A Modern Outdoor Wedding in Chicago, IL

The Bride Elena Manolis, 28, a special education teacher The Groom Andrew Stott, 33, a senior security engineer at FishNet Security The Date July 14

The Bride Elena Manolis, 28, a special education teacher The Groom Andrew Stott, 33, a senior security engineer at FishNet Security The Date July 14 Elena and Andrew planned a unique, modern wedding using a color palette of gray and yellow.

Yellow and White Centerpieces
Table Names
Ceremony and reception site: Galleria Marchetti, Chicago Photography: Laura Ivanova Photography Gown: Melissa Sweet, Priscilla of Boston Hair and makeup: Amy Samples Shoes: David’s Bridal Bridesmaid dresses: J. Crew Formalwear: Banana Republic Stationery: Elum Designs Programs: DIY Flowers: Allison Denny/Stems Catering: Galleria Marchetti Transportation: Illinois Classic Trolleys Accommodations: Hotel 71 Honeymoon: The Caribbean Registries: Crate & Barrel; Macy’s; Williams-Sonoma
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Romantic lighting hung from the tent ceiling, while tables were finished with bright-yellow and white flowers.
Elena's mostly white bouquet was punctuated with pops of bright-yellow craspedia.
Wedding Rings
The girls wore gray dresses and yellow accessories, and the guys donned gray suits.
Low Centerpieces
The bridesmaid bouquets were filled with yellow blooms like dahlias, calla lilies and pincushion protea and accented with dusty miller and silver brunia.
Yellow craspedia boutonnieres were pinned to the men's lapels.
The couple wed outdoors in the garden, where yellow flowers topped chairs.
Elena knew her strapless lace and floral dress was “the one” the second she put it on. Andrew chose a classic gray suit and tie.