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,
Emily and Mikki put a contemporary spin on the timeless Secret Garden wedding theme by pairing lush, climbing greenery with bright, summer-hued roses, lisianthus, and azaleas. Transporting guests to a vibrant summer garden, dining tables were covered by neon blooms and the head table's scaling vines and hanging wisteria formed a romantic, 8-ft tall canopy over the newlyweds. Equal parts modern, romantic, and stylish.
Photography • Purple Tree Photography, Planning • Cherry & Baker Event Specialists, Decor and Floral Design • Gisele Sterling from Nous Design Group, Venue • Château Le Parc Event Centre, Stationery Design • Custom Designed by the Bride, Stationery Production • The Write Invite, Gowns and Veil • Tal Kahlon, Metallic Stilettos • Sophia Webster from Davids Footwear, Fuchsia Pumps • Giuseppe Zanotti from Saks, Headpiece • Efrat Cassouto, Earrings, Bracelet, Wedding Bands and Engagement Ring • Twain Designs, Hair Stylist • Alison Kam, Makeup Artist • Aniya Nandy of Plutino Group, Groom’s Suit • Daniel Custom Tailor, Groom’s Cufflinks • Paul Smith from Holt Renfrew, Groom’s Shoes • Christian Louboutin, Light Pink Ceremony Chairs • Detailz Couture Event Rentals, Bronze Mirrored Seating Chart • Nous Design Group, Catering • Beverly Hills Catering, Cake • Park Hyatt, DJ • Magen Boys Entertainment, Orchestral Entertainment • the Toronto Orchestra, Cinematography • Big Ticket Productions