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May’s Awash in Bridal Events

These bridesmaids dresses from Leona by Lauren Leonard (Alberta One Shoulder Dress; Sally Full Skirt Ruffle Tank Dress; Sally Full Skirt Halter Dress) are just some of the haute looks that will hit Bella Bridesmaid—and Charleston—this month. Images courtesy of the designer.

May 7, 2012

May’s Awash in Bridal Events

Check out the trunk shows, parties, and new partnerships about town

Written by Jacqueline McCormick Stillman and Melissa Bigner

Sad you had to pull off that fab Derby hat after the weekend passed? Fret not! Immerse yourself in the wedding fashions that are washing over Charleston this month. Here’s a preview of some of the best events to tune in to.

Fabulous Frocks pairs with local eco-friendly Maude Couture to offer a new line of bridesmaid gowns. Ranging from $250 to $310, the offerings include one dress that can be tied 25-plus ways for a variety of looks. That gown, like others in the collection, comes in eco-friendly hemp charmuese, silk shantung, and silk dupioni, and is available in several colors. Fabulous Frocks, 100 Church Street, (843) 754-1855,

May 11-12
Jewel tones and shades of blue, silver, and gold that would be perfectly at home in Marie Antoinette’s world combine with classic silhouettes and silks (shantung and crepe de chine) in the bridesmaid dresses from Leona by Lauren Leonard. New—and exclusive—to Bella Bridesmaid, you simply have to see this inspiring collection in person. Call or e-mail for an appointment. Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King Street, (843) 425-8079,

May 17-19
“April showers may bring flowers, but May brings sales on veils and gowns,” says Modern Trousseau. Sounds enticing to us! Call or e-mail for an appointment for this special trunk show. Modern Trousseau, 418 King Street #302, (843) 722-6300,

May 18-19
Monique Lhuillier started the Bliss to share her high-end style at more down-to-earth prices (think $2,300 to $3,500 or so) than her couture fair. Still fashioned from exquisite laces, silks, and organza, and still embellished with lovely details, ML gets how to make budget-wear beautiful. See for yourself at this trunk show at Maddison Row. Maddison Row, 171 Spring Street, (843) 720-7979,

May 31
Charleston’s own will celebrate its 2nd year anniversary at the Governor Thomas Bennett House. Visit the site or e-mail for more information.,

June 1-2
South Carolina’s favorite New Yorker comes home for a trunk show at Maddison Row. Check out Carol Hannah Whitfield’s latest collection June 1 to 2. Maddison Row, 171 Spring Street, (843) 720-7979,

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