So the last few weeks I have been lucky enough to call the Island of Ibiza home and I have been adventuring under the bright blue skies and sun filled days here on this magical island. On my travels I stumbled across La Galeria Elefante an incredible emporium piled high with jewellery, clothes and all sorts of treasures and delights from around the globe. A visit to this unique treasure trove inspired a bridal shoot with the spirit of Ibiza at its heart, take a look...
I love this outfit for a flamboyant yet earthy celebration. Our barefoot bride Anna wears a beautiful embroidered silk Jacket and skirt by Victoria Ibiza, the designs are based on vintage originals that are re-imagined with an Ibiza twist. Victoria Durer Gasse is a designer and part owner of La Galeria Elefante. Victoria travels the globe hand picking beautiful antiques and curiosities to bring back to La Galeria and sources inspiration for her clothing designs all over the world. She works closely with NGO's in India, Nepal and South East Asia to make sure the pieces she commissions are beneficial and give back to the women who sew, dye and embroider her beautiful designs.
This stunning gypsy-esque dress is by Péro a unique and refreshing label from India that produces incredible hand crafted pieces that carry with them tradition at the same time a unique sense of the contemporary. The finishing and detail on these dresses is exquisite and would make an eclectic and stand out choice for an Ibizan bride. It was so hard to choose which dress to feature from this label as each one was so stunning, I wanted to take them all home with me! The Head dresses we used are all hand made in the UK and are reimagined from original vintage pieces.
The billowing skirt and lace details on this gorgeous dress make it perfect for a beach wedding here on Ibiza, the dress is by Mes Damoiselles a beautiful label from Paris and would be a laid back look for a bride who wants to dance the night away with her feet in the sand! The animal pendants are hand crafted by Bold and each one raises money for an endangered species so you can give back while you indulge.
Thank you so much for the skills and talents of the amazing Katy Gill who styled the hair and make up for our collaboration she is available for commission for weddings and events here in Ibiza. Also thank you to our beautiful model Anna. The final thank you must go to all at La Galeria Elefante for hosting us it was such a joy to shoot amongst the cornucopia of curiosities and inspiring to be surrounded by such beauty. If you are here on Ibiza you must drop in to find that special piece that has Ibiza at its heart.
To Browse their collections in more detail visit their web site : www.lagaleriaelefante.com or call +34 971 19 70 17 to find out more. If you are on Ibiza the you can find La Galeria Elefante on the road to Santa Getrudis De Fruitera, keep an eye out for the white flags with pink elephant's on!