Planning season for summer weddings is in full tilt, and that means a bevy of bridal events over the next few weeks. This week, the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill hosts its annual Bridal Showcase on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Brides can peruse gowns and formalwear from local boutiques and designers, such as Alexia’s Bridal Boutique, Lana Addison Bridal Salon, Natty Neckware and Dina Porter boutique, meet with makeup and hair stylists, taste cake and see floral arrangements. More than 70 area wedding vendors will participate, and the band Groovetown will provide music during the show.
Tickets are $15 in advance online. Admission is free for those having their wedding at the Inn, and those brides also will receive early access to the show from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 919-918-2715 or visit carolinainnbride.com.
• Traditions by Anna bridal boutique in Raleigh welcomes designer Lea-Ann Belter for a trunk show of her Canadian-made wedding gowns on Friday. Gowns range in price from $2,300 to $5,000 and are made with hand-sewn pearls, Austrian crystals and delicate embroidery. To reserve an appointment, call 919-783-8652.
• Dovecote boutique kicks off its spring trunk show series with tailored cotton shirts from P. Taylor on Saturday and Sunday. Dovecote is in Pittsboro’s Fearrington Village at 250 Market St. 919-542-1145.
Nordstrom beauty event
Nordstrom skin care experts will offer personalized advice during the store’s Winter Beauty Event, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday at the Streets at Southpoint in Durham. Beauty consultants will share some of the latest products to fight winter skin problems and help attendees build a customized skin care regimen. Those making purchases of $125 or more during the event will receive a complimentary cosmetic bag, while supplies last. To make an appointment, call 919-806-3700.
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