Galia Lahav is likely taking over your Instagram and Pinterest pages, and it's no secret why. The Israeli couture designer is known for jaw-dropping designs featuring formfitting silhouettes, low backs, and dramatic trains. While we eagerly await Galia Lahav's runway shows every year, it can be hard to know what the new collection will look like off the catwalk. So, we've rounded up six stunning brides who rocked their Galia Lahav gowns across the globe — in every type of wedding, from the beach to the ballroom.
Karolina: Magic in Marbella
Karolina and Marcin tied the knot in the Spanish Riviera, with a week-long celebration that included paella dinners, pool parties with a DJ, fireworks, and lots of aperol spritzes. They created a romantic and magical ambiance for their wedding with lots of hanging lanterns and hundreds of candles, while art deco and vintage elements added a personal touch.
Karolina fell in love with Galia Lahav's Luca gown at a trunk show in London. To Karolina's surprise, Galia herself measured her and personally made customizations to her gown — giving her the lower back and embellishments she was desperately searching for. It definitely made Karolina's gown shopping experience one she'll never forget!
Ayeh Khalatbari Photography
Afiya: Royal Wedding Vibes
Afiya and Lloyd had a fairy-tale wedding— with a vintage 1960 Rolls Royce as their chariot from the church to their wedding venue, and grand king and queen chairs at their reception in New Jersey. Afiya stunned in Galia Lahav's Ms. Elle gown, a formfitting mermaid with a sheer illusion back, while Lloyd donned a dapper white dinner jacket. The regal affair was replete with fireworks and a five-tier wedding cake.
Of her shopping experience , Afiya says, "From beginning to end, Galia Lahav gave me an incredible experience, I will never forget. From the cupcakes and flowers at my first fitting, to the making of the dress video, to the customer service; they were truly with me every step of the way."
Travis Chambers Photography
Allie: Island Celebration in Ibiza
As Allie's family is from the U.S. and Daniel's family is from the U.K., they decided a destination wedding would be perfect for them. They chose to wed in Ibiza, Spain, and went for a relaxed island vibe to go with their idyllic beach venue. The sweetest part? Allie and Daniel's adorable one-year-old son Basil served as their ring bearer.
Allie fell in love with the Galia Lahav brand the moment walked into their Flagship Store in Los Angeles. She chose the Arabella gown, which features an A-line silhouette, layered pink and ivory tulle, and dainty embellished flowers throughout. She says, "It’s romantic, feminine, and with its plunging neckline, even a bit sexy. Plus, it had the gorgeous illusion floral sleeves I had been dreaming of. The dress was a fairy-tale. I felt like a princess."
Lou: From Paris with Love
Lou and her husband met in the City of Love, so it was only natural they returned to Paris to tie the knot. They chose The Opera Garnier as their venue— the grand staircase reminded Lou of one of her favorite movies as a little girl, Beauty and the Beast.
Lou found her Galia Lahav wedding dress on Instagram before she was engaged, contacted the store and purchased it without even trying it on! She says, "I often look at Galia Lahav gowns on Instagram, and every single piece is so beautiful." Lou wore the Nevis gown, a hand-embroidered long sleeve mermaid gown, with the Nova overskirt on her wedding day, and "the whole day was perfection."
Alden Chenyin Photography
Shay: Married in Mexico
Barbara: Italian Love Affair
Globetrotters Barbara and Klemens met at the German Movie Awards, and became engaged at the Cannes Film Festival. With so many friends and family members all over the world, they decided on a destination wedding in Venice, Italy. The evening before the wedding, the couple hosted a "Venetian Secret Garden" themed rehearsal dinner with masked artists and a performance by the Three Italian Tenors. On the wedding day, the bride and groom celebrated in a glass tent overlooking the canal, with crystal chandeliers and white flowers dangling from the ceiling.
Barbara tried on several dresses in many boutiques but kept coming back to Galia Lahav. Over a Skype meeting, Barbara and Galia Lahav designer Sharon Sever worked together to design Barbara's custom ball gown with a very long train. After some fittings in Hamburg, Germany, Barbara traveled to Tel Aviv, Israel for her final fitting, where she met Sharon and Galia in person. She says, "The journey to get my perfect dress was magical and in the end it was the dress of my dreams."
Inspired to become a Galia Lahav bride yourself? Browse more stunning gowns from their GALA No. X collection here.