Thursday, July 28, 2011

Just in . . .

The Roma Gown from the Robert Bullock Bride collection arrived this week. If you love lace you'll LOVE this gown. It features sheer lace cap sleeves and a sheer lace back.  You'll also find delicate pearls and sparkles throughout the gown and buttons down the back. The extra little details are what makes this gown super special.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Just in . . .

Alvina Valenta 9175
A lovely dress from Alvina Valenta!  This cute little cocktail dress offers a modified sweetheart neckline and a draped bodice featuring cascading ruffles. So adorable!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Just in . . .

Our Fall 2011 collections have begun to arrive and we just received in some of the new dresses from the After Six collection. The After Six styles are always fun and easy to wear and come in a large selection of colors. The prices are always super reasonable too!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Bridesmaid dress remix

Dessy 2835
It seems with every new season, bridesmaid dresses are becoming easier and easier to add into your everyday wardrobe and this dress is one my favorite examples!  This strapless chiffon Maxi can be graced down the aisle of your outdoor wedding one day and then will keep you looking flowy and fabulous on a hot summer day. For the perfect daytime look, pair with a floppy hat and add a punch of color with a fun straw bag! Be a Maxinista this summer and try it out!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Just in . . .

The dresses just keep rolling in!  The Charlene Gown from Alyne Bridal by Rivini has just arrived. I love the understated elegance of this gown!  Charlene is a strapless bridal gown with a modified sweetheart neckline and a fit and flare silhouette.  You'll find Alyne's signature touches throughout the gown - buttons down the entire back, layered organza & mikado sash, organic organza beaded flower and luxurious mikado fabric.

A year ago . . .

A little over a year ago I was in Crested Butte, Colorado attending my little sister's wedding. I can't believe a year has past already. The wedding was one of the most beautiful that I have ever been to and as I reminisce  about the amazing day I thought I should share a few pics.  And of course all dresses were provided by Miss Ruby!  (Alvina Valenta bridal gown, Dessy bridesmaid dresses, WaWa flower girls & Siri mother of the bride)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Just in . . .

Jim Hjelm style 5174 has just arrived!  Gorgeous satin gown with sweetheart neckline and draped bodice. Super elegant and available in a ton of colors!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dress of the Week

Aria Bridal style 142FT
The Aria style 142FT is a gorgeous trumpet gown with a sweep train.  The gown is accented with a sweetheart neckline and a fitted waistband. It is pictured in silk shantung and is also available in several other silk fabrics. Because of it's understated style you can add your own details with jewelry & accessories such as a vintage style broach on the waist and a Jaxie birdcage veil. I can picture this gown in so many different wedding scenarios - a destination wedding, a chic downtown restaurant or even a fancy affair. So beautiful!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Just in . . .

You'll once again find fresh and contemporary styles with the Alfred Sung Fall 2011 collection.  The styles are very wearable and at amazing prices. Check out the cute ones that have just come in!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Even the right dress isn't quite perfect until it is altered to fit your body

Every woman's figure is unique. And every wedding gown has it's own unique shape. 99% of the time these don't match up exactly which is why alterations are so important. Alterations are going to make the dress lay perfectly on every curve of your body so you are going to be able walk down the aisle without tripping on the hem, eat and breathe without feeling uncomfortable and avoid pulling up your strapless dress!

Here are a few alteration tips for you so you'll know what to expect:
  1. Wedding dresses do not typically stretch! So it is very important to order the size closest to you. Order your dress too small and you may not get into it at all. If the dress is too small taking out the seams requires alot of work. Many gowns may have up to four or even more layers of fabric that would have to be let out. And if the gown has lace, beading or anything intricate it is all that more difficult to let the seams out.
  2. Most wedding gowns will be too long so a hem will be required.  If there are details at the hem like scalloped lace or beading those will be removed and reattached.  Many designers also offer a hollow-to-hem measurement for an additional charge. This means your gown will be made in a custom length just for you so you will mostly likely not need the hem altered. It is an additional charge but then the gown will be made to fit you more proportionally.
  3. Gowns with a train will typically require a bustle. A bustle is a simple way to gather up the train in the back of your dress so you can move around and dance without tripping over the train. The bustle is usually secured with ribbons, buttons or snaps and is usually used after the ceremony.
  4. The fit in the bust of the dress really has nothing to do with your strapless gown staying up and feeling secure. Strapless gowns are typically held up from the waist. So your strapless gown should be really fitted at the waist and may contain boning.
  5. Most gowns are made with a B-cup. Girls with a smaller bust may need the bust tailored in and cups added. Those with a larger bust will need to order a larger cup size as well as raise the bust-line. This can get costly, and not all designers offer this, but is a great option for many when available.
  6. Wear the undergarments that you plan to wear on your wedding day to your alterations appointment. That way the dress can be fitted to exactly what you plan to wear underneath. This will also help make sure that no lines or anything will show on wedding day.
  7. Make sure to bring your shoes along to your fitting. In order to hem your dress to the perfect length the exact height of your shoes will need to be accounted for.
Keep these tips in mind when it is time for your alterations appointment and you'll be on your way to a perfectly fitting gown!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Just in . . .

The Parker Gown by Robert Bullock Bride is finally here and we LOVE it! It is a strapless gown with organza and lace bands throughout along with some flower petal details.  An extremely unique gown with details you have to stop in to see.  Once again our lovely Robert does not disappoint!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Just in . . .

We are excited to introduce the new Dessy Social bridesmaid collection.  The styles are modern and glamorous yet incredibly wearable. Not only do they make fabulous bridesmaid dresses they are perfect for cocktail parties, holidays or your next social event!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Dress of the Week

Alvina Valenta style 9135
The Alvina Valenta style 9135 is a fun and modern cocktail-inspired bridesmaid dress. The sassy knee-length dress features a sweetheart neckline, ruched bodice and pencil skirt. Perfect for a chic, city wedding! The silky taffeta fabric is available in over 18 colors. Plus this dress is made in the USA!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Just in . . .

The Aria bridal collection has finally arrived. Yay! If you are looking for clean cuts in crisp fabrics you are in for a treat! Time and time again we get brides coming in looking for styles without trains, with a more simple feel, with no beadwork, etc.etc. Aria fits that bill perfectly. With each style you also have an array of fabric options to choose from. You gotta stop in and check them out!