Ethereal Seaside Wedding Inspiration with a Lavender Wedding Dress

Emily Rose Riggs purple dress

We couldn’t rightfully have dress week here at GWS without including one of Emily Riggs Bridal’s gorgeous gowns! Her dress designs are stunning, romantic, artful and unique. And she is definitely a house favorite around here.

When we saw a sneak of this magical Laguna Beach editorial by Michael Radford on Instagram, you better believe we had to know more! Every element was more beautiful than the last: the dress, the bouquet (by the amaze Ashley of Tinge Floral), the perfectly diffused California light…

Emily Rose Riggs purple dress

Ashley says, Being from Salt Lake City, Utah, I am used to the gorgeous mountains and meadows which are so inspiring. I feel fortunate to live in such a beautiful place! But since California brings such a change in scenery we decided shooting at this gorgeous spot in Laguna was the perfect setting. The mossy rocks and cliffs are rugged, which contrasts so beautifully with the soft, beautiful draping of Emily’s gorgeous Ophelia gown.

I took inspiration of what lives beneath the sea for the florals. I incorporated different colors but kept them all fairly muted, with the exception of a few peach and sea foam tones. I loved the way the soft colors complemented Emily’s gorgeous gown.

Emily Rose Riggs purple dress

spring time bouquet

Can’t even believe that bouquet! Can you?

beach fashion

lace top

Emily Rose Riggs purple dress

Emily Rose Riggs purple dress

Emily Rose Riggs purple dress

We think this dress would be such a good choice for the bride who wants something unique, but not totally out there and still super feminine. The lace top, perfectly pleated asymmetrical skirt, and dreamy lavender hue…it just doesn’t get better!

flowers in hair

daffodil spring bouquet

Emily Rose Riggs purple dress

Love the bold brow + loose waves Amy Clarke whipped up for the shoot. So perfect for that beach backdrop!

Emily Rose Riggs purple dress

ribbon bouquet

emily rose riggs lace robe

And this lace robe, also designed by Emily Riggs Bridal, is totally wish list worthy! It would so sweetly complement the Ophelia wedding dress + be the perfect thing to pack for your honeymoon!

emily rose riggs lace robe

emily rose riggs lace robe

A big thanks to these very talented creatives for giving us the opportunity to share this magical editorial today!

photography: Michael Radford // gown + robe: Emily Riggs Bridal // hair + makeup: Amy Clarke // florals: Tinge Floral // ribbons: Silk and Willow // location: Laguna Beach, California

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