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Where & When: Bridal Edition (January 19 to 30)

Unveiled is this Sunday—and there are lots of other wedding events and trunk shows coming up, too.

By Kim Forrest Published
A scene from last year's Unveiled wedding showcase. Hope to see you there! Photograph by Rodney Bailey

Through Wednesday, January 25
Hitched in Georgetown is hosting an exclusive trunk show of Tara Latour’s couture bridal gowns. Hitched is the only shop in the DC metro area that will have this edgy line, so it’s definitely worth checking it out. Call 202-333-6162 to schedule an appointment.

Thursday, January 19
If you’re ready to register, head to Bloomingdale’s in Chevy Chase for the Pre-Wedding Wedding Party from 6 to 8 PM. You’ll be able to scan your registry while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from Windows Catering Company and desserts from Cakes in Style. You can also snag a gift bag and will have the chance to win a three-night stay at Hotel Le Bristol in Paris. RSVP by calling 240-744-3861.

Thursday, January 19, through Saturday, January 21
Vera Wang is the wedding dress designer of choice for celebrities Ivanka Trump, Chelsea Clinton, and most recently, Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum. View the designer’s new collection at a trunk show at the Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel in Chevy Chase. Call 301-652-2250 to schedule your appointment.

Friday, January 20, through Saturday, January 21
We love Lela Rose's feminine and modern wedding dresses—many are perfect for less formal weddings. Hitched in Georgetown is hosting a trunk show of her newest collection. Call 202-333-6162 to schedule your appointment. 

Friday, January 20, through Sunday, January 22
Augusta Jones’s gowns are always so flattering and classic. The collection will be featured at a trunk show at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection in Baltimore. Call 410-484-4600 to schedule your appointment.

Friday, January 20, through Sunday, January 22
The newest bridal collection from Badgley Mischka (one of our favorites from bridal market) will be featured at Chevy Chase Bridal. Call 202-363-9301 to schedule your appointment.

Friday, January 20, through Sunday, January 22
Rizik’s is hosting a trunk show of Alvina Valenta’s feminine, stylish gowns. You’ll be able to take 10 percent off the price of any Alvina Valenta gown purchased during this event. Call 202-223-4050 to schedule your appointment.

Friday, January 20, through Sunday, January 22
If you’re a fan of the ballgown silhouette, check out the Eve of Milady collection at Jeanette’s Bride ‘N Tux Boutique in Manassas. Call 703-369-1998 to schedule your appointment.

Friday, January 20, through Sunday, January 22
Stephen Yearick’s bridal collection features lots of form-fitting styles. Love Couture Bridal will be hosting a trunk show of Yearick’s collection; call 301-610-5683 to schedule your appointment.

Saturday, January 21, through Sunday, January 22
On the hunt for a venue? Two Virginia wedding sites—Foxchase Manor in Manassas, and Rose Hill Manor in Leesburg—are hosting open houses from 11 AM to 4 PM. Visit their website for more information.

Sunday, January 22
Our big Unveiled wedding showcase will be held from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Mandarin Oriental in DC, and it’s shaping up to be the wedding event of the year. Designer Reem Acra will be making a personal appearance and showing off her newest collection of gowns, and lots of talented vendors will be available for one-on-one chats. Oh, and there will be hors d’oeuvres, cake, Champagne, gift bags, and giveaways. Visit our website to buy tickets.

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 the hottest wedding invitations there, 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
Check out the Liancarlo trunk show at Carine’s Bridal Atelier in Georgetown—this wedding dress collection features romantic, whimsical gowns with a unique twist. 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 of 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 (if you want to see her creations on the runway, head to our Unveiled event this Sunday). 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 their 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.

Do you have an event you’d like us to include in our calendar? E-mail kforrest@washingtonian.com.

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