With 2018 came the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as well as the nuptials of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, making brides around the world desire a wedding style fit for royalty at their own celebrations. Though your ceremony won’t be taking place at Windsor Castle, there are still plenty of ways to feel like a queen on your big day – the most notable way is with a glorious ensemble. Renowned bridal designer Galia Lahav is known for creating gorgeous gowns featuring luxurious fabrics, intricate embroideries, and opulent appliqués, and the new fall 2019 collection was designed specifically with nobility in mind.
The “Alegria” collection – meaning happiness in Portuguese – designed by Galia Lahav and Sharon Sever was inspired by the romantic culture of Portugal and a vision of royalty. “This couture collection is inspired by the beautiful landmarks and palaces of the country – the colors of the ravishing azulejos everywhere you look, enticing romance, and rich traditions,” shares the design house. Since each dress was created with a regal Portuguese wedding in mind, the movement of the soft materials – featuring rich embroideries and lavish trains – will make brides feel magnificently elegant as they walk down the aisle or sway on the dance floor. Shimmering fabrics made of lace, tulle, and silk in a bold color palette of silver, blush, and dusty rose offer on-trend design elements as well as a timeless touch.
We teamed up with Galia Lahav to share photos of their amorous fall 2019 “Alegria” collection. Take a look at the royal-worthy wedding dresses below, and read on to learn more about how the design house can customize various details to fit your celebration. Click each photo to see more information about the regal gowns!
“Alba” fully beaded and embroidered body-hugging mermaid dress with straight-across fitted corset top, shown with matching fitted gloves and detachable “Bianca” skirt made of powder pink silk tulle featuring two exterior pockets and a bow at the waistline by Galia Lahav.
“Estelle” sheer mermaid dress made of sparkly beaded fishnet with intimate beaded fringe details and hand-embroidered floral accents with a plunging V-neckline, drop low back, and detachable sleeves by Galia Lahav.
“Nevis” long-sleeved mermaid-style dress with a plunging V-neckline and drop low back entirely hand-embroidered in a custom-made pansy floral design, shown with the “Nova” dramatic detachable skirt with a pannier petticoat and hand-embroidered embellishments by Galia Lahav.
“Amani” glamorous fitted mermaid dress with plunging V-neckline and drop low back made of delicately embroidered French lace with scalloped motif accents and silver-and-ivory hand-embroidered strap detail by Galia Lahav.
“Magdalena” seductive ball gown with an S-shaped corset and luminous high-slit skirt made of silk tulle with small embroidered sparkly sequins, a metallic belt, and a hand-embroidered 3D flower at the waistline by Galia Lahav.
“Solange” sparkly off-the-shoulder ball gown featuring a deep-V corset top made of delicate embroidered French lace and a skirt made of embroidered tulle with small 3D silk petal motifs by Galia Lahav.
Love one of the gowns but wish you could make adjustments to fit your specific preferences? With Galia Lahav’s digital-pattern drafting technology, the design house can virtually modify measurements, colors, and custom-made design options to ensure your couture bridal gown feels one-of-a-kind. Already known for their immaculate detail, high-end fabrications, and meticulous sewing techniques, Galia Lahav allows for personalization options unique to that of discerning brides. Brides-to-be who love the sexy look the designer is recognized for but are hesitant to bare skin can easily close slits, eliminate or line sheer sides, and alter necklines, and additional modification options including changing fabrics, removing or adding sleeves and appliqués, adjusting straps to your liking, or extending trains for a glamorous bridal look fit for a queen.
The Israeli designer’s exquisite new wedding dresses are bold, feminine, and formfitting, and while they feature contemporary details such as illusion backs and plunging necklines, the exquisite fabrics, embroideries, appliqués, and cascading trains are time-honored, making these stunning gowns a perfect choice for your own royal wedding.
For additional information on Galia Lahav bridal gowns, where to find them, and more, visit their website.
Photos by Philip Gay; Styling by Simon Elmalem; Video by Simone Yang; Hair & Makeup by Shay Haleli Ziv; Model: Ella Hope