Rituals Bride - Simone and Kevin

This wedding was incredibly special to us at Rituals of Love as it was the wedding of our shop manager, Simone. Kevin and Simone were married in Stanley Park at the Teahouse on a warm Monday evening in June, surrounded by only 32 of their closest friends and family.

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Working with wedding gowns all day made the task of finding a dress that captured her bubbly personality a lot harder than one would presume, believe it or not, too many options only make things more difficult. Unknowingly, our journey to Simone’s gown started with a trip to our lovely Vancouver based designer - Something Blue Vancouver.

We took a trip to pick out the next seasons collection. While sorting through Something Blue’s latest gowns, we noticed a shell of a half made-gown in the most beautiful silk and velvet embroidery peaking out from the corner of their studio. Simone insisted on trying it on. After some customizations and working with the designers to fine tune details she knew it was meant to be her gown. The custom Simone gown was born and added to their next collection!

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Local designer Kady of The Jane Rhyan Collection created the namesake pink and blush veil that matched her gold Louboutins and nude pallet of the wedding. After the ceremony Simone changed into a Jane Rhyan tulle bow for the remainder of the evening.

The celebrations started with a cocktail reception and mingle. Tables were adorned with blush velvet table cloths, pale pink and cream roses, and hanging tulle garland. Her aunt, a former florist and party planner created the look that paired perfectly with the west coast sunset.

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The circle ceremony commenced at 7pm followed by a plated dinner. There was no dance, just good food, endless drinks and lots of laughs. The couple escorted their guests out to the beach for a floating lantern send off and fun photos with sparklers.

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Fairy Tale Amalfi Coast Elopement

Ravello, Italy was one of my favourite places on our recent trip to Italy. High up on the mountains over looking the Amalfi Coast, this 5th century town is straight out of a fairy tale and scenic beyond belief. It’s hard to dream up a more romantic setting to get married.

Our show stopping beauty of a bride Ishra, came into Rituals looking for a gown and veil for her elopement to Travis. She chose a Ivory lace open back Rosa Clara wedding gown with a lightly beaded bodice. She wore a Jane Rhyan Collection veil to follow her like a dreamy halo throughout the day. This stunning couple, these photos and the dreamy Belmond Hotel will literally take your breath away.

For more photos captured by Lace & Luce and a video that will make you tear up, please check out the full story here on Style Me Pretty.

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The couple wed at the Hotel Belmond Caruso

The couple wed at the Hotel Belmond Caruso

Views over Ravello and the Amalfi Coast

Views over Ravello and the Amalfi Coast

Ishra, decided on our fitted Ivory Chantilly Lace Rosa Clara Acuraio gown with light beading around the bodice and sheer delicate detailing on the open back. Her gown couldn’t suit this Romantic venue more.

Ishra, decided on our fitted Ivory Chantilly Lace Rosa Clara Acuraio gown with light beading around the bodice and sheer delicate detailing on the open back. Her gown couldn’t suit this Romantic venue more.

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Gown: Rituals of Love x Rosa Clara - Acuario

Veil: Jane Rhyan Collection available Rituals of Love

Photographer: Lace and Luce

Hotel: Belmond Hotel Caruso

Rituals Bride : Shaughnessy Estate Wedding

We met beautiful Lauren this past winter when she came in searching for the perfect gown to wear for her wedding. She fell in love with Australian designer Dan Jones, and couldn't decide between two of his gowns, so she did what every girl dreams of and chose both! 

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Lauren chose the Anjelica gown with a silk organza overskirt to wear for her ceremony at their grandparent's home Shaughnessy, and fit her formal wedding perfectly.

 

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She paired her gown with a cathedral length veil by local designer Jane Rhyan | the collection.

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Their reception was like a midsummer nights dream under a candlelit tent adorned with twinkle lights where they danced the night away. Congratulations to our #RitualsBride Lauren and her new husband Grady, we wish you nothing but happiness!

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Honeymoon Inspo to make you swoon

WHOA! Need some inspiration on picking a honeymoon destination? These post card ready destinations will make you want to skip the wedding and go straight to the Honeymoon! Whats more romantic than sipping a cocktail with one of these as your background. Can I go to all of them please!  

St. Regis, Bora Bora

St. Regis, Bora Bora

One & Only, Maldives

One & Only, Maldives

Bora Bora

Bora Bora

Sunrocks Resort, Santorini, Greece

Sunrocks Resort, Santorini, Greece

We love the exotic landscape of Kenya and Zimbabwe! Plus, having a Giraffe as your breakfast guest is all right by me.

Giraffe Manor, Nairobi

Giraffe Manor, Nairobi

Giraffe Manor, Nairobi

Giraffe Manor, Nairobi

Solio Lodge, Kenya

Solio Lodge, Kenya

Solio Lodge, Kenya

Solio Lodge, Kenya

And Beyond, Matesi River Lodge, Zimbabwe

And Beyond, Matesi River Lodge, Zimbabwe

You don't need to go across the world to find the perfect Honeymoon spot, here are some amazing resorts close to home.

Four Seasons, Scottsdale, AZ

Four Seasons, Scottsdale, AZ

CalaVie, California

CalaVie, California

1Hotel South Beach, Miami

1Hotel South Beach, Miami

Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado 

Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado 

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