Swoon For These Sweet and Unique Emily Riggs Wedding Gowns: Part 2

Emily Riggs Wedding Dresses

Blending vintage and modern aesthetics, we’re head over heels for designer Emily Riggs. Since 2012, each wedding gown has been designed and hand-created in the Portland-based atelier. The designer prides herself on using high-quality materials and fabrics sourced from around the world like Italy and France.

This attention to detail and craftsmanship results in exquisite, swoon-worthy designs that we can’t stop thinking about. Check out some of her sweet and unique wedding gowns below.


Emily Riggs Castallina Wedding Dress

You may not be able to tell at first glance, but the Castellina wedding gown is actually a 2-piece ensemble.

The beautiful gown is crafted from intricate French-corded Alencon lace over netting fabric. The bodice features a deep v-neckline with a high illusion back covered in lace and fitted long sleeves with the same detailing.

The gathered waistline adds extra detail while bringing emphasis to the bride’s small waist. The dreamy A-line skirt is double lined with two layers of champagne Italian crepe satin silk for complete comfort. A cathedral-length train is a dramatic finish.


Emily Riggs Delilah Wedding Dress

If you’re wanting a strapless gown for your big day, a bridal favorite, then fall in love with the Delilah gown.

The ethereal fit-and-flare gown features a fitted corset bodice, for structure, and a drop waist. Beautiful floral lace covers the entire top, with carefully placed streams of off-white French Chantilly lace that cascade down the skirt.

To give the gown movement and volume, the design features four layers with godet accents: lace, champagne tulle, Italian satin lining and chiffon georgette. It definitely boasts vintage appeal and is a timeless choice for the more traditional bride-to-be.


Emily Riggs Valerie Wedding Dress

For the non-traditional, trendy bride, this romantic gown is a take-notice choice. The Valerie wedding dress is an all-black wedding gown—a trend that’s here to stay in the bridal world.

Sensual romance exudes from the beaded vintage lace bodice, with a scallop-edged plunging v-neckline and long sleeves. A nude-colored illusion lining gives the bride more modesty and the 3D floral accents in the lace add visual appeal.

Adding softness to the gown is the A-line skirt, made of 100% black charmeuse silk satin. We love the juxtaposition between the clean, modern bottom paired with the more vintage, detailed top.

Tulum Dolman

Emily Riggs Tulum Dolman Wedding Dress

This next style is very different from the other designs, boasting a more contemporary edge. It’s a modern bride’s dream since it’s a no-fuss, non-embellished design.

The Tulum Dolman gown is made of luxurious crepe silk with a v-neckline and matching v-back. The long Dolman sleeves are a gentle accent and perfect if you want a more relaxed and breathable sleeve option.

The floor-length skirt allows the bride to move easily throughout the day without worrying about a train and the large slit in the skirt is a sexy touch. We love the addition of the unique belt, not included, to give the bride shape in the sheath silhouette. This gown would be perfect for a tropical or beachy destination wedding.


Emily Riggs Matera Wedding Dress

Another long-sleeve wedding gown option is the haute couture Matera gown. This made-to-order gown boasts so much intricate detail that it takes a solid ten months to create.

The haute couture design is featured in a stunning gold color, but the designer will customize the dress to any color. The metallic thread-embroidered fabric has a unique geometric-inspired design layered on dreamy tulle.

The v-neckline bodice pairs nicely with the semi-sheer back while the cathedral-length train is a stunning finish. A nude-toned mesh lining adds coverage so you can look and feel comfortable all day long.


Emily Riggs Seraphina Wedding Dress

Speaking of comfort, the Seraphina wedding gown is a light and airy option for your nuptials. It’s another vintage-inspired look that traditional brides will love.

The bodice features all-over soft, French-imported vintage lace with a scallop-edged v-neckline and matching v-back. The short sleeves are a slightly modest touch along with the sheer beige lining.

The cloud-like layered skirt, with a stunning cathedral-length train, is something you’ll absolutely dream about. With soft, ivory French silk tulle and two layers of silk lining you’ll be floating around the reception area with ease.


Emily Riggs Florence Wedding Dress

For something fun, flirty and feminine, we have serious heart eyes for the Florence wedding dress. The vintage-inspired pink-and-gray dress is a 2-piece ensemble and totally gives ballerina vibes.

The strapless, corset-inspired bodice, made of luxurious pink silk that was woven in Como, Italy, boasts a plunging sweetheart bustier and a low back. The billowy tea-length skirt is a blend of Italian silk and tulle. The base is two layers of gathered rose-colored silk satin with three layers of gathered gray tulle on top.

This gown is obviously a twirl-worthy option and we love it for a stunning reception dress. Our minds go to a romantic garden-themed wedding in the afternoon.


Emily Riggs Cortona Wedding Dress

The Cortona wedding gown is similar to the Valerie style, but with some extra-sparkly accents. The long-sleeve gown is featured in a lovely champagne-gold color called gazelle.

The bodice boasts a heavily embellished vintage lace top with Swarovski crystals, soutache flowers and silk-chiffon petals adorned with beads. It also features a scalloped plunging v-neckline and a semi-sheer back covered with the same lace embellishments as the front.

The skirt is made of 100% silk satin with a dreamy tulle layer on top. A chapel-length train completes the elegant, romantic look.