On Monday October 21, 2013, Sun*Kissed Designs participated in the Red Carpet Bridal Tour Howard County! The Red Carpet Bridal Tour is a 4 venue experience where brides-to-be visit 4 different event locations where vendors are present to provide services, demonstrations, tastings and shows, to help them plan their wedding. The Gathering Place, an event venue located in Clarksville, MD, was the 3rd stop on the tour where Sun*Kissed Designs shared the runway with custom menswear designer Christopher Schafer Clothier! Brides-to-be were treated to a runway experience where all of the fashions displayed were couture designs. Below are images from the runway! For the remaining runway images, visit the Facebook Page for Sun*Kissed Designs. For more information about The Red Carpet Bridal Tour visit www.redcarpetbridaltours.com. Beautiful hair and make-up designs for each model were created by Bridal Beauty Associates, and all of the images from the bridal tour were provided by L.A. Birdie Photography!
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This past Sunday August 26, 2012, Sun*Kissed Designs attended the T Rose International Bridal Show at the Double Tree By Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, Va! It was an amazing experience with great highlights, giveaways, blushing brides and amazing vendors!
The show started with excitement as brides-to-be were invited to take a tour of the top level ballrooms where they could enjoy a great view of the Potomac. This was followed by vendor interactions and hourly giveaways, including a hand beaded veil by Sun*Kissed Designs and a $200.00 gift certificate from Sun*Kissed Designs! A fashion show by another amazing vendor showed great gown options!
Candy bar! Cupcakes! Wedding Cake samples!! What more can I say! Make-up by Traci Rosales and hair and make-up by Circe Aveda Salon and Spa provided beautiful tutorials as well as provided hair and make-up for the models for the fashion show.
Some of the vendors that Sun*Kissed Designs loves were also in attendance as well! Peggy Jay Jewelry makes stunning jewelry and jeweled shoes and accessories! Weddings By Sandy is a spectacular wedding officiant and Mimi's Mocha Treats makes delicious cupcakes!
New vendors that are quickly becoming favorites are Sweet Creations Cakes, Circe Salon, Brittani Gattis Photography and many more! Enjoy a few of the pictures below and for the entire photo album and the official T Rose International Bridal Show photo album of the event visit the Facebook Page for Sun*Kissed Designs!
On Sunday August 26th, 2012 from 12pm-4pm, Sun*Kissed Designs will be at the T Rose International Bridal Show at the Double Tree by Hilton Crystal City!! There will be amazing vendors and great giveaways! This is a great time to meet local vendors that will help you plan the wedding for your dreams! For tickets and more information visit http://trosebridalshow2012nova.eventbrite.com/ and enter Sun Kissed Designs for a free ticket! See you there!!
Directions from: North (Baltimore, Philadelphia, Wilmington, NY, NJ)
Follow I-95 South to 495 Beltway in the direction of Richmond, VA. I-85 splits at the Capital Beltway; continue to follow signs for I-95 South. Follow I-95 South across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge into Virginia. Take the first exit off the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Alexandria, VA. to Route 1 North. Stay on Route 1 North (which is also called Jefferson Davis Highway) for approximately 6 miles. Stay on Route 1 North until you get to 23rd Street in Crystal City. Make a left onto 23rd street; go one block and make a right onto Eads Street. Take Eads Street to Army Navy Drive (about 10 blocks). Make a right turn onto Army Navy Drive. The hotel is on the right side.
From South: (Richmond, VA Beach, North and South Carolina)
Take I-95 North to 395 North. From 395 North take the Pentagon City/Crystal City Exit. Then turn left onto Army Navy Drive. The hotel will be on the right hand side 3 blocks down.
From Washington D.C. (14th street bridge)
From Washington D.C. you need to exit to the 14th street bridge which will take you over the Potomac River from Washington D.C. to Crystal City, VA. On the 14th street Bridge you will need to be in the far left lane (14th street becomes Route 1 South) which will take you into Crystal City, VA. Your first exit once inside Crystal City will be the 15th Street. Take the 15th Street Exit, and go one block and make a right. This will be Eads Street. Make a right onto Eads Street. Go 3 blocks onto Eads Street and this will take you to Army Navy Drive. Make a right onto Army Navy Drive and the hotel is on your right.
From Maryland (Rockville, Gaithersburg..) I-270 North PA, OH
From I-270 North take I-495 South into Virginia. Exit on the George Washington Parkway in Virginia. Travel about 10 miles South and exit at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, VA. At the airport stay on your right side and follow the sign to Crystal City, VA and then exit Crystal Drive. Take Crystal Drive North for approximately 1 mile Crystal Drive will turn left into 12th street: go under the overpass and make a right onto Army Navy Drive. The hotel is located on the right hand side.
From Annapolis, MD (Route 50) and the Eastern Shore
Take Route 50 West towards the direction of Washington D.C. Follow Route 50 which becomes New York Avenue. Take New York Avenue to 14th Street and the 14th Street Bridge. on the 14th Street Bridge you need to be in the far left lane. (14th street becomes Route 1 South) which will bring you into Crystal City, VA. Your first exit once inside Crystal City will be 15th Street. Make a right onto 15th Street; go one block and make a right onto Eads Street. Take Eads to Army Navy Drive. When you get to Army Navy Drive make a right. The hotel is on the right side.
From Route 66 (Northern Virginia) Fairfax, McLean, Tyson's Corner
Take 66 East towards Washington D.C. Take the exit for 110 South. Stay in the center lane and 110 becomes Route 1 South, which will bring you into Crystal City, VA. On Route 1 make a right onto 20th street. Go one block and make a right onto Eads Street. Eads will take you to Army Navy Drive. When you reach Army Navy Drive make a right, and the hotel is on the right side.
Walking Directions from Pentagon City Metro:
When you exit the Pentagon City Metro --walk to Army Navy Drive (towards 395 & the Pentagon) -- make a right on Army Navy Drive and go 3 blocks. The DoubleTree will on the right side (once you cross over S. Eads Street).
This is about a 10-12 minute walk.
Join Sun*Kissed Designs at the T Rose International Bridal Show on July 8, 2012 from 12 noon until 4pm! Sun*Kissed Designs will be one of the featured designer collections for the Gala Fashion Show!! There will also be amazing wedding vendors, and door prizes, including a few special giveaways from Sun*Kissed Designs!! The bridal show will be held at the Greenbelt Marriott located at 6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $5.00 each at www.trosebridalshows.com or can be purchased at the door for $8.00. Brides can sign up to receive a complimentary ticket, just email firstname.lastname@example.org!!
This is an amazing event you'll not want to miss!!
On Sunday September 18th the What's Up? Weddings Fall Bridal Showcase will take place at the Crofton Country Club from 1:00pm-4:00 pm. Sun*Kissed Designs will be participating in the Strolling Fashion Show and giving away a handmade hand beaded fingertip length veil valued at $100.00! This is a wonderful opportunity to meet local wedding vendors to help you plan every aspect of your big day! Visit www.whatsupmag.com to purchase tickets, directions and for more information!!
My name is Chantél Francina and I design and create hand beaded wedding gowns, bridal accessories and special occasion gowns and accessories!! I started designing clothes 15 years ago and am completely self taught. I have designed and created just about everything, but have fallen in love with creating bridal and special occasionwear!
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