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Cool Temps, Cool Doings

Illustrations by Julia Rothman, courtesy of Design*Sponge

october 4, 2011

Cool Temps, Cool Doings
Sales, soirées, and a super season to say “I do!”

Written by Melissa Bigner

Since we last checked in, the temps have fallen to seasonal levels and me-oh-my does it feel good around here. Low humidity, blue skies, and 70s? Lookout, supermodel hair, here we come. Bravo to all the Lowcountry brides who elected for autumnal Big Days—you couldn’t ask for a prettier kickoff to the season.

So whether you’re about to get happily hitched or are in the midst of planning for the same, here’s what’s going on in Charleston’s wedding world in the coming weeks. Enjoy!

Gown Boutique's New Digs
The long-time Daniel Island-based Gown Boutique of Charleston has moved to the Belle Hall Shopping Center on Long Roint Road in Mount Pleasant. Bravo for the Espy women whose new place is awash in natural light and delivers eye candy via their chic window dressing. Check it out for yourself at 664-A Long Point Road.

Dwelling, Tara Guérard, and Design*Sponge!
October 26: Head to dwelling at 474 King Street for the Charleston leg of the tour celebrating the killer Brooklyn-based design site’s good old-fashioned (but brand spanking new) book. Drinks and bites will be offered, as well as crafting. Tara Guérard of Soirée will dress up the photo booth, and dwelling will showcase their always-chic nestables. Definitely RSVP to this one: The craft party’s already sold out but the party and signing run from 6:30-8:30. Click here.

Out of Hand and Ooh! Events
October 27: Sip, Shop and Nibble at the best little shop in the Old Village from 6-8 p.m. Champagne from Lucey Mortgage, treats from Everyday Gourmet, and wedding trinkets, décor, fashion, jewelry, stationery and so, so much more from Out of Hand and Ooh! Events.

Fabulous Frocks
All veils are 15 percent off the sweet Church Street shop throughout October.

Maddison Row
October 7-8: Fall trunk show
October 11: Cocktail party kickoff for the debut of the E. Lebron Bridal Collection. This Atlanta designer is known for his vintage-meets-pop designs and is new to Charleston.
October 11-12: E. Lebron Bridal Collection trunk show
November 18-19: Monique Lhullier trunk show

M. Dumas & Sons [; (843) 723-8603]
October 14-15: Southern Tide trunk show
November 12: High Cotton Bow Tie trunk show
November 18-19: Southern Proper Bow Tie trunk show

October 20-23: Amsale trunk show
October 24-30: Jodi Moylan’s own line, White Couture, trunk show
November 23-27: Jenny Packham trunk show

Bella Bridesmaid
November 4-5: Fall trunk show

Modern Trousseau
Check out the Mikaela gown, a custom style that’s unique to the Charleston boutique. It’s the gorgeous one in the window at 418 King Street. Love that Callie Tein is creating looks specially for Holy City brides. Also check out their new arrivals: beaded belts and custom-made fabric flowers for your ‘do.

Tue, 10/04/2011