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Autumn at Last

October 1, 2012

Autumn at Last
October equals cooler weather and hot happenings

Written By Daisy Bainum

Lucky for Lowcountry brides, October is packed with more treats than tricks. Read on for fabulous sales, and mark your calendars for trunks shows aplenty. Who says playing dress up comes just once a year?

Throughout October
Make a beeline to Bella Bridesmaid for their 2012 Fall Promotion, during which you'll score 15 percent off all orders of Coren Moore dresses placed before November 1. Those of you with a large bridal party pay extra attention: orders of eight or more Coren Moore frocks in the same style or more will receive a 20 percent discount—think bridesmaid and junior attendant dresses in spades. (Note: Orders will ship the last two weeks of January, and this offer excludes chiffon.)
Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King Street, Suite C, (843) 425-8079,

Throughout October
Gentlemen, need an outing with the guys? Head to Charleston Tuxedo’s brand-new location at 60 Calhoun Street. If six or more groomsmen purchase their ensembles from Charleston Tuxedo, the groom’s ensemble getup is free. Hoping to update your go-to suit for all your upcoming showers and parties and the rehearsal dinner, too? Look no further than their new collection of skinny ties from the Spanish line Speak Louder.
Charleston Tuxedo, 60 Calhoun Street, (843) 974-5938,

Throughout October
Dash over to Jean’s Bridal to take advantage of their drastic reductions on designer gowns. Originally priced from $2,000 to $3,000, the dresses have been marked down to as low as $499.
Jean’s Bridal, 798 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, (843) 881-2056,

Throughout October
Want the chance to relive your Big Day after it has come and gone? Charleston Weddings magazine has teamed up with Film Anywhere Productions for a mega wedding video package giveaway, which you can enter to win this month! Valued at $5,000, the package includes a video save-the-date; a digital “love story” short; a recording of your rehearsal and rehearsal dinner; a video booth at your reception; a film covering wedding day prep through the ceremony edited onsite, to be aired during your reception; and—of course!—a full-length video of your Big Day. To be eligible, your wedding must take place in the Lowcountry area—between Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head, South Carolina—in 2013. Click here to enter now through December 31, 2012.

October 5 & 6
Start your month off with the ladies of Maddison Row for a two-day trunk show and appearance by designer (and local favorite) Carol Hannah Whitfield. This fun-filled event includes gowns spanning over three collections as well as ready-to-wear cocktail dresses and custom dresses, too. The event is already filling up quickly, so make your appointment.
Maddison Row, 171 Spring Street, (843) 720-7979,

October 12 & 13
Grab the girls and head over to Bella Bridesmaid for an Amsale trunk show, featuring discounts on an array of the designer’s gowns. The trunk show is by appointment only, so be sure to call or e-mail to reserve your spot.
Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King Street, Suite C, (843) 425-8079,

Starting October 15
Enjoy the cooler temperatures with a stroll down King Street to LulaKate. Be sure to take advantage of their Fall Promotion, which offers five percent off bridal fashion, including bridal gowns, bridesmaids’ frocks, or party dresses that are perfect for any wedding guest.
LulaKate, 310-B King Street, (843) 805-7193,

October 15-31
Looking to save a little before the holidays? Check out Gown Boutique of Charleston’s two-week-long sample sale on bridal wear. The store has added a lot of new gowns to the sale and all samples are in pristine condition.
Gown Boutique of Charleston, 664-A Long Point Road, Belle Hall Shopping Center, (843) 856-2682,

October 17 & 18
Add a little sparkle this season at this two-day Irene Neuwirth jewelry trunk show at RTW. Inspired by the ocean, this Southern California designer’s colorful jewelry may be the perfect complement to your Lowcountry wedding. Worn by celebrities across the globe, the brand has become well known for its combination of timeless and modern pieces.
RTW, 186 King Street, (843) 577-9748,

October 17-29
With little white dresses aplenty, you’re sure to find the perfect rehearsal dinner, bridesmaid luncheon, or bridal shower frock in Kirribilla’s much buzzed about “I Do!” collection, available at Bella Bridesmaid. Stop by the King Street shop to view the collection in full during the two-week trunk show.
Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King Street, (843) 425-8079,

October 19 & 20
Searching for an attendant look that’s as fun and bright as your 'maids themselves? Check out LulaKate’s colorful line of Sassy Stripes dresses, which will be featured during this two-day trunk show at Bella Bridesmaid. Call or e-mail to set up your appointment. 
Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King Street, Suite C, (843) 425-8079,

Mon, 10/01/2012