Trunk shows are a great time to find your gown. A Trunk Show is a special showing and sale of an entire collection of gowns from a particular designer. Often, there is a discount during a trunk show. We would love to have you attend a trunk show with us this season! Below are links to websites, and descriptions of what each designer or event has to offer.
Appointments for these events are limited and book quickly.
Please call 919.783.8652 to schedule.
Matthew’s gowns have featured modern elegance combined with classic glamour. From hand-drawn, organic beading to show stopping silhouettes, Matthew creates drama in every detail. Matthew Christopher Couture bridal gowns are offered in sizes 00-24, with varied silhouettes to complement all body types. Each gown is carefully constructed inside and out to provide an impeccable and flattering fit. Matthew Christopher gowns are featured on multiple of episodes of popular TV shows “Randy to the Rescue,” “Say Yes to the Dress,” and “My Fair Wedding” with David Tutera. Matthew’s best-selling gown ‘Josephine’ was also featured in the movie You Again, with Sigourney Weaver, Betty White, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kristin Bell, and Kristin Chenoweth. Matthew Christopher Gowns range from $3,500 and $7,000.
Rosa Clara Couture - Fashion and luxury unite in a collection intended for exacting brides. Produced in Spain and Europe, this couture collection features handmade laces, classic silhouettes and Hollywood glamour. Dresses with light voluminous skirts, wedding dresses with sleeves and pockets, mermaid wedding gowns, and dresses with jackets mark the femininity and elegance of the Rosa Clará bridal collection. This line ranges from $2800 - $6000
Rosa Clará Soft - The Soft Collection by Rosa Clará features gowns with unexpected necklines in tulle and silk voile draped in white and nude hug the body, emphasizing the femininity of the female form. The collection features sheath gowns, flowing styles with low backs, and backless and beaded details perfect for modern, beach and destination weddings. This line is priced between $1,600 and $3,000.
Erin Cole has become a well-known brand in the bridal industry for exquisite headpieces, couture veiling, and stunning jewelry. Her product is designed and handmade in California. She has been awarded Couture Accessory Designer of The Year for two years in a row.
*Made in the USA
Fluid silhouettes and meticulous attention to detail have long been R I V I N I™ designer Rita Vinieris’s understated signature. Vinieris infuses her Collection with a sense of light-handed charm. It’s feeling born of sublime luxury and low-key ornamentation. Workmanship of the highest level, uncompromising quality and fit are the cornerstones to this contemporary bridal collection. Vinieris’s unerring sense of what modern bride’s desire has shaped a Collection that is alluring in its design, chic in its perfection, the essence of simple luxury. This Collection starts at $4,000.
The Alyne by Rivini collection showcases impeccable tailoring with close attention to detail. This line is modern and fresh with silk satins and crepes, chiffons, and organza. These gowns range in price from $1,600 to $4,000.
Lea Ann Belter has been designing gowns since 1989. Sophisticated lines and understated details distinguish her gowns from the ordinary. She refuses to have her gowns manufactured off shore because she must oversee the workmanship herself. Each gown is entirely reverse–stitched and fully lined in silk. Hand–sewn pearls, Austrian crystals and soft delicate embroidery whisper softly of taste and elegance. Each gown is made in Toronto. Her gowns are priced between $2,300 and $5,000.
Timeless silhouettes embrace the collection from romantic ball gowns, to fluted bodies that echo the slender shape of calla lilies, and fitted low drop waists that spill into dramatic handkerchief ball gown skirts. V-neck, princess cut, illusion, cap sleeve and sculpted strapless necklines convey a sense of time-honored tradition with a modern twist. This line retails between $3,000 and $5,000.
Based in Alabama, the heidi elnora brand is focused on being a personal and honest company as they stay true to their Southern roots. Heidi’s passion for couture and the creation of timeless pieces resulted in the establishment of heidi elnora in 2006. Following the footprints of great designers before her, Heidi’s gowns are recognized by their quality in construction, fine attention to detail, and feminine relevance. Price Ranges from $3000-$6000.
Join us for the North Hills Wedding Affair from 1pm – 4pm on Sunday February 8th at the Renaissance Raleigh Hotel Ballroom. Meet with local wedding vendors and attend a bridal fashion show at 1:30pm. Door prizes will include a Wedding gown and a Wedding Night Suite.
Based in Charleston, South Carolina Katherine McDonald creates beautiful custom made bridesmaid dresses. Her dresses are classic and preppy ranging in price from $250-$450. You have the option of choosing the fabric, color, top, waistband, and skirt – giving your bridal party a one of a kind dress!
Toni Federici is the creative force behind every veil, headpiece and accessory that features her name. An artisan with a fabric design degree, Toni began to experiment with designs while employed as a bridal consultant. This experience taught her that while a wedding dress may make a woman feel beautiful, the right veil and headpiece truly make her a bride. Inspired by this realization, Toni began her quest to produce custom, handmade bridal accessories unique to the bridal industry.
Our Sample Sales happen twice a year, for one day only, and a great time to find your dream gown at a great price! We offer bridal gowns, little white dresses, veils, and accessories. Sample sizes range from a 4-12 and are up to 75% OFF. This sale is a great opportunity to get near perfect merchandise at a fraction of the price!
more information about our Sample Sales