Where & When: Bridal Edition (January 26 to February 6)

Trunk shows, a catering tasting, a band showcase, bridal expos, and lots more.

By: Kim Forrest

DC area native Sareh Nouri has a collection of wedding gowns, which will be featured at Love Couture Bridal in Potomac next weekend. Photograph by Moshe Zusman

Thursday, January 26
The Dandelion Patch
in Georgetown is hosting a Paper Party featuring talented Bethesda stationery designer Claudia Smith of Fig. 2 Design. You’ll be able to check out tons of wedding invitation designs, and enjoy treats and Champagne. And—bonus!—one winning ticket will receive 50 free save-the-dates from Fig. 2, and every attendee will receive a $25 gift card to the Dandelion Patch. RSVP by e-mailing georgetown@thedandelionpatch.com.

Thursday, January 26, through Saturday, January 28
If you liked what you saw at our Unveiled fashion show, see the very same luxurious and regal gowns at a Reem Acra trunk show at The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel in Chevy Chase. Call 301-652-2250 to schedule your appointment.

Thursday, January 26, through Saturday, January 28
Fans of Liancarlo will want to head to the designer’s trunk show at Carine’s Bridal Atelier in Georgetown—this wedding dress collection features romantic, whimsical gowns with a twist (check them out in our Designer of the Week post here). Call 202-965-4696 to schedule your appointment.

Thursday, January 26, through Sunday, January 29
Jenny Packham’s stylish, vintage-inspired designs are favorites of Kate Middleton, and Kate Winslet recently wore one of her creations to the Golden Globes. Now, Rizik’s in DC is hosting a trunk show of Packham’s newest collection, where you’ll receive 10 percent off her wedding gowns. Call 202-223-4050 to set up an appointment.

Friday, January 27, through Saturday, January 28
Hitched
in Georgetown is hosting a trunk show featuring Christos wedding dresses. The collection is fresh, airy, and girly—think tulle, lace, and floral adornments. Call 202-333-6162 to schedule your appointment.

Friday, January 27, through Sunday, January 29
Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection
in Baltimore is hosting a trunk show of luxurious, regal Reem Acra gowns. Call 410-484-4600 to schedule your appointment.

Friday, January 27, through Sunday, January 29
Paloma Blanca is a favorite among DC brides, and Love Couture Bridal is hosting a trunk show of the brand’s newest collection. Call 301-610-5683 to schedule your appointment.

Sunday, January 29
Glenview Mansion
in Rockville will host its 13th Annual Bridal Expo, featuring lots of area vendors, including caterers, florists, photographers, and more. There will also be a fashion show by Fairfax’s CurvyGirls Bridal boutique. Call 240-314-8660 or visit the website for more information.

Sunday, January 29
The Washington Bridal Showcase will be held at the Patriot Center in Fairfax from 11 AM to 5 PM. It will include fashion shows, area vendors, decor ideas, and giveaways. Visit Washington Bridal Showcase’s website for more information and to purchase tickets.

Sunday, January 29
The historical Newton White Mansion in Mitchellville is hosting its Annual Bridal Show from 1 to 4 PM. Lots of vendors will be on hand to answer your wedding planning question, and you can check out the beautiful grounds of the property. Call 301-249-2004 or visit Newton White’s website for more information.

Monday, January 30
Popular blogger Meg Keene of A Practical Wedding just wrote a wedding planning guide called A Practical Wedding: Creative Ideas for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, and she’s speaking at One More Page Books in Arlington at 7 PM. Visit her website for more details and to RSVP.

Wednesday, February 1
Taking those first steps in planning your nuptials can be nerve-wracking, but the Montgomery Parks Association’s “We’re Engaged! Now What?” seminar at Rockwood Manor will help lessen the stress. Wedding experts will share wedding trends, planning timelines, and budget-friendly ideas. The program is free for any bride who’s getting married at a Montgomery Parks facility, and $10 for others. Visit the Montgomery Parks Association website for more information and to register.

Friday, February 3, through Saturday, February 4
The wedding gown collection by Modern Trousseau is a favorite among DC brides looking for a classic dress with a modern twist. The newest dresses will be featured at Hitched in Georgetown at a trunk show. Call 202-333-6162 to schedule your appointment.

Friday, February 3, through Sunday, February 5
Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection
in Baltimore is hosting a trunk show of James Clifford’s classic, elegant gowns. Call 410-484-4600 to schedule your appointment.

Friday, February 3, through Sunday, February 5
Tara Keely wedding gowns are feminine and stylish, and you can check them out at a trunk show at Chevy Chase Bridal. Call 202-363-9301 to schedule your appointment.

Saturday, February 4
R&R Catering
is hosting an open house at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia. You’ll be able to taste the caterer’s appetizers, entrées, and sides, and other wedding vendors will be present to answer your wedding planning questions. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Visit R&R Catering’s website to register.

Saturday, Februray 4, through Sunday, February 5
Bridal gown designer Sareh Nouri’s unique, romantic, and modern gowns are featured at a trunk show at Love Couture Bridal in Potomac. You’ll get 10 percent off her wedding gowns during this show. Call 301-610-5683 to schedule your appointment

Sunday, February 5
Ready to register? Crate & Barrel is hosting its Wedding Party event at the Spring Valley, Montgomery Mall, Annapolis, Towson, Arlington, and Tysons locations from 9 to 11 AM. You’ll enjoy food, drinks, and of course, lots of expert registry advice. Visit Crate & Barrel’s website for more information.

Monday, February 6
Looking for a band to play your wedding? Elan Artists is hosting a showcase of two of its dance bands—the Source, and Raggs & the All-Stars—at the Willard Hotel’s Pierce Room, starting at 6:30 PM. RSVP by e-mailing rsvpdc@elanartists.com.

Would you like to see your event on our calendar? E-mail kforrest@washingtonian.com.