and your gals are on the hunt for good deals (or you’re searching for a formal frock on the fly), visit Bella Bridesmaid for their $100 sample sale on discontinued dresses. Also happening this month? Brand new styles of Kirribilla frocks perfect for rehearsal dinners, luncheons, and summer showers will be arriving daily (these new styles are excluded from the sample sale).
Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King St., (843) 425-8079,

Throughout June
Jet over to Jean’s Bridal for mega discounts all month long, including 10 to 50 percent off select mother of the bride dresses, gentlemen’s tuxedos, and flower girl accessories. Brides-to-be: enjoy a 10 to 30 percent discount on in-stock designer wedding gowns.
Jean’s Bridal, 798 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, (843) 881-2056,

Throughout June
This Father’s Day, visit REEDS Jewelers to find a special gift for that father of the bride or groom—like the latest men’s styles from David Yurman, including sterling silver Swiss Army knives. Also, just in time for pearl month, the Mount Pleasant store has added Mikimoto as a new designer—stop by to browse their selection of pearl earrings, rings, and necklaces.
REEDS Jewelers, 1239 Belk Dr. #102, Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre, Mt. Pleasant, (843) 416-3174,

Throughout June
Moms, don’t let Dad have all the fun this month. Shop for MOB or MOG dresses at Gown Boutique of Charleston’s sample sale, featuring a variety of designer dresses in sizes eight though 16.
Gown Boutique of Charleston, 664-A Long Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, (843) 856-2682,

Throughout June
From necklaces and pendants to rings, earrings, and bracelets—stop by Paulo Geiss Jewelers this month to score discounts of up to 30 percent on an assortment of designer-name jewelry.
Paulo Geiss Jewelers, 116 East Bay St., (843) 577-4497,

Throughout June
Ready to seal the deal (and lots of envelopes)? Shop for wedding invitations at Open House to receive 10 percent off orders placed this month.
Open House, 28 Windermere Blvd, West Ashley, (843) 766-2467,

June 1
Attention DIY brides, helpful mothers, or crafty maid of honors: calligraphy classes at The Charleston Museum will teach you the ins and outs of penning pretty letters—ideal for addressing invitations or making wedding signage. Natasha Lawrence of South Carolina Calligraphy leads the group lessons, and attendees walk away with a calligraphy pen, guide, and practice paper to keep. Introduction to Calligraphy: 9 a.m.-noon; Wedding Calligraphy: 1-4 p.m.
The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street, (843) 722-2996, $30 for museum members, $40 for non-members,

June 1-9
Grab your gals and head to Bella Bridesmaid for a Jim Hjelm Occasions trunk show. With attendant dresses short and long offered in a host of hues (plus a 10 percent discount on orders placed during the show), you and your gang are bound to leave giddy.
Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King St., (843) 425-8079,

June 7-8
Brides-to-be: treat yourself this weekend at the two-day Jim Hjelm “Blush” trunk show happening at Bridal House of Charleston. The “Blush” couture collection—designed by Hayley Paige—features gowns in soft hues and delicate fabrics for a style that’s casually elegant.
Bridal House of Charleston, 1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, (843) 971-1477,

June 13, 14, & 15
Plan ahead for those fall and winter weddings by visiting Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant’s Lafayette 148 New York trunk show. For three days, their fall 2013 collection will be out for the browsing and buying.
Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant, 916 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant, (843) 884-9518,

June 13
Attending another’s Big Day is a sure-fire source of inspiration for planning your own. With that in mind: get your ticket to “The NotWedding,” a faux ceremony and reception at The Historic Rice Mill. As a “guest” to this dramatized wedding, you’ll garner tons of Big Day ideas, plus you’ll see what a host of local vendors—from event designers and photographers to caterers, musicians, stationers, bakers, and gown boutiques—have to offer. Reservations are limited, so get yours today.
The Not Wedding at The Historic Rice Mill, 17 Lockwood Dr., (843) 723-7952,

June 13
Join the Out of Hand and Ooh! Events family for a grand opening event celebrating their newest shop, Swoon. A dressed-up older sister to Out of Hand, Swoon offers upscale clothing, fine jewelry, shoes, bags, and other accessories from lines including Nicole Miller, Mark and James by Badgley Mischka, and Black Halo. Drop by between 6 to 9 p.m. to scout out the offerings, sip cocktails, and enjoy live music.
Swoon, 123 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant, (843) 654-9716

June 14
Attending a Lowcountry wedding this summer? Stop by the Jack Rogers trunk show at Copper Penny Shooz in Towne Centre to find a pair of stylish, comfortable sandals perfect for any summertime wedding. From flats to wedges, there will be plenty of styles to slip on, including select looks not typically carried in the store.
Copper Penny Shooz, 1228 Belk Dr., Mt. Pleasant, (843) 881-9889,

June 14 & 15
You and your attendants won’t want to miss this: Amsale’s newest collection—Spring 2014—is hot off the runway and at Bella Bridesmaid for a two-day trunk show. Call now to book your spot.
Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King St., (843) 425-8079,

June 15
Vintage queens, find new-to-you frocks for all your summer soirées at this Pop-Up Shop, hosted by the Etsy vendor Runaround Sue Vintage Boutique. Shop owner Kelly Rae Smith will at West Ashley’s SpaceCraft Studios from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., selling her latest dress and accessory finds.
SpaceCraft Studios, 8 Avondale Ave., West Ashley, (843) 284-6253,

June 20-22
Happening in-shop and online, LulaKate’s summer sample sale is not to be missed. We’re talking attendant frocks as low as $75 and bridal gowns for $450 and up. Also on sale? Those little white dresses perfect for rehearsal dinners or reception getaways.
LulaKate, 310-B King Street, (843) 805-7193,

June 25
If you’re still undecided on your honeymoon destination, this is the event for you. Join Columbia-based Destination Weddings Experts—who offer customized destination wedding and honeymoon packages—for their “Sandals Resorts Romance Night.” Sip spirits, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and scope out 13 all-inclusive Caribbean resorts, located in Jamaica, the Bahamas, St. Lucia, and Antigua. Aside from the inspiration you’ll gather, you may score discounts of up to 65 percent off on the packages while you’re there. Space for the event is limited; call (803) 454-1794 to book your reservation.
Hampton Inn-Isle of Palms, 1104 Isle of Palms Connector, Mt. Pleasant, (843) 458-5753,






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