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Part Two: Forward March!

Join Modern Trousseau's Callie Tein for an open house March 22 in the King Street shop on the eve of Charleston Weddings Magazine's Spring Bridal Show. (Images courtesy of the designer.)

March 4, 2013

Part Two: Forward March!
Welcome to the second installment of must-see events in Charleston’s wedding world

written by molly hutter

Whew! We told you that there was a wonderful lot of action this month for brides-to-be. Here’s part two of what you shouldn’t miss as spring explodes in the Holy City. Enjoy!

March 14-23
Make your appointment with White on Daniel Island to see the newest from Alvina Valenta, lauded for sophisticated styles and intricate details.
White on Daniel Island, 259 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island, (843) 471-2975,

March 15 & 16
Fellas: Get ready for those spring soirées with some new threads. Known for 100 percent organic cotton polo shirts and premium quality silk ties, the New York City-based line Collared Greens is coming to M. Dumas & Sons for a spring trunk show.
M. Dumas & Sons, 294 King St., (843) 723-8603,

March 21
A line worn by celebrities on many a red carpet, you’ll look like a star at your engagement party in Paule Ka. See the designer’s newest offerings during this trunk show at Rapport. And don’t worry about accessories—Casa Del Rio’s latest handbags will be out for the browsing and buying, as well.
Rapport, 235 King St., (843) 727-0088,

March 21
Join the ladies of Out of Hand for a launch party to celebrate South—a new area of their Old Village shop housing an assortment of unique items (bow ties, T-shirts, oyster shuckers, cards, and more), all handcrafted by Southern artisans. Adding to the celebration? A trunk show of J. Bowman Designs—jewelry crafted by Out of Hand staffer Jill Bowman—plus giveaways and more.
Out of Hand, 113 Pitt St., 6-8 p.m.,(843) 856-3585,

March 21
Have the dress but need the rest? Fabulous Frocks’ “Sparkle and Shine” open house may be just the ticket. Sip champagne, indulge in cupcakes, and browse the boutique’s collection of accessories—jewelry, sashes, hairpieces, and more. A new tradition for the third Thursday of every month, the event is open to all brides, no matter where their gown was purchased. Now that’s Charleston graciousness!
Fabulous Frocks, 100 Church St., 5-8 p.m., (843) 754-1855,

March 21-25
If timeless sophistication is the look you’re yearning for, search no further than the Amsale trunk show coming to White on Daniel Island. Call to book your reservation.
White on Daniel Island, 259 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island, (843) 471-2975,

March 22-31
Want to see the latest in bridal fashion from Badgley Mischka? Call now to reserve your spot at this trunk show at White on Daniel Island.
White on Daniel Island, 259 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island, (843) 471-2975,

March 22
Modern Trousseau brides present, past, and future: here’s your chance to meet and greet the guru behind your gown! In town for the 2013 Charleston Weddings Magazine’s Spring Bridal Show, designer Callie Tein will be at the King Street boutique for an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. If you’re gown shopping, be sure to make an appointment to stop by the store earlier in the day to take a look at some of Callie’s newest styles.
Modern Trousseau, 418 King St., (843) 722-6300,

March 23
Join us Saturday morning for the sixth annual Charleston Weddings Magazine’s Spring Bridal Show! In addition to runway shows from featured designer Anne Barge, other nationally renowned designers including Callie Tein of Modern Trousseau and Jodi Moylan of White on Daniel Island, and more top-notch local and regional labels, there will be live music, gratis tastings, a complimentary cocktail reception, bridal accessory shopping, tons of swag from our gift closet, and much more. Part of Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion Week®, the mega-marvelous show is held at Marion Square in downtown Charleston, where Gathering Floral + Event Design transforms the CFW runway tent into a grand reception hall. Tickets are $45 (includes reserved seat) and $55 (includes reserved front- or second-row seat).  Purchase online by clicking here or call ETIX at 1-800-514-ETIX (3849). For more information, click here or visit

March 24
Shop the Callie Tein frocks you saw rocking the runway at Modern Trousseau’s Bridal Trunk Show event on Sunday. After debuting 2014 looks during Saturday’s Charleston Weddings Magazine’s Spring Bridal Show, the designer will bring her new collection to the King Street shop for this exclusive trunk show. You’ll be privy to gowns weeks before they are revealed to New York Bridal Market attendees—it’s quite the coup! Call now to book your appointment.
Modern Trousseau, 418 King St., (843) 722-6300,

March 27-29
Take in the freshest Peter Cohen offerings at his RTW trunk show. The designer’s signature minimalistic silhouettes and sophisticated fabrics are perfect for fashion-forward brides and mothers of the grooms and brides looking for the perfect ensemble for everything from rehearsal dinners and receptions to showers and honeymoon.
RTW, 186 King St., (843) 577-9748,

Mon, 03/04/2013