Monday, May 19, 2014

Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Every year a new color of the year is announced by Pantone as their color of the year.  This choice impacts not only fashion, but home decorations, flowers and just about every other industry!

This choice is determined not at random but by a lot of market research and other factors, so the choice of this year's color- Radiant Orchid- was after careful consideration.
Swatch of Pantone's Color of the Year- Radiant Orchid

Since we focus on weddings here at Miss Ruby, we wanted to create a blog post dedicated to the Pantone color of the year and provide some inspiration on how to include this beautiful soft and warm purple color into our brides big day!

Beautiful bouquet featuring Radiant Orchid and a mix of other purples! Photo found here

Bridesmaids dress by Dessy, style 2909 in Radiant Orchid
Fun Beverages in Radiant Orchid, great for a bridal shower! Found on Pinterest 
That cake looks almost too pretty to eat! Almost being the key word :) photo found here 
Beautiful wedding shoes in Radiant Orchid- forget blue, these YSL pumps will really stand out! Photo found here
Another gorgeous use of Radiant Orchid and other purple tones for opulent table settings! Found on Pinterest
We love the vintage touch with colored glass! So pretty in Radiant Orchid! Photo found here

These are just a few ideas on how you can incorporate this great color into your wedding day! And don't feel limited to just appreciating Radiant Orchid for the year--this gorgeous tone will not go out of style anytime soon! Happy planning! 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Dress of the Week: James Clifford J11441

This week's dress of the week comes courtesy of the James Clifford Collection and is one of our newest samples from their most recent collection-- style J11441!

This strapless style is a modified mermaid silhouette and has an all over lace pattern.  The lace itself is very unique and intricate--a staple of the James Clifford collection!  The sweetheart neckline and hemline both feature scalloped lace as a beautiful detail, and the dress itself has a beaded natural waistline (although in the photos we added a James Clifford belt for even more sparkle!) The train on this dress is chapel length and creates just the right amount of drama for your walk down the aisle! 

Front View of J11441, paired with James Clifford Belt, Jennifer Leigh Veil and Meg Jewlery

Closeup of the scalloped lace neckline and allover lace pattern on J11441

Back view, showcasing gorgeous chapel sweep train

We love the scalloped lace along the hemline--so detailed!

Buttons down the back add the perfect amount of vintage glam to this gown! Plus notice the beading along the natural waist! 
This dress is perfect for the bride that loves unique details on classic silhouettes--the mermaid fit is gorgeous on so many body types! The uniqueness of the lace will let the bride stand out on her big day and fit wonderfully into a variety of venues--from traditional to outdoor! 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Dress of the Week: Mikaella 1864

Our dress of the week comes courtesy of the newest design line we carry at  Miss Ruby Bridal Boutique--Mikaella! Style 1864 has been a hit with recent brides so it seemed fitting to feature her this week.

The all lace gown features cap sleeves, a v-neckline and a low back.  It has a beaded empire bodice, featuring scalloped lace along the seam.  The skirt is a fit and flare style with a sweep train--check out some of the pictures of this gorgeous gown in our boutique!

Mikaella 1864, pictured with a Jaxie Hair Clip and Belt and Meg Jewelry Necklace

Closeup of the V-neckline and beaded bodice of Mikaella 1864

Closeup of the intricate Mikaella lace

Mikaella 1864 back view, showcasing sweep train.

We love the low back on Mikaella 1864!
We are loving the fit on this dress--it's a sexy and sophisticated cut that's trendy, but is also so classic and timeless that you won't regret making this your wedding dress!

We picture Mikaella 1864 as the perfect dress to fit your vintage or rustic wedding theme, but with the right accessories, there's no reason why this stunner wouldn't be beautiful as a glamorous old Hollywood themed wedding too! 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wedding Theme: Black and White

There's always a certain risk involved in planning a wedding around a theme that may be too trendy and not relevant years from now when you want to reflect on your big day, but it's pretty safe to say that black and white will always be in style!

Choosing to go Black and White for your big day adds a level of glamour and formality to the event and provides your guests with the feeling that they're a part of a Hollywood style celebration. Take a look at some pictures we found on the web on how to make your Black and White wedding dreams a reality!

Intricate, formal invitations give a great preview for what guest should expect--like these found on Pinterest 

Photo found here--these were D.I.Y and only cost around $5.00!

Photo found here--bridesmaids all in black, different styles with a great pop of color!

Love this cake, inspired by Spring '13 Oscar de la Renta! Image found here

Bow-Tie napkins! How perfect! Photo found here (other great b&w theme photos here too!)

Who says they need to be blue?! Love these shoes to add a touch of black to your gown, found here

Monochromatic centerpieces, found on Pinterest

White and Ivory flowers with black ribbon, has a great Vintage feel to it! Found here
Seeing some ideas you love? We think the best way to do a Black and White wedding is in the subtle details--even incorporating Ivory, Cream, Gold and other neutrals to help offset the stark difference can add that personal touch to your elegant affair! Don't be afraid to bring in pops of vivacious colors too and most of all have fun!

We hope no matter what theme or color palate you go with for your big day, your personal details shine through and it's everything you planned it out to be!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Picking the Perfect Little White Dress

The Little White Dress is a great asset to any brides big day--we love the idea of wearing it at the rehearsal dinner as a great preview to what guests can expect from your gown or the theme of your big day!

Here's a few options on how to convey that message subtly to your guests without having to sacrifice the look of surprise on everybody's face!

Planning on a ball gown or a vintage or rustic themed big day? Check out Watters Encore Alder. This adorable a-line style is so sweet! The lace brocade pattern has a great vintage feel to it, and the full skirt is an adorable cocktail party version of a ball gown.

Destination wedding? Check out Watters Iris! Featuring a flattering v-neck cut, slim skirt and sweet key-hole cut out back, this Little White Dress is the perfect fit for a beautiful warm destination rehearsal dinner (or honeymoon).

Over the top glam wedding in your cards? Or are you the type of bride that loves to be trendy and on top of her fashion game? Look no further than Alvina Valenta 9420. Sampled in a soft blush color and featuring tulle and Chantilly lace--this is the perfect rehearsal dinner dress to set the tone for a glamorous big day!

There are so many options when picking the perfect Little White Dress for whatever pre or post wedding activities you're planning to have--tying in the theme from your big day or gown style is a great way to keep a cohesive look for your activities and provide you with beautiful photos to last you a lifetime! 

Happy Shopping Milwaukee Brides! 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Chicago National Bridal Market

At the beginning of April, we visited the Merchandise Mart in Chicago for one of our favorite times of the year: Bridal Market! Check out some of our pics from our hard work during our trip!

It's such an exciting time for us to get to see the new styles from our designers - we were definitely in love with so many things, it made the decision process of what to buy difficult, but the good news is that everything was so great, we couldn't have made a bad choice! 

Hard at work making decisions on which Robert Bullock dresses to add to our collection!
Obessesed with the low back on one of Robert Bullock's new Fall 2014 gowns

Watters sales rep Jessica walking us through some of the features and benefits of their new brides maids styles

A preview of some of Watters new Fall 2014 Bridesmaids dresses!

A preview of a new gown for Fall 2014 from Wtoo--think you'll see this one at Miss Ruby? You'll have to wait and see! 

We don't want to give away too much in the interest of the designers hard work and when they'll be unveiling their Fall collections but we can say that you won't be disappointed! So many new and unique styles with classic elegance.  One trend we were seeing across the board was a focus on interesting backs, whether they dipped low or featured intricate details! 

Check back at our blog to see more pictures in the next weeks showcasing what we saw from our other designers Mikaella and James Clifford!