Vancouver wedding boutique

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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The Bo & Luca Story

Bo & Luca designer Shannon Pittman in her studio.

Bo & Luca designer Shannon Pittman in her studio.

It all starts in a dreamy, sun-lit Australian studio filled with white gowns blowing in the summer breeze. Designer Shannon Pittman is speaking about her love for travel, but her soft-spoken gentle nature does not hide her intense passion for her work, which is so obviously displayed by the beauty she creates. Shannon's personal style oozes 70s-cool with a chic bohemian vibe, and she pulls it off effortlessly, without overwhelming her natural beauty. She has travelled throughout her entire life and now lives between Sydney, India and Cape Town, constantly gathering inspiration for her next breathtaking creation. I guess what we're trying to portay is: she is a goddess. And she is the genius behind Bo & Luca - one of our most luxurious and beautiful brands here at Rituals of Love.

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Bo & Luca is a brand like no other; filled with soft silhouettes and rich in culture and craftsmanship. These gowns are made for the modern bride who desires to take the road-less-travelled. A dreamer, not confined by tradition, who wants to dress for herself and tell her unique story. Someone who is excited to wear something exquisite and hand-crafted, rich with artisanal skill and culture, yet dripping in romantic nostalgia. A Bo & Luca bride is inspired by originality and afraid of the ordinary.

We recently had the chance to speak with Shannon about her process and interests and ask her some questions about the brand:

All Bo & Luca gowns are hand beaded by artisans in India.

All Bo & Luca gowns are hand beaded by artisans in India.

Rituals: We know you are a well-travelled woman and you use travel for inspiration. What is your favourite city you've been to?

Shannon: That’s hard, but I love Cape Town. It’s the most magnetically beautiful places, I feel drawn to it when I’m away, and that’s why I’ve recently moved back and am opening the design studio here.

Rituals: Amazing! So you are now situated in Cape Town, and you travel to India often for the brand. What made India the place you chose to produce your gowns in?

Shannon: India is rich in culture and in its artisanal work. I first fell in love with the artistry of hand embroidery when I lived in Dubai and trained with an Indian tailor. The way that the Indian artisans can manipulate fabric is unseen anywhere else in the world. We have a specialist team who create the most exquisite pieces.

Rituals: Your gowns are exquisite, and they are all silk, which is so rare in bridal these days with most brands using synthetic fabrics. Why do you use silk as your primary fabrication?

Shannon: I love the fluidity and the movement of silk and the way it feels on your skin, rich in its luxurious texture.  I feel that if you are to wear any fabric on your wedding day it should be silk.

The Bo & Luca Isra gown is available at Rituals of Love Bridal in Gastown.

The Bo & Luca Isra gown is available at Rituals of Love Bridal in Gastown.

Bo & Luca is available at Rituals of Love Bridal, our stunning boutique bridal shop located in the Gastown district of Vancouver, BC. Book an appointment to start the journey towards finding your perfect gown.

From Vision To Reality

We are beyond excited to announce our September opening and invite our B.C brides-to-be to our gorgeous bridal haven in Vancouver's Gastown. From collaborating with designers we couldn’t live without, to securing a space that was just right for us, our vision has become a reality and we couldn’t be happier.

Rituals of Love opens September 1, 2016. We are located in the heart of Gastown at 216 - 309 West Cordova St. Vancouver, BC.

Our boutiques refreshing approach to bridal wear is reflective of B.C’s relaxed but adventurous coastal vibes. Our luxe non-traditional bridal gowns and accessories are globally sourced from designers like Bo & Luca, Dan-Jones, & For Love and Theia.  All our wedding dresses and accessories are handcrafted pieces of wearable art and selected based on their modern, bohemian or unconventional bridal design.   We carry pieces that are different, special and can’t be found elsewhere. Our modo is simple; if we wouldn’t wear it then we won’t carry it.

Our current collection ranges from $1200 - $8000, with the majority of our gowns falling under $3500.

We see brides by appointment only to ensure we can give you the attention and intimate experience this wedding ritual deserves. 

Please do not hesitate to ask us any questions at Hello@RitualsofLoveBridal.com

To make an appointment please visit our website www.ritualsoflovebridal.com