Remember when we said that the Pacific Northwest had total bragging rights for the most amazingly picturesque and adventuresome weddings out there? Well, we’re revising our statement just a tad… because the Desert Southwest is kind of awesome too. For the real diehard desert fans, not just Coachella festival flower children, the warm deserts of Cali, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas offer some of the most unreal settings for a wedding. And the new Spring 2018 collection of Galina (exclusively) for David’s Bridal is literally EVERYTHING for the free-spirited, playful bride who either had her sights on tying the knot at Joshua Tree from jump or just decided to pack up, road trip, and make it official with nuptials every nature lover would die for.Seriously, we couldn’t picture a better medley of dresses to surprise and delight the bride who seeks adventure, experience, travel - especially when she does it alongside her partner and co-pilot in wedding wanderlust. Featuring flowy, boho shapes, off-the-shoulder flounce, softer ball gown silhouettes and some desert-worthy two-piece ensems, the collection is carefree, but hardly short on éclat. Oh, also, everything is priced between $299 and $549, so you can have your desert moment without doing any heavy-duty damage to your bank account.
Here are some of the trends you can spot throughout the entire range - from high necklines to 3D floral appliqué and bold lace - all you’ll need to complete the ‘Nbd, we’re exchanging vows in the high desert’ look is a parasol, a protea-packed wild bouquet, and a casj-yet-cool denim jacket.Check out the full collection of Galina Spring 2018 dresses. All photos courtesy of David's Bridal.
Nothing says boho more than a sexy off-the-shoulder silhouette. Really, just thinking about baring our shoulders sends some chills down our spines. And the Galina OTS styles aren’t just basic, they boast flouncy bell sleeves and fringy eyelash lace to pull together a totally feminine feel that photographs flawlessly!
Hardly Victorian vibes here, really. The high necks hanging around this collection still have so much sass and sexiness courtesy of delicate halters, illusion detailing, and stunning open keyhole backs. So coverage can happen up front, while exposed décolletage and back detail goes down in the back.
soft ball gowns
Princesses can do their thing in the desert, too, just by toning down all the poof and circumstance…. Instead of larger-than-life stiff-in-structure skirts and grandiose design, the new Galina gowns are much more polished, cleaner in silhouette and collapsed construction. So, definitely take your tiara, but throw it on to dress up your full skirt and clean waist, not as a cherry on top of your cupcake ball gown.
3d Floral applique
When you’re going bohemian, you must have flowers, always and always. And this season, Galina is blooming with gowns decked out in dynamic floral applique. From wispy graphic flowers atop a v-neck bodice to 3D floral appliques and embroidery adding drama and femininity to an already fierce bridal jumpsuit, the finesse from these flowers is 👌
Next to crochet and macrame, lace is a boho bride’s detail of choice. And there’s no shortage of loved-up lace in this new collection. Allover lace sheaths celebrate clean lines and beautiful texture, and when you throw in some floral motifs and crochet lace, too, the looks are straight up desert divine.
An alternative ceremony locale like the desert deserves some likewise alternative aisle style - and pants are the perfect choice! From a creatively-curated illusion lace crop top with fluid crepe pants to a stretch Mikado slim, tapered one-piece jumpsuit, the opportunities to suit up are exciting and some.