Galia Lahav Gowns at Block 41 with Romantic Blush and Red Flowers

When we found out that The Dress Theory was getting a selection of Galia Lahav’s newest gowns last December, we quickly assembled a team to create an editorial photoshoot styled around the gowns. Callista from Callista & Company and I worked together to come up with the concept that was a balance of feminine and modern. We chose a color palette of red and blush, and opted for no greenery, to really focus on just the striking flowers, other design elements and the dresses!

For the table, we used velvet La Tavola linens to provide color and rich texture. We layered clear glass plates and sleek silver flatware, and topped off the tabletop pieces with the Camille line of glassware from Crate and Barrel. We have 30 sets of these in our inventory and use them all the time! They are the perfect mix of modern and feminine. We chose modern black chairs for some contrast.

For flowers, we used several different types of blush and red garden roses, heirloom carnations, and bold antherium. Blending the traditionally romantic and bridal garden roses with the modern antherium created an unexpected design, especially when designed in the glass compotes. Most vases for events are opaque to hide the mechanics (we use frogs and/or chickenwire, some people still use foam), so designing in clear compotes was an additional challenge, but one that made the vases disappear in the photos, much like the plates, creating an effect as if the flowers were hovering over the table.

The first few photos give you a behind the scenes peek into me and Callista setting the table.

Our stunning model (also Amy!) has the most striking features. And just look at her in these Galia Lahav gowns!!! Yessie Libby did the most beautiful job with Amy’s hair and makeup, making her skin absolutely glow and her lips pop with red lipstick! (Pro tip: If you’re looking to hire the best Seattle bridal hair and makeup artist, Yessie is your girl!)

The first gown was embellished with heavy lace flowers and featured off the shoulder sleeves and a long train. LOOK AT THAT DETAIL!!

The second gown was the STAR of the show, literally! With a deep front V, full skirt, and totally embellished in glittering stars, this gown was a showstopper! Just look at the way the light comes through it!

The third gown was a slimmer silhouette with long, loose sleeves that opened near the wrists, with a little bit of sparkly star detail too. It was so elegant and moved beautifully when Amy walked. For this look, I removed the red flowers in the bouquet for a soft and utterly romantic look and these were my favorites!

This editorial was featured on Inside Weddings on Valentine’s Day! Check out their feature for more fun inspiration!


Photography: Sarah Carpenter Photography | Planning & Design: Callista & Co. | Gown: Galia Lahav | Bridal Boutique: The Dress Theory | HMU: Yessie Libby | Venue: Block 41 | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Flatware: Cort Party Rental