Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show- February 2015

Monique Lhuillier has built a bridal world based on her signature design aesthetic- from china, to home decor, and even fine jewelry. Her bridal empire shows no signs of slowing down and we are so excited to be able to work alongside such a multifaceted designer. In honor of our Monique Lhuillier trunk show, starting tomorrow, we wanted to feature some of our favorite fine jewelry pieces from her collection with Blue Nile.

Our trunk show will be running through February 7th. For appointment availability please call 202 965- 4696 or email…

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Featured Necklaces- Accessory Trunk Show

What better way to kick off the new year then some sparkle?! Our first event of 2015 is our Accessory Trunk Show running this week. We will be featuring all of the finishing touches brides need for their special day, with everything from jewelry, to belts, and veils. As with all of our accessory shows, the event will be running Monday through Friday, by appointment only. The discounts brides will receive will range depending on the items they purchase. Orders placed this week will receive 10% off of one item, 12% off of two items, and 15% off of three items or more.

For appointment availability please call 202 965-4696 or email…

For the blog this week, we wanted to showcase some of the many necklaces we have available. Necklaces can be dainty and delicate or a bold statement. The great thing about unique jewelry pieces is brides can wear them after their wedding and think about it every time they put them on…

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Paris by Debra Moreland


CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane


Sparkle for all this fall…

When wrapping yourself up in warm fall tones, don’t forget your fingers! All girls love sparkle but why not think outside of the box when it comes to colored engagement rings or adding a new piece to your collection?! From rose gold, to yellow diamonds, rubies, and everything in between here are some of our picks for fall’s swoon worthy rings…

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Real Bride: McKenzie Walsh

We are absolutely thrilled for our bride McKenzie, and her husband Alex, who were married on May 17, 2014 at the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington D.C. The couple celebrated their reception at the Ritz Carlton D.C. with elegant touches coordinated by their planner, Blair Peterson of SOCO Events. McKenzie wore a Monique Lhuillier tulle skirt paired with an embroidered bolero for her ceremony before changing into a hand beaded corset for her reception, creating a truly custom look. McKenzie’s accessories included a custom veil with a hair comb by Siman Tu and earrings from Paris by Debra Moreland.

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Photos by: Eli Turner Studios 

Florist: Amaryllis Floral + Event Design

Lighting: Digital Lighting

Furniture: Party Rental LTD

Hair: Bridal Hair by Ramona

Make-up: Leah Margosis

Just in- Kenneth Jay Lane Jewelry

For years Kenneth Jay Lane has been synonymous with exquisite costume jewelry. Since starting his jewelry collection in the 1960s he has had the pleasure of adorning some of the most iconic women in the world. Jackie Onassis, Diana Vreeland and Audrey Hepburn have all been clients of Mr. Lane. After serving as Vogue’s Art Director, he began designing shoes, collaborating with the likes of Delman and Christian Dior, before launching his luxury costume jewelry collection. 

CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane is the latest expansion of the designer. This collection features the quality and glamour Mr. Lane has become known for with a trendy twist. We are thrilled to have this amazing line of jewelry in our store!

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Shop for a Cause- Jewelry Event Benefitting St. Jude’s

Wedding season is in full swing and when it comes to taking care of last minute details brides can get overwhelmed. Many brides ask, “What do I get my bridesmaids?!” Don’t panic! In the spirit of our Monique Lhuillier bridesmaid trunk show, Carine’s Bridal Atelier has partnered with Stella & Dot to find your bridesmaids the perfect gifts. We will be hosting a jewelry event on July 9th from 6pm-8pm and the best part is 50% of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital! Who knows, maybe you could take a much needed break from wedding planning and treat yourself too! You can come in, shop, sip, and help save lives just follow this link to RSVP…

Here are some amazing pieces available from Stella & Dot as well as other gifts ideas for your girls..

Colorful and on trend best describe these gorgeous earrings.

Norah Chandeliers $49


Retro and geometric patterns make this bracelet standout.

Macey Bangle $39


This necklace can add just the right pop of color to any outfit.

Coral Cay Necklace $98


These gold earrings have a lot of movement perfect for day or night.

Reverie Chandeliers $39


A classic gold link bracelet is a jewelry classic, this one hits the mark by not being too thin or chunky.

Jackie Link Bracelet $69


If you’re looking for some other options here are some of our other favorite things…

Your girls will feel instantly luxurious with a silk robe in their favorite color. It’s thoughtful and a glamourous staple every woman should have in her closet.

Silk Robe by Natori $98



If you are having a destination wedding, chic travel accessories can make the journey even more fun.

Henri Bendel Laundry Set $48



A unique clutch is definitely something your bridesmaids can use again. If a clutch is dressy but not too “evening” your girls can wear it for a night out or dress it up for another wedding. Depending on her style you could go for something more classic or funky but still special either way.

Hexagonal Clutch by Tasha $48




Knuckle Clasp Clutch by Tasha $78



Most women love receiving a “little blue box” but what makes this necklace special is the message behind it. The olive leaf or olive branch has long been associated with friendship, what better way to show your girls how much they mean to you?

Paloma Picasso “Olive Leaf Vine” sterling silver pendant by Tiffany & Co. $175








If the Shoe Fits… Bridal Shoes!


Finding the perfect shoe is like finding the man of your dreams: it takes time, patience, and an open mind! This season we are seeing hues of blushes and soft neutral tones in bridal fashion. We always love something a little different, so the perfect feather or bow detail will always be appreciated at CBA! Which shoe would you wear for your special day?

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