• Thursday, February 28, 2013

    We all know how precious wedding photos are, so what happens when photos don't turn out as planned or when someone doesn't have the opportunity to capture the big day? We recently partnered with Daniel, of Snapmotive, to help launch The Dream Project and fix those photo mishaps. Here's what Daniel has to say:

     

    Naturally, as a photographer, when I hear stories of wedding photography gone wrong, my heart breaks for my married friends. So with this new project, I’m helping a select few relive their “bridehood.” There is no money or contracts involved here. This is simply helping people recoup what little they can from a missed opportunity and making them feel special.

     

    What we have assembled is a “Dream Team” of professionals who have graciously agreed to donate their time and resources to bless couples we love.

     

    To help start his project, we provided the wardrobe for Daniel's first "Dream Project" photo shoot, featuring this too-adorable couple, Ryan and Louise.

    pictured above: Adele Coat by Pink Martini and I Love You Card by Rifle Paper Co.

     

    Their story: She's from Sweden. He's from America. In 2009, they met during her three-month internship in the states and fell head over heels. When it was time for her to leave, they agreed to continue dating long-distance. About a year after they met, Louise came back to visit Ryan in California and he proposed. After much back and forth discussion, they agreed to marry in Sweden. In May 2011, Ryan spent three weeks in Sweden, they had a small wedding with her family, and then four days later, they parted ways again.

    They spent months apart, waiting for their visa to be approved. As their one year anniversary approached, Louise flew back to California for a month and soon enough, she was packing her bags to permanently stay in the states with Ryan.

     

    Louise reflects:

    That was one year of being apart as married, and three years of maintaining a long-distance relationship halfway across the globe. It was a tough season in our lives, but just like Cheryl Cole sings, “If it’s worth having, it’s worth fighting for.”

    Ryan and Louise have a remarkable love story, and we're so happy we were able to work with Daniel (Snapmotive) and contribute to a shoot they deserve!

     

    If you are involved in the wedding industry and would like to join Daniel's "Dream Team", contact him at dan@snapmotive.com for details.

     

    xo,
    Ruche

    Don't forget to browse our bridal Pinterest account too for even more wedding inspiration!


  • Wednesday, February 27, 2013

    Ruchettes, our spring lookbook will be launching soon! Here's a little sneak peek. ♥

     

    P.S. Make sure you're subscribed to our newsletter -- a special surprise is headed your way!

     

    xo,

    Ruche


  • Wednesday, February 27, 2013

    Photo Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst via Washington Post

    Our typical Spotlight post showcases women we admire and their sense of fashion, but we'd like to make this spotlight a little different and take a second to acknowledge a significant woman in history, Rosa Parks.

    Today, on March 27, 2013, the statue of Rosa Parks was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. All because of a simple act of defiance in 1955 in which she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Alabama, Rosa Parks became a powerful figure during the civil rights movement and today, is still a woman of inspiration.

    Photo Credit: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times via The New York Times

    Read more about Rosa Parks and her statue here, here, and here.

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Monday, February 25, 2013

    Last week, we hopped on a plane to Las Vegas and attended MAGIC, one of the biggest fashion tradeshows. Continue reading to see the highlights of our shopping trip!

     

    With cute (and comfortable) shoes, our buyers were ready for 3 days of shopping.

     

    We stumbled across the prettiest vintage decor during the tradeshow and even prettier clothing prints to choose from!

     

    Some of our favorite brands, such as Synergy and Seychelles, welcomed us with new must-have items for our boutique!

     

    While shopping, we asked for your opinion LIVE on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Did you happen to vote for any of these items?

     

    We also shared a few exclusive sneak peeks with you. This sunflower dress and BB Dakota coat will be on their way to Ruche!

     

    And of course, a day of shopping requires a little fun too. How could we resist a photobooth and a Vegas dessert bar? ♥

     

    Click here to see our last Vegas trip and stay tuned for next MAGIC trip in August!

     

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Sunday, February 24, 2013

    Be the “you” no one else can be.

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Thursday, February 21, 2013

    While we're still seeing snowflakes in some places, it's never too early to prepare for the sunshine! So, if you're anxious for the petals to bloom too, here are our stylist's top 4 tips for creating an affordable spring wardrobe. ♥

    To us, a closet full of floral dresses is like a kid in a candy shop. Now imagine a closet full of floral dresses under $40... We swoon! These two affordable floral dresses are spring staples, and they make for the perfect additions to your spring collection.

     

    Patterns are also a wardrobe must-have. When creating your spring wardrobe, these three affordable dresses are guaranteed to liven up your closet. Each one is completely different, yet equally beautiful!

     

    Who says you can only wear pastels in the spring? Incorporating bright colors into your wardrobe makes a statement at all of your springtime events. Whether you're looking for dresses for day or night, these three vibrant dresses under $40 are perfect options.

     

    Last but not least, accessories are a springtime necessity (as with any season) to pull your entire outfit together. For a touch of spring color or a hint of sunny sparkle, these are just a few of our favorite affordable jewelry pieces to perfect your spring attire on a budget.

     

    Love these spring pieces? They're available in today's New Arrivals -- each under $40!

     

     

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Sunday, February 17, 2013

    Happy Sunday, Ruchettes!

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Saturday, February 16, 2013

    Shop with us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram (@ShopRuche)!

     

    xo,
    Ruche

     

    P.S. See a roundup of last year's MAGIC trip here


  • Thursday, February 14, 2013

    We hope your day is filled with love for yourself and others!

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Kevin and I had to plan our wedding on a budget (a very small budget). Since we were saving our money for a home, we decided to get married at the Santa Barbabra courthouse. While a courthouse wedding may sound impersonal, this courthouse is a historic landmark. A beautiful Spanish villa with lavish gardens. It is truly breathtaking! We chose to have a small ceremony with 25 of our closest friends and family in the garden area of the villa. Ten minutes later we were man and wife! I couldn't imagine a more perfect wedding for the two of us. We aren't the most traditional couple and this wedding personified that.

    --Ashley, Southern California Belle

    Shop the bridal look: Mia Elizabeth Dress, Wedding Sash, Satin Heels

    Photographer: Arthur Philip Khoshaba

     ♥

    xo,
    Ruche

    Do you have "real wedding" photos you'd like to share? We’d love to see them! For your chance to become featured on our blog, send your wedding photos to blog@shopruche.com. Don't forget to browse more wedding inspiration and see our two wedding lookbooks, To Have & To Hold and Lace and Lavender, too! Don't forget to browse our bridal Pinterest account too for even more wedding inspiration!


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