Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Rustic & Pretty Portland Wedding: Liz & Corey {Jill Thomas Photography}


Those who know me know that I am rarely speechless.  That would be a gift to some, at times :). But today's wedding literally leaves me without words (ok give me a few seconds because you know I'll find something to say!). The amazing color palette, gorgeous bridal gown handmade by her mother, perfectly mismatched {yes, there's such a thing} bridesmaid gowns, stunning location, and just overload of pretty is almost too much to handle. And the lovely bride, Liz, behind all of the magic planned her heart out to create a day that was just simply... perfect. Oh, and lucky us, because we get to escape in the loveliness through their gorgeous photographs from the amazingly talented Jill Thomas Photography.

Liz and Corey were married... and what a wedding full of love it was. Surrounded by their closest friends and family and married under a tree set within a vineyard, their wedding was something out of a movie; a perfect love story.

Liz's mother, Elizabeth Kollo, is a fashion designer and made Liz's dress for her. All Liz had to say was that she wanted cap sleeves and heavy lace, and her mother took it from there. The dress fit perfectly and was one of the most romantic dresses I've ever seen.








The bridesmaids all wore different dresses in shades of coral and the mismatched-matchiness (new term) just worked.




What great shoe style they all have!


And then there's the guys...lookin' good, aren't they?






Liz and Corey did a "first look"...










The setting for their wedding and reception, David Hill Winery, was such a serene setting for this laid back, vintage affair.









The flowers were done by Liz's talented mother, cousin and aunt, and birch bark vases tied the rustic and natural feel together.





A few of the polaroids...



The night continued on under the twinkling lights strung across the yard and ended just as it began - with lots of love, plus a brand new bride and groom (and a french fry cart!!)




Thank you Liz and Corey for sharing your special day with us, and Jill Thomas for sharing your gorgeous images!  Congrats and best wishes to you :)


Be sure to stop by Liz's blog, From Portland to Peonies and take a look at their entire wedding recap (with her narration to tell the full story) here.

Photographer: Jill Thomas Photography
Venue: David Hill Winery
Florist: Bride's family
Rentals: Barclay Event Rentals
DJ: 503 Entertainment
Catering: Voila Catering
Cake: Michelle's Custom Cakery
Invitations: Cricket Printing
Beauty: Chachi Hair and Skin
Bride's Dress: Elizabeth Kollo (Bride's mother)
Bridesmaid Dresses (from left to right in first photo): BCBG, Custom made by bride's aunt, Custom made by bride's mom, Custom made by bride's mom, Custom made by bride's mom, Urban Outfitters, ASOS

You can also see their wedding here, here, and here.

40 comments:

  1. crazy beautiful! great gown, great bridesmaids dresses, great shoes, great jewels.....everything...... great!!!

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  2. Those birch vases are AMAZENUTS! Everything is so lovely and soft. The getting ready shots are all fabulous and the wedding really is complete with even a lilafrances hanger. Exquisite.

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  3. LOVE LOVE!! I have a huge huge weaknesss for chucks!!

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  4. Gorgeous. I'm love her dress - it's amazing that her mom made it for her!

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  5. I love that all the bridesmaids dresses were unique and all homemade! I thought the Brides Mom and Aunt did a fab job.

    The wedding is gorg...I love that color scheme.

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  6. Crazy Beautiful! Everything...her shoes are amazzzing!

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  7. so beautiful! and such talent her mom has. I can't believe she made most of the bridesmaid dresses too. I hope I can be as talented. I'm seriously in love with the dress!

    xo
    Kirby

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  8. Cutest bridal party EVER!!

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  9. oh my gosh... that bridesmaid dresses / colors are SO amazing. the flowers on the shoes...! AH!

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  10. Everything was so beautiful! Jill did an amazing job capturing such a gorgeous wedding!

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  11. Beautiful - and I COULD NOT love the bridesmaids dresses more!!

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  12. Wow, what a beautiful wedding. I love that the dress was made by her mom, it's gorgeous! And those bridesmaide dresses are wonderful!

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  13. Wow, her dress was gorgeous!!!

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  14. Love the twine on the napkins, that great shade of pink on the dresses, the late night french fry snack and love the idea of letting each girl wear a different pair of shoes. But I have to say some of those heels are a little too chunky. The one girl with the platforms, not digging those. But i absolutely love the idea of variation in a bridal party's attire! Overall, what a fun and beautiful wedding!

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  15. I love the "mis-matched matchiness" of the bridesmaid dresses! Kind of wish I would have done something like that.

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  16. How incredibly special to have your Mom make your wedding gown! Wow. And what a stylish, fun bridal party!!

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  17. Everything looks fabulous in this wedding...the bride, bridesmaids, groomsmen + the decor...nice!

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  18. So amazingly beautiful. I love that her mother made her dress, stunning! The bridesmaids are so gorgeous in their mis-matched matchiness! :) What a lovely romantic wedding!

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  19. Love this! How awesome that her mom made her dress - and I love the shades of red for all the bridesmaids, so fun! :)

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  20. every inch of this wedding is beautiful :) i'm in love with the bridesmaids dresses (AND shoes!)...great post!

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  21. what an adorable couple! and i love her shoes with the pinky-orange flower. so cute : )

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  22. OH my gosh!!! So beautiful!!! Love her dress and the bridesmaid dresses! And that each girl picked her own shoes! :)

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  23. SO perfectly gorgeous!! I love the dress!

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  24. Liz is a wonderful person and I am thrilled to see her gorgeous wedding featured here!

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  25. Those dresses are incredible! What a stunning wedding!

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  26. Jill thomas is so awesome. Such gorgeous images and a lovely wedding!

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  27. what a wonderful, inspirational post. I love all of the beautiful colors and amazing attention to details!

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  28. so so gorgeous! love liz's wedding and blog.

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  29. Just Beautiful! I think I might have to start using "mismatched matchiness"!

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  30. Awh I love Liz and her blog! Her wedding was perfection! :)

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  31. Besides the gorgeous details, I love those bridesmaids dresses and the color!

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  32. Girl, there is just TOO many amazing things going on in this post! my favorite are the coral colored bridesmaid dresses, they are SO pretty!!! I love that they chose a few different ones! And that card mailbox is SO cute.

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  33. Her dress is STUNNING and I love the mismatched-mathiness haha everything looks so beautiful. I really want one of those personalized hangers!! any idea where to get one??

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  34. This wedding is utter perfection, love the mismatched bridesmaid dress, the color palette ect.

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  35. Such a gorgeous wedding. Love all the details with the flowers and those bridesmaids dresses are perfection!

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  36. Stunning!!! There is just so much to love about this wedding ~ especially the color of her bridesmaid dresses!!! Seriously, coral has never looked so good. The bride is stunning, her dress is gorgeous, as are her shoes! Love it all!!

    xoxo
    kristi

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  37. After seeing all these pictures, I wish I was friends with the bride! I loved all of it. Beautifully done!! From working at a cleaners, I have to point out that I hope she gets the gown cleaned asap! It's beautiful and should have the opportunity to be passed on to another generation or kept in mint condition as a perfect addition to all the memories from that day. Best wishes to the couple and their families!

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