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Bridesmaids at Serena Williams’ Wedding Wore Israeli Designer Galia Lahav’s Gowns

The entire bridal party at tennis star Serena Williams’ wedding on November 16 wore cream-colored custom gowns from the Galia Lahav bridal and evening couture design house in Tel Aviv.

Williams wed Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans wearing a white dress by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, and changed into a Versace gown for the reception.

Her six attendants, including tennis champ sister Venus as maid of honor, were greeted with rounds of applause as they walked down the aisle bedecked in Galia Lahav creations made in Israel.

“She talked to all of us and just kind of let us have creative control as to what dress fit our personality,” bridesmaid Val Vogt told Vogue magazine.

Lahav is known for her “illusion” backs, cascading silk tulle skirts and Italian ivory lace details on gowns sewn in Israel and sold in more than 40 stores in Europe, Australia and the United States. She has frequent trunk shows across the world — this weekend in the United States, Germany, South Korea and Hong Kong.

(via Israel21c)

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