T E M P L E by Bo & Luca
When the fashion conscious bride's favorite designer Bo & Luca launches a sister line of youthful, minimalist and budget friendly gowns, we sit up and pay attention. Reflecting a sense of effortless, modern femininity that takes cues from iconic heroinesof decades past, T E M P L E is a jaw-dropping concentrated line of ten perfect gowns for the playful, timeless bride with rock n roll edge and we love every piece.
What was the inspiration behind creating T E M P L E?
Shannon Pittman, Creative Director and Founder, felt compelled to create something for young women who want a luxurious high quality product, that feels as good as it looks, and can be passed on to generations within a budget she can afford. She spent a year working with her team in Mumbai, India to develop a range of gowns made with the same raw silk fabrication and hand-beaded attention to detail as Bo & Luca, but at a more affordable prices. We designed, prototyped, redesigned and re-prototyped for a year until we had a line we were really proud of.
The inspiration was discovering that women, no matter their budgets, should have the opportunity to wear a beautiful hand-made silk gown and we knew we were the ones to do it.
The result are designs that take cues from the boldness of the 70’s but maintain the elegance and intricacy of an heirloom wedding gown. Like Bo & Luca’s signature line, T E M P L E remains effortless and relaxed, without boning, cinching, and ties of traditional bridal wear. These gowns are as comfortable to wear as they are beautiful.
The inspiration behind the aesthetic and energy of the brand definitely riffs off the youthfulness of the women we’re trying to become more accessible to. She’s playful, raw, feminine but still utterly timeless.
What kinds of brides do you hope connect to the line?
We always say we have the best stockists, partners and brides. Somehow we’ve attracted these amazing brides, often times business owners themselves, unique sense of style, relaxed and self-confident, cares about quality and curious about travel and learning different cultures - so she connects with the story of how our gowns are made.
How can couples incorporate magic and personality into their wedding days?
When we picture the T E M P L E bride’s wedding, it’s definitely the wedding that you’d want to be a guest at - supremely authentic to the couple’s personal interests, influenced by epic music, dancing, and really about the people. Whether it’s Bo & Luca or a T E M P L E bride, I think the magic of anyone’s wedding comes from creating your own ideal wedding and being true to yourself.
T E M P L E for us has a raw, unfiltered but still beautifully feminine and timeless quality about it.