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Making of a gown
The story of our gowns is one of art and beauty, artisan skills and ancient craftsmanship steeped in the magical world of couture.
Influenced by an undying affinity with the romance of bohemia, our signature slow luxury aesthetic is grounded in ancient artisan techniques, uncomplicated styling and easy elegance. Designed and hand cut our couture gowns are hand beaded in our quiet Atelier in India.
Using the ancient Indian art of Tambour, each bead is carefully hand-sewn onto the finest silk by local master craftsmen and women over a three to six month process. Tambour Beading was first introduced to the Western world in 18th century France, where it was named after the french word for drum.
Its origins, some believe, are from Gujarat, India, where it was recognised as early as the 16th century as a technique used for beading luxurious designs onto fine fabrics. Lovingly hand-dyed in loose-leaf White Tea, our gowns celebrate a feminine and carefree romanticism with delicate hand beading and embroidery using the ancient Indian art of Tambour.
We strive to encourage handmade creations and work to honour and protect the craft of Tambour in every collection. We incorporate this age-old technique into each design as it produces finer, more intricate work than machine beading, which is a favoured method in garment manufacturing today.
The Bo&Luca Story
Born at the beginnings of nomadic travel and influenced by worldly souls and nonchalant elegance, Bo & Luca first came into fruition in a small studio in Brisbane, Australia in 2012, and was created by designer Shannon Pittman, Traditional arts, fabrics, hand embroidery techniques and female culture all play a role in creating a feminine collection of bohemian style wedding gowns and accessories for the fashion conscious bride.
Standing on a global platform, Bo & Luca has grown from strength to strength, making it one of the most dynamic, go-to wedding brands of our time. From the signature Bo & Luca brand, to a jewellery and accessories collection and their sister brand, Temple by Bo & Luca, Bo & Luca allows for women to express a sure sense of elegance, allure and poise on their wedding day and will continue to grow, inspire and offer unique and ground breaking designs to all brides.
TEMPLE by Bo & Luca Story
TEMPLE by Bo & Luca allow brides to wear their dream gown from the same designer that they have come to know and love. By branching out into a new world of never before used, carefully selected laces and fabrications, the team at Bo & Luca can offer their brides gowns that are fashioned with the same attention to detail and design, at a more
approachable price point.
TEMPLE by Bo & Luca gowns feature styles that are inspired by a young and free spirited bride that is not afraid to make a statement.