Gray and yellow are a hot trend in modern color palettes, and the combo was perfect for Elena and Andrew’s contemporary affair at Chicago’s Galleria Marchetti. The mix of sunny and stormy carried over into ceremony programs that doubled as fans for guests, as well as their elegant gray, yellow and white bouquets and arrangements by Stems. Elena’s Melissa Sweet gown—with unique dimensional flowers gracing the bodice and skirt—stood out just enough from Andrew’s gray Banana Republic suit and the J. Crew bridesmaids dresses in the same hue. Inside a draped tent dotted with yellow and white Chinese hanging lanterns, guests toasted with a signature drink—a Moscow Mule—and danced to the couple’s DIY playlist as Laura Ivanova Photography captured the entire celebration into the night.
Photography – Laura Ivanova Photography \ Venue and Catering – Galleria Marchetti \ Floral – Stems \ Stationery – With Grace \ Band – Ray Bailey Jazz Combo \ Transportation – Illinois Classic Trolleys \ Ceremony Musicians – Mark and Michèle Lekas \ Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist – Amy Samples \ Bridesmaids Dresses – J. Crew \ Gown – Melissa Sweet \ Shoes – David’s Bridal \ Suit – Banana Republic \ Wedding Rings – Tacori from C.D. Peacock \ Accommodations – Hotel 71