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New Zealand, we have arrived! We are so pleased to announce that our latest stockist, Paperswan Bride, will exclusively carry our latest Temple by Bo & Luca collection in New Zealand – the home country to our Creative Director, Shannon Pittman. If you are situated in Wellington or are in close proximity, you are now welcome to book your appointment to try on our beautiful gowns here. We sat down with Candy, owner of Paperswan Bridal, to find out what inspires her. See what she had to say below:
OFF ALL THE INDUSTRIES AND BUSINESSES, WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO THE BRIDAL INDUSTRY?
Being surrounded by happy people always! It’s such an amazing feeling to be let into something so personal and intimate!
IF YOUR BEST FRIEND WAS UNABLE TO VISIT YOUR STORE, HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE IT TO THEM IN A FEW WORDS?
Chic and cool with a hint of vanilla bean. The store is an extension of my love for all things bridal and fashion.
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO GO INTO WORK EACH DAY?
I love that there’s always something new to learn. Being on this journey means that I get to discover things about myself that I didn’t think I would be capable of doing.
FROM ALL THE BRIDES YOU’VE STYLED OVER THE YEARS, WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD LEAVE WITH BRIDES LOOKING FOR THEIR WEDDING GOWN?
Have an open mind and don’t overthink the process. Listen to people’s advice but go with something you think is right for you!
WHO WOULD BE YOUR DREAM BRIDE TO DRESS?
Our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern! She is such an incredible woman!
WHAT WOULD YOU TELL YOUR YOUNGER SELF PRIOR TO STARTING YOUR OWN BRIDAL BUSINESS?
Work hard and always be nice to people. Never stop learning and exploring and be kind to yourself!
WHAT DREW YOU TO BO & LUCA?
The effortless romanticism.
WHICH NEW PIECES ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO SEE ON YOUR RAILS?
The HUDSON! I’m so glad I added this to our samples list. The sleeves just look so divine!
QUICK FIRE ROUND | JUST FOR FUN!
Favourite bridal trend of 2020: Minimalist chic designs & anything pearls!
Your own wedding song: Arithemtic by Brooke Fraser
Your own wedding flower: Anemones and phalaenopsis orchids
Sleeves or sleeveless: Big fan of sleeves!
Veil or no veil: Definitely veil
Champagne or wine: G&T!