Israeli fashion houses are by far my favourite wedding dress designers in the world. Although I wouldn’t say no to a Marchesa gown either.
Galia Lahav, Yaki Ravid and Inbal Dror design couture wedding dresses for the modern day princess. They are romantic, elegant and have that vintage, hollywood glamour feel of a bygone era.
Think luxurious silks, intricate beading and classic lace combined with the most beautiful figure-hugging and daring backless wedding dresses that you won’t find hanging in a high street bridal shop.
You will probably have liked or pinned these designs on Instagram and Pinterest – they are breathtakingly beautiful. What’s more, if you are quite petite but with large hips (like me), I believe that these dresses will fit you like a dream.
I requested prices for a few dresses and they were priced on average £5,000 – £10,000. Which is far too costly for the normal bride-to-be.
With this, I have designed my own wedding dress based on a few different bridal gowns from these designers and having it custom-made with the same chantilly lace fabric – for a tiny fraction of the price.
HELENA from the St Tropez Cruise Collection: This beautiful dress has a dotted tulle corset and skirt, pearl embellished lace trim and peplum with pleated ruffles. Made from silk and tulle, it has a low V-neck and back with French crochet details on the collar and sleeves, a tulle belt and pearls.
NICOLE & ANGELINA from the St Tropez Cruise Collection: The Nicole is an ivory silk, body-hugging dress with a bare back, flesh coloured tulle top and sleeves. The front and back has embroidered feathers, embellished with crystals, beads and pearls. The sleeves and train are decorated with pearl drops. The ANGELINA dress is silk satin with a sheer back and crystal and pearl embroidered motifs.