Where & When Bridal: What to Do This Weekend

This May weekend is especially busy with bridal-gown trunk shows, cake tastings, catering events, and more.

Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16: Simone Carvalli trunk show at Harriet Kassman
Simone Carvalli’s couture bridal gowns, made with 100 percent silk and fine French lace, will be showcased this weekend at Harriet Kassman at Mazza Gallerie (5300 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-363-1870). Brides will receive 10 percent off any wedding gown they purchase during the trunk show. Call ahead to schedule an appointment. 10 to 6; free.

Sunday, May 17: Cakes By Design open house
Wedding cakes come in all shapes and sizes, so couples need as much guidance as possible when choosing the perfect one. Debbie Delardi has been in the pastry business for 15 years, and her wedding-cake company, Cakes By Design, is throwing an open house this weekend at its Occoquan location (416 Mill St.; 703-721-9626). Spend your Sunday afternoon tasting wedding cakes, browsing through portfolios, and chatting with designers about the possible look of your cake. RSVP to 11 to 3; free.
Wedding & Events Extraordinaire open house
Couples looking for help in planning their wedding, bridal showers, or other events, should consider heading to Capitol Heights this weekend. Wedding & Events Extraordinaire, a Christian-based wedding-planning company, is hosting an open house at the Zealia Centre (565 Ritchie Rd., Capitol Heights) with tastings and flower displays. Preregister by calling 301-499-9325. Noon to 6; free.

New Age Caterers food tasting
Food is an important part of any wedding’s success, and luckily, couples can devote hours of their time tasting their way to success. New Age Caterers (1900 Campus Commons Dr., Reston; 703-476-1200), which won a 2009 Best of Reston Caterers award, is hosting a private bridal tasting event. Schedule an appointment online; spaces are limited. Noon to 7:30; $20.

Blue Ridge Bridal Showcase at Charles Town Races and Slots
For anyone in the mood for a miniature road trip, Blue Ridge Bridal Showcase is hosting a boutique bridal show this weekend at Charles Town Races and Slots (580 E. Fifth St., Charles Town, W. Va.; 800-795-7001). The expansive boutique show will feature exhibits from vendors specializing in everything from flowers and invitations to horse-drawn carriages and destination weddings. Register online to participate in the exclusive Silver Suitcase Tea with wardrobe stylist Shawn Reiser. 1 to 4. $12 per person, $20 per couple; register online to attend the tea.

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