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May 1, 2013

Make Way for May
This month’s abloom with bridal trunks shows and special sales

written by Molly Hutter

Aaah, the blooming season—it’s here at last. And for Holy City brides-to-be, perhaps even sweeter than the jasmine and wisteria buds sprouting about town are the hot bridal happenings in store for this month. Packed with new looks from coveted gown gurus, jewelry specials, and sample sales galore, we couldn’t be happier to say hello to May. Whip out your planners—you’ll want to take notes!

Throughout May
May is emerald month at Kiawah Fine Jewelry, as all in-stock pieces featuring the stone are on sale for 30 percent off. Another discount of note: Custom bands and mountings are 15 percent off.
Kiawah Fine Jewelry, 560 Freshfields Dr., Kiawah Island, (843) 768-5357, www.KiawahFineJewelry.com

Throughout May
If you and your gals are on the hunt for good deals (or you’re searching for a formal frock on the fly), visit Bella Bridesmaid for their $100 sample sale.
Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King St., (843) 425-8079, www.BellaBridesmaid.com

Throughout May
As pearls are said to symbolize wisdom, show your good sense and get to Croghan’s Jewel Box this month, where all pearl jewelry (excluding add-a-pearl pieces) is 20 percent off.
Croghan’s Jewel Box, 308 King St., (843) 723-3594, www.CroghansJewelBox.com

Throughout May
From necklaces and pendants to rings, earrings, and bracelets—stop by Paulo Geiss Jewelers this month to score discounts of up to 30 percent on an assortment of designer-name jewelry.
Paulo Geiss Jewelers, 116 East Bay St., (843) 577-4497, www.GeissJewelers.com

Throughout May
Brides-to-be: Book it to Bridal House of Charleston to find discounts of up to 50 percent on select gowns from sought-after designers like Jim Hjelm and Maggie Sottero.
Bridal House of Charleston, 1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant, (843) 971-1477, www.BridalHouseSC.com

Throughout May
Grooms, groomsmen, and wedding goers alike, get well-suited for spring at Charleston Tuxedo, where tuxedo rentals are 15 percent off throughout May.
Charleston Tuxedo, 60 Calhoun St., (843) 974-5938, www.CharlestonTuxedo.com

May 1 & 2
Plan ahead for those fall and winter wedding fêtes at RTW’s Dušan trunk show. Take a peek at the fall/winter 2013 collection from the Italian line, known for neutral colors and simple, stunning silhouettes.
RTW, 186 King St., (843) 577-9748, www.RTWCharleston.com

May 1-13
In search of that perfect present for Mom? Check out Kiawah Fine Jewelry’s collection of Mikimoto pearls. Now through Mother’s Day, with the purchase of a piece from the line, you’ll receive a complimentary gift—anything from a gift certificate to the Kiawah Island shop to a pair of earrings. They’ll look great when she wears them to your wedding!
Kiawah Fine Jewelry, 560 Freshfields Dr., Kiawah Island, (843) 768-5357, www.KiawahFineJewelry.com

May 3-11
Scope out jeweler Kendra Scott’s new spring/summer 2013 collection during this trunk show at Bella Bridesmaid and you’re likely to find a finishing touch for your rehearsal dinner ensemble or a special something to gift your maid of honor. Purchase during the trunk show to receive 10 percent off your order.
Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King St., (843) 425-8079, www.BellaBridesmaid.com

May 8
Head to REEDS Jewelers for a one-day trunk show to see the freshest styles from David Yurman.
REEDS Jewelers, 1239-C Belk Dr., Mount Pleasant, (843) 416-3174, www.Reeds.com

May 8
Be it for a ring bearer's pillow, a reception table number, or a photo booth prop, hand-embroidered touches are so very well-suited for weddings. DIY brides, learn how to do the stitching yourself at SpaceCraft's hand embroidery workshop (6:30-9 p.m.; $35). Bring your own beverage of choice to the Avondale workroom and be ready to learn and practice an assortment of stitch techniques using fabric, thread, and embroidery hoops provided for you there. You'll choose a pattern from the modern, colorful "Sublime Stitching" collection to start in class, then take the everything—including the tools—home to finish. Call or visit the site to register.
SpaceCraft, 8 Avondale Ave., West Ashley, (843) 284-6253, www.SpaceCraftStudios.com

May 8-11
Guys: Gear up for the “Friends and Family Event” at Brooks Brothers, during which you’ll score 25 percent off any regular priced item. In addition to wedding wear, this includes great groomsmen gift ideas, like leather goods, umbrellas, belt buckles, and more.
Brooks Brothers, 205 King St., (843) 723-9405, www.BrooksBrothers.com

May 9-11
Featuring feminine detail and classic cuts, Kirribilla’s “I do!” collection offers white shorties galore. Find a frock for all your upcoming bridal fêtes (and receive 10 percent off your order) during this trunk show at Bella Bridesmaid. Call today to reserve your appointment.
Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King St., (843) 425-8079, www.BellaBridesmaid.com

May 10 & 11
Just in time for Mother’s Day, jeweler Temple St. Clair’s spring collection—featuring amulets, cherubs, and sea creatures crafted from moonstones and other special gems—is in town for a trunk show at Croghan’s Jewel Box. There’s no better time to give thanks to mom than ’round wedding time!
Croghan’s Jewel Box, 308 King St., (843) 723-3594, www.CroghansJewelBox.com

May 10 & 11
Preview, shop, and save on Modern Trousseau designer Callie Tein’s 2014 accessories collection, including custom-made boleros and belts, veils and hair combs. Appointments for the two-day trunk show are requested—call to make yours today.
Modern Trousseau, 418 King St., (843) 722-6300, ModrernTrousseauSC.com

May 16-19
The latest bridal looks from Marchesa make their way to the Lowcountry during this trunk show at White. Call to reserve your spot now for the three-day event.
White on Daniel Island, 259 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island, (843) 471-2975, www.WhiteOnDI.com

May 17 & 18
Perhaps the not-to-forget accessory for those outdoor spring and summer weddings are stylish shades. See what’s hot during Tom Ford’s sun and optical line trunk show at Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant.
Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant, 916 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant, (843) 884-9518, www.Gwynns.com

May 23-26
Jenny Packham fans, get pumped: the British designer’s newest glam gowns are coming to White. Call today to secure your appointment.
White on Daniel Island, 259 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island, (843) 471-2975, www.WhiteOnDI.com

May 24 & 25
Featuring shells, colorful gemstones, gold, and silver, New York-based jeweler Seaman Schepps’ new collection is not to be missed. Browse and buy the goods during this two-day trunk show at Croghan’s Jewel Box (May 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; May 25, 1 to 3 p.m. )—a portion of proceeds from which will benefit Spoleto USA.
Croghan’s Jewel Box, 308 King St., (843) 723-3594, www.CroghansJewelBox.com

May 24-June 9
Grab your gals and head to Bella Bridesmaid for a Jim Hjelm Occasions trunk show. With attendant dresses short and long offered in a host of hues (plus a 10 percent discount on orders placed during the show), you and your gang are bound to leave giddy.
Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King St., (843) 425-8079, www.BellaBridesmaid.com


 


 

 

 

 

 

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Wed, 05/01/2013
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