Intimate Conservatory Wedding in a Lilac Gown
Now this bride has some serious style. We couldn't believe our eyes when we saw this absolutely beautiful couple, an intimate conservatory ceremony, and THE lilac Ophelia gown by Emily Riggs? Plus film photographs by Maria Lamb? If drooling over today's real wedding is wrong then we don't want to be right!
it is obvious we're huge advocates of uniqueness, just take a peek at our 25 favorite colored wedding gowns here. Yes, Emily Riggs' gowns definitely make the cut as you can see why this stunner of a bride chose this gown. We really connected with the sweet moments during this wedding: a few tears, some tight hugs, and one blissfully in-love couple. Read below some words from the bride...
From the bride: "We knew that we wanted an intimate wedding—something small and meaningful that reflected who we are as a couple. For us, a Saturday is best spent in a park reading on a blanket together. During the months planning, we spent many weekends wandering Volunteer Park Conservatory, then settling onto a bench to read happily for a few hours. It’s the kind of place that makes you want to move in forever—inviting, serene, and bursting with life. We realized quite quickly that it captured everything we were imagining—an intimate, uplifting setting where we could make that joyous commitment to each other in front of our small guest list of family and dear friends. The conservatory is floor-to-ceiling windows and plants, and on our wedding day the sun was shining, flooding the entire space with a bright, joyful light. With two tall plants as our altar and my best friend as our officiant—the ceremony was even more magical than we could have imagined.
The conservatory informed the rest of the wedding—I wanted a romantic, fairytale-style dress that made our vision come to life. I had known from the start that I didn’t want my dress to be classic or white, and when I discovered Emily Riggs’s ethereal Ophelia gown in gorgeous lilac and amethyst, I was in love. Everything else fit into place from there. Our favorite brunch spot is the London Plane, and we rented out the Little London Plane down the street for our reception—two family-style tables, amazing food, big glass windows, little votive candles surrounding us, and truly spectacular florals done in-house by the LP team. All in all, the day was nothing short of a fairytale."
Photography: Maria Lamb | Film Lab: Photovision | Stylist / Planner: Allie Oosta (the bride herself) | Floral Designer: The London Plane | Dress Designer: Emily Riggs Bridal | Venue: Volunteer Park Conservatory | Cake Designer: Honey Crumb Cake Studio | Reception Venue: The London Plane | Shoes: Chloe Velvet Ballet Flats | Hair: Rayna-Joe Coleman of Charbon Salon | Makeup: Chelsey Matley | Groom’s suit: J.Crew | Catering: The London Plane | Cupcakes: Cupcake Royale | Favors: hand-painted cookies by Sogi’s Honey Bakeshop | Officiant: Carly Crookston