Wednesday, December 4, 2013

We love when Ruchettes let us be a part of their special day! Ruchette bride Alyssa looked especially lovely in our Angeline dress as the light filtered softly through the trees. The woodland setting along with the rustic touches created the perfect atmosphere for an autumnal wedding. We truly can't think of a more beautiful way to say "I do"! Here is her story:

I had always dreamed of having a wedding in the woods. The idea of having the trees and the speckled spots of sunshine around us just seemed so romantic to me. So Craig and I were thrilled when we found the perfect setting at a small local ski club just minutes from our house.

Even though we had 120 people at our wedding, the forest felt so intimate. After the ceremony we had a cocktail reception out on a large deck off of the chalet and dinner in the chalet.

Craig and I had opted for a late summer wedding because I wanted there to be as little chance of rain as possible and we ended up being very lucky. The day was absolutely gorgeous.

Picking out the dress was probably the most difficult part of the whole planning process. I knew that I wanted something different in a wedding dress. Since we were going to be in the forest I wanted something soft and whimsical. I went to as many bridal stores as I could find and tried on at least 40 dresses but nothing was even close to what I wanted. When I finally found the Angeline dress on Ruche I knew that was my wedding dress.

I loved the tulle overlay and the way it sparkled. But I was worried about buying my wedding dress online. What if I was unhappy with the fabric or the fit when it arrived? But watching your bridal video that features all of the dresses (sorry, I can't remember what it's called) gave me a much better idea of the fabric and how it flowed. That video was what really made me buy my dress. And since, you have a 30 day return policy I figured that if I was unhappy with the dress once it arrived then I would just return it.

But, as fate would have it, the dress fit me absolutely perfectly! I needed to take up the hem slightly but otherwise, it was a perfect fit. 

We're absolutely swooning over the charming, whimsical details of Alyssa's wedding. From the delicate pink pastel bridesmaid dresses to the ceremony's backdrop, we love the attention she gave to all the little things! We are so happy to have been a part of her lovely wedding.

Photography: Jenn Huynh, Venue: Chicopee Ski Resort, DJ: Liquid Cube Productions, Photobooth: PhotoBooth2Go, Flowers: Zehrs, Cake: The Cake Tutor, Alyssa's Dress: Ruche, Craig's Suit: Moore's, Bridesmaid dresses: Aritzia and Ruche, Cake Topper: handmade by the bride and groom, Bride's hair piece: Christie Lauren


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Comments (1)
  • Yay!!!

    Posted on December 4, 2013