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Where & When: Bridal Edition (December 1 through 11)

Sample sales, jewelry events, bridal expos, trunk shows, and more.

By Kim Forrest Published
Rivini's feminine and stylish gowns will be featured at Carine's Bridal Atelier next week. Photograph courtesy of Rivini

Thursday, December 1, through Sunday, December 4
Elizabeth Fillmore's wedding gowns are totally feminine with a boho-chic twist. Try on some of her incredible new gowns at Rizik's in downtown DC. Call 202-223-4050 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, December 2, and Saturday, December 3
Anne Barge's classic gowns are popular with DC brides. The Atlanta-based designer's new collection will be featured in a trunk show at Hitched in Georgetown. Call 202-333-6162 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, December 2, through Sunday, December 4
The holiday season is prime proposal time, so if you’re scouting for an engagement ring or wedding band, head to the designer trunk show and sale at Charleston Alexander locations in Falls Church and Bethesda. You’ll save up to 30 percent on rings by Tacori, Memoire, and more, and ring designers like Sylvie Levine of Sylvie Collection will be making personal appearances. Visit Charleston Alexander’s Web site for more information and to RSVP.

Friday, December 2, through Sunday, December 4
If you're looking for a stylish gown with just the right amount of glitz, check out Love Couture Bridal's Kenneth Pool trunk show. Call 301-610-5683 to make an appointment.

Friday, December 2, through Sunday, December 4
Amsale's wedding gowns feature traditional silhouettes with modern details. The designer's new collection will be featured at Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection in Baltimore. Call 410-484-4600 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, December 2, through Sunday, December 4
If you're into feminine gowns with on-trend elements, check out the Tara Keely trunk show at Chevy Chase Bridal and—bonus!—you'll be able to take 10 percent off Tara Keely gowns purchased during the trunk show. Call 202-363-9301 for more information.

Saturday, December 3
Saks Jandel in Chevy Chase is hosting a major sample sale featuring gowns by Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, and more from 10 AM to 6 PM. We’ve got the full scoop here.

Sunday, December 4
Another sample sale! Carine’s Bridal Atelier is hosting their annual holiday sale at the Four Seasons Hotel, from 9 AM to 1 PM, with gowns by Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier, and more. Check out this blog post for more information.

Sunday, December 4
If you're struggling to select music for your wedding ceremony, the Perfect Harmony String Ensemble is hosting a Wedding Music Showcase at 3 PM at the University of Maryland School of Music in Adelphi, where you can listen to a variety of song options for your walk down the aisle. The event is free, but you must RSVP by responding here.

Wednesday, December 7
One of the trickiest parts of putting together your wedding-day look is accessorizing. Luckily, 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. As a 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, December 8, through Saturday, December 10
We loved Rivini’s new collection—such stylish and unique gowns. Check out the designer’s selection of gorgeous dresses at a trunk show at Carine’s Bridal Atelier. Call 202-965-4696 to set up your appointment.

Friday, December 9, through Sunday, December 11
Looking for a gown with a major glam factor? Check out the LaRichi trunk show at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection. Call 410-484-4600 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, December 9, through Sunday, December 11
Justin Alexander’s collection features unique styles with whimsical, fashion-forward details. The newest gowns will be featured at a trunk show at Blush Bridal Boutique in Gainesville. Call 703-753-8303 to schedule an appointment.

Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11
Romona Keveza has become a go-to designer for celebrities on the red carpet, but she’s best-known for her romantic and luxurious bridal collection. Check out the newest styles at Hannelore’s of Olde Town; call 703-549 0387 for an appointment.

Saturday, December 10, through Saturday, December 17
Take $15 off your Alfred Angelo or Jordan bridesmaid dress order during the “Bridesmaid Bash” at I Do I Do Wedding Gowns in Gaithersburg. Call 240-243-0050 to schedule an appointment.

Sunday, December 11
Ready to start planning your bayside wedding? The T Rose International Bridal Show is hosting an expo at the O’Callaghan Annapolis Hotel. You’ll meet lots of local vendors, have the chance to win door prizes, a honeymoon, and much more. Tickets are $8 at the door or $5 in advance. Check out T Rose’s Web site for more information or to buy tickets.

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

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