A Contemporary Rustic Wedding in Chicago, IL

The Bride Brenda Skaritka, 32, a recruiter at Deloitte The Groom Joseph (Joe) Arends, 30, a marketing manager at Leahy IFP The Date September 10 Taking a cue from their nontraditional venue, Brenda and Joe wanted to create a contemporary-looking event. We wanted to contrast the modern, rustic look of the venue with natural accents like moss, grass, and manzanita branches, Brenda says. Her favorite decor element was the grass ceremony aisle laid on the venue's wooden floor. A chic yellow and gray color palette suited the theme well.