Tag Archives: Ruche Bridal

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2013

    From vintage touches like antique furniture and the gorgeous bouquet of wildflowers, this beautiful wedding inspiration shoot looks like something out of a daydream. Love is in the crisp air, and the enchanting woodland atmosphere along with the muted color palette comprised of soft greens, ivories, and hues of purple make this series of photos something we could stare at all day long! 

    The soft glimmers of light peeking through the forest tree branches perfectly compliment the romantic setting of this shoot. Cascades of flowing white and the hint of sparkle in the floral belt give our Daphne gown the ideal combination of tradition and vintage inspiration. Like the loose tendrils of her effortless hairstyle, the hem of the dress and billowing fabric sways and falls perfectly. We're simply smitten!

    Pictured in our Noelle dress below, the one shoulder detail and delicate floral hem create a look that is unaffectedly ethereal. Both brides are pictured with effortless updos and hints of antiquated charm and the styling and composition of these photos are equally gorgeous and a timeless treasure. On top of the already impressive images, the photographer captured each of these moments on film instead of digitally! Every movement of the gowns, sparkle in the accessories, and flawless smile is immaculately portrayed. We're so glad she put in the extra effort because we are in love with this shoot! 

    Photographer, Melissa Perlman, discusses the shoot:

    The thought of shooting in a beautiful location like Highland Springs Resort was a dream but to turn that into reality was like shooting in heaven. It’s not too far off of my main inspiration for almost every shoot…Romance. The way the sun hit the lavender fields at sunset reminded me of a scene out of Pride and Prejudice.

    Thankfully, Highland Resort provided us with the beautiful green velvet loveseat to use in the middle of the olive trees to create a more intimate setting. Those pictures ended up being my favorites. I had a great group of people that contributed to the shoot -- starting with Ruche Bridal!

    Jane Austen inspiration and antique charm... what more could anyone ask for? If you adore this shoot as much as we do, be sure to check out all the talent and vendors that made it happen!

    Organizers: Jon Cu - Jon Cu Photography, Kurt Boomer - Kurt Boomer Photography, Nina Suh - Love & Lemonade Photography, Ning Wong - Ning Wong Studios

    Venue: Highland Springs Resort

    Models: Lizzie Metcalf, Corrie Grier, Brian Bolton

    Vendors: Flowers: Star Events Floral Design by Jennie, Bridal Headpieces: Lacielle Roselle, Hair & Makeup: Joyce Luck Style, Set Design: Jon and Amy Cu, Dresses and Accessories: Ruche


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  • Wednesday, October 9, 2013

    Step through the garden gate and prepare to be enchanted by this gorgeous bridal inspiration shoot! Elisheva, of Elisheva Golani Photography, is a talented Houston-based natural light photographer with a love of romantic images and all things vintage. She set out to collaborate with Houston wedding vendors to bring her vision to life, and we’re sure glad she did because these images have us floating through a daydream.

    We love seeing our Isla wedding dress as the centerpiece of a romantic bridal look, and it is perfected by the lovely makeup from Makeup by Rivki and a profusion of paper blooms from Paper Floral Artistry. The Isla gown, with its delicate pleats of cream chiffon, moves with ease and grace, making it an ideal dress for a garden wedding. The unexpected juxtaposition of paper florals in a lush green garden setting is just the kind of dreamy bridal inspiration we needed to give a fresh burst of prettiness to our day!

    I met Khrystyna Balushka from Paper Floral Artistry at the Houston Arboretum. Together we set up the set while our model Tammy was getting her hair and makeup done. I had tried my best to describe to each of the vendors what my vision was and I am thrilled to say that it came out even better than what I envisioned!

    -- Elisheva

    If you’re similarly enchanted by the idea of paper flowers, take a look at Paper Floral Artistry’s Etsy shop or go the DIY route and craft your own with the help of our tutorial featured on the Design Sponge blog. And you can find our Isla wedding dress here or browse our collection of vintage-inspired and modern wedding gowns.

    Paper Flowers: Paper Floral Artistry, MUA: Makeup by Rivki, Hair Stylist: OnSite Hair Design, Dress: Ruche, Model: Tammy Heskia.


    Do you have a styled shoot or wedding photos you'd like to share? We’d love to see them! For your chance to join our Blogger Family and become featured on our blog, send your photos to blog@shopruche.com. Don't forget to browse our bridal Pinterest account for even more wedding inspiration too!

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  • Wednesday, October 2, 2013

    A bridal shower is a chance to celebrate your dear friend’s upcoming nuptials, but the prospect of planning and hosting can be daunting for any MOH. Never fear, we have a bridal shower inspiration shoot to share with you with all the ideas and little details for planning the loveliest afternoon imaginable for the bride-to-be!

    Simply Put Vintage Rentals teamed up with Simply Jessica Marie to put together a vintage-inspired tea party bridal shower, which was recently featured on Wedding Chicks. Remember when you were a little girl and you would play dress up, inviting your friends over for a tea party and looping your mother’s pearls around your most honored guest, teddy bear? This charming shoot has the sweet nostalgic feel of those girly tea parties, combined with the romance of a vintage-era aesthetic and ladylike sophistication. And it was all beautifully captured by the talented Kait Winston Photography. So make a pot of earl grey and stay a while – this is bridal shower inspiration you won’t want to miss!

    Our vintage-inspired bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses were used for the shoot, and they fit so wonderfully into the romantic vision for the shoot. The bride and her maids look elegant with soft curls, braids, simple make-up. The bride wears our Isla dress, one of our most popular bridal gowns for good reason! Crafted in effortless chiffon, it’s the definition of graceful simplicity. Our bridesmaid dresses featured in the shoot are perfect for a bridal shower or wedding with a blush, champagne and pink color palette.

    As much as we love all the thoughtful details in this bridal shower inspiration shoot, from the letterpress invitations to the floral teacups, it’s the sweets table that we can’t stop ooh’ing and ahh’ing over! A great bridal shower needs pretty décor and mouthwatering cakes and sugary confections like those baked to perfection by Sweet Melissa.

    One idea we can’t wait to steal from this styled shoot is filling vintage trunks with the freshest of flora. These pretty florals, with shades of pink and purple and green, fit in perfectly with the look and feel of the Tatton Hall grounds. And adding flowers to slender white vases, tea cups, and vintage silver pots gives a sweet garden party feel to the shoot.

    We’re so smitten with this vintage tea party that we might not wait until a bridal shower comes along to throw one of our own!

    Photography: Kait Winston Photography, Dresses: Ruche, Flowers: Embellished Blooms, Make Up: S. Davis Make Up Artistry, Hair: Gia Peebles, Cakes + Sweets: Sweet Melissa, Paper Goods: Winifred Paper, Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar, Jewelry: Palm Beach Vintage Jewelry, Design + Styling: Jessica Clinch, Furniture + Props + Design + Styling: Simply Put Vintage Rentals, Venue: Private Residence - Tatton Hall.


    Do you have a styled shoot or wedding photos you'd like to share? We’d love to see them! For your chance to join our Blogger Family and become featured on our blog, send your photos to blog@shopruche.com. Don't forget to browse our bridal Pinterest account for even more wedding inspiration too!

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2013

    A gorgeously styled wedding shoot can inspire us to no end. And with venue/event design from Pineola Farms and photography by Dannielle of Elle Puckett Photography, we knew we were in for a special treat! But this styled wedding shoot, with its elegant 1920’s aesthetic and heaps of Southern charm, completely exceeded even our highest hopes of wedding inspiration. We loved seeing how our drop-waist lace wedding gown created a vintage-inspired bridal look that fit in seamlessly with the vision of the shoot. With spot on 1920’s trends and a modern approach to vintage, a classic Art Deco color palette and stunning florals, this is quite simply a styled shoot we could gaze at all day long. Hear Dannielle explain all of the beautiful details that went into the perfectly charming shoot.

    Three southern ladies all sat down together to discuss an idea for a styled-shoot and all three had brought notes that led to the same idea “a hint of 1920's inspiration for today's southern bride”. We wanted to create something unique but it was also important to us that it be something achievable and affordable.

    We had researched 1920's wedding trends and made notes of the things we loved the most including ribbons hanging from bouquets, mercury glass, crystal, art deco design, fringed lamp shades, and handkerchief hemlines.

    We began to set the scene with a vintage saxophone and an old piano that someone wanted to throw out. We chose a color palette of gold, silver, white and black. Then we added the southern touches!  The floral arrangements and bride’s bouquet were made from flowers that most any southern girl would have in her backyard.  Two garden statues and a magnolia tree served as the altar and a vintage bottle of Southern Comfort sat upon the piano.

    Our bride wore a lace, drop-waist, handkerchief-hemline gown from Ruche.  For hair, we went with a sophisticated 1920’s up-do adorned with lace hair pins and covered with a timeless veil by Violet Bells. Finally, her look was modernized by a pair of t-strap rhinestone-embellished Gianni Bini heels.

    There are some more surprises and the shoot even goes into the evening. I think it looks like a speakeasy once the sun goes down!

    -- Dannielle

    As seen on Trendy Bride, Sweet Violet Bride and Hey Wedding Lady.

    Venue + Floral design + event styling: Pineola Farms , Photography: Elle Puckett Photographer, Cake + Chocolates: LisaMae Cakes, Lighting: Kevin Nichols, DKH Entertainment, Makeup: Brooke Wood Makeup Artistry, Hair: Sheila Aycock of Serenity Salon and Spa, Wedding dress: Ruche, Veil + Hairpiece + hair pins: Violet Bells, Purse + Fan: Vintage Bling, Earrings: Charming Charlie, Rings: Dennis Herbert, Herbert Jewelers, Fort Valley, GA, Stationary: Jessica Clark with ECRU Stationery & Design, Charm: J Muncaster Designs, Atlanta, GA


    Do you have a styled shoot or wedding photos you'd like to share? We’d love to see them! For your chance to join our Blogger Family and become featured on our blog, send your photos to blog@shopruche.com. Don't forget to browse our bridal Pinterest account for even more wedding inspiration too!

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2013

    We partnered with Little Vintage Rentals, a charming vintage decor rental company in New York City, for a sweet modern-vintage photo shoot. In this styled shoot, photographed by Ananda Lima, the bridal party wore our Pure Enchantment Charmeuse Dress which, in our opinion, is the perfect color for any season, and added touches of blues and silver to complete the color palette. Continue reading to learn more about the shoot, as seen on Wedding Chicks!

    Paired with unique hairstyles and fresh makeup by Beauty by Clara Oh, this styled shoot showcases classic styles for a timeless feel. Mandy, of Little Vintage Rentals, says, "For the bridal fashion, our goal was to create a bridal party with a traditional silhouette which could be relevant today or 40 years ago." We're smitten with the traditional, yet modern, look!

    view the bridesmaid dresses: Pure Enchantment Charmeuse Dress

    Styled in Studio Arte (a midtown loft), this group of vendors creatively combined natural accents, such as feathers and wood, with colorful vintage glass pieces for an overall fresh vintage wedding feel. We adore each individual detail, especially the simplicity of Gracious Decor's bouquets!

    When it comes to wedding desserts, we always wish we could reach into the photos and serve ourselves a plate (or two). Mandy says, "Cookie Fairy Sweets' individual servings of handmade donuts and caramel corn were perfectly paired with a tower of whoppie pies. And yes, we did get it to eat it all after the shoot!" We're jealous!

    Which modern-vintage wedding detail do you love most?

    Photographer: Ananda Lima, Event Designer & Prop or Furniture Rentals: Little Vintage, Rentals, Venue: Studio Arte, Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Clara Oh, Bridesmaid Dresses: Ruche, Cake: Cookie Fairy Sweets, Dress Designer & Veil or Hair Accessories: Fancy Bridal, Flowers: Gracious Decor, Shoe Designer: Nina Shoes, Stationery: Minted, Feather Accents: Plumule, LED Votives: Quick Candles, Jewelry: Vintage, Models: Evelyn Bedoya, Wendi Liu & Chloe O’Connor


    Do you have a styled shoot or wedding photos you'd like to share? We’d love to see them! For your chance to join our Blogger Family and become featured on our blog, send your photos to blog@shopruche.com. Don't forget to browse our bridal Pinterest account for even more wedding inspiration too!

  • Wednesday, August 28, 2013

    Something borrowed, something new, something old and something... custom made! When we found these custom designs from Laura of Paper Mothball Vintage, we couldn't help but fall beside ourselves in excitement. Her designs are so unique and vintage and beautiful that there really is no other design quite like it out there. After finding inspiration from her husband, Laura has found her perfect nitch in the world of artistic, vintage custom made wedding dresses. Hear more about how she plans each design, the imagination that comes to life and her passion behind it all.

    I am a vintage fashion designer living in Brooklyn, NY. I began sewing as a hobby, and am mostly self taught, using vintage sewing patterns from the 1940s. I designed and draped my wedding dress. It took me about 2 weeks to make. The overall design was inspired by the 1930s which is my favorite time period, because I think it was the most glamorous.

    The waist is hand quilted and beaded from a vintage 1920s dress that was completely falling apart. I was really glad to save some of that, and give it a new life. The back buttons up with vintage 1950s set crystal buttons.

    I made a bow tie out of the remnant fabric from my dress for my husband. He complimented the bow tie with vintage cream suspenders.

    My husband is from Japan, and witnessing his journey to follow his dream inspired me to follow mine. Designing for me is an escape into my own world where I am free to express myself. I love being there, although it always has its stressful moments. I like working through the problems that always arise with a garment, its more rewarding.

    -- Laura of Paper Mothball Vintage

    Want even more vintage in your life? Visit our Vintage Guide and shop our Vintage Guide collection for more inspiration!


  • Wednesday, August 21, 2013

    Sylvia, of Sylvia Chen Photography, is a very talented photographer who enjoys the art of story telling through images and time. Her talents allow people to see moments captured into a single frame that forever imbeds into our memories. We luckily had the chance to share some of our favorite brides maid dresses for her recent photo shoot. See her artistry at one of its' best!

    For this particular set, Sylvia had a crew of people helping to pull the final look together. Makeup provided by Jennifer Chou and hair by Brenda Phih. Through out the course of the shoot, Sylvia intricately selected moods and atmospheres that brought the right overall feeling for the shoot. Wall décor, hair accessories, pompom pins Handmade by Sara Kim.

    The photo shoot was graced with four of Sylvia's models that beautifully showcased our very own dresses.

    (Clockwise: Starting with the top left) Sophia Lin sports our Stroke Of Twelve Embroidered Dress, Gracye Cheng wears our Lana Peplum Dress in Coral, Fiona Rizzo wears our Beauvais Ruffle Detail Dress in Emerald and Esther Park looks lovely in our Belle Nuit Tiered Dress in Mustard

    Thank you, Sylvia, for having us be a part of your beautiful shoot. The colors, images and smiles couldn't have looked lovelier. To indulge in even more details behind the photo shoot with Sylvia, take a peek here!

    Makeup provided by Jennifer Chou, Hair by Brenda Phih and wall décor, hair accessories, pompom pins Handmade by Sara Kim.


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

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2013

    We'd like to proudly introduce a dynamic duo, Audrey O’Brien and Megan Bailey, the mastermind behind Utah Bride Blog. It was a match made in entrepreneurship heaven when these two decided to start their blog that has yet to stop growing in followers. We are honored to have shared one of our bridal gowns, Noelle, for a shoot they proudly featured on their ever-growing blog site. Take a look!

    This collaboration shoot was based on a slightly sensational concept put together by Studio Stems and Kiera Eve Photography. Versa Artistry joined the team for makeup and hair.

    Both Audrey and Megan work side-by-side to make sure every blog is at its best. The effortless team work is what keeps their blog site operating so smoothly. With Megan Bailey as all things graphic and technical and Audrey O’Brien as a veteran florist for over 10 years now, their eye for all things wedding is immaculate. Thank you so much for the feature you two! We look forward to seeing future posts.


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

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2013

    This wedding photographer has an eye for beauty! Kimberly Chau is a Houston, TX based wedding photographer who captures timeless moments through passion and natural artistry. Kimberly gave us some of her precious time in describing the details behind her recent photo shoot (where the beautiful bride looked gorgeous wearing our bridal gown!) Read more to get all the scoop on all of the tiny little details.

    Recently, I was inspired to photograph a styled session that was romantic, classic, and spring fresh. So I teamed up with the best of the crop here in Houston to make it happen!

    The talented work of Patti and her daughter Ashley with Recollection Vintage Rentals made this gorgeous garden shoot come to life! They styled an amazing inspiration at the intimate and lovely River Oaks Garden Club with the prettiest florals by Carol with Something Special in Flowers.

    The model, a former bride of mine, Alwyn, wore her wedding gown from Ruche and glitter pumps from Jimmy Choo. And the wonderful Jessica from Adorne Artistry did the hair and make-up that made Alwyn look stunning for the shoot.

    Thanks to an amazing team for working up a successful and beautiful bridal shoot! I highly recommend y’all contact these ladies stat for your wedding day! They’re insanely talented as you can see and they book fast!

    And an additional thanks to Amy + Jocey of the Wedding Chicks for featuring this styled inspiration on their blog!

    --Kimberly Chau of Kimberly Chau Photography


    If you're a wedding photographer and have showcased products from our bridal collection, please send your photos to blog@shopruche.com. We'd love to share them! Don't forget to browse our bridal Pinterest account too for even more wedding inspiration!

  • Wednesday, August 7, 2013

    There is something so understated and whimsically beautiful about a bohemian, rustic bride. With loose, natural curls wrapped perfectly around lace headbands and pins. This effortless look is timelessly charming. We had the chance to feature our Isla gown to Jessica for her bridal inspiration shoot for Jessica White Photography. We are beside ourselves with inspiration and an even stronger love for the boho chic tenderness of the rustic bride.

    Jessica is a Utah based wedding and portrait photographer, with passion for every person she has the opportunity to meet. Discovering amazing light and playing with color, Jessica translates her artistry into every photo opportunity.

    "Not only am I passionate about photography, I am also passionate about the people I meet whom are technically called clients, but in real life, become fast friends."

    -- Jessica from Jessica White Photography

    Thank you for the inspiration you give to us Jessica! Your vision allows the world to understand just how a moment in time can be so beautiful!

    Florals by Studio Stems, Beauty by Hair & Makeup By Steph.


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