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Love Is in the Air


February 1, 2013

Love Is in the Air
Fill your heart (and calendar) this month with designer trunk shows and bridal specials

Written By Daisy Bainum

Hello, lovebirds! In this month devoted to all things sweet, Cupid knows just how to treat Charleston brides-to-be. From designer gown trunk shows galore to deals on custom bridal accessories and a fresh new floral gem popping up in the Old Village, you’re sure to feel smitten all month long. Plus, our Valentine’s gift to you? Charleston Weddings’ brand spanking new spring 2013 issue! Find it on newsstands in mid-February.

Throughout February
With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, REEDS Jewelers is fully stocked and ready to add a little sparkle to your holiday. Expect lots of new inventory and styles coming in throughout the month. It’s the perfect time for you and your sweetheart to stop in.
REEDS Jewelers, 1239-C Belk Drive, Mount Pleasant, (843) 416-3174,

Throughout February
Spring is on the way, and we’re thrilled to announce a new bloom in Charleston. Longtime wedding accessory haven, event planning headquarters, and wedding party gift central, Out of Hand has updated their floral branch with a new division called Out of the Garden. Attached to the gift and clothing shop in the Old Village, Out of the Garden operates as a full-fledged floral shop offering flowers by the stem, daily deliveries, and event floral arrangements. You can also shop for your own garden, as they carry an array of seeds, herbs, plants, and custom baskets. The options are perfect for bridal thank-yous, small luncheons, and the like.
Out of Hand, 113C Pitt Street, Mount Pleasant, (843) 856-3585,

Throughout February
Make a date with Gown Boutique of Charleston to see beautiful new gowns from the 2013 collections of top bridal designers like Martina Liana, Theia, and Caroline DeVillo. Be sure to check out more new names to their already great lineup, such as Mignon and colorful bridesmaid dresses from Donna Morgan. New shipments are arriving every week, so be the first to see them in person.
Gown Boutique of Charleston, 664-A Long Point Rd, Belle Hall Shopping Center, Mount Pleasant, (843) 856-2682,

Throughout February
Celebrating an engagement this season? If so, make your move to mac & murphy, where if you either book your consultation or order your wedding invites between now and March 31, 2013, you’ll receive a 10 percent discount.
mac & murphy, 74.5 Cannon Street, (843) 576-4394,

Throughout February
Searching for a bit of lace to complete your Big Day look? The ladies at Fabulous Frocks offer in-house custom lace-edged veils. As if this treat and a stellar selection of luxurious gowns (new inventory every week) weren’t enough, the Charleston store is now carrying the Jenny Yoo collection for bridesmaids. Designed with the modern bridesmaid in mind, her special occasion dresses are ideal for wearing again and again. And we’re talking true versatility; the “Keira” and “Aiden” dresses can be styled 16 different ways.
Fabulous Frocks, 100 Church Street, (843) 754-1855,

February 1
Join the ladies at Modern Trousseau at their King Street store today until 5 p.m. for a special bridal accessory trunk show previewing designer Callie Tein’s 2013 collection. From long veils to short ones, hair combs, belts, and boleros, her delicate, feminine designs (all made in the USA) come in many lengths and styles to suit all brides. And if you can’t find something in the store, they can custom design gowns just for you. This trunk show only happens once a year, and offers brides a discount on the order. Call now to schedule your appointment!
Modern Trousseau, 418 King Street, (843) 722-6300,

February 1 & 2
Celebrated bridal designer Watters delivers Encore, their newest collection of little white dresses (and color ones, too), available in lace, silk, and satin. A cocktail classic for your rehearsal dinner? Check. A honeymoon frock to fit that newlywed bliss? Check. A showstopper shortie for the Big Day? Check, check, check. Call Bella Bridesmaid to see if you can schedule a last-minute reservation this weekend, or to set up a private appointment next week.
Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King Street, Suite C, (843) 425-8079,

February 1-14
Whether you’re brainstorming for your Valentine’s Day wish list or looking for that perfect piece to complement your white gown, head to Paulo Geiss Jewelers. With select designer brands on sale for up to 30 percent off, you’re sure to snag a sweet deal on some gorgeous jewels.
Paulo Geiss Jewelers, 116 East Bay St., (843) 577-4497,

February 8 & 9
Dreaming of a gown that conveys timeless elegance? Maddison Row is here to bring that dream to life, showing the Fall 2013 Legends by Romona Keveza collection in a two-day trunk show. And this season is all about lace, as the designer says every look features it—from detailed Chantilly lace to brilliant beaded crystal lace. Don’t miss out on being the first to preview and pre-order these hot-off-the-runway gowns.
Maddison Row, 171 Spring Street, (843) 720-7979,

February 9 & 10
Fellas: Get your dream girl a Valentine’s Day jewel better than all the rest. Visit Croghan’s Jewel Box for this Tacori Fine Jewelry trunk show. In addition to a variety of everyday pieces, the show will feature a full selection of diamond rings and weddings bands. Appointments are encouraged, so call today to schedule yours.
Croghan’s Jewel Box, 308 King Street, (843) 723-3594,

February 14-18
The featured designer at Charleston Weddings’ Spring Bridal Show next month, Atlanta-based Anne Barge is a bright star in the wedding world. While her gowns will surely light up the runway, you don’t have to be a model to slip into one of these beauties. Brides, clear your calendar for a special Valentine’s treat—a four-day Anne Barge trunk show at White on Daniel Island. Grab your girls, pop the champagne (courtesy of White’s champagne bar), and come see why these fabulous 2013 designs are shining in the national spotlight. Appointments are limited, so call early to set your date.
White, 259 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island, (843) 471-2975,

February 17
Starting to plan your dream wedding? Don’t miss Elite Bridal Events’ annual Southern Bridal Show on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Charleston Area Convention Center. This is your chance to meet wedding professionals in person, from photographers and florists to caterers and musicians—all ready to help you visualize your walk down the aisle. Purchase discounted tickets for $10 on the website or pay $15 at the door (cash only).
Charleston Area Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, (843) 529-5000,

February 22 & 23
Show your ’maids just how much you love ’em by shopping the two-day LulaKate trunk show at Bella Bridesmaid. It’ll be a party dressing up in the flirty and fabulous styles by local luminary Katherine McDonald. Call to schedule your appointment.
Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King Street, Suite C, (843) 425-8079,





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