This season, we tap into the romantic Latin culture of Portugal to draw inspiration for Alegria, the Bridal Couture Collection of Wedding gowns from Galia Lahav.
Images were captured by Philip Gay.
Meaning happiness in Portuguese, this couture collection is inspired by the country’s beautiful landmarks and palaces – the colors of the ravishing azulejos everywhere you look, enticing romance and rich traditions.
With an awe-inspiring view of Lisbon, the historic Pestana Palace made for the ideal surroundings to shoot the Collection.
Built in the 19th century and boasting Belle Epoque style architecture, the Pestana Palace’s captivating outdoor setting served as a breathtaking backdrop for our gowns. While the opulent French inspired salons and bedrooms perfectly captured the regal and romantic attributes of the Alegria Couture collection.
Portrayed by a vision of Latin Royalty, the Alegria collection depicts a regal Portuguese wedding emphasized through movements in the flow of each dress, rich embroidery, and lavish long trains.
To enhance the romantic nature and admiration of the feminine body, the collection introduces new complimenting necklines and is designed with beaded and shimmery fabrics made of lace, tulle and silk.
Reminiscent of the azulejos, the color palette is bold of silver, blush and dusty rose that completes the romantic native touch of this collection.
Our perception of Alegria, or happiness, is the first sight of a beautiful new bride on her wedding day carrying a flawless smile.
“And the stars blinked as they watched her carefully, jealous of her shine” – Atticus
Designers: Galia Lahav & Sharon Sever – Galia Lahav House of Couture
Photography: Philip Gay
Styling: Simon Elmalem
Video: Simone Yang
Hair & MUA: Shay Haleli Ziv
Model: Ella Hope