Minnesota Wedding Planner | White Bear Yacht Club - Nicole and Davey's Classic Wedding!

Nicole and Davey had their Minnesota wedding at The White Bear Yacht Club, in Dellwood Minnesota on May 27th, 2017. The day itself was magical. Their ceremony was outside on the shores of White Bear Lake, and their reception was inside the luxurious Yacht Club.

The sun was shining all day, and White Bear Lake was the *perfect* backdrop for their wedding. It was so peaceful and beautiful. After their traditional ceremony, the newlyweds walked along the shore to share some intimate moments on the docks (and inin between Yachts too!) SO fun!!

Nicole and Davey's style for their wedding was timeless, elegant and simple. And let's just say, they NAILED it. From the venue, to her dress, to the cake, to the decor, everything was elegant, intentional and CLASSIC. We are still daydreaming about this wedding (the photos below are to die for!!) 

We absolutely LOVE their white color palette. Alongside the classic white, Nicole chose to mix in the *perfect* amount of greenery and lavender too! From the bridesmaid's dresses to the table numbers, the lavender was subtle yet intentional (and oh so romantic!!) The cake was simple, and the ONE sprig of lavender on the cake serrriroulsy melts our heart!

The day was filled with endless smiles, laughter and so much love! And the night concluded with heartfelt toasts, sweet sweet dances and one packed dance floor! Nicole and Dave are the sweetest couple too! Together they radiate love and make each other just GLOW  - no joke. The whole room lights up when these two are together, it is magical. We LOVED being apart of Nicole and Dave's wedding day and we love reliving this wedding over and over!!

+ Vendor List at the bottom (check it out!

+ Vendor List at the bottom of the photos (check it out!)

Reception Venue: White Bear Yacht Club

Ceremony Venue: White Bear Yacht Club

Photography: Emily Steffen Photography

Planning: The Simply Elegant Group

Videography: Make Your Memory

Florals: Grace Klein

Hair and Makeup: Hayley Sachs Artistry

Cater: White Bear Yacht Club

Cake: The Cakery

DJ: Instant Request

Chicago Wedding Planner | Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum - Kate and Brian's Modern Wedding!

Kate and Brian had their Chicago wedding at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago on July 29th. Their traditional ceremony was at St. Vincent DePaul Church, and their reception was outside underneath the bistro lights of Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum! The day itself was hot, and bright - perfect for a summer wedding in Chicago. What was even better than THE abundance of sunshine was the Chicago Cubs game just *blocks* from the wedding itself! Kate and Brian are HUGE Cub's fans, so when the opportunity presented itself, they couldnt say no to putting on jerseys  and catching a few first plays of the game! #GoCubs

We LOVE the modern (almost minimalist) style of Kate and Brian's wedding! Their tablescape featured large textured copper chargers, paired with bright white linens, sprigs of greenery and simple floral arrangements, it was PERFECTION! The bistro lights and the modern staircase added to the intimacy of the reception - warm lighting is everything at summer weddings! The succulents in Kate's bouquet matched the small succulents in Brian's bout, and together, they both pulled in the nature theme of their venue!

Their wedding was literally the definition of "modern summer wedding in Chicago." It had the gorgeous traditional ceremony, an AMAZING outdoor reception in the city, ambiance lighting for the night, perfect Midwest temperatures for the day, a Chicago Cubs game nearby, a packed dance floor and out of this world catering. It was modern, elegant, romantic and SO MUCH FUN! We LOVE reliving this day #GoCubsGo!

+ Vendor List at the bottom of the photos (check it out!)


Reception Venue: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Ceremony Venue: St. Vincent DePaul Church

Photography: Severin Photography

Planning: The Simply Elegant Group, Lindsay

Videography: Our Wedding Movie

Florals: Flowers for Dreams

Hair: D'Dami Salon

Cater: Food for Thought

Brides Fashion: Tara Keely at Macy's State Street

Cake: Sweet Treats by Breanne

SURPRISE: We have TWO more locations to celebrate!! | Simply Elegant opens Houston and Charleston locations!

We are OVER THE TOP EXCITED and CAN’T WAIT to announce that we have *officially* launched TWO new locations! TWO OF THEM!! Yay!

Join us as we celebrate our FIFTH and SIXTH locations:  Charleston, South Carolina and Houston, Texas!! We are officially catering to southern couples, and have we said how excited we are? BEAMING.

Opening two locations at once wasn't always our original plan, but when incredible talent falls into our lap we just couldn't pass up the opportunity! We found TWO amazingly talented ladies and we HAD to leap, jump and welcome this new, exciting and fun chance to expand our brand!

The adorable, sweet Brianna is our Branch Manager in Charleston - and she actually started with us on our Minneapolis team and then moved out to Charleston before really diving into the Minnesota industry. During the move she expressed her deep desire to continue her work at Simply Elegant- so we just had to find a way to make it happen! She has a ridiculous amount of energy and as a wedding planner it brings such an experience to Charleston and the southern bride and groom!! Brianna has a *super* bubbly personality, and we know she will bring that love for all things wedding to our couples too!!

The knowledgeable and also incredible Kayla is our Branch Manager in Houston - her experience in the wedding world is off the charts, and we know that her clients will feel that too. Kayla has been a venue coordinator for years in Houston, her perspective into the industry is so unique and perfect for her new role at Simply Elegant!! So if you are getting married in Texas- Kayla is absolutely your girl to connect with!

Lindsay, our Managing Director has been working SUPER closely with Kayla and Bri to give our new southern clients THE BEST planning experience possible!! We LOVE both these ladies and we KNOW that their talent is truly the best in their locations! We are SO excited to have you both as part of our Simply Elegant family and can’t wait to support you with all the fabulous experiences to come!

Bring on ALL the COUPLES! We can't wait to watch these new locations grow and soar as they help bring these Southern Weddings to life! <3