Where & When: Bridal Edition

Gowns galore and plenty of tasty cakes

Friday, January 28, and Saturday, January 29
The Miami-based designer Jorge Manuel’s fashion-forward gowns are in a trunk show at Hitched. Brides who purchase a dress at the event will receive a 10-percent discount. Call 202-333-6161 to make an appointment.

Friday, January 28, through Sunday, January 30
If you’re looking to channel your inner Jackie O on the big day, look no further than the Legends by Romona Keveza Fall 2011 line. Inspired by the first lady’s White House years, the collection is in a trunk show at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal. Call 410-484-4600 to make an appointment.

Simone Carvalli’s fresh take on bridal fashion is always fun to see, and the Fall 2011 collection is no exception. The glam gowns—think Swarovski-crystal embellishments and unconventionally short styles—are at Chevy Chase Bridal. Brides who purchase gowns at the event will get a 10-percent discount. Call 202-363-9301 to make an appointment.

Saturday, January 29
There’s a free wedding-cake tasting at Fairfax’s Lemon Tulip Cakes. If you reserve a cake at the tasting, you’ll receive 20 percent off your order. RSVP by e-mailing; you’ll receive your appointment time and location upon making a reservation. 10 to 3.

Sunday, January 30
Entertainment Cruises, which operates three DC-based boats out of Gangplank Marina (Sixth and Water sts., SW), is hosting a dockside open house to showcase its maritime-wedding packages. You can tour the three ships, meet with vendors, sample catering options, and sip complimentary Champagne. RSVP through Entertainment Cruises. 10:30 to 2:30. Free.

Amelia Irene Design, a local letterpress studio, is hosting a bridal showcase at Maison Biltmore (1822 Biltmore St., NW). Spilled Milk Catering and Petal’s Edge Floral Design (recently named one of the area’s top florists in Washingtonian Bride & Groom) will be on hand at the event. RSVP through Jade’s Events. 3 to 6. Free.

The 12th annual Bridal Expo at Glenview Mansion (603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville) is this Sunday. Meet with caterers, photographers, cake designers, florists, and other wedding specialists, and preview gowns from Bridal Images of Rockville. Noon to 4. Tickets are $5 at the door.

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