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Monday, November 28, 2011

November 28, 2011

Shop Like You Mean It!

Part two of the Charleston’s best sales, soirées, and superb merch

Written by Melissa Bigner and Jessica Maggart

Last week, we offered a teaser listing of the holiday events taking place in the local wedding world, promising more to come. Well, hold onto your veils, because there are more events and sales and shindigs this time around than a Southern bride has bridesmaids. Whether you’re ring scouting, dress buying, stationery hunting, surcey looking, or what, there’s something out and about for all of you. Take a peek below and get going! And be sure to tell them we sent you…

November 29-30, janet porcher gregg, ltd
Janet’s jewelry has been featured in numerous national magazines and lucky for us, she’s opening her studio for an immense sale—we’re talking $5 and up for fine pieces! Perfect for bridesmaids or for adding some pow to a rehearsal dinner look, we dig her bold stone and metal necklaces especially. December 29 (3p.m.-6:30 p.m.); December 30 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.). janet porcher gregg, ltd,125 King Street (upstairs), Charleston, (843) 577-5090,

November 29-30, Kiawah Fine Jewelry
Mikimoto, the group who has been creating cultured pearls since 1892, will show their expanded collection, including rare sizes and colors, at Kiawah Fine Jewelry. Kiawah Fine Jewelry, 560 Freshfields Drive, Johns Island, (843) 768-5357,

December 1-20, LulaKate at Bella Bridesmaid
Love those killer colors that LulaKate bridesmaid gowns come in? A rainbow of select shades are one sale for five percent off December 1-20 at Bella Bridesmaid. And after that? From December 25-January 15, those same colors will be marked down to eight percent off. Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King Street, Suite C,
Charleston, (843) 425-8079,

December 1, Out of Hand
Enjoy extended hours during the Out of Hand holiday party from 5-8 p.m. Shop their fabulous clothes, shoes, and accessories—Charleston Weddings always leans on this boutique for our fashion shoots!—while nibbling on treats from the Square and scoring great giveaways, too! Out of Hand, 113C Pitt Street, Mount Pleasant, (843) 856-3585,

December 3, A Vintage Event at the Cocktail Club
Candy Shop Vintage, Style Girl Collection, Lori Wyatt Vintage, and Magar Hatworks unite at the Cocktail Club for a killer shopping party from 2-6 p.m. custom-made for vintage-loving ladies and gents. Head over early (between noon-2 p.m.) for a cocktail class, and stick around to enjoy complimentary champagne from Charleston’s own La Bubbly. Get decked out in your best vintage ensemble to win the prize for best dressed. Reservations for the cocktail class are recommended: The Cocktail Club, 479 King Street, Charleston, (843) 724-9411,

December 4, A Charleston Event Close-out Sale

We at Charleston Weddings are sorry to see longtime Lowcountry event designer Elyn Rahman move to North Carolina and close up A Charleston Event, but we’re thrilled that she’s continuing her work with A Bridal Library from the Tarheel State. And what a giver! Elyn’s selling their warehouse wares—from Hindu wedding accoutrement to vases, glassware, wrought iron, and much, much more—from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., perfect for DIY brides or industry folks looking to expand their own offerings. Cash and carry only. 7634 Southrail Road, North Charleston.

December 5-11, White
Head to Daniel Island’s only wedding boutique for their clearance sale on in-store merchandise. White, 259 Seven Farms Drive #1A, Daniel Island, (843) 471-2975,

December 6-8, Kiawah Fine Jewelry
From 4-7 p.m., men are invited to shop and enjoy complimentary refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, and massages. Sounds like a great time to find an engagement ring! There will also be nightly specials on gift sets. Kiawah Fine Jewelry, 560 Freshfields Drive, Johns Island, (843) 768-5357,

December 8, mac and murphy
The Cannon Street Stroll will take place between 5-8 p.m., and many shops in this area heavy with wedding boutiques will have entertainment, art, food, and drinks. Be sure to stop in at mac and murphy and check out their wedding stationery suites from 42 Pressed, Sixpence Press, and Studio R, and more. mac and murphy, 74.5 Cannon Street, (843) 576-4394,

December 9, LulaKate
More than 60 retailers participate in for the third annual King Street Shop Walk with discounted prices and holiday celebrations from 5-9 p.m. It’s a great time to pop into dressmaker LulaKate for their latest sales on gowns and bridesmaids apparel. lulakate, 31B King Street, (843) 805-7193,

December 9-10, Carol Hannah Whitfield at Maddison Row

The Carol Hannah Whitfield trunk show will feature the Charleston Fashion Week® and "Project Runway" alum’s two bridal collections. The designer will be on site to meet and greet brides in person. Maddison Row, 171 Spring Street, (843) 720-7979,

December 12-18, White
Like couture? You’ll love this show where White showcases high-end gowns, include those from owner Jodi Moylan’s own self-designed collections. White, 259 Seven Farms Drive #1A, Daniel Island, (843) 471-2975,

December 15, Bits of Lace at Croghan’s Jewel Box
Hosted with Bits of Lace, this holiday soirée pairs two great wedding vendors—Croghan’s Jewel Box and upscale lingerie boutique Bits of Lace—with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, fashion models, and a personalized shopping help. Held from 5-8 p.m., it’s ideal for those looking for wedding baubles and honeymoon treats. Croghan's Jewel Box, 308 King Street, (843) 723-3594,

December 15-January 31, mac and murphy

'Tis the season! Get engaged during the holidays, and score 10 percent off save-the-dates plus and a special gift from the gals at mac and murphy! mac and murphy, 74.5 Cannon Street, (843) 576-4394,

December 30, Dulles Designs Exquisite Stationery
Emilie at Dulles Designs Exquisite Stationery invites Charleston Weddings magazine readers to view the 2011 holiday collection of Stella & Dot Boutique Jewelry & Accessories at her Church Street shop from 4-7 p.m. Dulles Designs Exquisite Stationery, 89 Church Street, (843) 805-7166,

January 6-7, Amsale at Bella Bridesmaids
From bridal gowns and evening dresses to bridesmaid attire, this Amsale trunk show has it all. Bella Bridesmaids, 341 King Street Suite C, (843) 425-8079,

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