Silk Wedding Dress

RITUALS Bride - Caitlin & Nick

 When beautiful bride, Caitlin came in to Rituals with her mega watt smile and incredibly sweet nature we couldn't help but love her!  

She was looking for a simple yet timeless gown, she fell in love with local Vancouver designer Something Blue's ~ Escape gown; a silk slip styled gown, cut on the bias so that it falls beautifully on every curve and is as light as a feather.  This dress moved effortlessly with Caitlin throughout her day. the open back gown is marked with an asymmetrical tattooed lace and one of our back necklaces from Kelowna based jeweller, Karen Wentzel.  

Caitlin and Nick tied the knot in their grandmothers back yard, after spending some time at Jericho Beach for their first look. This whole scene is AMAZING!

Photographer, Rebecca Amber (@rebeccaamber @lindseyis), captured not only how stunning Caitlin looked, but how beautiful the love is between them.

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The delicate 'lace tattoos' gave this modern stunner and traditional twist.

Caitlin paired her silk gown with a Rituals Ceremonials Waterfall Slip Veil which seamlessly floated behind her without hiding all the details of her gown. Notice that sparkle under her veil? Thats a hand made Karen Wentzel back necklace which reflected sunlight whenever she moved.

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Congratulations Caitlin and Nick! We are so happy we got to be apart of your beautiful ceremony, and we wish you both the best! 

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To view Something Blue's effortlessly beautiful collection and more like it, book a bridal styling appointment here in our Gastown showroom. 

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HELLOOOO FLORA ... Rituals Latest Collection!

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Welcoming our newest designer collection from Israel - FLORA Bride.

These bridal gowns were too gorgeous to resist, we had to add them to our repertoire. Not only do they fit like a dream, they are made with the lightest weight silks, laces and beading that moves as effortlessly as you should on your wedding day. They are the perfect mix of romantic, sexy and bohemian while remaining timeless. 

Fabrics of these wedding dresses are imported mainly from Europe and handmade in Haifa, Isreal. The laces are invited exclusively to maintain the uniqueness and originality while creating a vintage antique style. Designer, Rinat Asher combines the placement of beads, stones, pearls and sequins that are all handcrafted. Special attention is given to rich textures, transparency and cuts perfect for the feminine figure.

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Gowns from FLORA's 2018 collection will be available to try on late December. Please contact us to book a styling appointment or book online https://www.ritualsoflovebridal.com/book-appointment/

Designers we LOVE - & FOR LOVE

We are beyond excited to partner with the amazing women behind Canadian bridal designer &ForLove. Designer and creative director Angel Spendlove's (yes her name says enough) style and past as a professional ballerina is reflective in her gowns, which are airy, light and all about beautiful movement.

Angel's signature boho-meets-modern style, inspired by Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, Jane Birkin, Alexander McQueen and vintage Balanchine costumes. Angel is the key eye behind & FOR LOVE’s aesthetic, and believes that bridal wear should be a celebration of your true style - and not an excuse to dress up like a 4 year old's princess party. We agree!  

Together with partners Julie Forand and Lisa Blunt, & FOR LOVE is designed and produced in Toronto, Canada, and has been featured in Wedding Bells, Wedluxe, Flare, The Kit, Kenton, and The Lane, and proudly participated in the 2015 White Cashmere Collection in support of The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

 Check out her story and the fun interview posted about me and Rituals of Love http://www.andforlove.com/blog/

 

 

RITUALS OF LOVE BRIDAL, VANCOUVER 

We're feeling the Canadian Love and so stoked to announce our newest stockist, RItuals of Love Bridal. Located in downtown Vancouver, owner Samantha Hallaran brings her years of experience from working in bridal in the USA back to her Canadian roots, and mixes it with her own philosophy of what the ultimate bridal experience should be. 

To introduce you to Samantha and Rituals of Love Bridal, we hope you enjoy our latest post on STORES WE ❤︎ . 

Why bridal?

I was always meant to do something creative and work with people. I love fashion, style and design of all spectrums and love that bridal carries such a sacred ritual. I also love supporting fashion that is ethical and quality, gowns that are not mass produced in a factory in China but are handmade pieces of wearable art.  Love is what we live for; working in an environment surrounded by people celebrating the journey and rituals of love could not be more fulfilling.

What is unique about your store?  

I loved hunting for my dress but also felt there was something missing within bridal wear, something I felt I could heavily improve on in terms of experience and style. This is a sacred gown and a once in a lifetime experience that needs to be celebrated. No bride should ever wear a dress she feel like she is required to wear. Every bride should wear a gown they are beyond excited about, something that is a reflection of their own personal style only amplified in the most luxurious way.  Rituals of Love focuses on celebrating the journey and helping women find a gown they feel like a queen in.

What's your bridal vibe? I have an appreciation for a wide variety of styles, I feel like my own wedding was impossible to choose a theme for because I wanted it all; vintage with modern traditions, simple with elegant details, timeless but memorable, chic with a bohemian undertone. Haha honestly though, I love beading but I also love a clean, simple architectural gown. I would say my bridal vibe is dresses that are truly made and cut well to flatter a woman's body. Wear the dress don’t let the dress wear you.

The most memorable kiss of your life? Listening to Aretha Franklin pulled over on the Sea to Sky Whistler highway watching the snow fall.

Difference between love and lust? Lust is fun - I won’t knock it.  Love is when you put your partner's happiness before your own because you share their happiness.

 Currently crushing on? Have you seen the new Lemonade video….crushing hard on Beyonce!

 Most romantic thing anyones ever done for you?

My husband isn’t exactly a romantic but he does things that blow my mind. When we moved to San Francisco I was feeling lonely and constantly begging for a puppy. There are so many rescue dogs in California that desperately need homes, but being busy with work and trying to find a home that would allow dogs just didn’t seem to be an option. I would ask every morning and get shut down with his rational logic.  We decided not to go home for Christmas and to celebrate by renting a van and driving the Cali coast. I was really excited about our plans but started to get more and more homesick closer to the holidays. He knows what my family means to me and knew that I was going to be a lonely mess on Christmas when I thought of my big family having fun together.  I came home from work about a week before Christmas to find the most amazing little fox of a puppy called Sierra sitting on my bed. She has proven to be one of the best investments we have made!

 

...Trust The Journey