A Yellow and Green Wedding at Elkridge Furnace Inn in Elkridge, Maryland

Despina Hangemanole (30 and a social worker) and Robert Elmore (31 and an IT network administrator) searched high and low for a venue with outdoor spa

Despina Hangemanole (30 and a social worker) and Robert Elmore (31 and an IT network administrator) searched high and low for a venue with outdoor space and enough room to accommodate their guests. They finally found Elkridge Furnace Inn. The outdoor area where Despina and Bobby had their ceremony at the inn was simply stunning, with greenery all around and a raised platform for the altar area. The green space complemented Despina and Bobby's summery color palette of kelly green and yellow. Despina and Bobby lined the ceremony aisle with lanterns for a rustic touch. The chairs on the aisle featured framed quotes from Despina and Bobby's favorite love songs (like "XO" by Beyonce!).  Bright yellow and green flower arrangements flanked the altar area, and the dining tables at the tented reception were similarly decorated. Despina wanted to incorporate her Greek heritage into the wedding style, so she wore a Greek-inspired draped wedding dress.  The couple also gave their guests bottles of Greek olive oil as wedding favors. Despina and Bobby danced their first dance to "All of Me" by John Legend. Halfway through the song, the DJ played the faster remixed version so that all of their guests could join them on the dance floor! Eli Turner Studios captured the day. 

The wedding stationery featured a logo with Despina and Bobby's initials and an olive branch.
Despina carried a yellow bridal bouquet made up of gerbera daisies, roses and orchids. The bouquet was accented with leafy greens.
Bobby dressed in a gray three-piece suit with a pale yellow tie and a yellow rose boutonniere on his wedding day.
As a nod to her heritage, Despina had a Grecian-style wedding dress custom-made for her wedding day. She styled her hair half-up and wore minimal accessories.
Despina's bridesmaids wore knee-length dresses in kelly green. The dresses featured convertible necklines so that the bridesmaids could wear them in the style they liked most.
Ceremony Programs With Green Ribbons
The ceremony took place outdoors at Elkridge Furnace Inn. The ceremony aisle was lined with lanterns and hanging yellow and green bouquets, and the raised altar area was flanked by yellow and green flower arrangements.
Some of the chairs on the ceremony aisle were decorated with framed quotes from Despina and Robert's favorite songs.
Summer Ceremony First Kiss
Some of the centerpieces at the reception were made up of potted yellow gerbera daisies. The table names, which were displayed in gold frames, were the names of local sports heroes.
Green Script Menu Cards
The yellow-trim wedding cake was flavored white chocolate and raspberry. Despina and Bobby also had a traditional Jamaican wedding cake made by Bobby's aunt.
As wedding favors, Despina and Bobby gave their guests bottles of olive oil.
Elkridge Furnace Inn First Dance