The Alexan at North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC  27609
919.783.8652

Trunk Shows & Events

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.

May 15 - 16:  Lea-Ann Belter
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.

May 15 - 16:  Astrid & Mercedes
Twenty-five years after the launch of her eponymous bridal collection, Lea-Ann Belter found that after spending time with her nieces she couldn’t stop sketching. Carefree and a little cheeky, these designs came from another muse entirely. One whose plucky sensibility required its own spotlight and so Astrid & Mercedes came to be. Named after her two free-spirited nieces, Astrid & Mercedes is about petal-strewn kisses, ceremonies under the trees, dancing barefoot under twinkling lights. It’s about doing on your wedding day whatever feels right. Sewn by hand of silks and laces, the collection is patterned, cut and draped in Lea-Ann’s Toronto atelier. An unconventional marriage of something old and something new, Astrid & Mercedes gowns are for women who plan to strut their vibrant selves down the aisle and create their own happily ever after. Price Ranges from $1800-$2800.

June 12 - 13: Alvina Valenta
For all of the artists, writers, thinkers, dreamers. For the sirens, sensualists, romanticists, muses: The Alvina bride carries herself with a distinct air of refined sensuality and a cool, modern femininity. With dramatic and figure-defining silhouettes and necklines, luxurious silks, French laces and intricate, detailed embroideries, Jessica Williams infuses gowns with glamorous glimpses of the past and sultry visions of the future. The resulting creations are modern, fresh gowns that are effortlessly chic, just like the brides who wear them. Price Ranges from $2800 - $6000.

June 12 - 13: Tia Adora
Tia Adora by Alvina Valenta blends soft, vintage romance with the fresh, modern soul of today’s bohemian bride. Playing with soft fabrics and lace combinations, luxe embroideries and inspired silhouettes, designer Jessica Williams approaches ti adora as a love affair of the romantic free spirit, offering her signature of detailed, feminine artisanship with a twist of cool and carefree styling. Price Ranges from $1000 - $2300.