Season after season, the House of Galia Lahav enchants us with its breathtaking creations that marry glamour, sophistication and romance. For the Fall 2019 “Alegria” couture bridal collection, we’ve been transported to a realm where Portugal’s romantic Latin culture and regal splendor exist as magnificent works of wearable art. Get ready for a spectacular visual feast!
ALEGRIA — Portuguese for happiness — is Galia Lahav’s spirited ode to the beauty and charm of Portugal, renowned for its distinctive azulejo tiles and rich traditions. As the collection name suggests, the concept of joy is also a key inspiration for Fall 2019:
“Our perception of ALEGRIA, or happiness, is the first sight of a beautiful new bride on her wedding day carrying a flawless smile.”
Consequently, designers Galia Lahav and Sharon Sever fashioned every element of the collection to set the stage for the bride to positively shine: from the color palette – silver, blush and dusty rose, reminiscent of the azulejos — and the sensational royalty-inspired beadwork; to the one-of-a kind silhouettes and exquisite, complementary accessories. In other words, ALEGRIA is bursting with gorgeous wedding gowns with incredible detailing.
A lot of love and heart is involved in creating this stunning couture collection. Learn about what goes into the making of ALEGRIA.
One of the focal points this season? Exceptional embroideries that highlight the bodices, backs and sleeves of all the gowns. Nevis is entirely hand-embroidered in a custom-made pansy motif, while the glitzy mermaid gown Estelle, sparkles with hand-embroidered floral accents atop a beaded fishnet base. The regal Fabiana is a true showstopper that features 3D floral embellishments throughout its ball gown silhouette.
And speaking of breathtaking ballgowns, the styles in ALEGRIA will make your heart skip a beat! From the modern chic Querida, which features embroidered appliques and stunning side cutouts, to the glamorously seductive Magdalena, and the classic with a twist, Solange.
We are obsessed with dramatic sleeves, and these new Galia Lahav wedding dresses feature some of the most unique sleeves, EVER. Styles range from the extravagant -- like the detached balloon sleeves on Camilla -- to the delicately elegant, as seen on the illusion sleeves on Nissa. Made of clouds of pleated silk tulle in shades of ivory and blush, the uber romantic Bellina, which comes with billowy off-the-shoulder sleeves, represents the most whimsical look of the collection.
We can’t go for a day without gushing over trains and overskirts, and the offerings in Alegria? The dreamiest! There's Amani, which features an eyecatching scalloped train and Aida, with the option of adding the impressive cathedral-length Amneris train...
... but if a timeless, versatile look is what you've been dreaming of, meet Alba. This figure-hugging, fully beaded look is beautiful as-is (we love it with the Chiquita veil) or can be elevated with matching fitted illusion gloves and the voluminous Bianca overskirt.
So, found the gown that makes you jump for joy in Alegria? Galia Lahav couture wedding dresses are custom made for you by artisans at the Galia Lahav atelier. For appointments and more details, please visit Galia Lahav.
Designers: Galia Lahav & Sharon Sever | Photo: Eyal Nevo @eyalnevo | Styling: Simon Elmalem @simonell | Video: Assaf Revivo @assaf_revivo | Hair & MUA: Shay Halelei ziv @Shay_shaz | Model: Maria Lapikov @maria_lapikov_