Photo courtesy White of Dublin

What's better than a designer wedding dress? Getting the designer with the dress, of course! This weekend, designer Angel Rivera will be at White of Dublin for a trunk show. He'll have all the elegant and modern gowns from his spring 2012 collection, along with top-sellers from past lines-each selling for 10 percent off. The energetic designer tends to be very hands on during his trunk show visits we're told-known to help dress brides, talk through each look and even draw up a sketch or two. It's sure to make that special experience of searching for the perfect wedding dress even more of an occasion. Plus, it's totally worth popping into this rustic chic boutique overlooking High Street in Dublin. Owners Diane Bond and Heather DiMasi were inspired to open White in the fall; modeling the boutique after the same shop where they both found their wedding gowns (those dresses hang in the corner of the boutique). What's more-after a fall visit to White, Rivera was so inspired by their intimate design, he decided to open his own appointment-only flagship boutique outside of New York City (it opened Jan. 2). Who knows what may inspire you this weekend. Find out at the trunk show, which runs Jan. 27 to Jan. 29 and is appointment only. For more, visit

–Beth Stallings