Where & When: Bridal Edition

Registry event, bridal expos, and lots and lots of gowns

Through Sunday, October 2

Hannelore’s in Alexandria is hosting an Anne Barge trunk show. Barge’s elegant, feminine designs are popular with DC brides, so her new collection is definitely worth checking out. And if you’re looking for bridesmaid or MOB dresses, Hannelore’s will also be featuring the Noir by Lazaro evening collection September 22 to 25. Call 703-549-0387 to schedule an appointment

Thursday, September 29, to Sunday, October 2

Jenny Packham is one of Kate Middleton’s favorite designers, and for good reason—her vintage-inspired gowns are totally unique and gorgeous. Packham’s bridal collection will be featured at a trunk show at Rizik’s—only new gowns that will only be available at this time will be shown. Call 202-223-4050 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, September 30 to Saturday, October 1

On the hunt for your dream engagement ring or wedding band? Check out I. Gorman Jewelers’ Ultimate Ring Event, which will feature 12 top designers. You’ll have the opportunity to win a $250 gift certificate, and everyone will receive 10 percent off designs by participating designers, including Kirk Kara and Furrer-Jacot. Visit I. Gorman’s Web site for details.

Friday, September 30, to Saturday, October 1

Christos’s romantic and feminine creations are always among our bridal fashion week favorites. Their newest collection will be featured at Hitched—we have a feeling this will be an in-demand trunk show, so call 202-333-6162 to make an appointment.

Friday, September 30, to Sunday, October 2

Want to look red-carpet glam as you walk down the aisle? Check out Badgley Mischka’s newest bridal collection at Chevy Chase Bridal. Call 202-363-9301 to schedule an appointment.


Friday, September 30, to Sunday, October 2

The Blue by Enzoani collection is Enzoani’s diffusion line, with more budget-friendly prices and very on-trend details. The new collection will be featured in a trunk show at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection in Baltimore, call 410-484-4600 to book an appointment.

Friday, September 30, to Sunday, October 2

Matthew Christopher is known for his glamorous yet whimsical designs. Love Couture Bridal, in Potomac, will host a trunk show for this exciting designer, and you’ll be able to save 10 percent on his collection. Call 301-610-5683 to set up an appointment.

Saturday, October 1

The Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts fair in Adams Morgan is a good place to find some unique decor items for your wedding. You’ll find everything from cute cake toppers to whimsical hair accessories. Visit the Crafty Bastards’ Web site for more information.

Saturday, October 1

Letterpress fans, get psyched! Stationery designer Suann Song of Simplesong Design and the new stationery boutique Fifteen Eleven is offering a letterpress class at her Alexandria studio from 10:30 a.m. to noon. You’ll learn the basics of letterpress printing, and get some hands-on experience—printing 20 notecards! The class costs $100 per person, and as of this morning there were just three spots left, so head over to Simplesong’s Web site to grab your place in this in-demand class!

Sunday, October 2

Getting ready to register? Crate & Barrel is hosting a Wedding Parties event from 9 to 11 AM at their Spring Valley, Bethesda, Arlington, and Tysons Corner stores, where you and your significant other can enjoy food and entertainment while getting expert advice on registering. The store will be open only to registering couples during these hours, but you’ll have to RSVP to get in the doors. Find contact information for a store near you by visit Crate & Barrel’s Web site.

Sunday, October 2

We just got word that the South Asian Bridal Soiree has been canceled. Email for more information.

The South Asian Bridal Soiree will take place from 12 PM to 6 PM at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner. You’ll have the opportunity to meet lots of local vendors and there will be some exciting giveaways. Visit the soiree’s Web site for more information and to register.

Sunday, October 2

Meet local wedding vendors at the Fall 2011 “A Bridal Affair” Fashion Extravaganza at the Tysons Corner Marriott from 1 to 4 PM. There will be a fashion show featuring gowns from CurvyGirls Bridal in Fairfax, giveaways, cake tastings, reception ideas, and more. Tickets are $7 in advance, and $10 at the door. Register on the expo’s Web site.

Friday, October 7, to Sunday, October 9

Justin Alexander’s wedding gowns whimsical and on-trend. The newest collection will be featured at a trunk show at Chevy Chase Bridal. Call 202-363-9301 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, October 7, to Sunday, October 9

For all you Matthew Christopher fans, the designer’s new collection will make another appearance, this time at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection. Call 410-484-4600 to make an appointment.

Friday, October 14

Get your T-shirts and signs ready! Filene’s Basement’s Running of the Brides sale will be held at Mazza Gallerie, featuring over 1,700 gowns marked down to $249 and up. The doors open at 8 AM, but you’ll need to get there much earlier (some die-hards get there the night before) to get a good spot in line. And even if you want to avoid the morning madness, they’ll still be gowns available throughout the day—or you can just watch this space for full coverage of the event. Visit Filene’s Basement’s Web site for more information.

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