Friday, July 18, 2014

This past week marked a milestone for us - we turned six! That's six years of encouraging women to #livebeautifully, pretty frocks, cute puppies, and lots and lots of cupcakes. We feel so fortunate to do what we love each and every day here at Ruche, and we know we couldn't do it without you! The gals at 31 Bits were kind enough to allow us to host our event at their amazing headquarters. In addition to all the local Ruchettes that celebrated with us, our friends from Darling Magazine, Bon Puf, Art With Nature, Crown Bloom Co., Honeypie, and the darling Mara of M Loves M joined in on the fun. In case you weren't able to attend, here is a quick recap of the day's festivities: 

Mara of M Loves M was looking positively glam in a maxi dress from Dear Creatures and holding a pink lemonade cupcake!

We loved the bold flower centerpieces provided to us from Art With Nature! Not only did they complement the rest of our party decor perfectly, but aren't the hues swoonworthy?

Our Head Stylist Sarah and Head Buyer Tambra celebrate with darling glasses of pink champagne! We loved celebrating with our Ruche family and our Ruchettes. 

The cutest guest at our soiree was easily little Amelie. How adorable is she in her flower crown? You can see Amelie's adventures on her Instagram

Our pop up shop was definitely a success. Our Ruchettes were so excited to purchase our styles in person! We were stocked with pretty detailed dresses, breezy tops, and pretty statement jewelry. 

Our Creative Coordinator Orchid crafted this amazing tassel wall that functioned as a backdrop for photos! Here our Products Manager Laura, C.C.O. and Founder Mai, Baby Ruchette Amelie, Mara, and V.P. of Operations Tiffany are all smiles! 

Here she is in action! Amelie vs. a pink lemonade cupcake (spoiler alert: Amelie won!). 

Our festivities were filled with pretty flower crowns made by the talented Crown Bloom Co.! Her crowns were crafted with real flowers, making them all the more lush. 

What would a Ruche celebration be without Brandon and Kristin Kidd? Here they are with the lovely Mai! The photographer husband and wife duo can also be seen in our summer lookbook, Let's Get Lost

Our friends from Darling Magazine stopped by to enjoy the party and share their amazing publication! You can purchase their last two issues here and here

Marketing Associate Athena, Marketing Coordinator Sam and Advertising Coordinator Maya look darling in denim, florals and 31 Bits necklaces!

The soundtrack to our birthday was provided by the soothing sounds of Honeypie! They sang a combination of covers of our favorite songs and their original hits. We couldn't get enough! 

Order Fulfillment Manager Jamie, Customer Service Representative Taylor and Products Assistant Brie toast another birthday for Ruche! 

Marketing Assistant Hannah and Customer Service Representative Taylor pose for a photo outside of the amazing 31 Bits location, which actually used to be an airline hangar. 

Cloe of Bon Puf spins her gourmet-flavored confectionery creations. We can't decide if our favorite flavor of her tasty cotton candy was pear or salted caramel... so yummy! 

31 Bits Brand Director Jessie and Office Manager Courtney look darling in their necklaces. We're so lucky to have teamed up with them for our birthday party event!

CCO and Founder Mai and Photogapher Stephanie Williams share a moment of birthday excitement! Mai looks stunning in a Crown Bloom Co. flower crown and 31 Bits necklace. 

We can't thank our loyal Ruchettes and vendors enough for helping us make our birthday party the best it could be! The day was truly amazing and we are looking forward to celebrating with everyone again next year. 


P.S. See last year's birthday blog post featuring five fun facts about Ruche! And see all our friends pictures from the event here.