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I’m a little jealous of you brides-to-be out there. From the trunk shows galore (everywhere) to the fun floral classes (stems) you ladies have a LOT to look forward to. And how about the new King Street makeup shop, The Cos Bar?

If you’re like us, you’re probably feeling pretty crummy that you missed out on their grand opening party February 3rd (we’ve been busy bees getting the Summer issue of Charleston Weddings ready to hit stands). Not to worry! The makeup mavens and misters will be giving free touchups and tips March 26th at their booth at our 2011 Charleston Weddings magazine Spring Bridal Show. We hope to see you there!

’Till then, here’s what you can expect for the month of February.

Images courtesy of Leigh Webber Photography


February 11
Amsale Trunk Show at Bella Bridesmaid

Have you seen Amsale’s latest bridesmaid collection? I pursued the collection online, and let me tell you—whether you fancy ruffled-floor length gowns or flirty twirl-friendly options—your bridesmaids won’t have room to give you any grief. I’d even venture to say that they’d actually pull these dresses out again for another occasion. Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King St.; Friday; (843) 425-8079; By appointment only.


February 11-13
Jorge Manuel Trunk Show at Maddison Row

Not only will Maddison Row have Cuban-American designer Jorge Manual’s latest Spring looks on display, but the Spring Street boutique will also kick off the designers “Wish Upon a Star” dress giveaway. The dress, which Jorge Manual designed specifically for Maddison Row, will go home with a lucky bride when they announce the winner later this spring. Interested in entering the contest? Visit the ladies at Maddison Row for more details or click here to learn more. []Maddison Row, 171 Spring St.; Friday-Sunday; (843) 720-7979; By appointment only.


February 17-20
Amsale Trunk Show at White

After she was unable to find a wedding dress she liked for her own Big Day, Amsale Aberra figured there had to be other brides-to-be out there with similar sentiments, so she took matters in her own hands and created her own line of gowns. Check out her latest fashion ventures at White. White, 259 Seven Farms Dr.; Thursday-Monday; (843) 471-2975; By appointment only.


February 18 & 19
Jim Hjelm Trunk Show at Gown Boutique of Charleston

The Jim Hjelm Bridal Collection, created by former senior designer at St. John, includes gowns that range from traditional ball gowns to one shouldered numbers. Plus, you’ll receive 10 percent off any trunk show purchase. Gown Boutique of Charleston, 225 Seven Farms Dr.; Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; (843) 856-2682; By appointment only.


February 18-20
Anne Bowen Trunk Show at Maddison Row

Designer Anne Bowen has dressed celebrities like Beyoncé to Maggie Gyllenhaal. Ready for your turn in the spotlight? Pop by Maddison Row to check out the latest collection. Maddison Row, 171 Spring St.; Friday-Sunday; (843) 720-7979; By appointment only.


February 20-27
Badgley Mishcka Trunk Show at White

Vogue magazine named Badley Mischka one of the Top 10 American Designers, so chances are you’ll be nothing short of pleased when you check out their latest sleek bridal looks. White, 259 Seven Farms Dr.; Thursday-Monday; (843) 471-2975; By appointment only.


February 23
Hand-Tied Arranging at stems

Looking for something special to do with your ladies in waiting? Gather the gals and head to stems to learn how to create hand-tied bouquets, flower arranging techniques, how to choose flowers, and the basics on floral upkeep. Best of all? You—and your buds—leave with your very own arrangements. stems, 208 Coming St.; Tuesday; (843) 697-4155; Reservation


February 24-26
After Valentine’s Day Sale at Bella Vista Bridal

If you’ve been holding out for a deal, then look no further than the Valentine’s Day Sale at Bella Vista Bridal. Every gown is on sale (and could be up to 60 percent off). Every. Single. Gown. Look for designers such as Enzoani, Lazaro, and Lulu Something Blue. Plus, they’re even marking down the prices when you order a bridal gown and veil combo. Bella Vista Bridal, 60 Calhoun St.; Thursday-Saturday; (843) 884-7191; Walk-ins welcome.