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  • Thursday, July 19, 2012

    We love this DIY project because it incorporates using memories and upcycling materials that you may already have lying around the house.  This project is very customizable and you could create this project for a party or as decorations for your home.

     

    Do you love bunting as much as I do? I just can’t get over how cute it can be for a wedding, party or room decor! But the questions is, how do I get such a popular and often used piece of decor to be new, fresh, and personal to me? Easy – bunting made from photographs!

     

    With this super easy DIY project, you can make your own personalized wedding decor that is quick, cheap and totally adorable. You can use engagement photos, baby photos, color, black & white, sepia – the variations are endless!

     

     --Vanessa Janss from Vanessa Janss Photography

     

    For another DIY bunting flag tutorial, see our Breakfast at Ruche session.

     

    xo,

    Ruche

     

     


  • Wednesday, July 18, 2012
    We absolutely adore the romantic and rustic feel of this beautiful South Carolina wedding. From its vintage furniture to its handmade centerpieces, the thoughtful and charming details are truly one of a kind--making it a real Ruche wedding.
     
     
    From the bride:
    "The goal of our wedding was to let go of all expectations and create a day that perfectly described us, combining our personality and style into one as we were becoming one. Scofield loved the idea of a rustic, woodsy theme and I loved the idea of a colorful, vintage theme, so we decided to combine the two! We both love being outdoors and dreamed of being married in a field. We didn’t think such a venue existed until we discovered a new venue in our hometown. Not only did we find the perfect field, but we were able to design our wedding with a clean slate."
     
     
     "I scoured wedding blogs and pinterest, finding ideas and inspiration. I narrowed down all of my favorite ideas and created a storyboard for our day, giving us clear direction in our planning. Immediately I began searching out all of the local thrift stores and antique shops, collecting picture frames, teacups, vintage glasses, suitcases, chandeliers, birdcages, and even furniture. From there we took on a major task of multiple DIY projects. I made dessert stands out of vintage china, designed the table centerpieces, decorated mason jars, made paper flowers out of cupcake liners, and made boutonnieres out of vintage keys for all of the groomsmen. About halfway through the planning process we realized we couldn’t do everything by ourselves, so we outsourced a wedding planner. She took all of the stress and pressure away from us and allowed us to relax and enjoy the process. It was the best decision we could have made and worth every penny."
     
     
    "Even more so, we were amazed at the willingness of our friends and family to help. Scofield’s dad built the doorway for our outdoor ceremony; he cut logs to make wooden planks for our centerpieces, and he put together all of our wooden signs. My dad picked up pews I found on craigslist and helped me land the perfect couch for our lounge area. We had friends play music in our ceremony, bake desserts, make signs, design centerpieces, and let us borrow their things."
     
     
    "Overall, our favorite moment was having our parents officiate the ceremony. Scofield’s mom and my dad are both ministers and role models in our life, and we couldn’t have been more thrilled and touched to have them take us into the next phase of our life. We will never forget my dad’s words when he pronounced us and told Scofield, “you may now kiss my daughter.” "
     
    The beautiful photography is from Tahani Candelaria-Holm of Joyeuse Photography.
     
    For more romantic wedding inspiration, you can browse our Bridal Collection.
     
    xo,
    Ruche
     
     

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

     

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2012

    Inspired by our fashion through the decades, here are a few decade-inspired wedding and engagement photo shoots.  Which era is your favorite?

     

    The 1920's:

     

    The 1930's:

     

    The 1940's:

     

    The 1950's:

    images: twenties, thirties, forties, fifties

     

    xo,

    Ruche

     

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


  • Tuesday, July 17, 2012

    To celebrate the launch of our first baby collection, we asked you to submit a photo of you and your baby and share it from our Facebook page for a chance to win $100 to our shop! And the winner is...

    The picture is of eight month old Maxton and his mommy Rebecca in Ocean City, New Jersey for Maxton's first of many beach trips.

    A big thank you to everyone who participated! We loved seeing all your wonderful baby pictures ♥

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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    From antiqued bed frames to 1950's diner furniture, we love the retro details of these beautiful homes. To find the perfect home decor to match your vintage-inspired closet, see here.

     

    xo,

    Ruche


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  • Monday, July 16, 2012

    View Mai's maternity-friendly outfit: floral dress, navy belt, necklace, bracelet, bow shoes.

     I can't believe I'm over 4 months into my pregnancy! It is so unreal.  I'm starting to show a bit more depending on what I wear.  I'm still in the stage where people might think I've gained a lot in the tummy vs. being pregnant haha.  So lately, I've been trying to wear clothes that actually show my baby bump vs. really loose clothing that might just make me look like I've gained weight.    I've been blessed not to have morning sickness during my 1st trimester, but I did deal with a lot of fatigue.  However, once I entered my 2nd trimester, I automatically regained most of my energy again.  I can't feel the baby yet so at times I still don't feel pregnant, other than the fact that my tummy has grown. 

    Lots of people have asked if we wanted to know the sex of the baby or keep it a surprise.  We just can't wait another 5 months to find out!  Plus Josh and I can't wait to start decorating and shopping for our little bundle.  We have our next ultrasound this Friday and hopefully we'll be able to find out if we're having a boy or girl!  Another question a lot of people have asked:  do you want a boy or a girl?  Honestly, we don't mind..we'll be as equally happy to get a boy or a girl.  All we hope for is for a healthy little baby. 

    Until next week!

     Mai's other outfit pick for her maternity-friendly wardrobe:

    shop: flowy dress, bow belt, statement necklace, strappy sandals, weekend purse, flower ring

    xo,
    Mai


  • Monday, July 16, 2012

     

     Trends come and go, but some styles remain timeless. Here at Ruche, we are constantly inspired by the dazzling decades of the past, and we can't get enough of vintage-inspired fashions. The iconic trends of these eras have laid the foundation for fashion today and truly define the meaning of classic style.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    From the jazzy 20's to the youthful 60's, we honestly cannot decide which era is our favorite. For more inspiration, see all the outfits here.

     

    To see other vintage fashions that have inspired us, see 1, 2, 3.

     

    xo,

    Ruche


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  • Monday, July 16, 2012

    Looking for the perfect investment piece? Our stylist, Mara, tells us her favorite Ruche brands to save up for.

     

    shop: one, two, three

     

    Darling is one of my favorite brands. While they’re a little pricier, I definitely think the pieces are worth it. I’m always impressed with their impeccable details, quality fabrics, and unique prints. Darling always comes out with beautiful items that have wardrobe staple status. Their Sinead Coat is light enough for summer nights and can be easily layered in fall. Darling is definitely the perfect name for this brand!

     

     

    shop: one, two, three

     

    Shoes are probably my favorite items to invest in! I love quality shoes that will keep me comfortable from A to Z for years to come. In my opinion, a pretty heel is always worth it!

     

     

    shop: one, two, three

     

    I love Judith March's unique dresses—they’re so full of personality! The silhouettes are flattering and easy to wear, and the patterns and textures make you stand out from the crowd. I love how their pieces are effortlessly fashionable, yet also timeless.

     

     

    To see more investment pieces, click here. Happy shopping!

     

    xo,

    Ruche


  • Sunday, July 15, 2012

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    From Superbad to The Amazing Spider-Man, Emma Stone has become one of Hollywood's most-loved starlets. Not only does she have on-screen talent, but she also has an effortless off-screen style. It seems Emma can pull off almost any color, and we love her as both a redhead and a natural blonde! Overall, we absolutely adore Emma Stone's vintage-inspired style, and admire all her polished red-carpet looks.

     

    xo,

    Ruche

     

     


  • Saturday, July 14, 2012

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    Prepare yourself for a day of summer fun by styling some of our transitional beach pieces over your vintage-inspired swimsuit for the perfect shoreline look!

    Happy Saturday ♥

    xo,
    Ruche

     


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