Lily Collins and Charlie McDowell
The ‘Emily in Paris’ star wowed her fans with her fairytale wedding and custom Ralph Lauren wedding dress with a cape.
Actress Lily Collins set some serious fairytale wedding goals with her dreamy nuptials to Director and Screenwriter Charlie McDowell in Colorado. Hosting the wedding over the Labor Day weekend, the star surprised her fans with stunning pictures of the private ceremony on her Instagram account. She endearingly expressed her love to her new hubby by saying, “I’ve never wanted to be someone’s someone more than I do yours, and now I get to be your wife. On September 4th, 2021 we officially became each other’s forever. I love you beyond @charliemcdowell”.
With quaint decorations and the gorgeous bride in an enchanting custom lace gown to boot, the intimate ceremony at Dunton Hot Springs was elegance all the way. The luxury ranch with charming log cabins surrounded by lush mountains and dotted with mineral hot springs hosted a gathering of less than 40 including the couple’s family, many of whom are notable names in the industry. Designed by wedding planner Elsa Jagniecki of Heirloom Events, the bespoke wedding oozed rustic elegance, full of country accents like bushels of hand-picked flowers, vintage furniture, glassware, china and suitcases. Elsa took to social media to share some idyllic shots from behind the scenes, which included a performance by the blue grass quartet Birds of Play. The ceremony was officiated by acclaimed author and life coach Jay Shetty, who also shared the happy news on Instagram.
While the wedding sure was straight out of a storybook, it was Lily’s custom gown by Ralph Lauren that had everyone gushing. Joining the exclusive league of brides to have worn bespoke bridal gowns from the label, including Priyanka Chopra, she sported a sleek A-line gown with the finest French lace, an embroidered mock neck, long sleeves and train embellished with Swarovski beaded flowers and silk organza petals that took more than 200 hours to complete. The highlight however was the unusual hood and cathedral length cape that the star chose over a traditional veil which added an ethereal touch to the look. Sharing a kiss with Charlie in front of a cascading waterfall and stacked rocks, the actress was an absolute vision.
The mother of the groom, actress Mary Steenburgen also sported a chic gown by Ralph Lauren for the occasion, posting her joy on Instagram with the caption, “Most glorious weekend ever”. Collin’s ‘Emily in Paris’ co-star Ashley Park also attended the private celebration reposting Collins’s post to her story writing, “Magical weekend celebrating the love of these magical humans.”
The couple had announced their engagement last September with an eye-grabbing shot of the actress’s unusual see-through ring when Charlie proposed to her during a road trip through the American Southwest.
Location: Dunton’s Hot Springs, Colorado
Wedding Planner: Heirloom Events
Bride’s Outfit: Ralph Lauren
Photography: Cedar & Pine