Friday, August 30, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Just In: Siri Bridesmaids

Siri has really "wow-ed" us with their new bridesmaids dresses. The Camellia and Magnolia Pouf dresses are like nothing we have ever seen before and will definitely make your bridesmaids stand apart from the crowd. While they can be ordered in a variety of fabrics, we have them in Siri's brand new Metallic Melange - a shimmery fabric with a unique texture. Their bubble hems are also optional, and can always be ordered in a more traditional style.

Like always, Siri's dresses are beautiful and made impeccably. Camellia and Magnolia are great additions to our collection!

Siri Magnolia 
Siri Magnolia (back)

Siri Camellia
Siri Camellia (back)

Monday, August 26, 2013

Just In: Fall 2013 Bridesmaids Dresses

We recently received many new bridesmaids dress styles for Fall 2013 from designers Dessy, Bari Jay, Wtoo and Jim Hjelm. From ethereal elegance to short & sweet, there is a style for everyone. If your wedding is coming up, be the first bride to showcase these styles at your wedding and you'll keep your wedding looking fresh and fun!

Dessy 2898
This full length, lux chiffon dress from Dessy carries their trademark classic elegance. The shirred bodice is flattering to all body types, and is topped off with a matching satin belt and bow! We pictured it here in a gorgeous mint green Celadon, but this dress comes in dozens of colors to fit your wedding vision perfectly.
Dessy 2898
Dessy 2898 (back)

Bari Jay 714
Another floor length chiffon gown, Bari Jay 714 has a one-shoulder strap that gives it a Grecian goddess look. This dress comes in gorgeous fall colors like the Bronze and Aubergine pictured below and is perfect for a rustic wedding.

Bari Jay 741

Wtoo 593 & 594
We love these new cocktail length bridesmaids dresses from Wtoo!  Wtoo 593 is a flirty chiffon halter-style dress with a flattering sweetheart neckline. Our other new arrival, Wtoo 594, is a strapless, sweetheart chiffon - but what sets this dress apart is the adorable colorblocking on the bottom of the dress, which allows you to pick the perfect accent color!

Wtoo #593
Wtoo #594 (back)

Wtoo #594

Wtoo #594 (back)

Jim Hjelm 5371
We have another dress to add to our growing lace collection! Jim Hjelm 5371 is a sexy strapless dress with a lace bodice and taffeta skirt. Lace is the hottest trend in bridesmaids right now, so your girls will all look stylish in this dress (and it has pockets)!!

Jim Hjelm 5371
Jim Hjelm 5371 (back)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Just In: Watters Encore

One of the biggest trends in the bridal world right now is getting a perfect little white dress. Perfect for receptions, rehearsal dinners, bachelorette bashes, and honeymoons dinners, a dress from the Watters Encore collection is a fabulous way to extend your bridal style past the big day.

Our newest arrival is the Willow dress by Watters Encore. It features a stylish lace overlay, as well as a unique neckline and keyhole back and comes with a cute grosgrain belt that you can customize to any color you can think of! 

If you are still in search of your must have little white dress, check out our Little White Dress gallery at Miss Ruby Boutique.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Rules for Picking a Perfect Mother of the Bride/Groom Dress

As a mom, picking out a dress for your son or daughter's wedding can difficult. After all, the bride knows what she is expected to wear. But when it comes to moms, the rules get a little difficult. There are so many different shades, shapes and styles to choose from that many moms can feel overwhelmed - wanting to please the bride but also pick something that makes them look perfect.

We work with moms every day, and have compiled a list of "Rules" for moms to follow when picking out a dress. Use these as a guide so that you or your mom can look beautiful on the big day.

#1: There is no such thing as "age-appropriate"
       What we mean by this is that there is no one thing you are "required" or "not allowed" to wear on your son or daughters wedding day. We had a mom in recently who found a strapless, cocktail length dress that looked amazing on her. We have other moms who want sleeves so they feel more covered. And the best part is - both are fine! No matter your age, you know what your taste level is better than anyone. Don't let any person or magazine article tell you to dress a certain way just because of your age!

A breathtaking picture of a bride and her biggest fan - her mom

#2: Consider the bride's wedding vision (but use your best judgement)
       We have a lot of moms who find their dress right away, but spend most of their appointment pouring over the color swatches, wanting to be sure that they are getting the absolute perfect shade of red (or pink, or grey, etc) that exactly matches the napkins on the table, flowers in the bouquet, or some other detail in the wedding. When we run into this, the best advice we can give is to consider the overall vision of the wedding, rather than being stuck on a certain color.

If the bride is doing a fall wedding, chances are she would rather have you in a gorgeous burgundy dress than a mediocre one in a specific shade of orange. If the bride requires black, having a dress with a subtle navy lining that makes the black lace "pop" is going to make her just as happy. We aren't saying that you should make your own rules if the bride has laid them out for you, just remember that she would rather have you in something you look beautiful and comfortable in, rather than something that looks forced.

No matter how old, every girl still needs her mom on her wedding day!

#3: Bring reinforcements
       If you know you are the kind of person who needs a second (or third!) opinion, then by all means, bring them to your appointment. If there is a friend who has great style or your husband always tells you the truth, having them at your appointment can give you reassurance of both your likes and dislikes. Even better yet, if possible, bring the bride! Many moms always want a final "ok" from the bride herself, and this is a perfect way to do so!

Even Grandma can get in on all the fun!

#4: Confidence is key
      Every woman everywhere has body issues. It's a fact. The key to getting a perfect dress isn't having the perfect body, it's having a dress that fits your body perfectly. If you have a tummy you would rather disguise, choose something with ruching. If your trouble area is your arms, a 3-quarter length sleeve is exactly what you need. And if you aren't sure, ask your Miss Ruby consultant! They will be happy to point you in the right direction.

Having the right dress will allow you to focus on the important things

#5: Pick something you are comfortable in
      This is the most important rule for everyone. Whether you are a bride, bridesmaid, flower girl, or mom, having a dress that you feel comfortable and beautiful in is the first priority! It is the single best way to exude confidence at the wedding. If you pick something you love, you will look back at pictures years from now and only see wonderful memories.

A picture with mom and new bride is a must for any groom!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Back In Stock - Bari Jay 555

We are happy to announce that one of our favorite dresses is back in store. This strapless chiffon style by Bari Jay is featured in a gorgeous Tulip color, but is available in a variety of colors to perfectly match your wedding colors. This is one of those rare dresses that looks great on girls of every shape and size! Don't believe us? Then stop by Miss Ruby Boutique and try it on now that it is finally back in our store!

Bari Jay #555 in Tulip

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Just In: Robert Bullock Bridal

We aren't kidding when we say that Robert Bullock is our favorite bridal designer at Miss Ruby Boutique. From pearl accents to the softest lace, when you try on a Robert Bullock gown you can tell the difference lies in the details.

Because of that, when we get new bridal gowns in from his collection we cannot wait to share! Below are three of our new arrivals to our bridal suite - each one has the perfect attention to detail that we expect from a Robert Bullock gown.

Galina: Galina is a gorgeous gown that mixes tulle and Alencon lace. The pictures don't do justice to the interesting details on the sweetheart neckline - this one is meant to be seen in person!

Robert Bullock's "Galina"
Robert Bullock's "Galina" (back)

Trace:  Trace is already a favorite of Miss Ruby brides! The classic lace and gorgeous fit and flare shape is perfect for a bride who wants to look both beautiful and timeless. This dress also looks perfect when paired with a Jaxie Belt!

Robert Bullock's "Trace"

Jayne: Robert Bullock pulls out all the stops with Jayne! This tulle ballgown is a vision on its own, but the look is completed with its beaded pearl bodice. The pearls are a work of art and will make you look picture perfect on the big day.

Robert Bullock's "Jayne"

Robert Bullock's "Jayne" (detail)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Minnesota's First Day of Marriage Equality

It's no secret that we love weddings at Miss Ruby. That's why when we saw links to these pictures on our Facebook News-feeds, we felt compelled to share. At city hall in downtown Minneapolis, crowds filled the space to celebrate marriage equality. As soon as the law took effect at midnight, couples lined up to tie the knot in front of their family, friends, and hundreds of onlookers. The result was not only history in the making, but a beautiful celebration of love. Here are some of our favorite pictures from the event.

Check out all of the pictures here and read more about Minnesota's first day of Marriage Equality here.

Crowds gathered to watch this historic and beautiful event.

Different couples with different faiths all were in attendance.

These fashionistas look stunning in a complementing black and white. 

Even the the flower girls were there (even though it was past their bedtime)

Everyone should look this happy to marry their significant other!
These two were pumped about tying the knot...

...and so were these two! It was a very exciting day full of all kinds of emotions!

We couldn't have said it better ourselves!
Hopefully Wisconsin is next!

All pictures found here

Monday, August 12, 2013

Just In: The Aria Bridesmaids Collection

We are proud to announce our brand new bridesmaids collection by the designer Aria. We have been carrying Aria bridal gowns for many seasons, and are finally adding their fabulous bridesmaids collection to our Bridesmaid Suite.

Everything we love about Aria's bridal gowns is brought right to their bridesmaids dresses! All the dresses are customizable to fit your girls' tastes, so you can mix-and-match the top and skirt to make your girls feel like they look their best. And with them being made in the USA, you can feel extra good about your gorgeous dresses!

Take a look at our new arrivals . . .

Aria 121
Aria 121 (back)

Aria 141
Aria 142

Aria 173
Aria 173 (back)

Aria 186 
Aria 186 (back)

Aria 276
Aria 611

Aria 612
Aria 616

Aria 617
Aria 619

Aria 622