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Where & When: Bridal Edition

Trunk shows, registry events, and more

By Kim Forrest Published
Looking for a necklace or headpiece to dress up your wedding-day look? Visit Hitched in Georgetown for a "Styling Night" with accessories designer Liv Hart of Enchanted Atelier. Photograph by Laurie Bracewell

Today

Want to make your bridesmaids really, really happy? Get thee to the Amsale Bridesmaids Buying Party at Hitched from 5 to 8 PM. You’ll snag a sneak peek of the newest bridesmaid dresses from Amsale, and—bonus!—15 percent off all Amsale bridesmaid dresses. (Even if you can’t make the event, you can still get 10 percent off Amsale bridesmaid dresses on Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22.) While you don’t need an appointment, you should still RSVP by calling 202-333-6162 or e-mailing appointments@hitchedsalon.com.

Now through Saturday, October 22

Vera Wang has dressed such luminaries as Chelsea Clinton, Ivanka Trump, and Kim Kardashian­—and you could be next. Browse her modern, youthful wedding dresses at the Vera Wang trunk show at Saks Jandel in Chevy Chase. Call 301-652-2250 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, October 21, through Sunday, October 23

Watters’s stylish and well-priced wedding gowns and Thomas Knoell’s headpieces and accessories will be featured in trunk shows at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection in Baltimore. Call 410-484-4600 to schedule an appointment.

Saturday, October 22

Note: We just got word that Soliloquy Bridal will not be opening on October 22 due to some construction issues. The Champagne opening will be rescheduled, and we'll let you know the new date as soon as it's confirmed.

Soliloquy Bridal Couture in Herndon is hosting a grand opening celebration. The new bridal salon, which will carry designers like Kevan Hall and Sarah Seven, will be serving champagne and providing personal tours of their space. If you make a wedding-gown-shopping appointment while dropping in, you’ll be entered into a drawing for prizes such as spa packages, hair and makeup packages, and other bridal services. E-mail opening@soliloquybridal.com to secure a personal tour.

Sunday, October 23

Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg is hosting a fall bridal showcase from noon to 4 PM. You’ll be able to check out the popular wedding venue and meet local caterers, photographers, event planners, and more. Tickets are $5 at the door; call 301-258-6425 or visit the Kentlands Mansion Web site for more information.

Sunday, October 23

Getting ready to register? Head to Crate & Barrel’s Wedding Parties event from 9 to 11 AM at its Spring Valley, Arlington, and Tysons Corner stores. You and your significant other can enjoy breakfast and entertainment while getting expert advice on planning your ideal registry. The store will be open only to registering couples during these hours, meaning you’ll have to RSVP to get in the doors. Find contact information for a store near you by visiting Crate & Barrel’s Web site.

Wednesday, October 26

One of the trickiest parts of putting together your wedding-day look is accessorizing. But not to worry, Liv Hart, the Fairfax-based designer of Enchanted Atelier accessories, is here to help. She’ll be at Hitched in Georgetown from 5 to 8 PM, armed with her lovely headbands, headpieces, fascinators, sashes, and more, to help you put together a perfect ensemble. And­—bonus!—you’ll get 10 percent off all accessories purchased at this “Styling Night.” Call 202-333-6162 or e-mail appointments@hitchedsalon.com to reserve your spot.

Thursday, October 27, to Saturday, October 29

Oscar de la Renta’s wedding dresses are so fashion-forward and whimsical—check them out at Saks Jandel’s trunk show. Call 301-652-2250 to schedule your appointment.

Friday, October 28, to Saturday, October 29

The newest Amsale collection is coming to Hitched in Georgetown. Check out the contemporary styles and receive 10 percent off any Amsale gowns purchased during the event. Call 202-333-6162 or e-mail appointments@hitchedsalon.com to schedule your appointment.

Friday, October 28, to Sunday, October 30

Rizik’s in downtown DC is hosting a Lazaro bridal trunk show featuring the designer’s glamorous creations. Call 202-223-4050 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, October 28, to Sunday, October 30

Looking for a gown that’s classic with a modern twist? Check out Augusta Jones’ gowns at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection in Baltimore. Call 410-484-4600 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, October 28, to Sunday, October 30

Romona Keveza’s dresses have been worn by celebrities like Lea Michele, Julia Stiles, and Christina Hendricks, and her wedding gowns have that same feminine vibe. Her collection will be featured at a trunk show at Chevy Chase Bridal, call 202-363-9301 to schedule your appointment.

Friday, October 28, to Sunday, October 30

Hannelore’s in Alexandria will be featuring Watters and their diffusion line, Wtoo, at a trunk show—so get ready for gowns that are classic and modern at once. Call 703-549 0387 to schedule your appointment.

Sunday, October 30

There aren’t too many rustic wedding venues in the Washington area, but two of them, Woodlawn Manor in Sandy Spring and Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood, are hosting Open Houses from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You’ll be able to tour the spaces, meet with lots of vendors, and enjoy entertainment, food, and cake tastings. You’ll need to register in advance for these events, so check out the Montgomery Parks’ Web site to do so.

Sunday, October 30

If you’re looking to register at Crate & Barrel, check out their Wedding Parties event from 9 to 11 AM at its Towson Town Center, Arlington, and Tysons Corner stores. You and your significant other can enjoy breakfast and entertainment while getting expert advice on planning your ideal registry. The store will be open only to registering couples during these hours, meaning you’ll have to RSVP to get in the doors. Find contact information for a store near you by visiting Crate & Barrel’s Web site.

Sunday, October 30

Event planner Exclusive Designs 4 You is hosting a wedding planning event at CurvyGirls Bridal Salon in Fairfax from 1 to 4 PM. Get wedding planning advice which enjoying wine and hors d’oevures—your groom can even enjoy a complimentary mini massage while he waits. And, if you RSVP by October 25, you’ll receive a free swag bag The whole event is free, so call 703-378-2519 to RSVP.

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

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