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AGMES Jewelry Founder Morgan Lang Made Custom Bridal Pieces For Her Summer Wedding at Troutbeck

By Sara Dial | Photography by 

Samm Blake

|Planning by 

Jove Meyer

AGMES Jewelry Founder Morgan Lang first crossed paths with Josh Lang in college. Despite immediately hitting it off, the two decided to remain friends, as both were busy with other pursuits. Even so, Morgan and Josh kept in touch and occasionally shared dinners celebrating birthdays and major milestones. After nearly ten years of friendship, the lovely pair made it official. 

Following months of trying to find the perfect engagement ring during the pandemic, Josh decided to forgo the traditional jewelry piece altogether and instead, he spontaneously created his own. When the time came, Josh led Morgan on a scavenger hunt through the backyard of her parents’ home, and when they reached the end, hanging from a tree branch was a ring made from the garden—flower petals and blades of grass woven together for a perfect fit. “It was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, and so fitting that here he was making jewelry of his own for me, the jewelry designer,” the bride-to-be smiles. “We ended up preserving the ring with the help of our friend, Lacie of Framed Florals, so we can always remember that special moment.”

Troutbeck set the scene for a wedding weekend surrounded by nature. “It was the perfect mix of everything we wanted—amazing food and stunning views of nature throughout the property with an incredible hidden walled garden that reminded me of my mom’s garden where Josh had proposed,” Morgan explains. Jove Meyer executed every detail while Samm Blake captured it all on camera. Each guest received a BRYLO save the date card, followed by a custom Bat Flower Press invitation suite detailed with unique textures and natural dyes.

The weekend began with a “Fiesta de Bienvenida” in honor of the bride’s late grandmother. Squash blossom tlayudas, steak molotes, and local cheese enchiladas were served alongside strawberry margaritas ahead of churros and baklava. Morgan welcomed guests in a blue silk Christopher Esber set then changed into a white Pat Bo fringe mini dress for the dance party.

The next day, everyone sat for a rehearsal dinner under the stars. “We highlighted the incredible fresh and local produce that Mother Earth has to offer, and cooked all the foods over an open flame,” Morgan shares. The groom donned a double-breasted Thom Sweeney look, while Morgan wore an ethereal Jason Wu dress. “It was one of those dresses that looked like it never ended, and as I spread out the fabric and studied the colors, I felt like I was studying an incredible painting—it brought me so much joy!” 

“For me, the outfit always starts with the jewelry,” the AGMES founder says. Morgan created custom pieces for the day-of. Each combined different elements in ways that defied traditional bridal jewelry—“from experimenting with bolder proportions to pairing baroque pearls with lapis and embracing organic shapes to create pieces that are perfectly imperfect.”

For the ceremony, Morgan chose a lace Reem Acra dress with a cathedral-length veil and a custom Lihi Hod look for the reception. “The lace was so unique and the skirt so dramatic; it had this regal quality to it that just felt right for the big moment,” she notes. “The Lihi Hod satin dress felt so luxe yet comfortable, so I knew it would be perfect for the dinner and dancing portion of the evening. I worked with Lihi to customize the dress with a high neck, draped low back, and buttons all down the back.” The wedding party wore jewel tone dresses and chocolate brown suits, of course, complete with AGMES Jewelry

On August 27, 2022—15 years from the moment they met in Ann Arbor—Morgan and Josh exchanged vows under a sculptural wooden archway by A.P Bio. Beauty experts Lindsay Block and Kat Nejat Beauty brought the bride a sense of calm before she walked down the aisle with her parents. The mothers of the bride and groom officiated the ceremony. 

During cocktail hour, everyone indulged in an array of canapés before Michelin-starred chef Gabe McMackin plated local trout atop a bed of spicy corn relish, braised short rib with crispy fingerling potatoes, and Swiss chard lasagna made from spelt flour pasta. Then, the newlyweds shared a first dance to Sam Cooke’s “Nothing Can Change This Love,” and Morgan changed into a 16Arlington feathered dress to cut the Lael Cakes olive oil strawberry basil cake. Everyone gathered on the dance floor and spent the night celebrating, before Dane Wright Band capped off the evening with Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy.”