Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: Spring Frills

A wedding moodboard inspired by spring frills. ♥
image sources: one, two, three


Wedding Wednesday: A Picnic Engagement

A little story of how this Engagement Session shoot unfolded:
Back in May 2011 I sent an email to Tabitha congratulating her on her engagement and little it be known that she was actually interested in booking me for her wedding. It was not long after this that I became deeply influenced by my new discovery of Kinfolk Magazine. The magazine itself is a reflection of this unpretentious celebration of simple things in life. Where finding simple beauty in small gatherings, stripping away the unnecessary trappings to get a true warmth and love we feel when celebrating with our closest and dearest. It immediately occurred to me that this style was a perfect fit for Tabitha and Dan's engagement session photoshoot. When we were planning the concept for this shoot, we have thought we would really like the styling to revolve around food and celebration, to let the day unfold as Tabitha and Dan set their picnic table and enjoy each other's company.

Photography: Serendipity Corner
Make-up Artist: Megan Vaughan
Hair Stylist: Melissa Cauchi
Concept & Styling: Rebecca Isgrove Reah
Picnic Hamper by: Sydney Picnic Co.

--Luisa Brimble, of Serendipity Corner Photography

See more Wedding Wednesday posts here! If you would like to submit your own post, please visit our Ruche Blogger Family for details. We're also looking for sumbissions for our Spring & Summer Guide!

P.S. Have you seen our wedding annoucement yet?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Style File: ModaMama Style

Take a peek at how Joanna (an aspiring actress, loving mother, and charming Ruche customer!) styles her Ruche wardrobe. ♥

Guest Post by Joanna, of ModaMama

I first ran across Ruche a year ago, and have been smitten since.  I loved the ease of their clothes and the very feminine style.  As a new mom, I felt like I had lost my womanhood, because I was in sweatpants and with hair in a ponytail all the time.  But I decided to reaffirm myself by putting together outfits and expressing my personality even if I was just playing around the house with my baby.  And in order to share my experiences and give myself a daily nudge, I started my blog. Now, my readers keep me accountable! Ruche style was a great inspiration for focusing on my femininity. Many an item has made it's home in my now bursting closet. And I'm the luckier for it!

-- Joanna, of ModaMama

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Style File: Mint Condition

Among a collection of spring green, we hope you will celebrate the upcoming season with a refreshing mint palette.


Monday, February 27, 2012

Picture This: Live It Out Photography

We recently posted an amazing photo shoot and we realized how much we adore the photographer, Amber Mahoney. Take a peek at photographs from her first lookbook below. ♥

Stop by Live It Out Photography and Amber's Pinterest for more gorgeous photographs and inspiration.


Enchantment $75 Giveaway

Here is your chance to win a $75 gift card to Ruche! How to enter:

1. Pick your favorite Enchantment outfit here and share the image on any of your social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Blog).
2. You MUST include your favorite outfit image and write "Enchanted with Ruche's lookbook:" in your post.
3. Leave us a comment on this blog post with a link to your post.

You may increase your chances of winning by sharing your favorite outfit image on more than one social media account. If you do this, please include each of your links as separate comments. The giveaway ends on Friday, March 2nd at 12 pm PST. Please check back to see if you won!


Contest Disclaimer:
We will use to find the winner. No purchase necessary. We reserve the right to close the contests early or late without warning. We will post the name of the winner on March 2, 2012. Upon winning, you agree that your name can be published on this blog at the close of the contest. You must contact us via within 7 days after the winner has been announced to claim your prize. 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday Spotlight: Taylor Swift

“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.”
images via Taylor Pictures

Singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift, is one of the most charming country and pop music artists in the industry. With credit to her work ethic, determination, and sweet personality, she is a beloved inspiration.


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mood board: An Enchanted Weekend

May your weekend be filled with enchanted moments, daydreams, and melodies. ♥

image sources: one, two, three, four, five


Friday, February 24, 2012

Spring Desktop Wallpapers

Bring spring to your desktop with our free wallpapers. ♥ See them here: desktop wallpapers.
All images are from our spring lookbook, Enchantment.


Love Stories: The Perfect Match

I met my husband at the lunch table in our high school cafeteria. Immediately after we were introduced, we didn’t stop talking or laughing the rest of the class period. Turns out we went to the same Elementary, Junior High, and High School and never met. (We would attend the same college, as well.)

When that school bell rang at the end of lunch, the friend who had introduced us an hour earlier said finally got a chance to cut in and say, “Why don’t you two just get married?”

We should have listened! It didn’t take long before we were dating.

I was the goody two shoes Christian girl, and he was the tattooed, long-haired, Robert Plant look alike that my parents were not to excited about their daughter dating. They let us have our fun, though, and it didn’t take long though for him to win them over!

When I went away to college, he waited oh so patiently until he could join me a year later.

When I headed off to Greece for the semester to study art, he sent me on my way with a box of letters he had sealed and dated for every day that I would be gone, 99 letters total. (I still have each and every one!)

When he wanted to propose, he drove 8 hours to ask my fathers permission before doing so.

We dated for over 4yrs. before he popped the question with a stone that had belonged to his mother and the same box his father had used.

We got married 6 months and 1 day later.

It’s no surprise when I say I’ve been dreaming of my future husband since I was a little girl. I spent one night before I met David writing down a list of everything I wanted in a boy. My dream boy was to be a musician, a skateboarder didn’t hurt, either, (oh come on, we’ve all been through that phase!), he’d have long blonde hair, green eyes, and be completely hilarious, among other things. David was every single thing on that list, down to his blonde curly hair and big green eyes! He blesses my heart every single day. (I know God had a hand in this match!)

--Mckenzie, from Basil

See the previous Love Stories here! If you would like to submit your story and join our Ruche Blogger Family, please email it to You may attach up to 5 photos and you will receive an email if your story is selected.

P.S. Have you seen our wedding annoucement yet?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Spring Inspired Wardrobe

Enhance your style with the enchantment of spring. Featuring delicate ruffles, romantic accents, and blossoms, these pieces will add charming details to your wardrobe. Looking for outfit inspiration? Wander into a daydream and explore our spring lookbook and behind-the-scenes video too. ♥


Project DIY: Fabric Bracelets

Perfect for spring accessories, take a peek at this lovely DIY bracelet tutorial.

Supplies Needed:
-- Sewing machine or needle and thread
-- Plastic bracelets (I thrifted these two for $1)
-- 1" strips of fabric
-- A dry double-sided adhesive (this is what I used)
-- Mini glue dots for touch-ups


Attach fabric strips together with a sewing machine or a needle and thread. Be sure to experiment with your fabrics! Try wrapping the bracelet first just to see if you like the spacing and length of the fabrics. Adjust accordingly.

Add a generous amount of adhesive to the bracelet and then slowly wrap the sewn fabric strip around the bracelet. Add adhesive as you wrap the fabric.

Inspect the bracelet and add glue dots to the spots that seem loose or unfinished. And then you're done! Stack them together and love!

-- Mandi, Thinking About Pretty

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P.S. Do you have any spring projects and recipes that you'd like to share? Here is your chance to be featured on Ruche! See the details for our spring/summer guide here.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Expert Spring Styling Tips

To celebrate our spring lookbook, we asked two fashionable ladies about their spring styling secrets. Here are their recommendations!

Blair, Atlantic-Pacific  ♥

Kendi, Kendi Everyday

What are your favorite spring styling tips? Do you adore any of these outfits?


Wedding Wednesday: Celebrating Marriage

Meet Veronika from Tick Tock Vintage. ♥ She married her husband on August 21, 2010 and when we asked her about marriage, she said, "You know, not much has changed since we got married! We lived together for awhile before we got married and have always been a team."

As the perfect team, the love they share shines through their photographs. Reminiscent of their wedding day, this styled shoot celebrates their relationship and we can't help but swoon over the romantic details.
Photography credit: Amber, from Live It Out

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Art Studio: Enchantment

Our spring lookbook sent us into a daydream and we became enchanted with this photographer's prints on Etsy. ♥

All photos from Sixth and Main.