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Spring Is Ready to Fly

february 27, 2012

Spring Is Ready to Fly

Workshops, talks, trunk shows, sales, and our annual
Charleston Weddings Spring Bridal Show all ring in the season

Written by Molly Hutter and Melissa Bigner

March 1

Blue Planet, Green Events, the local wedding planning outfit that specializes in environmentally friendly and eco-chic Big Days has banded together with a group of top area vendors for a fantastic Do-It-Yourself Wedding Workshop this week at Founders Hall at Charlestowne Landing in West Ashley. Expect DIY demonstrations, cocktails from MIX Premiere Bartending, tastings from Three Little Birds Café and Catering, a fashion show from Fabulous Frocks, stationery tips from Dodeline, and more…plus door prizes. With a mind toward budget weddings, the price is right—$15 per person—and the 5:30-9 p.m. schedule accommodates working girls. For more information, click here. Blue Planet, Green Events, (843) 633-1638,

March 1-6
Don’t miss the weeklong, storewide sample sale at White. White, 259 Seven Farms Drive #1A, Daniel Island, (843) 471-2975,

March 1-April 30
Kiawah Fine Jewelry is hosting three grand deals over the next two months. See each for exact dates. March 1-17: In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, get an extra 17 percent off all emerald jewelry at Kiawah Fine Jewelry. And if you want to sparkle for Charleston Fashion Week® and the Charleston Weddings Spring Bridal Show (part of CFW), show your KFJ sales associates your CFW ticket and get an extra 10 percent off any jewelry. March 1-31: With any purchase of a Mikimoto gift set (includes a strand and earrings) you’ll receive a $200 gift card to be used on future buys. March 1-April 30: Purchase your engagement ring, wedding band, or any wedding day jewelry at Kiawah Fine Jewelry for a chance to win round-trip plane tickets for two to Aruba, St. Maarten, or St. Kitts. Kiawah Fine Jewelry, 560 Freshfields Drive, John’s Island, (843) 768-5357,

March 19-26
To celebrate their runway show at the Charleston Weddings Spring Bridal Show during Charleston Fashion Week®, Maddison Row is offering 10 percent off all dresses storewide. Maddison Row, 171 Spring Street, (843) 720-7979,

March 20-April 1
Check out the latest bridal designs from Amsale at the trunk show at White. White, 259 Seven Farms Drive #1A, Daniel Island, (843) 471-2975,

March 21 & 22
In search of inspiration for an engagement party frock or rehearsal dinner dress? Attend the Mantu trunk show at RTW to get a look at fresh fashions from the designer. RTW, 186 King Street, (843) 577-9748,

March 24
Join us at the annual Charleston Weddings Spring Bridal Show Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. In addition to seven runway shows from nationally renowned designers and top-of-the-line bridal boutiques, there will be live music, tastings, a complimentary cocktail reception, bridal accessory shopping, giveaways, surprise guests, and much more. Part of Charleston Fashion Week® (CFW), the mega-marvelous show is held on 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 for shows, complimentary cocktail reception, and taste testing throughout the event) and $55 (includes above, plus front-row seat and (1) drink ticket for the cash bar that opens following the complimentary cocktail reception). Purchase online by clicking here or call ETIX at 1-800-514-ETIX (3849). For more information, click here.

March 28 & 29
See what’s new from Los Angeles-based designer Peter Cohen at this trunk show at RTW. RTW, 186 King Street, (843) 577-9748,

March 29-31
Want the scoop on the newest trends and styles from Jenny Packham? Stop by White on Daniel Island for this spring trunk show. White, 259 Seven Farms Drive #1A, Daniel Island, (843) 471-2975,

March 30
Love national style icon and tastemaker Caroline Roehm as much as we do? Sign up for Art of Design, a benefit luncheon for the Gibbes Museum of Art on its back courtyard. Tara Guérard Soirée will dress the tented event in their signature luxe fashion as a tribute to Ms. Roehm, while Caroline’s Market and Catering will cater. Whether you’re a bride looking for inspiration, or a wedding pro looking to glean pearls of wisdom from event gurus, it’s not to be missed. Tickets are $100, and must be purchased in advance via or by calling (843) 722-2706, ext. 22. Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting Street.

Mon, 02/27/2012