Weddings

Where & When: Bridal Edition

A green giveaway, trunk shows, and a mega-size bridal expo keep brides-to-be busy this weekend.

Friday, August 13
Head to Chevy Chase Bridal for a trunk show featuring D’Amour gowns. The recently launched fashion line is helmed by the new bridal designer Lucia Aguiar. The event begins today and runs through August 15. Friday and Saturday 10 to 6, Sunday noon to 5.

Elegance & Simplicity, a local blog for green-conscious engaged couples, is giving away a swag bag of treats from the Silken Thread and Frosting. To win, write a comment here about how you’re going green in everyday life or for your wedding. The winner will be announced Monday.

Carine’s Bridal Atelier is hosting a trunk show featuring the designs of Junko Yoshioka’s spring 2011 collection. Expect feminine gowns with an emphasis on organic shapes and colors—Yoshioka cites the rainforest as her primary inspiration. The event runs through tomorrow. Call 202-965-4696 to make an appointment.

Saturday, August 14
The first annual Columbia Bridal Expo takes place today at the Hilton Garden Inn Columbia. The event is sponsored by the Maryland Wedding Professionals Association, so expect to see goods and services from local wedding pros on display. Register for tickets ($5) here. Noon to 4.

Sunday, August 15
Check out the latest bridal fashions and trends at the Elegance in Bridal and Home Expo at the Verizon Center. Enjoy fashion shows, cake tastings, the chance to win several prices, and free goodie bags. Tickets ($15) are available here.  1 PM.

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