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Where & When: Bridal Edition (February 2 to February 12)

The shortest month of the year is packing in lots of trunk shows around the area.

By Kim Forrest Published
Tara Keely's feminine wedding dresses will be featured at a Chevy Chase Bridal trunk show. Photograph courtesy of Tara Keely

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 gowns will be featured at Hitched in Georgetown at a trunk show. Call 202-333-6162 to schedule your appointment.

Friday, February 3, through Saturday, February 4
Looking to glam up your wedding gown with a sparkly brooch, headpiece, or necklace? The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel is hosting a trunk show featuring the gorgeous jewelry of Siman Tu. Call 301-652-2250 to schedule an 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; 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, February 4, through Sunday, February 5
Bridal gown designer Sareh Nouri’s romantic, modern gowns are featured at a trunk show at Love Couture Bridal in Potomac. You’ll get 10 percent off her designs 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.

Thursday, February 9
Soliloquy Bridal Couture
in Herndon is hosting a fashion show and reception at 7 PM. Wedding dresses from the likes of Sassi Holford (a British designer whose collection will be featured at the salon until the 16th), Heidi Elnora, Cocoe Voci, and Sarah Seven will be shown, and canapes from Purple Onion Catering will be provided. RSVP by e-mailing febshow@soliloquybridal.com, or make an appointment to try on a Sassi Holford gown by calling 571-449-2580

Thursday, February 9, through Saturday, February 11
Fashionistas, take note: The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel is hosting a trunk show of Oscar de la Renta’s wedding dresses (yes, the Oscar de la Renta who created wedding gowns for Jenna Bush, Katherine Heigl, and even Carrie Bradshaw). Call 301-652-2250 to schedule an appointment.

Thursday, February 9, through Saturday, February 11
Monique Lhuillier’s wedding dresses (Reese Witherspoon wore one on her wedding day) will be featured at a trunk show at Carine’s Bridal Atelier in Georgetown. Call 202-965-4696 to schedule your appointment.

Friday, February 10, and Saturday, February 11
Amsale wedding dresses combine classic silhouettes and modern details to all-around gorgeous effect. Hitched in Georgetown is hosting a trunk show of the designer’s new collection at its salon. Call 202-333-6162 to schedule your appointment.

Friday, February 10, through Sunday, February 12
Looking for a gown that’s more edgy than princessy? Check out the collection from Anne Bowen, featured at Chevy Chase Bridal. Call 202-363-9301 to schedule your appointment.

Friday, February 10, through Sunday, February 12
The newest wedding gowns from Sophia Tolli will be on display at a trunk show at I Do I Do Wedding Gowns in Gaithersburg. Schedule your appointment by calling 240-243-0050.

Friday, February 10, through Sunday, February 12
Love Couture Bridal in Potomac is hosting a trunk show of wedding gowns by the Spanish design house Pronovias. Call 301-610-5683 to schedule your appointment.

Saturday, February 11
The Hotel Monaco in Alexandria is hosting a free wedding open house for brides from 11 AM to 5 PM. You’ll be able to tour the hotel’s event space (which you can check out in this real wedding we showed you earlier today), win raffle prizes, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and meet with wedding vendors. Visit Hotel Monaco’s website for more information, and e-mail allison.manning@kimptonhotels.com to RSVP.

Saturday, February 11, through Sunday, February 12
Say Yes to the Dress
fans, get psyched! Randy Fenoli, fashion director for Kleinfeld, will be making a special appearance at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection in Baltimore. He’ll help brides (by appointment only) choose their wedding gowns, and if you actually do “say yes” to a wedding dress, you’ll receive a signed copy of his new book. The salon will also be hosting a trunk show of Thomas Knoell jewelry and accessories to help glam up your gown. Call 410-484-4600 to schedule your appointment.

Do you know about an upcoming wedding event you’d like us to share on our calendar? E-mail kforrest@washingtonian.com.

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