Designers We Love

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/

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.

Adorn Yourself with Laurie Fleming Jewellery

We love our brides. We love them because they are fun, they are sexy, they are captivating. They come to us because they want something different. They want to find a gown that embodies their unique style. They don't need a lot to feel gorgeous, but they sure want it - and we want to give it to them. 

Laurie Fleming Jewellery embodies the effortless beauty that is the modern bride.

Laurie Fleming Jewellery embodies the effortless beauty that is the modern bride.

Rituals of Love Bridal is an exclusive bridal boutique that encompasses beauty and elegance. We pride ourselves in having curated a collection of designers that help us execute our vision, and when we saw Laurie Fleming - we knew we had to have her.

Canadian Designer Laurie Fleming embodies romance with her handmade jewellery line.

Canadian Designer Laurie Fleming embodies romance with her handmade jewellery line.

Laurie is the incredibly talented jewellery designer behind the ethereal and romantic pieces that are Laurie Fleming Jewellery and we are beyond excited to say that we now have these breathtaking pieces at Rituals of Love!

14K Yellow Gold Grand Versare Earrings.

14K Yellow Gold Grand Versare Earrings.

Laurie's belief is that jewellery draws attention to the most alluring parts of the body and compels our attention. She creates pieces for the for the captivating woman, whose depth is never revealed at first glance.

The Grand Versare Stone Earrings dripping with custom faceted mother of pearl.

The Grand Versare Stone Earrings dripping with custom faceted mother of pearl.

Every piece in the collection is made-to-order and all designs are hand carved by Laurie in her Queen Street West studio in Toronto. The line's mother of pearl and topaz stones are hand-faceted and custom created. 

These beautiful adornments are now available at Rituals of Love Bridal, our stunning boutique bridal shop located in the Gastown district of Vancouver, BC.

Book an accessories appointment to come in and try these beauties on!

A burst of marquis and rose cut mother of pearl stones.

A burst of marquis and rose cut mother of pearl stones.

Asymmetrical Versare Stone Earrings made of hand-faceted rose cut white topaz.

Asymmetrical Versare Stone Earrings made of hand-faceted rose cut white topaz.

Varying lengths of feminine necklaces create a romantic look.

Varying lengths of feminine necklaces create a romantic look.

The oh-so-dramatic and stunning Vena Ear Cuff.

The oh-so-dramatic and stunning Vena Ear Cuff.