As the capital of Italy’s Tuscan region, Florence has long been considered one of the country’s most beautiful and romantic cities. Teeming with peaceful rivers and rolling hills, there’s a quintessential “Florentine ambiance” visitors can feel, whether strolling through the countryside or taking in the incredible architecture of the town. Given that Florence is also known as the birthplace of the Renaissance, it’s no surprise that the city recently inspired the Fall/Winter 2018 bridal collection by Galia Lahav, aptly named “Florence by Night.”
Lace is a common denominator in several of these Florentine inspired wedding gowns, and silhouettes vary from simple to dramatic. Rather than embodying the traditional – and often demure – effect of lacework, Galia Lahav has designed the collection to highlight a more ethereal quality of the fabric, paired with a stunning combination of modern shapes and muse-like details. Sheer fabrics also add a bold look to several dresses, alluding to the designers’ signature “sexy factor.”
One dress in particular (pictured below) features nude flowing fabric, a low back, and a sash that practically begs to be worn for a Tuscan wedding. It’d be equally as apropos for an Amalfi Coast celebration as well – perhaps a chapel ceremony, followed by an outdoor reception under the stars. Complete the look with statement jewelry like chandelier earrings and emerald cut diamonds.
For brides in search of an alternative to lace, the Florence by Night collection has several gowns with dreamy, billowing skirts mimicking the look of a bridal ballerina. From strapless, to deep-V, to off-shoulder styles, there’s something for anyone who wants to embody a modern-day member of the Florentine royal court.
Of course, no bridal collection by Galia Lahav would be complete without a show-stopping gown fit for the most lavish destination wedding. Bearing in mind the idea of a majestic garden at night, this dress is a stunning combination of femininity, regality, boldness, and romance; and it’s the perfect interpretation of Florentine inspiration for today’s bride.
Available at Bella Bianca Bridal Couture, Bridal Reflections, Galia Lahav Flagship Store in Los Angeles, and Roma Sposa Bridal & Evening Atelier