On your wedding day, you want to express your best, happiest, and most authentic self through your entire bridal look. Because now more than ever, your nuptials are a celebration of you, your future with your soulmate, and all your loved ones. But of course, these days, the planning process may involve a bit more effort and multitasking than usual.
As always, our top mission is to help you create your most special day — and ensure the preparation is as effortless and enjoyable as possible. So please allow us to introduce you to the new Galia Lahav Bridal Shoe Collection, a curated six-style capsule for your ultimate celebration and beyond. For designer and founder Galia Lahav, the right bridal shoes were an integral part of her own wedding day — but she remembers having to really work to find the ones.
“Back in the days, there wasn’t that much variety. There were about two shops I can remember and they offered minimal styles and designs,” she explains. “I wore classic white pumps, whereas today a bold bride can wear a fully crystallized shoe or perhaps jeweled black pumps. Shoes can really dictate a total look. They will tell you so much about one’s personality, as well as, remind us who we are as women. Shoes are also a sentimental keepsake to remind us of special moments in which we wore them.”
So wedding shoes are the next obvious — and heartfelt — chapter in the Galia Lahav story and for our brides. Now you can shop, build and style your full dream wedding look (or looks) all in one place — and you won’t even need to leave the comfort of your own home.
Ranging from US $750 to US$1,595, the Bridal Shoe Collection is available to shop directly, along with the Gala and Pret-A-Porter offerings, at GaliaLahav.com. The Galia Lahav Bridal Shoe Collection combines the high-end luxury and exceptional quality and craftsmanship from Couture, the versatility of Gala, plus the innovation and immediate gratification of the Pret-a-Porter collection. Because across all the brands, the Galia Lahav bride expects and enjoys high-touch customer service, even in this virtual world. So, an experienced stylist will be there to support your head-to-toe bridal planning experience via Zoom or in-person, where available.
“I want to offer a convenient and modern approach to the brides who shop for their gowns,” says Galia. “We get constant requests for matching shoes from our brides, who are extremely unique and struggle to find a pair of shoes that match their gowns in harmony. So I decided to combine and use some of the materials and fabrics we use in our gowns.”
For the collection, Galia Lahav assembled the best footwear design talent to create a tight collection of the most trendsetting, yet elegantly classic options to fit a range of personal styles and types of wedding celebrations. Crafted by the most skilled artisans in Italy, our shoes are constructed with the finest and most luxurious materials: soft Nappa leather, rich crepe satin, subtle calf suede, elegant lace, and glittery tulle.
The core styles include the ‘Ariel’, a glimmering ankle-strap pump accented with an opulent Swarovski crystal buckle; the Charlotte, a strappy and lace-paneled peep-toe style; and the Marie, a ‘40s-glam and jewel-encrusted T-strap heel.
A trio of silhouettes also comes in variations of exquisite accents to offer flexibility to fit your bridal ensemble and celebration vibe. The ‘Astrid’ slingback, with the chic knot-detail and a glittery vamp, stuns in a monochrome ivory or a party-ready silver. The Old Hollywood-inspired ‘Kate’ peep-toe is adorned with opulent oversize pearls or dazzling Swarovski crystal disco balls. The edgier, modern peep-toe bootie ‘Lucinda’ is finished with either beautiful lace-paneling or a sheer white tulle dotted in brilliant jewels. All styles boast our signature sculptural 105 mm heel, which completes the bold and alluring statement of the empowered Galia Lahav bride — whether you’re walking down the aisle, ruling the dancefloor, or holding court at brunch the morning after (maybe while sipping a mimosa).
Each of the styles is just as distinctive and expressive as you are, but also incredibly versatile to take you through multiple moments throughout your wedding. For instance, the ‘Kate’ shows your playful side, whether peeking out from under a long gown or enjoying the spotlight thanks to an after-party mini-dress. Or, the ‘Astrid’ maintains chic elegance through your quick change from a princess gown to reception jumpsuit. Because we understand — especially these days — you’re making thoughtful investments on every element of your special day. (Of course, don’t hesitate to treat yourself either with multiple pairs to coordinate with each of your celebration ensembles.) Either way, you’ll continue to wear, restyle and cherish your Galia Lahav heels into your honeymoon — and all the occasions into your happily ever after.
“When I decided to create this collection I was mainly focused and driven to create a comfortable, yet sexy and feminine collection that, on top of all, can be worn many times after the wedding elevating any look,” says Galia. “Even though a wedding is a once in a lifetime event, I believe shoes shouldn’t be worn just once.”