SAVE THE DATE
A fashionable high tea for a cause, a fashion show with Charleston charm and the latest, greatest belle of the ball
WHO Designer Amsale Aberra
WHAT A runway show of the Amsale and Christos Bridal Collections
WHEN Saturday, March 21st
WHERE Charleston Fashion Week, Charleston, South Carolina
WHY Because Charleston rocks and JetBlue has a quick, non-stop flight
Charleston is one of our all-time favorite places to visit. In early Spring, the azaleas are starting to bloom, you can sit outside at some of the city’s top restaurants, and you can see eight gorgeous bridal shows on a Saturday afternoon, including this year’s featured designer, Amsale Aberra who will be showing her Amsale and Christos collections.
The Spring Bridal Show is part of Charleston Fashion Week, so in addition to the bridal tent you can stop in to see fashion shows from the city’s best retailers and shop the VIP tent for fabulous goodies.
Charleston Weddings’ editor Melissa Bigner, recommends all New Yorkers try her favorite restaurants The MacIntosh and Xio Bio Biscuit, while they’re in town. Sounds like the perfect bride and bridesmaid get away!
Tickets for the Charleston Spring Bridal Show are $55 to $75 at charlestonfashionweek.com/fashionweektickets/bridal
WHO Lily James as Cinderella
WHAT Disney’s long-awaited live action film, Cinderella, hits theatres
WHERE At a theatre near you
WHEN Friday, March 13th
WHY Because we all secretly want Helena Bonahm Carter as our fairy godmother and um, hello, THAT DRESS!
Every bride dreams about her happy ending and Disney delivers in their live-action version of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella. Directed by Kenneth Brannagh, it stars Lily James as Ella, Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother, Helena Bonam Carter as the Fairy Godmother, and Richard Madden as Prince Charming. But the real star of this ensemble is Oscar-winning costume designer Sandy Powell, who created Cinderella’s iconic ballgown with voluminous layers of gossamer silk and butterfly accents, perfect for the ultimate Twirling scene at the grand ball.
And if you’re thinking you’d like to walk down the aisle in a pair of glass slippers, you can. Saks Fifth Avenue has a collection of designer made-to-order heels by Jimmy Choo, Stuart Weitzman, Nicholas Kirkwood, and other well-known names. Each pair is encrusted with Swarovski crystals and take four to seven months to make.
Check out Fandango for tickets at your local theatre.
WHO Brooklyn-inspired Brides and Grooms
WHAT Wedding Crashers, a modern take on the wedding fair
WHERE The Green Building and 501 Union, Gowanus
WHEN Sunday, March 22nd
WHY Because this isn’t your mother’s wedding and you’ll have a food trunk there if you want to
Brooklyn Based is hosting their 7th annual Wedding Crashers event at two of the boroughs most-sought after wedding venues: The Green Building (for a true raw space) and 501 Union (for a speak-easy or Art Deco vibe: see one of our fave weddings there). The event has more of a Brooklyn take on weddings. Read: indie + modern, but with details mom and dad would approve of too.
The event will be held on Sunday, March 22nd from 11:30am to 3pm and will include 60 of the city’s most talented vendors, including food trucks, caterers and bakers serving up yummy treats (so bring your appetite) , fashion designers with bespoke looks for the bride and groom, creative photo booth ideas, modern stationery designs, and more.
The fair’s producers are also putting together Open Venues BK for the 22nd, so you can tour a variety of Brooklyn venues, and Rock the Wedding Bells, a live wedding band showcase on the 25th. We’ll totally be there.
Tickets are $25-35 and are on sale at eventbrite.com