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January Lazaro Trunk Show Kick off the new year with a trunk show that will showcase the latest in bridal style and fashion. Join designer Lazaro Perez for a designer meet and greet to find your perfect gown. Perez is one of the fashion world’s premier bridal designers and is renowned for his glamorous collections featuring dramatic silhouettes, impeccable fits, exquisite beading and embroidery. Jan. 8-9. By appointment. Chic Parisien Bridal Boutique, 3308 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305.448.5756, cpbride.com Essense of Australia Trunk Show Known for combining superb fit with couture finishing, Essense of Australia is the premier fashion house for the sophisticated bride. The 2016 gown collection offers a diverse compilation of elegantly crafted wedding dresses made with the most luxurious fabrics ranging from glamorous and draped Angel satin to alluring laces and chiff on. Jan. 8-10. By appointment. Zola Keller, 818 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale,954. 462.3222, zolakeller.com Florida Bridal & Wedding Expo This is the bridal expo you won’t want to miss. Whether the bride and groom are hosting a casual beachside wedding or a formal black-tie affair, this showcase will host Florida’s largest selection of vendors under one roof. This event is also perfect for couples hosting their wedding in another city, as vendors from across the state will be on-site and ready to help with the planning process. Jan. 9-10. 11am-5pm. Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 888.433.3976, flbridalshows.com Palm Beach Winter Wedding Expo Grab your soon-to-behubby, and bridal party for an afternoon filled with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and a fashion show. Vendors from Palm Beach County and South Florida will showcase ideas, inspiration and samples to ensure brides have the latest trends. Jan.10. 1-4pm. West Palm Beach Marriott, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561. 307.0998, eventsbyeliza.wix.com eventsbyeliza Florida Keys Wedding Showcase For the bride and groom looking for vendors with an expertise in planning weddings in the Florida Keys, this showcase will connect couples to a local dream team. Not only is it a perfect excuse to escape to islands—more specifically, Islamorada—it’s a great opportunity to sample delicious cake options and decadent food, meet local officiants, talk to florists and photographers and meet vendors that specialize in tropical weddings. Jan. 17. 11am-3pm. Islander Resort, 82100 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, 305.664.2031, flkeysweddingshow.com Macy’s Miami International Mall Unveil the Runway Expo Celebrate your big day with an over-the-top beautiful event featuring cake, food and drink samples, a beauty soiree, photo booth trials and more. Wedding vendors from across the Miami- Dade area will be on hand to help plan your memorable day. The first 200 guests will receive a Macy’s gift bag. Jan.17. 1-4pm. Macy’s Miami International Mall, 1245 Northwest 107th Ave., 2nd Floor Formal Wear Department, Doral, 813.331.5503, miamibridalfashionweek.com Perfect Wedding Guide Winter Bridal Show Skip Pinterest for one day and find in-person inspiration from local experts in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Discover the latest wedding trends and fashions as well as your perfect planner for the big day. This showcase will bring together South Florida’s best wedding professionals in two locations, so you can pick whichever is most convenient for you. Jan 24. 1-4pm. DoubleTree Grand Biscayne Bay, 1717 N. Bayshore Drive, Miami; Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 407.936.0380, perfectweddingguide.com Miami Bridal & Quinceañera Expo For the bride looking for an event to kick-start the wedding planning alongside her bridesmaids, this is the hot ticket. This extravagant expo features South Florida’s top wedding vendors, planners, decorators and more. Brides and guests will enjoy an afternoon of pampering from beauty specialists, including makeup and hair trials. And the bridesmaids will walk away with plenty of samples, goody bags and cocktails. Jan. 31. 1-4pm. Sofitel Miami, 5800 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, 813.331.5503, miamibridalfashionweek.com February Swank Deco Fashion Show Sponsored by The Limited and Macy’s, this all-inclusive fashion event will highlight more than 20 designers for a night filled with appetizers, drinks, and the latest fashions for women, children and men. A distinctive wedding collection showcase and fashion show will kick off after 10pm. This is the perfect evening to invite both the groom and your bridesmaids. Feb. 19. 6pm-midnight. Double Tree by Hilton, 711 NW 72nd Ave., Miami, 813. 331.5503, swankdecomiami.com Hayley Paige Trunk Show and Meet & Greet Known for her romantic and whimsical take on wedding fashion, designer Hayley Paige offers a fresh and modern 2016 gown collection. Perfect for destination weddings or the bohemian bride, the latest collection will captivate brides looking to make a statement on the big day. It’s also the perfect opportunity to get face time with the designer. Paige will be at Chic Parisien in Coral Gables to meet with brides-to-be and their bridal parties. Feb. 19-20. By appointment. 3308 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305. 448.5756, cpbride.com Bridal Blast This is the event for the Southwest Florida bride looking for a one-stop shop for weddingday planning. Area vendors from Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Naples and beyond will be on hand to give brides-to-be advice for the big day. Taste decadent cake options, mingle with wedding planners and take advantage of the opportunity to win great prizes. Feb. 21. 1-5pm. Germaine Arena, 11000 Everglades Parkway, Estero, 239. 272.8477, bridalblast.com Mori Lee Bridal Show For the bride looking to walk down the aisle with confidence and pizazz, Mori Lee’s gowns will capture this very essence. Combining classic details with modern twists, the 2016 bridal collection provides a stunning array of sultry backless dresses and stunning sweetheart necklines. Feb. 26-27. By appointment. Alessa’s Bridal, 73 Merrick Way, Coral Gables, 305. 575.1442, alessasbridal.com Mira Zwillinger Showcase The 2016 Mira Zwillinger Stardust collection is inspired by the idea of fantasy and fairy tale. Each dress is dreamy, ethereal, glittering and celestial. These designs are perfect for the bride looking for her storybook dress. The inspiration for this collection is meticulously carried out in the elaborate details. Feb. 25-26. By appointment. Chic Parisien Bridal Boutique, 3308 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305. 448.5756, cpbride.com Sixth Annual South Florida Bridal Show Expo Now in its sixth season, this annual showcase brings together vendors from the South Florida area specializing in beautiful decor, live music and entertainment. A sampling of delicious cakes and foods from some of the finest bakers, caterers and banquet facilities will also be available to try. Feb. 28. 11am- 4pm. South Florida Fairgrounds Expo West, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, 800.955.7469, jenksproductions.com March Romona Keveza Trunk Show Inspired by the romantic early 20th century gardens, Romona Keveza’s 2016 spring collection captures the elegance of Japanese and American foliage in her beautiful ballgowns. The collection is ethereal yet sensual with sultry, low lace backs, detachable overskirts, supersheer illusion sleeves scattered with blossom-like lace. A collection is designed for the bride looking to resemble her favorite Hollywood icon, this show is your first of two opportunities in the spring season to view the designer’s haute couture. March 4-5. By appointment. Chic Parisien Bridal Boutique, 3308 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305. 448.5756, cpbride.com Bridal Showcase Hosted by Incredible Events Bring your groom, maid of honor and entire bridal party to check out hand-selected, high-end Wedding service providers like Djs, photographers and caterers. Plan your perfect wedding day and select your dream dress during the live runway show at The Ritz-Carlton in Miami’s Bal Harbour neighborhood. March 6. 1-4pm. The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, 10295 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, 561.502.5105, myincredibleevents.com Maria Elena Headpieces Trunk Show Every bride deserves a crown on her wedding day and Maria Elena adds the perfect sparkle to her elegant headpieces. Each piece is handcrafted by specialized craft jewelers and set with Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones and fresh water pearls. A glamorous headband is the perfect way to emulate royalty on your wedding day. March 18-19. By appointment. Chic Parisien Bridal Boutique, 3308 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305. 448.5756, cpbride.com Perfect Wedding Guide Spring Wedding Show If you missed the winter expo in January, not to fear: A March event is here. Join Perfect Wedding Guide in kicking off the 2016 spring trends and designs. Find incredible inspiration and mingle with other soon-to-be brides at the spring expo. As a bonus, all brides will receive a free Perfect Wedding Guide goody bag filled to the brim with great giveaways. March 20. 1-4pm. Marriott Palm Beach Gardens, 4000 RCA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 407.936.0380, perfectweddingguide.com April Great Bridal Expo This national expo makes a stop in South Florida to showcase everything you’ll need to plan a regal wedding full of pomp and circumstance. A New York-style bridal fashion show is the highlight of this expo, featuring a wide range of bridal styles and well-known designers on-site. The first 300 couples to arrive will receive a gift. April 16. Noon-4pm. Hilton West Palm Beach, 600 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 954.522.7001, greatbridalexpo.com May Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show Monique Lhuillier’s spring 2016 collection incorporates a nod to Alice in Wonderland’s darker fantasy elements. But this trip down the rabbit hole isn’t for the tame at heart, as Lhuillier’s lavish gowns have become the modern bride’s go-to when looking to add sultry looks and colorful hues to her special day. Lhuillier has once again tested the limits of bridal couture with over-the-top details. May 6-7. By appointment. Chic Parisien Bridal Boutique, 3308 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305.448.5756, cpbride.com Berta Bridal Trunk Show For nearly two decades,Berta has dominated the bridal world with her artistic approach to avant-garde designs. The fashion house’s latest collection has managed to dazzle even the most veteran fashion editors and style bloggers. What can you expect? The 2016 collection will be just as unique as the brides searching for that one exceptional dress. This trunk show is a must for the showstopping bride. May 20-21. By appointment. Chic Parisien Bridal Boutique, 3308 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305. 448.5756, cpbride.com Your Wedding Experience by David Tutera Meet with more than 100 wedding professionals who are committed to helping you on your special day. My Fair Wedding host David Tutera is bringing his signature expo to South Florida and has selected some of the most coveted planners, designers and event connoisseurs to make the planning process a much easier for couples. Mingle with other brides, connect with vendors and enjoy the over-the-top festivities. May 22. 9am- 4pm. Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 651.757.4222, yourweddingexperience.com June Naples Bridal Expo For the blushing bride on Florida’s west coast, this showcase will feature the top local professionals in the Naples and Fort Myers area. Get inspired for the big day and additional guests are welcome to attend. Register online for free admission. June 12. 1-4pm. Naples Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, 239.272.8477 naplesbridalexpo.com INES DI SANTO TRUNK SHOW AND DESIGNER MEET & GREET Whether it’s bringing French Chantilly lace to life for a countryside affair or adding vintage inspired beadwork for a city soiree, mother and daughter team Ines and Veronica bring their love of the little things to every gown. Their chic gowns are never complete without luxe details such as silk organza and taffeta, sparkling Swarovski crystals, downy ostrich feathers or intricate Alençon lace. If you are looking to captivate your guests with a gorgeous gown, this is the show for you. Jan. 15-16. By appointment. Chic Parisien Bridal Boutique, 3308 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305.448.5756, cpbride.com INBAL DROR TRUNK SHOW Crafted with an expert eye for detail, an Inbal Dror bridal gown is sure to be a showstopper on the big day. Look for romantic and feminine yet glamorous designs with sleek sheaths and unique lace detailing. Every dress makes a statement that will leave a lasting impression. Feb. 4-6. 10am- 5:30pm. Chic Parisien Bridal Boutique, 3308 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305. 448.5756, cpbride.com MONIQUE LHUILLIER TRUNK SHOW Known for crafting unabashedly lavish gowns and her knack for integrating colorful hues instead of traditional white and ivory, Monique Lhuillier has once again tested the limits of bridal couture. For her 2016 collection, Lhuillier incorporates sultry looks with a nod to Alice in Wonderland’s darker fantasy elements. The collection is perfect for the bride looking for overthe- top details to really make a statement. March 11-12. By appointment. Chic Parisien Bridal Boutique, 3308 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305.448.5756, cpbride.com ROMONA KEVEZA LEGENDS COLLECTION TRUNK SHOW For the bride looking to capture her favorite romantic Hollywood icon, Romona’s Keveza’s 2016 collection might be the perfect fit. Time-tested and staying true to her core elements, Keveza’s collection draws upon the beauty of various flowers, incorporating different colors into her designs. Her ballgowns feature details such as low backs, delicate lace and sheer illusion sleeves. May 13-14. By appointment. Chic Parisien Bridal Boutique, 3308 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 305.448.5756, cpbride.com
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