Tuesday, May 28, 2019

A Wedding Dress for Every Season

No matter what time of year your wedding is or where you are getting married, the most important thing is that you look and feel like a goddess in your dress. That being said it can be fun and festive to invoke the feelings of the season through your dress. No matter what season you are shopping in, there will always be wedding dresses available that have elements of each season. When shopping make sure to have fun with it, stay authentic to you and your style, and find the perfect dress for your seasonal wedding!

Winter: Think sparkle, glitter, satin, classic, and glam

Alessandra by Tara Keely is our newest obsession! It’s super sparkly, but the sparkle layer is covered in a layer of soft tulle that adds a romantic touch. Winter is a great season to be a little extra and show off your glamorous side. Accessorizing with super glam earrings and a fur shrug will make you the ultimate ice queen.

Spring: Think floral, light, airy, whimsical, and flirty

Ti Adora Poppy is PERFECT for Spring! The combination of delicate lace in the skirt and the bold flower appliques placed on the bodice make it so fun and whimsical. The flowy, tulle skirt is soft and would look beautiful with soft tulle bridesmaids dresses. The best part of this dress are the off-the-shoulder lace straps that really send it to another level of whimsical.

Summer: Think sleek, sexy, and fun

Lena from Blue by Enzoani is what summer wedding dreams are made of. The sleek crepe skirt makes it feel elegant, but the dramatic sheer top and hip cutouts make it super sexy too! Summer weddings are FUN and this dress is just that. There is so much detail and this just looks like a dress that you are ready to party the night away in.

Fall: Think warm, cozy, romantic, and bold

Robert Bullock Roxy gives all the cozy fall vibes while still being stunningly elegant. The crochet lace is bold and gorgeous and features a beautiful leafy design that screams Autumn. The off-the-shoulder neckline is perfect for Fall because it covers your arms a little, but is still beautiful and open. The fabric covered buttons on the back are a great alternative detail to sparkle for a more natural look. Bring in lots of warm colors in your bridesmaids dresses and flowers and you will be living an Autumnal dream.

Really playing up the season you are getting married in can help to guide the style of your wedding and can really help create a FEELING that you and your guests will always remember. 
Don’t be afraid to be bold and be YOU.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Inspiration: Moody & Romantic Wedding

The flowers set the tone for this beautiful styled shoot at Birch.  It's a little bit boho, a little bit modern, and whole lot of beauty!  
(PS - all wedding dresses featured are currently available at Miss Ruby!)

Planner & Styling: Wed and Willow
Photography: Amarie Photography
Floral: Willow Design
Hair & Makeup: Kelly Schubel & Rachel Tillman

Monday, May 13, 2019

What is a Trunk Show Anyway?

What is a trunk show?

A trunk show is an event at the boutique where a wedding dress designer showcases their entire collection for a limited time. We host trunk shows throughout the year and it's a great opportunity to try on even a larger selection of dresses than are normally in store.  They are really fun, the energy is always buzzing, and the gowns are fabulous! It's the perfect time to say YES to your dream dress!

Why attend a trunk show?

There are so many reasons to attend one of our trunk shows and here are some of our favorites:

Shop brand new collections not yet in store.

Shop the entire collection. Even though we offer dresses from that specific designer in store, we don't have the entire collection in store. So it's a great opportunity to shop a larger selection of gowns!

Designers sometimes make an appearance at trunk shows, so it's your chance to get some one-on-one time with them. I mean who wouldn't want to say yes to the dress with the actual designer?

At many trunk shows you get the opportunity to customize your gown. Want to extend the train? Lower the back? No problem! Many designers allow customizations during trunk shows only.

When are trunk shows held?

Trunk shows are held throughout the year on select weekends.  Visit our website here to see our current schedule of shows. 

Tips to make the most of a trunk show:

Come with an open mind. 
We always recommend trying on a gown or silhouette you never thought you would. Don't limit yourself, you just never know what you may fall in love with!

Make an appointment. 
Scheduling an appointment will ensure that you have a Stylist available to work one-on-one with you & that a fitting room will be reserved for you. Also, trunk shows fill up fast so be sure to schedule your appointment in advance. You can schedule an appointment here

Be prepared to make a decision. 
Remember, these exclusive gowns are in store for the trunk show only, and can only be ordered during the show. So come ready to say YES to the dress!

Do your hair & makeup. 
You don't have to show up with your full bridal look, however, it really helps to envision yourself on your wedding day if you come with hair & makeup done.

Most important, have fun!  
Saying YES to the dress should be fun. Go with your gut, enjoy the moment, and don't put too much pressure on yourself.  If the dress checks all your boxes, and you can see yourself in it on your wedding day, you'll know it's the one!