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

by jacin on March 9, 2011

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… read them below or add one }

Serendipity Bridal March 9, 2011 at 5:19 AM

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


HiLLjO March 9, 2011 at 6:21 AM

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.


Lucinda March 9, 2011 at 6:55 AM

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


steph c March 9, 2011 at 7:16 AM

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


Stephanie March 9, 2011 at 7:29 AM

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.


Saying I do March 9, 2011 at 7:50 AM

Crazy Beautiful! Everything…her shoes are amazzzing!


Kirby March 9, 2011 at 8:12 AM

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!



Sara March 9, 2011 at 8:16 AM

Cutest bridal party EVER!!


Paper Moss March 9, 2011 at 9:30 AM

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


Annie @ MarryYouMe March 9, 2011 at 9:37 AM

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


Nicole {Niche White} March 9, 2011 at 10:11 AM

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


Mel {The Oceanside Bride} March 9, 2011 at 10:17 AM

WOW! Love those bridesmaid dresses!!


Jenny ~ Something Old, Something New March 9, 2011 at 10:20 AM

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


Nicole March 9, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Wow, her dress was gorgeous!!!


{The Perfect Palette} March 9, 2011 at 10:37 AM

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!


Kelley @ Kelley Maria March 9, 2011 at 10:57 AM

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


Koru Kate March 9, 2011 at 11:20 AM

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


nina {nina renee designs} March 9, 2011 at 11:21 AM

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


Diana March 9, 2011 at 11:21 AM

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!


Leah March 9, 2011 at 11:24 AM

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


Katherine March 9, 2011 at 11:41 AM

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


cailen ascher March 9, 2011 at 11:48 AM

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


Kassi @ Truly Lovely March 9, 2011 at 12:03 PM

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


Alicia@CharityWedding March 9, 2011 at 12:11 PM

SO perfectly gorgeous!! I love the dress!


Sara Szatmary March 9, 2011 at 12:15 PM

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


Aleah + Nick Valley March 9, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Those dresses are incredible! What a stunning wedding!


gladys jem March 9, 2011 at 1:01 PM

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


Tina Milas March 9, 2011 at 1:01 PM

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


It's A Love Story March 9, 2011 at 1:19 PM



Lace.and.Likes. March 9, 2011 at 1:22 PM

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


la petite coquine March 9, 2011 at 1:41 PM

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


THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE March 9, 2011 at 2:23 PM

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


brit @ landlocked bride March 9, 2011 at 2:43 PM

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


Claire Gallam March 9, 2011 at 2:52 PM

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.


Katy Mary March 9, 2011 at 4:54 PM

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??


Kamie March 9, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Wow! I love everything!!


Erin Taylor @ Bustle Events March 10, 2011 at 5:18 PM

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


Jen Rea March 10, 2011 at 9:14 PM

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


Luna and Chloe March 11, 2011 at 11:43 AM

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!!



Donna Serino March 11, 2011 at 2:15 PM

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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