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Spring’s Calling

April 1, 2013

Spring’s Calling
Shower yourself this month with bridal trunk shows and shopping soirées

written by Daisy Bainum

Don’t be fooled by talk of April showers. Spring wedding season is in full bloom, and we’ve got the details on hot bridal happenings you won’t want to miss. Read on for designer trunk shows, a stylish girls’ night out party, and a spread of sample sales.

Throughout April
Ready to add some new pieces to your spring wardrobe? Check out Bella Bridesmaid’s $100 sample sale, going once, going twice! Stop by and find a dress (or two) for all those upcoming celebrations. Note: most samples dresses are sizes 8-10.
Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King St, Suite C, (843) 425-8079,

Throughout April
Who says girls get to have all the fun? Katherine McDonald has brought the bold colors and fabrics of her bridesmaids’ dresses to a new collection of gentlemen’s neckwear. LulaKate neckties, bow ties and pocket squares, for men and boys alike, range from $35-$65. Order today to add color to your whole wedding party.
LulaKate, 310-B King Street, (843) 805-7193,

Throughout April
This one’s for the boys, too: If five or more groomsmen purchase their ensembles from Charleston Tuxedo, the groom gets his getup for free. While you’re there, ask about the 15 percent promotional discount card.
Charleston Tuxedo, 60 Calhoun Street, (843) 974-5938,

Throughout April
Stay up to date on the latest fashions in bridal jewelry with REEDS Jewelers’ special bridal catalog debuting this month. Swing by the store today to pick up your copy.
REEDS Jewelers, 1239-C Belk Drive, Mount Pleasant, (843) 416-3174,

April 1-8
Still in awe over Jodi Moylan of White’s runway collection at Charleston Weddings Magazine’s Spring Bridal Show? Check out more dresses at the Daniel Island boutique during an eight-day stock sample sale kicking off this month.
White on Daniel Island, 259 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island, (843) 471-2975,

April 7
Make your weekend last by spending your Sunday at Gown Boutique of Charleston for their one-day annual sample sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to save big this season—we’re talking up to 85 percent off select bridal gowns. No appointments required.
Gown Boutique of Charleston, 664-A Long Point Road, Belle Hall Shopping Center, (843) 856-2682,

April 12-14
Want to see the latest bridal styles from Hayley Paige? Make an appointment for this two-day trunk show at White on Daniel Island.
White on Daniel Island, 259 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island, (843) 471-2975,

April 13
Spend your Saturday at the Lowcountry Artist Market, running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Music Farm. A seasonal favorite since 2010, the market hosts local artisans—many of which are Etsy vendors—eager to share their handmade or vintage items with the public. Come check out the impressive selection of handmade jewelry, vintage clothing, hair accessories, stationery, tech accessories, and more. Did you like the local talent on the runway at Charleston Weddings Magazine's Spring Bridal Show? Both Birdsong Designs and The Fresh Stitch will be participating in this market, selling custom jewelry and children's clothing. Admission is free.
Lowcountry Artist Market,; Music Farm, 32 Ann St., (843) 577-6969,

April 16-17
Searching for a sundress to wear to an upcoming wedding? Look no further than RTW and its Mantu trunk show featuring colorful prints that’ll brighten any springtime soirée.
RTW, 186 King St., (843) 577-9748,

April 18
Grab your girls for a fashionable night out. Join the ladies of Bella Bridesmaid and Scout & Molly’s of Charleston for a special event this Thursday from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Enjoy 15 percent off as you shop flirty dresses for your pre-wedding parties, honeymoon, or any warm-weather occasion.
Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King St, Suite C, (843) 425-8079,

April 26-27
Calling all ’maids, book your spot now for the Amsale bridesmaid trunk show at Bella Bridesmaid. Receive 10 percent off orders purchased this weekend only.
Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King St, Suite C, (843) 425-8079,

Late April
Last month, Out of Hand celebrated the launch of South—the newest corner of their Pitt Street shop. Well this month, be on the lookout for Swoon, a new boutique they're opening in the Old Village that will offer unique frocks perfect for any mother of the bride, engagement party or rehearsal dinner ensembles, as well as many gift-worthy antique baubles.
Swoon, 123 Pitt St., Mt. Pleasant, (843) 856-3585,


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