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Where & When: Bridal Edition (February 9 to February 21)

Try on dresses, taste cakes, visit venues, and meet vendors this month.

By Kim Forrest Published
Looking to add a pop of V-Day hue to your wedding ensemble? Try these ruby stunners from Tiny Jewel Box. Photograph courtesy of Tiny Jewel Box

Tonight through February 16
Soliloquy Bridal Couture in Herndon is hosting a fashion show and reception tonight 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 canapés 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.

Today through Saturday, February 11
Fashionistas, take note: The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel is hosting a trunk show of Oscar de la Renta 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.

Today 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, and click here to view the new collection.

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, and Saturday, February 11
Looking for a special bauble for your wedding day—or for Valentine’s Day? Tiny Jewel Box in DC is hosting a Valentine’s Day shopping event featuring exclusive designs from Penny Preville and new pieces from Fragments Design Lab, as well as Tag Heuer watches. To get into the V-Day spirit, sweet treats will be on offer, too! Visit Tiny Jewel Box’s website for more information.

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 in New York, 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.

Sunday, February 12
If you’re looking for music for your reception, check out a showcase from Entertainment Exchange band the Fabulous Fantoms. The showcase is free, and will be held at Entertainment Exchange’s new showcase theater in Silver Spring from 3 to 3:30 PM. RSVP by visiting their website.

Wednesday, February 15
The Montgomery Parks Association is hosting a seminar called  “Designing an Unforgettable Wedding” at Rockwood Manor in Potomac. Everything from ceremony ideas to trends in floral arrangements will be discussed. Tickets are free for those marrying at one of the Montgomery Parks site, and $10 for those who aren’t. Visit the Montgomery Parks website for more information.

Thursday, February 16, through Saturday, February 18
If you like Monique Lhuillier wedding gowns, you’ll love her lower-priced diffusion line, Bliss by Monique Lhuillier. The newest gowns from the Bliss collection will be featured in a trunk show at Carine’s Bridal Atelier in Georgetown. Call 202-965-4696 to schedule your appointment.

Friday, February 17, and Saturday, February 18
Is your style more contemporary than cupcake? Check out the new Jorge Manuel collection at Hitched in Georgetown. The designer himself will be on hand to help you choose a dress, and you’ll get 10 percent off any Jorge Manuel gown purchased during the trunk show. Call 202-333-6162 to set up your appointment.

Friday, February 17, through Sunday, February 19
Matthew Christopher’s wedding dresses are pure Hollywood glam. Check out the newest collection at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection in Baltimore. Call 410-484-4600 to schedule your appointment.

Saturday, February 18
The Brides Rock & Sparkle wedding expo will be held at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in California, Maryland. There will be lots of local vendors on hand, as well as a fashion show and pampering spa services such as mini facials, massages, and makeup applications. Visit the event website for more information and to purchase tickets.

Sunday, February 19
Getting married in Fredericksburg? The Fredericksburg Big Day Bridal & Event Expo will be held at the Fredericksburg Expo Center from 11 AM to 5 PM. There will be lots of vendors, a fashion show, a sketch artist, and tons of prizes. Visit the expo’s website for more information and to purchase tickets.

Sunday, February 19
Calling all sweet tooths: Visit the free Creative Cakes open house in Silver Spring from noon to 3 PM, where you can sample the baker’s cake flavors and view the latest and greatest wedding cake designs. RSVP by visiting Creative Cakes’ website.

Tuesday, February 21
Check out another showcase from Entertainment Exchange—this time featuring the band Nightsong. The showcase is free, and will be held at Entertainment Exchange’s new showcase theater in Silver Spring from 9 to 9:30 PM. RSVP by visiting the website.

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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