“Dynasty” star Elizabeth Gillies is married!
On Wednesday, Gillies, 27, announced that she secretly tied the knot with composer Michael Corcoran, 47, on August 8.
For the nuptials, Elizabeth wore a Britt Wood Designs dress with an Oscar de la Renta veil. She told Vogue, “Once I put the Oscar de la Renta veil on — that's what sold it for me. It was so 1960s."
Their special day came four months after they were forced to postpone their wedding due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She revealed, “Once we saw how dire the situation was, we knew we had to postpone. It was a no-brainer for us. Aside from the obvious travel and crowd restrictions, it didn't feel right to be celebrating in such a big way when there was so much going on in the world."
Michael emphasized, “It really focused everything down to what matters in life. … A big, extravagant experience in the middle of a pandemic didn't make any sense."
Instead of holding their wedding at the St. Regis Atlanta, the couple opted to marry at the Inn at Fernbrook Farms in New Jersey with only 10 guests, including both of her grandmas.
Gillies’ father was also not only in attendance, he took the role of an officiant. She said, “Once we were exchanging vows, it hit me that my dad was marrying us and our loved ones were there, and I think I turned to Michael and mouthed, ‘Oh, my God, we actually did it.' We were so happy."
After everything was said and done, Elizabeth was “very happy” with how their wedding turned out. She elaborated, “I don't think I would've had it any other way. At the end of the day, it's about you and the person you love. The rest doesn't matter."
To avoid flying during the pandemic, the couple drove from Atlanta to their wedding venue with the help of an RV. She shared, “We'd never driven one before, so the whole thing was a bit insane, but Michael did a great job.”
Elizabeth and Michael recently moved to their Atlanta home, where he popped the question. She dished, “When we got there, he started leading me down to the backyard... I had no idea what he was doing. All of a sudden he got down on one knee and proposed to me right there. I was totally surprised. It was a perfect proposal."
The pair had been dating for six years before exchanging vows.