After a postponement of 5 months due to Covid 19, beautiful actress Elizabeth Gillies got married in her own way, a unique wedding ceremony and an elegant wedding dress.
Singer and actress Elizabeth Gillies met producer and composer Michael Corcoran years ago—but it took a while before they started dating. “I always had a crush on him,” Liz says. “But I played it cool.” They’d been dating for six years when they decided it was ultimately time to get married.
They set a date for April 25, 2020. They planned to get married at the St. Regis in Atlanta, but eventually, like so many couples planning to get married this past spring, they had to move the wedding due to the pandemic.
“It really focused everything down to what matters in life,” Michael adds. “A big, extravagant experience in the middle of a pandemic didn’t make any sense.”
They still managed to commemorate their original date with a mini celebration among a small group of family and friends who had been quarantining together. And then, they set a new wedding date for August 8, 2020.
In July, Liz and Michael started searching for outdoor venues on the East Coast that offered micro weddings so their families could drive to the location. “I’ve been a bit of an extremist during this whole quarantine thing and hadn’t left the house for over four months at the time, so safety was my top priority,” Liz explains. She called and emailed a few different venues and eventually landed on the Inn at Fernbrook Farms—a quaint, Colonial-era farm in the middle of New Jersey. “It looked so picturesque,” she says. “And since my family lives there, I had them drive over and vet it. They called me after the tour and told me how perfect it was.” Liz and Michael ultimately made the decision to have the ceremony there, with 10 guests total, and the whole thing was planned in under a month.
They weren’t comfortable flying, so they drove up with their dogs in a giant, Class A RV. “We’d never driven one before, so the whole thing was a bit insane, but Michael did a great job,” Liz says. “We got tested before we left and quarantined with my family for two weeks before the wedding. With everything going on, it felt so nice to be in my childhood home with nothing to do but relax leading up to the big day. We cooked and took the dogs for long walks and really just enjoyed each other’s company. It felt good to slow down. Overall, we were very fortunate to be able to safely spend this time with family. It was incredibly special.”
Elizabeth Gillies Wedding Dress
As for selecting a dress, Liz was a bit wedding-gowned out. “I had worn so many spectacular wedding gowns over the course of three years on Dynasty that I always said that I would wear black on my wedding day,” she jokes. “But as I got older, I realized my taste is actually very classic and simple, so that’s what I was looking for.” She wanted a nice, clean silhouette with a bit of a vintage feel and ultimately landed on a one-of-a-kind satin dress with a cape from Britt Wood Designs in Atlanta. “I adored the cape, but once I put the Oscar de la Renta veil on—that’s what sold it for me,” Liz says. “It was so 1960s.” She finished off the look with blue jewels and satin slip-on Jimmy Choos.
We congratulate “Dynasty” Star Liz Gillis, to get married, and we wish her eternal happiness.