Bridal fashion event Jan. 22 at Diamonds Direct

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Come sparkle at Charleston Wedding Week’s (CWW) kickoff event, Diamonds & Dogs, at Diamonds Direct on Sunday, January 22 from 12 to 2 p.m.

Sip champagne, nibble on classic Southern bites provided by Thurston Southern Catering, gaze at the newest bridal fashion by Southern Protocol Bridal, and shop special inventory on sale to benefit Charleston Animal Society. The event is free and open to the public.

Charleston Wedding Week Presented by Diamonds Direct will be held January 23–28, 2017 at a host of venues in downtown Charleston. Purchase tickets to CWW in person at Diamonds & Dogs or buy online at

This is the first time that CWW will be independent from Charleston Fashion Week. Attendees will have the chance to win one of seven unique pieces of jewelry from Diamonds Direct at designated events, valued up to $1,000.

Attendees can acquire the following at Diamonds & Dogs:
• Chance to win the Bling Ring Raffle
• 20 percent off wedding band purchases
• 100 take away bags with dog bones

Diamonds Direct is located at 1911 US-17, Mount Pleasant, S.C., 29464.


A dynamic series of workshops, signature experiences, fashion shows, and tours produced by the team that creates Charleston Weddings magazine and The Wedding Row blog, Charleston Wedding Week brings industry pros together with brides-to-be and up-and-coming vendors. Attendees and participants enjoy entertainment and networking opportunities in a friendly and luxe atmosphere that reflects Charleston’s own mien. A descendant of the magazine’s spring bridal fashion showcase (part of Charleston Fashion Week, from 2007-2016); Charleston Weddings Week in 2017 will move to January and will boast a robust lineup of ticketed and non-ticketed events throughout the city. Visit

Diamonds Direct's founders began as diamond manufacturers based out of Tel Aviv, Israel. In 1995, their first retail store in Charlotte, N.C., was able to offer below market prices because they eliminated the middleman and sold diamonds directly to the end customer. Today, Diamonds Direct is one of America's fastest growing and most successful jewelry companies. Each Diamonds Direct offers loose and mounted diamonds, a multitude of engagement ring mountings by America's top designers, diamond and gemstone fashion jewelry, wedding bands, pearls and much more. Diamonds Direct’s retail stores are located in Charlotte and Raleigh, NC; Birmingham, AL; Richmond, VA; Austin, TX; Oklahoma City, OK; Virginia Beach, VA; and Charleston, SC.