Israeli bridal couture house Galia Lahav is renowned for its glamourous and breathtaking wedding dresses designed for the modern fashion confident bride. Their latest Spring 2023 GALA ready-to-wear collection plays true to its name with a generous-yet-just-right amount of sparkle and bold design features that will make any bride 'Shine' on her special day.
Designed to contrast the void of playful, sparkling energy that was the hangover from covid restrictions, head designers Galia Lahav and Sharon Sever have bundled the glitz and glamour of a glorious party to create a collection that explores an array of youthful silhouettes and iridescent features. This collection explores adding unique fabrics and metallics to the already wide range of delicately embroidered laces, hand-sewn beadwork and materials that are the signature of Galia Lahav. By skillfully pairing fabrics that catch the light with timeless bridal times of ivory and blush, the 'Shine' collection will capture light at every angle and give the illusion of covering its wearer in stardust. Each dress in this collection has its unique design feature; here is a closer look at the features that leave a sparkle in our eyes.
This all-over sparkle wedding dress takes on the minimalist classic shoulder strap ballgown with the cheeky corset bodice, which celebrates clean-yet-bold design lines. The stand-out feature we love about this gown is the daring low V-plunge feature on the cat-eye corset. Together with the delicate bejewelled belt, it is a great way to show off your waist and enhance the drama of the voluminous skirt. It's perfect for the minimalist bride who wants a bit of glamour.
This A-line gown is made for the romantic who loves florals but in a more-than-the-typical-floral-lace way. Its scoop neck corset with plunging 3D lace design offers a modest and secure option for brides who are uncomfortable with the idea of a revealing low plunge but want the slimming and elongating illusion that comes with a plunging neckline. Our favourite hidden feature of this gown would have to be the pockets. There is nothing quite like having somewhere to stash that emergency handkerchief/tissue!
Here is a play on the classic sweetheart neckline trumpet dress with a twist of a sheer corset top, skirt and train. The dress is created with delicate sequin beaded lace which scatters in the skirt and fades up to the bodice. Our favourite feature is the soft ruffle across the shoulder straps, which brings a romantic period drama touch to the dress. For the fashionably adventurous bride, the dress can also come in a high-neck silk tulle blouse with 'gigot' sleeves and a statement bow.
This is a must-try for the bride who loves an ultra-lux look with a touch of Gatsby glamour and the cheeky sleekness of a modern minimalist-fitted wedding dress. This dress is made with beaded netting that is guaranteed to stun. We love the contemporary design of combining a bralette top with a halterneck illusion to give a very modern and sophisticated touch. Think Hollywood glamour with Kim K's curves and Arianna Grande's wedding dress sleekness.
We are bringing on the fairytale-meets-woodland-fairy vibes with this A-line wedding gown. This is for the bride who wants a softer and airy look for their day. While the bling factor is not present, the dramatic-yet-scattered delicate 3D floral embellishments make a different style statement on their own. We have fallen in love with the combination of the across-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline and the voluminous off-the-shoulder sheer balloon sleeves.
This is a bolder play on the strapless neckline trumpet dress with a twist of a sheer corset top, skirt and train. The glistening beaded lace vines are a geometric statement on their own. Our favourite feature would have to tee the short off-the-shoulder balloon sleeves. It offers a fashionably bold highlight to the gown and takes them off after your "I do" to get a second bridal look for your day.
If a dreamy silk tulle ballgown is on the cards, this whimsical wedding dress is a must-try. The gown has a sexy sheer corset bodice that adds a cheeky touch. Our favourite feature would have to be the long sweeping train with the dramatic trail of shimmering beaded appliques that cascades from the bodice down to the hem.
This lantern-sleeved ballgown is for the A-line dress lover who loves a mix of simmer, floral, and softness in their look. The Luce wedding dress is the perfect balance of romantic, sexy and sweet. We adore the side slit in the skirt and the cheekiness it brings to what would be a traditionally sweet A-line dress. The split is also a great way to get more freedom of movement for the bride who loves having fun on the dance floor.
This fit and flare wedding dress screams sophisticated glamour. The long sleeves paired with a clean V-neck and low back is one for the modern minimalist bride. We love the simple illusion of a V-cutout from the underbust to the back. It gives a daring contemporary fashion illusion of wearing a two-piece but in one dress.
This fully beaded mermaid gown takes a leaf out of the Arianna Grande wedding dress notebook and boosts up the glam factor. We love the sexy bra and underbust cutout feature. With the sparkly sequin trims around the midriff and thin spaghetti straps, this dress will sparkle like the best diamonds.
When cheeky whimsical meets the sleek and modern, this feminine A-line dress is made with soft sparkle tulle. We love the bold combination of sheer and semi-sheer effects in the draped bodice that leads into a sexy thigh-high split full skirt. It makes for a fun and light dress for the bride who wants to shine on the dance floor.
This dress is a whimsically glamourous take on the fitted trumpet dress. The gown is scattered with 3D embellishments and has a stunning illusion plunging sweetheart neckline and low V-back that give the dress a touch of sexiness. Our favourite feature would have to be the dramatic removable long illusion sleeves. It adds a great dose of drama and gives the dress a more whimsical second look.
Eternal Bridal is excited to welcome Gala by Galia Lahav's "Shine" ready-to-wear bridal dress collection and Galia Lahav's 'Rise' Haute Couture wedding dress collection to our Galia Lahav trunk show in July and August 2022. Be one of the first Australian brides to try on gowns from Galia Lahav's brand new SS23 "Shine" and "Rise" collections complemented by a selection of spectacular bridal gowns from past collections. To register or for more information, click here.