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Where & When: Bridal Edition

Get a sneak peek of straight-off-the-runway gowns at area trunk shows.

By Kim Forrest Published
Mother-of-the-bride and evening gowns, like this style by Michael De Paulo, will be featured at Chevy Chase Bridal. Photograph courtesy of Chevy Chase Bridal.

Throughout November

Throughout the month of November, Jeanette’s Bride ’N’ Tux Boutique in Manassas is hosting a sample sale, with gowns by designers including Casablanca, Paloma Blanca, and Impression Bridal up to 50 percent off. Call 703-369-1998 to schedule an appointment.

Now through Saturday, November 5

Georgetown bridal salon Carine’s Bridal Atelier is celebrating its fifth anniversary by giving you 12 percent off everything in the store. Call 202-965-4696 to schedule an appointment.

Today through Saturday, November 5

Looking for a gown fit for a princess? Reem Acra creates fairy-tale-worthy dresses that feature classic silhouettes with unique details. Her designs will be featured at Saks Jandel in Chevy Chase. Call 301-652-2250 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 4, through Tuesday, November 15

If you’re searching for an over-the-top, showstopping wedding gown, check out British designer Ian Stuart’s brand-new collection at Hannelore’s in Alexandria. Call 703-549-0387 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 4, and Saturday, November 5

Modern Trousseau’s gowns have a preppy-chic look that we’re totally in love with. Peruse the new collection at a trunk show at Hitched; call 202-333-6162 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 4, to Sunday, November 6

Monique Lhuillier’s romantic and feminine designs have attracted celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon and, recently, Shannen Doherty. Check out her newest designs at a trunk show at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection in Baltimore. Call 410-484-4600 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 4, to Sunday, November 6

Want a wedding dress with a little (or a lot of) glitz and glam? Jeanette’s Bride ’N’ Tux Boutique is hosting a trunk show featuring Simone Carvalli’s new collection. Call 703-369-1998 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 4, to Sunday, November 6

Find the right accessories to enhance your wedding-day look at the Enchanted Atelier trunk show at Love Couture Bridal in Potomac. Call 301-610-5683 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 4, to Tuesday, November 8

New York–based designer Victoria Nicole’s flattering and elegant collection makes its debut at a Hannelore’s trunk show. Call 703-549-0387 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 4, to Sunday, November 6

Don’t forget about Mom! Chevy Chase Bridal is hosting a mother-of-the-bride trunk show featuring dresses by Tina DiMartina, Siri, Michael De Paulo, and more. Call 202-363-9301 for an appointment.

Saturday, November 5

Looking for some unique decor or accessories for your wedding? Check out the 2hands Indie Craft Market at the Severna Park Community Center from 10AM to 2PM. Over 20 crafters will be on hand, from jewelry designers (hello, bridesmaid gifts!) to soap makers. Visit the market's Web site for more information and directions.

Sunday, November 6

Attention, brides in Frederick, Maryland: The Frederick Area Bridal Network (FABNet) and the Frederick News-Post are hosting a bridal showcase from noon to 3PM at the E-ventplex at the Frederick Fairgrounds. You’ll meet lots of vendors and have the chance to win door prizes, including $1,000 cash. Tickets are $5 at the door and $3 if you purchase in advance. Visit the FABNet’s Web site for more information and the Frederick News-Post’s Web site to purchase tickets in advance.

Thursday, November 10, to Saturday, November 12

We were huge fans of Junko Yoshioka’s new collection—it featured fabrics we’d never seen before, such as a “peacock organza” (which had peacock leaves embroidered in the material). Find the designer’s unique yet totally wearable gowns at a trunk show at Carine’s Bridal Atelier. Call 202-965-4696 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12

The Anna Maija/Ulla-Maija collection is known for its modern designs and gorgeous draping. Take a peek at the newest dresses at a Hitched trunk show. Call 202-333-6162 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 11, to Sunday, November 13

Romona Keveza’s diffusion line, Legends by Romona Keveza, will be featured at a trunk show at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection in Baltimore. Call 410-484-4600 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, November 11, to Sunday, November 13

Chevy Chase Bridal is hosting a trunk show for Pattis, whose collection includes stylish and fashion-forward designs. Call 202-363-9301 for an appointment.

Friday, November 11, to Sunday, November 13

Jim Hjelm’s collection features lots of feminine and romantic styles. Check it out at Rizik’s; call 202-223-4050 to schedule an appointment.

Saturday, November 12

Hollywood designer Kevan Hall, who has dressed Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, and Renee Zellweger, is now designing wedding gowns, and his glamourous, red-carpet-worthy collection will be exclusively featured at Soliloquy Bridal, a new bridal salon in Herndon. The designer himself will be at the salon, helping brides choose their dream gown. Call 571-449-2580 to schedule an appointment. 

Do you have a wedding event you’d like us to feature on our calendar? Email kforrest@washingtonian.com!

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