Celestial and dreamy, the Spring 2018 collection from Galia Lahav's sister label GALA was inspired by individuality and elegance with a boho-edge. Handmade in Tel-Aviv, these ethereal gowns combine tulle, embroidery and floral appliqués in a variety of silhouettes perfect for millennial brides.
Inspired by the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," mother-daughter design duo, Mira and Lihi Zwillinger gave timeless silhouettes a romantic upgrade for Spring 2018. Featuring hand-cut floral appliqué and sky blue hues (echoing the song's opening line), amongst feathers and balloon sleeves, these enchanting gowns are evidence that, as Judy sings, "Dreams really do come true."
Juxtaposed against contemporary interpretations of Arabic architecture, here we showcase some of this season’s most statement-making gowns. Pattern and light are explored through mashrabiya, a form of latticework that uses geometric shapes to provide shade, resulting in patterned sunlight where light passes through.
Photography • Heidi Niemala, Photography Assistants • Kate Field and Gary William Ogle, Art Director • Rebekah Cuff of WedLuxe Magazine, Production Assistants • Keara Konstantakos and Lindsay Cooper of WedLuxe Magazine, Wardrobe Stylist • Elizabeth Clark of WedLuxe Magazine, Hair and Makeup Artist • Cia Mandarello, Hair and Makeup Assistant • Caroline Levin, Venue • Aga Khan Museum
Image 2 - Gown • "LW 7-10," Nurit Hen Haute Couture, Headpiece and Hand Bracelet • "Jess," and "Clair," DA Couture, Earrings • "Marquise," Tara Fava Jewellery, Ring and Bracelet (on left hand) • Carole Tanenbaum
Image 6 - Gown • "LW 7-10," Nurit Hen Haute Couture, Headpiece and Hand Bracelet • "Jess," and "Clair," DA Couture, Earrings • "Marquise," Tara Fava Jewellery, Ring and Bracelet (on left hand) • Carole Tanenbaum
Image 9 - Gown • Custom Made from Valencienne Bridal Design, Ear Clips • "Flower," Keren Wolf from White Toronto, Engagement Ring • !Xam Diamonds, Ring • Léna Roy Collection from the Aga Khan Museum Gift Shop
Image 10 - Gown • "Tatiana," Julie Vino from Mona Lisa Bridal Gallery, Ear Crawlers • "Lynley," Baublebar, Ring (on right hand) • !Xam Diamonds, Bracelet (worn as choker) and Ring (on left hand) • Anzie Jewelry
Image 11 - Gown • "Hayley," Hayley Paige from Pearl Bridal House, Earrings and Bracelets • Carole Tanenbaum, Rings (on right hand) • Léna Roy Collection from the Aga Khan Museum Gift Shop, Rings (on left hand) • JJBÜCKAR
Image 14 and 15 - Gown • "Ludwig," Vera Wang from Vera Wang Toronto, Necklaces, Bracelet, and Ring (on left hand) • "Reverse," Jean Paul Gaultier for Atelier Swarovski, Earrings and Rings (on right hand) • "Hope Chandelier,", "Essentials Triple" and "Narrative Oval," Links of London,
To celebrate the spirit of the vanguard, WedLuxe travelled overseas for a collaboration with internationally acclaimed photography team Miss Aniela, known for their surreal collection of photography that blurs and pushes the boundaries of art, photography, and fashion.
Deep within the British Cotswolds at Eastnor Castle, we captured extraordinary beauty of past and present. Gowns by contemporary couturiers Ashi Studio, Georges Hobeika, and Georges Chakra were juxtaposed against the magnificent Great Hall with its soaring 60-ft high ceiling and impressive armour collection. The drawing room, designed by Augustus Pugin (a pioneer of the Gothic Revival style, culminating in his interior design of the Palace of Westminster), and library, designed by George Fox (complete with Flemish tapestries originally ordered by Catherine de’ Medici), provided further visual contrast.
Photography • Miss Aniela, Creative Director • Angela Desveaux of WedLuxe Magazine, Art Director and Producer • Rebekah Cuff of WedLuxe Magazine, Fashion Editor • Elizabeth Clark of WedLuxe Magazine, Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist • Elbie van Eeden, Wardrobe Stylist • Minna Attala, Location • Eastnor Castle, Cinematography • Cloud Nine Creative Inc.
Image 2 and 3 - Low Tide: Dress• Ashi Studio, Shoes • "Marlene," Freya Rose, Necklace, Bracelet, and Ring (On Right Hand) • Mawi, Earrings • Jolita Jewellery, Engagement Ring (On Left Hand) • "Brazillian Amethyst 8mm Hoya," Alex Monroe
Image 6 and 7 - Madame Butterfly: Dress • Georges Chakra Couture, Headpiece • House of Halos, Shoes • "Marlene," Freya Rose, Belt (Worn as Choker) • "Darling," Freya Rose, Bracelet • Jolita Jewellery, Engagement Ring • "Wild Posy Twist," Alex Monroe
Image 8 - Gothic Royalty: Dress • Ashi Studio, Shoes • "Darling," Freya Rose, Headpiece • "Arela," Luna Bea Bride from The Mews Bridal, Necklace • Jolita Jewellery, Engagement Ring • "Green Amethyst Forest Jewel," Alex Monroe
Image 9 - The State Bedroom: Dress • "Savanna," Ian Stuart Bride, Headpiece • "Titania," Clea Broad, Choker • New Trimmings, Bracelet • "Astoria," Freya Rose, Ring (On Left Hand) • "Claws of Engagement," Tessa Metcalfe Jewellery, Rings (On Right Hand) • "Wild Posy Twist," and "Aquamarine 8mm Hoya," Alex Monroe
Image 11 - Armoured in Love: Dress • “Charlitta,” Pallas Couture from Morgan Davies Bridal, Corset • Custom, Shoes • “Mara,” Freya Rose, Headdress • House of Halos, Earrings and Rings • Mawi, Necklace • “Jardin d’Amour Chartreuse,” Jolita Jewellery, Bracelets • Jolita Jewellery