The times have changed, and our wedding outfits have expanded beyond the traditional wedding day to include everything bridal. From the engagement party to the bachelorette party, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and even the honeymoon. Every occasion leading up to the "I do"s can inspire a fresh bridal look. But don't think the bridal look stops at just the white dress or ivory suit. It is the small details that reveal a bride's personal style. The chosen bridal accessories can make or break the outfit. Inspired by Galia Lahav's newly launched prêt-à-porter bridal collection and its crisp and minimalist styles, we have dug into this season's most popular wedding jewellery and shoes to create our dream bridal looks.
BRIDAL LOOK: THE POWER TUX
Move over dresses. Not every bridal occasion calls for a dramatic white wedding dress with endless trains and veils trailing after the bride. In fact, with many intimate weddings and less formal ceremonies, many modern trend-setting brides have opted for an ivory suit instead. Why not be your empowered boss-lady self and strut down the aisle with a crisply tailored ivory crepe suit by Galia Lahav. Make a bold yet minimalist statement with a pair of crystal gold hoop earrings. Add on a pair of chic satin heels with chiffon bow detailing for a touch of femininity without taking away from the sleek cleanness of the tuxedo.
BRIDAL LOOK: THE DRAMA SUIT
Love the idea of wearing a bridal suit but still want the drama that comes with a train and a touch more femininity? Try selecting a pair of full-length bootleg trousers instead of a slim crop leg pair to soften the look. Pair the trousers with a lace corset top for a touch of flirty girliness. As for the drama, let a floor-length tailored ivory coat do the talking. Build onto the sleek look with a minimalist satin pump with crystal-encrusted stiletto heels for toned-down glamour. Finish the whole look with a pair of gold hoops with pearls to match the silk stain coat lapels and diamonte to match the crystals in your heels.
BRIDAL LOOK: THE SATIN QUEEN
Satin is a classic luxury wedding dress fabric. We are in love with this unique asymmetric floor-length satin slit dress from Galia Lahav's 'Lumiere' prêt-à-porter bridal collection. The organic yet still minimalist design is a perfect match with delicate drop earrings with organically shaped pearls. Match the rest with a pair of thin strap satin heels to exaggerate the stylish yet feminine look.
BRIDAL LOOK: THE SILK MINIMALIST
If you've fallen in love with silk satin but prefer sleeker minimalist cuts, this bias-cut floor-length satin dress is perfect with its cross over spaghetti straps. Add a simple pair of drop earrings to the elongated minimalist look with a pearl finish to match the satin texture. Finish the look with an extra feminine touch with a pair of delicate strap heels featuring pearls for embellishments.
BRIDAL LOOK: THE FORGET ME KNOT
From the Galia Lahav prêt-à-porter debut collection, Jasmine dress, with her sharp V neckline, front split and stylish knot-gathering design, turning a crisp power-suit look into a statement dress. Pair the dress with a pair of subtle cascading earrings to compliment the crips lines created from the neckline and the split without taking the eye away from the featured knot at the waist. Add a pair of pointed-toe satin heels to add sleek elegance, while the shoe's featured crystal embellished side straps add a touch of unforgettable glamour as your walk to reveal it through the dress split.
BRIDAL LOOK: THE WHIMSICAL MUSE
Galia Lahav has married whimsical to minimalist with this off the shoulder silk satin gown and its long billowing sleeves. Add to the whimsical softness with a pair of blushing organza earrings. Finish off the slight forest fairy look with a romantic pair of satin bow-tied strapped, stacked heel sandals featuring delicate crystal vines wrapping at the ankles. It will be like you've stepped out from a field of fairytale woods carved by stylish minimalists.
BRIDAL LOOK: THE PEARL MERMAID
Going minimalist doesn't mean giving up glamour. We love how we get the best of the sleek fitted look with Eve's strapless sheath design and just the right sprinkle of pearl and sparkle glamour with the fading beadwork at the dress's neckline. With the beading as the feature focus, we wanted to keep things jewellery free, so there are no distracting elements from the upper body. However, we have added a touch of romance with a delicate pearl and beaded edge fingertip-length veil. Finish the look with a comfy pair of satin kitten heels with pointed-toes for elegance and glinting crystal trim for some glamorous highlights.