Thursday, January 31, 2013

Just in . . .

Our new bridesmaids dresses from After Six are already a huge hit. We're loving their uniqueness! From satin bows to breezy chiffon, there is a style that will flatter every single one of your girls. And best of all, they come in a variety of colors and shades to make your wedding vision a reality.

Check out our new styles below!

After Six #6658 in Posey
After Six #6655 in Sapphire
After Six #6660 in Punch
After Six 6664 in Sailor

Monday, January 28, 2013

Inspiration: a Fresh Spring Wedding

With the holidays over, we can't help but look forward to all the beautiful weather and weddings that Spring will bring. If you are planning a wedding for Spring 2014, or going to a few weddings in the coming months, here are some ideas on how fresh spring colors can compliment any wedding.

We're loving pops of mint green paired with simple, clean lines and rustic accents. The light green color is right on trend and can even bring a vintage feel (like the adorable heels pictured below) to your accessories. Take a look at our favorite fresh finds, and let us know how you are getting in the mood for your spring weddings!

The clean lines on the Paris dress by Robert Bullock Bridal
keep your style simple and stunning.
This dress by Alfred Sung in the color "apple slice" is just like the name implies,
a beautiful green perfect for an outdoor wedding.
Be a bold bride with a cute and colorful wedding dress.
More photos of this cute couple here.
What a gorgeous spring wedding.
More pictures of this wedding here.
Jazz up your accessories with retro heels like the ones pictured here. 
Because we love all things Etsy, check out this stunning sea-glass statement necklace.
Visit astash's Etsy Store.
Have some fresh signature cocktails, like mint juleps or these cute blue drinks.
Get the recipe here.
Make your wedding cake truly breathtaking with this beautiful mint-colored frosting.
White flowers and green stems are naturally a beautiful color combination.
More mason jar wedding ideas here.
DIY sea-glass mason jars are super simple to make!
More photos from this adorable outdoor wedding here.
A vintage trunk with delicate details is a must for any wedding.
Click here to visit SgtPeppersHeartsClub's Etsy.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Real wedding . . .

This wedding holds an extra special place in my heart because it was my beautiful sister-in-law Jessica's.  And Miss Ruby was in full force - from the bridal gown & accessories, to the moms, maids & myself - we provided the looks!  

Bridal Gown - Del Mar by Siri
Bridal Jewelry - Elan Couture Jewelry
Bridal Belt, Birdcage Veil & Hair flower - Jaxie
Bridesmaid - Alvina Valenta 9126
Mother of Bride - Watters 3580 with custom jacket
Mother of Groom - Olympia Top & Skirt by Siri
Photos by Valo Photography


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Weddings in the Ward

The Weddings in the Ward event is right around corner and it is a really unique wedding event that you won't want to miss. On Saturday, February 16 the 2nd Annual Weddings in the Ward will be a full day of discovering Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward and the local businesses dedicated to creating a wedding day you will never forget. The day caps off with a fashion show at Swig where you'll get to see some of the our latest bridal & bridesmaids fashions!

Weddings In The Ward 2013 from Champagne Studios on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Just in . . .

We've added another dress to our "little white dress" collection. The Watters Pepper dress features a sheer illusion neckline with twist detail on bodice and satin ribbon at waist. The above the knee length skirt is super flirty & fun but if your looking for something a bit more elegant it can also be ordered floor length.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Just in . . .

We just can't get enough of of the James Clifford Collection!! This amazing lace gown (style J11310) arrived the other day and it practically had us all in tears (happy tears of course). This gown is stunning to say the least!! The flattering fit and flare silhouette in a luxurious lace overlaying a super soft point d'esprit is so unique. The illusion neckline and cap sleeves detailed with lace edging are nothing short of fabulous. But wait it gets better...the back is accented with a keyhole and chapel train!  We promise are gonna love this one!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Incorporate Celebrity Style on your Wedding Day

When celebrities are walking the red carpet in couture while all of us are sitting on the couch in our pajamas drooling at the fabulous fashions, it can only mean one thing - it's award season! At the recent Golden Globe Awards, stars brought some serious fashion to the table in the form of Dior, Marchesa, Versace and more. Winners or losers, they all looked flawless.

If you are looking to add some celebrity style to your wedding, you are in luck. We offer bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses that emulate the style of your favorite stars. Take a look at how you and your bridesmaids can emulate some of those red carpet looks.

The Mimi gown by Wtoo captures the young, playful spirit of Zooey Dechanel.

Zooey Dechanel in Oscar de la Renta

The Hera gown by Wtoo is a perfect match to Amy Adams' blush mermaid gown
Amy Adams in Marchesa

The Firra gown by Robert Bullock combines soft lace with structure.
Anne Hathaway in Chanel
This dress by Jim Hjelm Occasions looks stunning in a Versace red
Claire Danes in Versace

#555 by Bari Jay Bridesmaids looks chic and sexy all at once, just like Sophia

Sophia Vergara wears Michael Cinco
The Violet dress by Watters will give your bridesmaids Amanda's soft glow
Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy.


All celebrity photos from

Friday, January 18, 2013

Just in . . .

If you have visited Miss Ruby before you know that our mother of occasion dresses are not like most other boutiques. You'll find chic & distinct styles perfect for today's younger & stylish mothers. You won't find the typical frumpy mother dresses.  These two new ensembles by Siri & Watters have just arrived and we are so excited to add them to our collection.  Both are chic and stylish with a small sleeve.  If you love these you'll definitely love the rest of our collection. If you want even more options make sure to schedule an appointment during our Siri Mother of Occasion Trunk show being held March 8-10.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Miss Ruby Ordering Timeline

To all of our recently engaged and soon to be Miss Ruby Brides - we have some key dates to think about when tackling the process of planning your wedding and picking out your dresses. Whether it is going to be a 2013 wedding or if you are planning on a long engagement, here are some key planning deadlines to keep in mind.

After the Engagement
After the initial announcements and celebrations are over, start thinking about the colors, styles, and details you want at your wedding. For brides who have been planning this their whole lives, this is easy! For those who haven't, start looking at wedding blogs and magazines for ideas.

9-10 Months Before the Wedding
This is when we recommend ordering your both wedding and bridesmaids dresses, as they take up to 4 months to arrive.  Take time to look at bridal magazines for gown ideas, but also don't be afraid to try on different styles and shapes once you get into the store. Our bridal consultants are willing to help you narrow down your gown options so you end up with a wedding gown you love.

By this time, you should already have your bridal party selected. It is especially important to get the bridesmaids dress order started now, because their order can't be placed until all bridesmaids have paid. 

5-6 Months Before the Wedding
At about this time your dresses will arrive at Miss Ruby. Once we give you a call that your dress has arrived, we recommend picking it up at a time when you can take a few minutes to try on your dress before you take it home. This ensures that the dress is fitting properly.

This is when you would also set up your first alterations appointment. Our in-store seamstress is available by appointment.

3-4 Months Before the Wedding
If you didn't do this at your initial appointment, take the time to pick out bridal accessories such as belts, hair pieces, or veils. Every month we host a bridal styling night at our store - it is a casual and fun event where local jewelry designers and our very own Jackie from Jaxie Accessories are in-store and ready to work with you. We don't require a formal appointment, just that you RSVP so we know how many people to expect and how much champagne to pour. 

1-2 Months Before the Wedding
At this time, you should be finishing up with your alterations appointments and be able to take home your dress in the exact size and condition that it will be at your wedding. We supply garment bags so that your dresses can be stored properly before the wedding. This also allows a few months of "wiggle-room" just in case last minute changes need to be made.

After the Wedding
Don't forget to send us pictures of your wedding! We invest time in your wedding vision and we LOVE seeing the finished product! We also can feature your wedding on our blog as one of our Real Weddings as an inspiration for other brides!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bridesmaid Dress Remix: Bari Jay 230

Bari Jay #230 is not only a perfect bridesmaids dress, but also can be re-worn (really!) as a casual spring day-dress. Here we have it paired with a cozy sweater from Old Navy and a pea coat that mirrors the dresses mint color. Every girl should be prepared for the occasional spring shower with an adorable umbrella and whimsical wellies, like these lavender ones from Hunter. Just make sure your tote bag is big enough for a pair of heels to change into once you reach your destination! Finally, pink lips (like this one from YSL) and a rosy pink blush (like Nars Blusher in Taos) finish you off with a girly spring glow.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Over 20 bridal gowns featured at Robert Bullock Bride trunk show Jan 18-27

The Robert Bullock Bride trunk show, held January 18-27, will feature over 20 bridal gowns not normally at the boutique.  Simply stated, Robert Bullock designs gowns that women want to wear! You'll find timeless yet modern gowns for the bride who wants to create a sophistication that will never go out of style. A handful of plus-size gowns will also be available to try on.  Check out our facebook photo album to see what gowns will be at the show and click here to schedule your appointment. Only a few remain!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Just in . . .

If you are looking for a glamorous, red-carpet look on your wedding day you will love the new Angelina gown from the Wtoo collection by Watters.  The fit and flare silhouette is accented by a flutter skirt. And you'll find covered buttons down the back with a sweep train. Ooh, la la you are going to love this one!