Thursday, November 21, 2013

Are You Bold Enough for a Black Wedding Gown?

Maybe we're biased, but when people think of weddings, we're guessing that one of the first things that comes to mind is a beautiful white dress. However, with most dresses being ordered in ivory, and blush-colored dresses rising in popularity, the tradition of a "white" dress is seemingly falling to the wayside.

On May 10 of this year, 90210-actress Shenae Grimes tied the knot in a gorgeous Vera Wang gown - that was black! The most surprising part? How stunning she looked. While black may not be a usual color choice, if you are a bride who wants to break tradition and have a dress that gets everyone talking, a black wedding gown is the way to go.  Even some of the designers we carry at Miss Ruby Boutique offer options in black for the non-traditional bride.

Actress Shenae Grimes at at her May wedding in Vear Wang
Photo found here

We love the layers of ivory and black in the skirt of Shenae's gown.
Photo found here.
Shiloh gown by Wtoo. 
Try this dress on (in white) at Miss Ruby Boutique.

Catalina gown by Wtoo Bridal
This dress available for purchase at Miss Ruby Boutique

Charlize gown by Wtoo Bridal.
This dress available for purchase at Miss Ruby Boutique

We found this amazing picture from Exquisite Weddings in San Diego.
We had this dress in at our last Wtoo Trunk Show and it was stunning!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Get a Gorgeous Bridal Clutch for your Big Day

On your big day, you are going to need a few things on hand like your lipstick, Kleenex, mini-sewing kit and more on hand without having to fumble around for them. Our solution? Keep them in a gorgeous bedazzled clutch that will compliment your gown and keep you organized!

Our favorite local designer Jackie (owner of is known for her breathtaking bridal accessories. Most of our brides know that we carry her bridal belts, headbands, and veils, but are surprised that her line also includes bridal clutches! The best part is that they are currently on sale and marked down to $40 each. From feathers and frills to french-vanilla tones, there is a clutch that is going to complete your unique bridal vision. They are in high demand, so stop by and scoop one up!

The gorgeous golden color gives this clutch a very vintage look!

The soft satin folds of this clutch pop against the crystal detail.

Here is a close-up of a clutch's crystal accent

Crystals, pearls, and feathers make give this clutch a decadent feel.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

We welcome the Mikaella Bridal collection to our store

At bridal market this fall, we fell in love with the Mikaella collection by Paloma Blanca! This designer's aesthetic fits in perfectly with our trademark Miss Ruby style - simple, elegant, and streamlined. From vintage lace styles to dramatic mermaids, these gowns are sure to make you shine on your big day!

The Mikaella collection is magnificently crafted from the highest quality fabrics and stunningly accented with beautiful hand detailing and embroidery. Mikaella Bridal gowns offer the look, the feel, the elegance, and the classic sophistication of high fashion couture gowns at an attractive price. Plus the gowns are made in Canada (not overseas like the majority of bridal gown collections today). This means lead times are shortened and there are fabulous rush options for those brides with little time.

We are receiving new gowns from this collection weekly, and we are excited to share them with you. Take a look at our new arrivals below, and then make an appointment at Miss Ruby Boutique to welcome our new arrivals by Mikaella!

#1802 by Mikaella Bridal
#1802 (back)

#1706 by Mikaella Bridal
#1706 (back)

#1850 by Mikaella Bridal - Spring 2014 Collection - In Store Now
#1851 by Mikaella Bridal - Spring 2014 Collection - In Store Now

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

You asked, we listened - bridal garters now available

One of the things we love about being a small boutique is being able to listen to our customers and give them exactly what they want! We have recently received many calls and emails requesting bridal garters. Because of your interest we worked with Jaxie on creating a beautiful bridal garter collection for our Miss Ruby Brides.

Unlike traditional garters, which can be large, uncomfortable and unattractive, our garters have a delicate elegance that our brides know and love. Every garter is a hand-made custom piece, so if you love one of the garters shown below, stop by and pick it up!

Our new collection of one-of-a-kind Jaxie Garters!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Wedding Inspiration: Thanksgiving

What is a more perfect occasion to gather friends and family than Thanksgiving? That's easy! A Wedding!

This post is inspired by all things Thanksgiving. With the Autumn weather drawing slowly to a close, the shades of brown and gold present at the end of November are the perfect inspiration for a cozy, harvest wedding. Start with a gown in the color "spun gold," and add pops of burgundy and orange to make your wedding picture perfect. And, of course, don't forget what the holiday is all about - Giving thanks for all of things we are blessed with every day!

JC1820 by James Clifford is a unique "Spun Gold" color that flatters everyone!

We are loving how beautiful brown can be, just like in this setting.
Photo found here.

Pressed leaves are an easy (and cheap!) DIY project for your fall wedding.
Photo found here.

Pair straw with flowers for a beautiful contrast!
Photo found here.

Incorporating seasonal fare like apples makes your wedding unique!
Photo found here.

The pops of burgundy make this bouquet unforgettable!
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We love this fun take on cake-pops! They look just like pumpkins!!
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These Harvest themed boutineers are perfect for your groom and his boys!
Get these from RedPurpleWedding's Etsy!

Nothing says Thanksgiving like pumpkin pie!
Order these little treats for your guests at SouthernFriedChick's Etsy!

The colors of these invitations are reminiscent of an autumn sunset.
Order these from ImpressivePrint's Etsy!

This crown of leaves would make for the prettiest pictures.
Order this (and more sweet accessories) from thehoneycomb's Etsy!

Isn't this what it's all about? Remind your loved ones why you are so thankful for them!
Photo found here.