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Spring Fling!

April 2, 2012

Spring Fling!

Mark your calendars with these upcoming April (and early May) wedding events

WRITTEN BY Jacqueline McCormick & Melissa Bigner

Spring has come early to Charleston and we’re all giddy off the blooming city (or is it hazy off the pollen?). If you’ve got a sparkler on your ring finger, there’s no better time to soak up the romance around town, or sample wedding wares and events. Check out what’s happening below, and know that TODAY is the last day to enter to win our Spring issue’s giveaways. Click here for details. And next week? Tune in for some gorgeous décor ideas from Gathering Floral + Event Design.

April 6 & 7
Stop by Bella Bridesmaid to see the latest in attendant fashions from LulaKate.
Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King Street, (843) 425-8079,

April 11
Check out new dresses from the Row at RTW’s trunk show.
RTW, 186 King Street, (843) 577-9748,

The Bridal House of Charleston has two new designers to announce! The boutique will soon carry bridal gowns by ALVA and Justin Alexander. Keep an eye out for the new looks, scheduled to arrive mid-April. The Bridal House of Charleston, 1055 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, (843) 971-1477, www.

April 20 & 21
Plan a ladies’ day out for Modern Trousseau’s “Couture & Cupcakes” event. Munch on delicious cupcakes, sip mimosas, and enjoy 15 percent off any gown purchase.
Modern Trousseau, 418 King Street # 302, (843) 722-6300,

April 20 & 21
Visit Maddison Row for this Monique Lhuillier trunk show, featuring her classic, stunning bridal creations.
Maddison Row, 171 Spring Street, (843) 720-7979,

April 20 & 21
Amsale is bringing new bridal party designs for a trunk show at Bella Bridesmaid. Stop by to see the newest offerings in attendant couture.
Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King Street, (843) 425-8079,

April 26-28, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Looking for something “old,” blue, or just fabulous to add to your wedding day look? Visit the ladies at Croghan’s Jewel Box for an heirloom and estate jewelry trunk show and great ideas for incorporating such pieces into an ensemble. A portion of proceeds from sales will benefit the Gibbes Museum of Art.

Croghan’s Jewel Box, 308 King Street, (843) 723-3594,

April 30-May 5
Head to White to revel in new gowns from owner Jodi Moylan’s self-designed White Couture line.
White, 259 Seven Farms Drive #1A, Daniel Island, (843) 471-2975,

May 3, 6-9 p.m.
Ooh! Events and Blue Planet Green Events team with a host of Charleston’s finest wedding vendors, designers, and stylists to bring the Eco Bridal Guide and Film Release Gala to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. For three hours, brides and industry fans can angle for wedding-themed raffle items; check out the fashion installation from Rachel Gordon’s ONE LOVE BRIDAL; sample Lowcountry bites from The Smoking Pot, Bull Street Gourmet, and WildFlour Pastry, and beverages from IceBox; and groove to the V-Tones and Chouette Noir, Shrimp Records Family Band (with Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent) and classical guitarist Gregory Guay. As if that weren’t enough, Sarah Poe Photography, The Peoples Press, Angela Hall Designs, Rewined Candles, Billy Reid, OnéRespé, Treats for Tresses, Dish It, Alan Poe Officiant, McGregor’s Custom Framing, Ocean Sol Body Work, Bits of Lace, Jonny Cosmetics, and Natalie Errthum wedding and event hair stylist will also host booths. The push behind it all? Showing engaged couples how they can host a Big Day with sustainable and organic-minded vendors and products without sacrificing style. Brilliant!
Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door. For more information and to order, visit or e-mail Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road  

Mon, 04/02/2012