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Spring Fever!

The forecast for April? A shower of fabulous trunk shows and sample sales you won’t want to miss

March 30, 2017

Spring Fever!
The forecast for April? A shower of fabulous trunk shows and sample sales you won’t want to miss

Written by Molly Ramsey

Gown-hunting brides: we’ve got a month’s worth of primo shopportunities at which you’re bound to say “yes” to a dress. Read on for those, plus a can’t-miss makeup tutorial, accessory trunk shows and specials galore, a spring-fling party invite, and more.

March 31-April 1
Gather your gals and get to Bella Bridesmaids for this Katie May trunk show. With low backs, solid hues, and classic cuts, your pals will want to wear these frocks again and again. While you’re there, check out the sample sale rack, offering one-off ensembles at unbeatable price points. Bella Bridesmaids, 43 John St. (843) 425-8079,

March 31-April 2
The Holy City’s darling designer Katherine McDonald’s bridal looks are as youthful and fun as they are timeless and sophisticated. See her fall 2017 collection during the Kate McDonald Bridal trunk show at Lovely Bride and snag 10 percent off any gown you buy. Lovely Bride, 127 King St., (843) 764-9560,

Throughout April
Gents, you’ll receive 15 percent off the rental of any tux or suit this month at Charleston Tuxedo. How savvy—and dapper! Charleston Tuxedo, 162 Wentworth St., (843) 974-5938,

Throughout April
Still in search of a destination for your honey- or mini-moon? The dreamy Montage Palmetto Bluff resort in Bluffton is a slice of Lowcountry paradise and is offering a few special offers this month (like a $300 resort credit for booking three nights in a suite). Click here to check out the exclusive packages—then off to packing! Montage Palmetto Bluff, 476 Mount Pelia Rd., Bluffton, (843) 706-6500,

Throughout April
Ring-shopping fellas, head to the month-long Forevermark event at REEDS Jewelers, during which their newest engagement styles and fashion pieces will be on display. Also of note? David Yurman’s spring and summer collections are now in shop for your browsing and buying pleasure. REEDS Jewelers, 1239 Belk Dr., (843) 416-3174,

Throughout April
Head to Out of Hand this month to shop their new bridal-specific section, Ooh! Happy Day. Offering gift-bags for guests, bridesmaids, and groomsmen along with wedding day must-haves (think a velvet guestbook), it’s a one-stop shop. Out of Hand, 113 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant, (843) 856-3585,

Throughout April
Lucky you! Mention “Charleston in Love” while shopping at any of Peyton William Jewelry's three locations and you’ll receive 30 percent off your entire purchase of in-stock items. The same discount can be applied to any custom bridal order worth $300 or more. (The fine print: no returns or exchanges permitted when using the promo code.) Shop on, ladies! Peyton William Jewelry, 241 King St., (843) 724-7061,

April 4-5
Does your makeup routine need a makeover? Mega-star Trish McEvoy is hosting two makeup confidence master classes at Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant and you’re invited. Sign up for either class (6 p.m. on April 4 or 9 a.m. on April 5; $255) and you’ll learn her signature eight-step application process and head home with a copy of her new book, The Makeup of a Confident Woman. Call to reserve your spot. Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant, 916 Houston Northcutt Blvd., (843) 849-9667,

April 5
Elizabeth Locke’s handmade neo-classical jewelry—featuring gorgeous gemstones set in 19K gold—is just what your bridal, MOB, or MOG ensemble is missing. Shop the brilliant baubles during this trunk show at Croghan’s Jewel Box. Croghan’s Jewel Box, 308 King St., (843) 723-3594,

April 6
Join the gals at Betty Bridal Atelier for a “Spring Fling” open house from 4-8 p.m. While you’ll enjoy signature cocktails, sweet treats, blowouts by Tease Blow Dry Bar, and take-home florals, the real stars of the show will be the gowns from designers like Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrara, and Liancarlo hanging about the chic shop. RSVP required; email by April 2 to book your spot. Betty Bridal Atelier, 463 King St. 2nd Floor, (843) 642-8220,

April 6-9
On the hunt for a modern silhouette sure to stun? Head to this Nicole Miller trunk show at Southern Protocol Bridal to shop the latest from the haute collection. Southern Protocol Bridal, 164 Market St. Suite B, (843) 212-5160,

April 7-8
You’re sure to find a fancy frock to wear to one of those upcoming nuptial fêtes during this Alice + Olivia trunk show at Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant. Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant, 916 Houston Northcutt Blvd., (843) 849-9667,

April 7-9
If boho-chic is your aesthetic, the Love Spell collection by Rue de Seine is the line for you. Browse and buy from the dreamy looks—and get 10 percent off—during this trunk show at Lovely Bride. Lovely Bride, 127 King St., (843) 764-9560,

April 8
Got the dress but need the rest? Emmy of London is bringing its newest collection of bespoke bridal and special event shoes and handbags to Mason Hosker from 1-4 p.m. In addition to finding the perfect pair of pumps, you’ll score 20 percent off the in-store collection and 10 percent off pre-orders during the event. Mason Hosker, 17 State St., (843) 735-7523,

April 11-15
Score a sweet deal on a gorgeous gown during this Wtoo sample sale at Fabulous Frocks. Fabulous Frocks, 100 Church St., (843) 754-1855,

April 13-17
Slip into the latest lovely, flirty, and feminine looks from Hayley Paige during this trunk show at White on Daniel Island. White on Daniel Island, 259 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island, (843) 471-2975,

April 14-15
Charleston brides, get ready to fall in love with new-to-town designer Tulle New York, who’s swinging by Maddison Row for a two-day trunk show. With classic silhouettes and smart price points (plus discounts on gowns purchased during the event), you won’t want to miss these silk stunners. Maddison Row, 189C St. Philip St., (843) 720-7979,

April 21-23
Alabama-based designer Heidi Elnora knows the way to a Southern bride’s heart. Browse her feminine bridal looks during this trunk show at Southern Protocol Bridal. Southern Protocol Bridal, 164 Market St. Suite B, (843) 212-5160,

April 25-26
Look stylish all wedding-weekend long in fine fashions from the Italian line Mantu, which is known for its chic color blocking and deft tailoring. See the latest looks during this trunk show at RTW. RTW, 186 King St., (843) 577-9748,

April 27-28
Known for colorful gemstones and fine silver and gold settings, Mazza jewels would make any bride or bridesmaid smile. Visit this trunk show at Croghan’s Jewel Box to pick up a special piece (or two!) from the collection. Croghan’s Jewel Box, 308 King St., (843) 723-3594,

April 27-29
Book it to Modern Trousseau Charleston to revel over the new MUSE by Callie Tein collection in its entirety (and score 10 percent off). Featuring intricate beadwork and sexy silhouettes, the frocks are true showstoppers. Modern Trousseau Charleston, 418 King St., (843) 722-6300,

April 30
Savvy-shopper brides, this one’s for you: Lovely Bride is hosting a sample sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with prices on gowns by designers like Christos, Sarah Seven, Leanne Marshall, and more up to 70 percent off. The first five lucky ladies to find their dream dress will get an additional $100 off; email now to book your spot. Lovely Bride, 127 King St., (843) 764-9560,




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