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10 Stunning Real Brides That Will Inspire You To Buy Your Dream Dress

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Checklists, guest lists, and wedding planning – let’s channel good energy this year for all the 2021 brides planning their weddings. There’s nothing like a year in sweatpants to make you want to be adorned in extravagance! May we remind you that you can wear your dream dress no matter the wedding vibes, guest count, or venue location.

As over-the-top wedding lovers, we know that being a visionary and expressing your own individuality is essential. You are anything but ordinary, and it’s no surprise that Galia Lahav brides possess that same inspired wedding energy. Our greatest wedding advice is this: pull inspiration and learn from the real brides who’ve planned before us.

Yes, today is about real brides and the stunning, extravagant weddings they’ve hosted! We’re sharing some of our favorite Galia Lahav brides who have thrown everything from Italian Alpine romance beside Lake Como, to this luxe Mallorcan wedding fairytale. They’ve customized their gowns and their looks with accessories and adornments – to say we are speechless is an understatement.

So brides, catch some inspiration from these stunning brides and their statement-making Galia Lahav gowns. Wedding lovers, we know you’ll love reading about these unique celebrations and the bold brides who planned them from across the globe.

Whether your wedding is intimate or ‘extra’ these real Galia Lahav brides will inspire you to say “Yes!” to your dream dress!

Luxe Fairytale

We are forever fans of custom looks. Bride Ying took her Mediterranian wedding to a heavenly level by customizing both her Galia Lahav gowns! Her first GL look pulled elements from three separate Galia gowns and extended the train to ten feet. With the help of her groom (who picked out her second look himself), she danced long into the morning in a beautiful custom Gia ballgown.

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Garden Soirée

This Lake Como villa was the perfect setting for a modern and whimsical garden party. Bride Rachel customized her Alba gown with a sweetheart neckline at the GL flagship in New York. She also paired this sparkling dress with the perfect blush-toned overskirt complete with a waist bow.

The ceremony aisle was lined with florals bursting alongside the seating, leading toward a dramatic arch overlooking Lake Como. With a dramatic entrance, Rachel transformed her look after the ceremony to show off her figure-flattering dress underneath.

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Celebrity Style

Bijon fell in love with “the Beyonce dress” (officially named the Thelma) and was able to fulfill her dream of trying it on at the GL flagship in LA. She remembers, “I had no idea how much I would fall in love with it once I put it on. It was as if it was made for me!” This look plays up a voluminous off-the-shoulder sleeve with an ultra-fitted hourglass silhouette.

The entire wedding complimented the luxurious and ornate style of the gown. Her partner wore a textured suit, making them both look like a celebrity couple!

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Palm Springs Pink

Taylor’s wedding took a dreamy twist on a Palm Springs party.

Her bridal look paired a daring plunge neckline with the sweetest shoulder bows. The three-dimensional lace complimented her cascading orchid and rose bouquet in a statement-making look that still felt delicate. “I saw the GALA 104 on social media right after we got engaged, and I knew immediately that it was my dress. I just had a gut feeling that this was the one, without even trying it on,” says Taylor. Here’s proof you can choose your gown before you pin down a venue!

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Fedor & Diana
Photo by Konstantin Semenikhin
Fedor & Diana
Photo by Konstantin Semenikhin

Floating Romance

Two Italian villas and one ballgown as light as air makes for the perfect over-the-top wedding day romance. The Bellina gown inspired key elements for the day, like soft hues, delicate lighting, and plenty of florals. Diana said her wedding dress was love at first sight, knowing the very first dress she tried on was the one! And with off-the-shoulder billowing sleeves and the weightless volume of the skirt, it felt like a perfect fairytale romance.

Fedor & Diana
Photo by Konstantin Semenikhin
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Photo by Ayeh Khalatbari and Mischa Durrant

Spanish Sparkle Hideaway

“The way it fit and flowed, paired with Galia’s amazing personalizations – I knew I had found my dream dress.” Karolina’s Luca gown mixed multiple styles of lace, cut-outs, and crystals in a sexy body-hugging silhouette. She even customized the low back in a fit we can only describe as unforgettable.

The magical ambiance of hanging chandeliers, lanterns, and candlelight illuminated this bridal look, finalizing three days of wedding celebrations on a private section of the Andalucian coastline.

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Mountain Elegance

Bride Lindsey loved her fitted Galia Lahav gown, customizing it with a flowing overskirt to give her the perfect photos she had always envisioned on her wedding. The stunning Biltmore estate was idyllic, with mountains in the distance, stunning architecture, and plenty of backdrops throughout the property for photos. Lindsey snapped photos in both her elegant wedding day looks, making the surprise rain that day feel even more enchanting.

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Royal Glam

The theme for this wedding was nothing short of royal. The bride and her bridesmaids wore glimmering accessories and jewelry, and the couple even had a 1960s Rolls Royce getaway car!

Afiya’s Galia Lahav gown was a dramatic mermaid silhouette with a show-stopping tulle train you have to see to believe. She planned her glamorous wedding in under four months and was still able to make her dream Galia Lahav gown a reality, even on a shorter timeline.

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Rustic & Inviting

A fruit tree-filled courtyard, walls covered in ivory, and plenty of old-world charm – we’ve truly landed in SoCal.

The rustic setting of this venue lent itself perfectly to this softly layered floral embellished gown. “It combined everything I envisioned, delicate tulle, appliques with flower or earth elements, a corset top with illusion, an off-the-shoulder sleeve,” said bride Jamie. She even customized her shoulder straps to be removable to give her more freedom during her reception.

Everything about this day was so warm and inviting!

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Sydney + Dexter Wedding
Sydney + Dexter Wedding

Napa Simplicity

This strapless ballgown is modern, clean, and makes a beautiful statement without any embellishments. Bride Sydney wanted a more minimal gown where the corset structure was appreciated and had her Gia dress customized without the applique. This strapless ballgown transcends fashion throughout the decades, and we love how she made this look uniquely her own. The Napa setting embraced the ethereal layers of the dress by celebrating soft organic shapes, textures of silks, and roses upon orchids of florals.

Sydney + Dexter Wedding

Essential Info

To see more of these extravagant and inspiring wedding gowns visit Galia Lahav’s website.

Find an upcoming trunk show near you, or book an appointment at any of their stockists worldwide. And to find more real bride inspiration, visit the Galia Lahav blog.

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This post was made in partnership with Galia Lahav.

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