Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Inspired by . . .

Pantone Color: Beeswax
The Dress:  Lakeside Gown by Siri
Fabric / Color: Silk Georgette / White with Black Sash

Pantone Spring 2011 - Beeswax

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dress of the week

Siri Carmel Valley Dress
The Carmel Valley Dress is one of our favorite dresses from the Spring collection. This adorable knee-length bridesmaid dress by Siri features an asymmetrical, one-shoulder neckline with a fitted band at waist and pleated skirt. This silhouette will fit just about any body shape and size.  The dress is pictured in luxurious silk dupioni in the color Ireland but can be ordered in over 65 silk dupioni or silk shantung colors. And to top it off the dress even has pockets!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New veils have arrived

New Jennifer Leigh veils have arrived! The veils are all handmade in Washington by Jennifer herself and are gorgeous!  They feature vintage-inspired details and complement our gowns so well!  The cathedral length veil trimmed with french alencon lace is one of my favs. But you have to check them all out - you'll find hints of sparkle, pearls and ribbon.  So lovely!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Inspired by . . .

Pantone Color: Silver Cloud
The Dress:  Alfred Sung style D476
Fabric/Color: Dupioni/Dove

Pantone Spring 2011 - Silver Cloud

Monday, May 16, 2011

Moms need to look fabulous too!

Don't miss our upcoming Siri Mother of Bride & Groom Trunk Show.  The show will be held May 28 - June 5 and will feature over 50 Siri dresses not normally at the boutique!  All weddings July 9 and later can be accomodated!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Bridesmaids Movie opens tomorrow

Tomorrow the movie Bridesmaids opens and we can't wait! It looks hilarious! Kristin Wiig leads the cast as Annie, a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lilian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Enjoy the trailer! And if you go to see it make sure to let us know what you think!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Dress of the Week

The Jessica Gown by Robert Bullock Bride
The Jessica Gown is one of our all-time favorites! The alencon lace v-neck gown features a gorgeous open back. The gown is a perfect combination of chic and romantic and the lace is lighter weight making it perfect for outdoor weddings as well! Best yet...the price is super reasonable!

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Visit to Bridal Market by our Intern Amanda

This April I was lucky enough to tag along with Erin and Amy to the Bridal Market at the Apparel Mart in Chicago!  What an experience!  It was my first time at market and let me tell you, there’s nothing like it! 

We were on the road at 7:30am to make sure we got to the show right when it opened at 9am - we had a lot to do!  When we got there we had to register.  I had to show them my Miss Ruby business card (my first one!) and my driver’s license to get my pass into the show.  They don’t let just anyone in, buyers only.  Wow, did I feel important!

From there, we took the elevator up to the eighth floor where the bridal vendors were.  I loved walking around and seeing all the gorgeous gowns on display.  Our first stop was Watter’s booth.  There, we got to sit at a table with a couple of other buyers and watch a private fashion show of the Watters bridal and bridesmaid collections.  It was really great to be able to see the fabulous gowns up close and on a live model before we placed our order!

Next, we went on to Alyne’s booth.  The process here was a little bit different.  Again, we sat down at a table, but the sales people spoke directly to us.  They showed us each individual gown they had to offer and explained the details and features of it.  Additionally, they had a live model put the gown on if we decided we wanted to see it on an actual person.

After we placed our order with Alyne and took a lunch break we visited Steven Birnbaum and Robert Bullock.  My favorite part about this stop?  Robert Bullock was there!  He was the one showing us his and Steven’s gowns.  What’s better than buying gowns than buying them from the designer himself!  He was super helpful and friendly!

After we browsed the entire bridal show we ventured to the seventh floor to check out StyleMax.  What a difference from the calm and collected feel of the bridal floor!  The ready-to-wear floor was all hustle and bustle!  I thought there was a lot to look at in the bridal section, but it seemed that there was ten times more to look at in StyleMax.  The amount of ready-to-wear merchandise made this very large floor seem small.  While browsing through all of the booths I got to see some great visual displays and really cute fall clothing.

It was a productive, fun, exhausting day.  I couldn’t stop walking around because there was so much to look at from all the vendors.  I felt like a tourist - I was taking so many pictures!  I saw so many fabulous garments and I learned a lot about buying.  I want to go back for the spring show in October!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Just in . . .

The Michelle Gown by Robert Bullock Bride arrived recently.  I love love love this dress!  The swiss dot net is adorable!  If you aren't familiar with swiss dot it is a netted fabric with little polka dots on it. So cute! The gown is strapless with a crisscross bodice, beaded belt at satin waist and fuller flowing skirt. You have to come in and check it out!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New spring dresses have arrived

We have just received a shipment of new spring dresses. The dresses are perfect for this spring and summer. Super easy to wear and to dress up or down. Plus the prices are great - nothing is over $75!  You can check them out in store or even shop on our online boutique. Shipping is only $3!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dress of the Week

Jim Hjelm style 5100
Bridesmaid dresses just keep getting more stylish!  This Jim Hjelm dress is such a chic cocktail dress - it features a strapless neckline and is fitted at the natural waist with a pencil skirt. The ruching on the bodice and the skirt make this dress an ideal fit for absolutely any body size. The bodice is in Opal silky taffeta with a Black skirt and belt with crystal applique. But you have over 20 colors to choose from and you can mix and match however you want!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Feature on Wedding Chicks

We were so excited to have the opportunity to provide dresses for The Italy Girls photoshoot in Vegas recently. Photos from the shoot were featured on The Wedding Chicks blog and I can't stop drooling over them! The amazing Spring Mountain Ranch venue with the desert and mountains as a backdrop are breathtaking. The Gracie bridal gown from Fancy NY and Wtoo bridesmaid dress style 974 were the dresses featured. Below are some of our favorites from the shoot taken by Molly of M Three Studio in Milwaukee.