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A Warm Modern Wedding in Chicago, IL

The Bride Preeya Mathew, 28, a senior director of sales The Groom Brian Voss, 36, a senior marketing manager The Date September 24   Not wanting a tra

The Bride Preeya Mathew, 28, a senior director of sales The Groom Brian Voss, 36, a senior marketing manager The Date September 24 Not wanting a traditional hotel reception, Preeya and Brian fell in love with the unique historical vibe of the Chicago Cultural Center. To balance out the venue’s classical ballroom-like décor, the couple chose a more modern orange and gray color palette (for a fresh twist on a typical autumn color scheme, Preeya says). They finished the updated look with unexpected, sculptural centerpieces and contemporary amber uplighting.

Orange Pincushion Protea
Brightorange dahlias, calla lilies, roses and orchids really popped against the gray-blue bridesmaid dresses.
Badgley Mischka Bridal Shoes
Preeya loved the unexpected asymmetrical silhouette of her lace gown, while Brian went for a more classic style in a black suit with a white tie.
Some of the dinner tables got a boost in height from tall manzanita branches covered in orange orchid blooms and hanging candles.
Mr. and Mrs. Chair Decorations
Orange Ombre Cake
Some of the dinner tables got a boost in height from tall manzanita branches covered in orange orchid blooms and hanging candles.
Orange cursive font and a subtle gray swirl pattern dressed up the simple white menu cards.
White Rose Bridal Bouquet
Black and White Couple Shot
The groomsmen’s striped ties included all the wedding colors, so their orange orchid boutonnieres coordinated perfectly.