Jim Hjelm 2013 Trunk Show

Experience the Fall 2013 Jim Hjelm bridal collection at Ellie's Bridal Boutique October 4-6.

The Jim Hjelm Couture wedding dress collection, from JLM Couture’s upscale bridal gown division, includes modern yet classic bridal gowns that represent sophistication and confidence for the bride who has a flair for dramatic elegance. Silk Crepe, silk satin chiffon, tulle and lace are used in the Jim Hjelm Couture collection, creating a magnificent group of beautifully designed wedding dresses. Creative accents that make the gowns extra special include criss-cross back straps, halter necklines,elaborate embroidery, silk flowers and an illusion design element on several wedding dresses created with a very fine stretch fabric, of opaque colors with tiny crystals. And to top it off, these gowns are proudly designed by Francesca Pitera and made in the USA.

If you value modern, sophisticated elegance designed from high-quality fabrics (without having to spend $10,000 on a gown), this event is absolutely for you. Visit Ellie's Bridal Boutique to view Jim Hjelm's newest collection and enjoy 10% OFF the purchase of any Jim Hjelm gown during this exclusive in-house event.

Many of these gowns will featured in our boutique for one weekend only. Ellie's Bridal is the only bridal salon in Virginia carrying Jim Hjelm's 2013 collection so don't miss your chance to view these amazing designs and get the exclusive *trunk show only* price

Appointments are required to attend this event. Call us to book your appointment today.


*Note: These gowns typically retail for over $3,000 original price – that's hundreds of dollars of savings at a Trunk Show!*


Casablanca Trunk Show for Plus Size & Curvy Girls

We are very excited to host a weekend fully dedicated to glamorous curvy girls in the area! April 5-7th is the Casablanca Trunk Show at Ellie’s Bridal Boutique. We will have an extended collection of new designs, highlighting Casablanca's bridal sizes 18-30.  In addition to our daily selection (we will feature 14+ from other designers), many of these new designs can only be seen in our store for one weekend only!

Have no fear about sample sizes in the bridal industry, we'll have stunning dresses that real women can fit in. This event is not only for "plus size" women, but also for curvy brides that are an overall smaller size with hips and a booty don't always cooperate with a bridal sample sizes. This event is for all women who are frustrated with sample sizes offered in most bridal shops. Stop freaking out about what size you may or may not be because this process is actually really fun!

And in case you thought it couldn't get any better, all Casablanca gowns purchased during the event will be 10% OFF!

Call us at 703-683-VOWS(8697) to reserve your appointment now.

Appointments are required for this event and spaces are limited!

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March 9-10 – Stella York Trunk Show!!


Visit Ellie's Bridal Boutique March 9-10, 2013 to view Stella York's newest bridal collection and enjoy 10% OFF the purchase of any Stella York gown for one weekend only! Be sure to click here to read about why we love Stella York so much.

Many of these gowns will be in our boutique for ONE WEEKEND ONLY so call to make your appointment now! You don't want to miss your chance to try on these fantabulous gowns and get the exclusive *trunk show only* price!!

Appointments are required to attend this event. Call 703-683-VOWS(8697) to book your appointment today.

January 18-20 — Justin Alexander Trunk Show

We love Justin Alexander for their Quality, Style and Amazing Prices!


Justin Alexander gowns are incredibly well made for real woman and they know how to show off women's curves the way we want them to. The quality of wedding gowns starts at the beginning. They’re made of high-quality fabrics — real lace, simple cottons, and elegant silks — and just the right amount of intricate crystals and bead work.

Justin Alexander Trunk Show - January 18-20 - Ellie's Bridal Boutique (Alexandria, VA)
Justin Alexander Trunk Show - January 18-20 - Ellie's Bridal Boutique (Alexandria, VA)


As much as we love Justin Alexander gowns, we know also know that they are not for every bride -- which is a good thing! These gowns are about mixing the daring and unique with classic, timeless tradition; the vintage with the contemporary; and glamor with elegance. Are you a Justin Alexander bride?

Justin Alexander Trunk Show - January 18-20 - Ellie's Bridal Boutique (Alexandria, VA)


Justin Alexander wants their gowns to be accessible for every bride. They are so stylish. Justin Alexander is classic with a modern twist. Most of their gowns prices range from about $1,200 to $2,200 but they look like they would be more than $10,000! You get such great quality at such an affordable price, it's difficult not to fall in love with this collection.

Justin Alexander Trunk Show - January 18-20 - Ellie's Bridal Boutique (Alexandria, VA)
Justin Alexander Trunk Show - January 18-20 - Ellie's Bridal Boutique (Alexandria, VA)

Call 703-683-VOWS (8697) to make an appointment with us today, and be sure to book your appointment now for Justin Alexander Trunk Show in just a few weeks. This collection has such a variety of styles and shapes, it'll be difficult not to fall in love all over again one you try on these gowns.

Trunk Shows Explained

What is a Trunk Show? Has anyone heard of what a bridal Trunk Show is? And why go to one anyway? The term "trunk show" comes from the old days when designers used to carry their entire collection (yes, in trunks!) and provide personal consultations while receiving feedback directly from their consumers.

Trunk Shows Explained – via Ellie's Bridal Blog

Most salons carry only select pieces from any particular collection. During a trunk show, you have the opportunity to see a designer's latest collection in its entirety. If you already know that you are in love with a particular designer it is definitely worth researching if they are advertising any upcoming trunk shows. Trunk shows are usually the only time a boutique will have every gown from a collection available for you to view.

Depending on the designer and time of year, the other benefit to attending a trunk show is that you get to see and try on gowns before most other boutiques can even order them. For the bride that is a dazzling fashionista at heart and values that fashion forward edge, the opportunity to view and order gowns a full season before their official release could be priceless in itself. However, designers won't always tell the salon that they are sending along the unreleased collection so often that part is a surprise!

This is your Royal moment. Take advantage of having designer experts find your dream gown -- it's how the Royals have down it throughout history.

Want to attend a Trunk Show? Ellie's Bridal Boutique will host several in 2013. Appointments are required to attend these events.

Spring Events: January 18-20 -- Justin Alexander Trunk Show March 9-10 -- Stella York Trunk Show

**During trunk shows, brides will get a 10-20% discount on any gown ordered by the designer featuring during the event -- so bring some trusted opinions!**