Gowns About Town
Reap the benefits of living in a city full of fabulous bridal boutiques and shop â€™til you drop
Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays has come and gone, those of you sporting sparkly (new?!) treats on your ring fingers you can get down to wedding business by stopping by some of the fabulous trunk shows coming up this January.
With events like the “Pick-the-Price Sample Sale” and the “Sparkle and Shine Party” (both at Belle Couture Bridal), you’re destined to find your ideal gown long before Valentine’s.
Images courtesy of Gown Boutique of Charleston
Thumbmail photo: Dress by Martina Liana
Main photo: "Celine" dress by Junko Yoshioka
Legends by Romona Keveza Trunk Show at Maddison Row
Peruse the Legends by Romona Keveza’s Spring 2011 Bridal Collection. Look for everything from feather details to sleek fitted designs from the New York-based designer. Maddison Row, 171 Spring St.; Friday-Sunday; (843) 720-7979; maddisonrow.com. By appointment only.
Carolina Herrerra Trunk Show at Maddison Row
The fashion icon’s newest line of bridal gowns pays homage to styles from that of poets and painters to photographers and models. Maddison Row, 171 Spring St.; Saturday-Sunday; (843) 720-7979; maddisonrow.com. By appointment only.
Sally Bette’s Resort Boutique Grand Re-Opening Party
Celebrate the re-opening of Sally Bette’s Resort Boutique with an exclusive preview of the latest spring fashions. The designer resort shop will have a preview of Escapada Living’s spring line (perfect honeymoon duds) along with new designs by Charleston-born Hyla Dewitt Jewelry (great for bridesmaid gifts). Space is limited, so send Sally an e-mail at email@example.com to reserve your spot today.
Sally Bette’s, 439 King St.; Friday, 6-8 p.m.; (843) 937-6211; shopsallybettes.com. By reservation only.
Junko Yoshioka Trunk Show at Gown Boutique of Charleston
Japan-born designer Junko Yoshioka has dressed actresses such as Helen Hunt and Jessica Alba. Ready for your turn? Visit her 2011 Spring trunk show, purchase one of the new line’s gowns, and receive 10 percent off. Gown Boutique of Charleston, 225 Seven Farms Dr.; Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; (843) 856-2682; gownboutiqueofcharleston.com. By appointment only.
White Couture, White Exclusives, and YoYo Designs Trunk Shows at White on Daniel Island
Owner and designer Jodi Moylan showcases a slew of collections designed by hers truly (and gal-pal Yola) for you and the ’maids to see. While you hunt for your gown, enjoy White’s champagne bar. White, 259 Seven Farms Dr.; Thursday-Monday; (843) 471-2975; whiteondi.com. By appointment only.
Martina Liana Trunk Show at Gown Boutique of Charleston
Check out the latest bridal looks by Martinia Liana. Purchase your gown at the show and receive 10 percent off its price.
Gown Boutique of Charleston, 225 Seven Farms Dr.; Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; (843) 856-2682; gownboutiqueofcharleston.com. By appointment only.
Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show at Bella Bridesmaid
Check out L.A. based designer Monique Lhuillier’s (she created country singer Carrie Underwood’s fabulous wedding gown) latest wedding looks. Can’t make it to the trunk show? Pop in on February 11-12 for a follow-up viewing.
Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King St.; Friday-Saturday; (843) 425-8079; bellabridesmaid.com. By appointment only.
“Pick-the-Price Sample Sale” at Belle Couture Bridal
Set your alarm early, ladies, because you won’t want to miss out when Belle Couture Bridal partners with its sister store, Fabulous Frocks, and displays sample sale gowns from designers such as Carolina Herrerra and Melissa Sweet and asks you to name your own reasonable price. Play the numbers right and you’ll walk out with a dream gown that’s within your budget. Belle Couture Bridal, 100 Church St.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; (843) 881-3449; bellecouturebridal.com. No appointment necessary.
“Sparkle & Shine Party” at Belle Couture Bridal
In honor of bringing the Kenneth Pool Collection’s to South Carolina, Belle Couture Bridal invites you to sip champagne while you browse through his collection. Belle Couture Bridal, 100 Church St.; Friday, 6-8 p.m.; (843) 881-3449; bellecouturebridal.com. By appointment only.
Watters & Watters Trunk Show at The Little White Dress Bridal Boutique
Save 10 percent when you purchase a wedding gown during the Watters & Watters Trunk Show. The Little White Dress Bridal Boutique also plans to have a few of the label’s best looks from seasons past. The Little White Dress Bridal Boutique 5001 North Kings Hwy.; Myrtle Beach, SC.; Friday-Saturday; (843) 449-4940 thelittlewhitedress.net. By appointment only.
Kenneth Pool Trunk Show at Belle Couture Bridal
If you couldn’t make it to the sip-and-shop on January 28, then make an appointment for Saturday where Belle Couture Bridal will showcase the Kenneth Pool collection—sans champagne. Belle Couture Bridal, 100 Church St.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; (843) 881-3449; bellecouturebridal.com. By appointment only.
Veil Sale at the Gingerbread House Bridal
Throughout January, The Gingerbread House Bridal offers half off any veil when you purchase a wedding gown. Simply present them with the coupon from their website. The Gingerbread House Bridal, 1977 Bull St.; Savannah, GA.; Friday-Saturday; (912) 239-9652; the gingerbreadhousebridal.com.
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