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

 

Colorado Wedding Planner | Camp Hale, Vail - Maddie and Avner's Misty Mountain Wedding!

Maddie and Avner had their Mountain wedding at Camp Hale in Vail Colorado on September 9th.  Like any other mountain day, the weather was *insanely* unpredictable and crazy - and when we say crazy we mean, it rained ALL day! The mountains were misty, the rain was non-stop, and and there was an ever-present chill in the air. The scenery however left no choice but to have their ceremony outside - and when you see the photos below you will see why, #ceremonygoals (wow!!!)  

The rain stopped for exactly thirty minutes in the afternoon. Everyone (guests included) ran to the ceremony site and bundled up with blankets. The rain started up literally right after the ceremony ended, and everyone was so thankful to enjoy the rest of the evening under a romantically lit beautiful white tent. It was perfect.

Maddie and Avner have been dating for seven years, and her brother officiated the extremely heartfelt ceremony (swoon!) The ceremony and their entire day was filled with laughter, non-stop laughter. Overall, their wedding style focused on simple, natural, clean tones. Lots of bright white, muted lemon, greenery (always) and just the slightest amount of shimmer!! Their Cigar Bar was a hit for all of their guests, and we LOVED the soft touches of rustic mountain throughout their tablescape (white antlers!) 

Their florals were sourced from Holland (Flower Power Wash Park) and the ceremony arbor was TRULY one-of-a-kind with the standing Aspens. The stationery, Maddie designed on Minted.com and then had a hand-drawn map made for her guests and their travels. It was simple, yet sophisticated. It makes our hearts flutter! Also, Maddies shoes... they are what our dreams are made of! Seriously, we could go on and on...

Maddie and Avner's wedding was truly incredible. Maddie and Avner are incredible too - their love radiates the room, you can feel *it* when you are with them, truly. The newlyweds night ended with a jam-packed dance floor, a sparkler send-off underneath the mountain stars and a honeymoon to Bali (amaaazing!) 

P.S: You need to watch their highlight video - Maddie + Avner Wedding (Bosha Video)

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

 

Venue: Camp Hale Weddings & Events

Photography: Jamie Beth Photography

Planning + Design: The Simply Elegant Group, Taylor

Videography: Bosha Video

DJ: DJ Connection

Florals: Flower Power

Hair and Makeup: Eye Do Hair and Makeup

Cater: Camp Hale Weddings & Events

Grooms Attire: Suit Supply

Brides Fashion: Pronovias from Emma and Grace Bridal

Shoes: Raye from Revolve

Officiant: Ben Hand (brother of Bride)

 

Minneapolis Wedding Planner | The Landmark Center - Heather and Teds Romantic Wedding Day

We need to start by first saying, HAPPIEST HAPPIEST ANNIVERSARY TO HEATHER AND TED!!  Heather and Ted had their Minnesota wedding at The Landmark Center in St. Paul, exactly ONE year ago! We are SO excited to relive their *super* romantic, elegant, utterly perfect wedding! 

The inspiration for their wedding was "elegance and class" (per Heather.) "I wanted guests to feel the formal vibe, but also the warmth of our celebration," she says. The overall color palette was navy, gold and blush  (um, #bridesmaidsgoals - scroll down!) We LOVE how these colors compliment each other while also creating contrast at the same time (so dreamy!) Heather and Ted's Lead Planner, Ashley, recommended The Landmark Center in St. Paul for their venue and it was the perfect backdrop for the whole entire wedding. The venue is elegant, classy and simple at the same time - we LOVE The Landmark Center! The tablescape and decor focused on simplicity too. The mixed greenery centerpieces were the perfect choice with the formal venue. The delicate details of gold and pale blush were highlighted the whole evening and radiated simplicity along with sophistication. Ashley nailed the couples vision - she brought the pinterest board to life, perfectly. 

Truthfully, we don't know what we are obsessed with more, the vision coming to life so perfectly OR Heather and Ted's love story itself. Heather and Ted have been together for 15 years... fifteen! "We (have) laughed, cried, and never stopped treating each other like we are the two most important people in the world," says Heather. 

#Melting. 

" I can honestly say that our wedding day was one of the BEST days of our lives," says Heather.  "Sometimes the stress of planning a wedding can overwhelm couples, but we felt so supported by our family, friends and wedding planners. Simply Elegant really made our day incredible, and we are forever grateful for their talent." 

Heather and Ted, it was SUCH an honor to be a part of your wedding (and anniversary!) We love reliving your love story and your insanely romantic and elegant wedding day! Welcome to your happily ever after, we wish you (again) the BEST anniversary possible! XO 

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

 

 

Venue: The Landmark Center

Photography: Jennifer Togal Photography

Planning + Design: The Simply Elegant Group, Ashley E

DJ: Adagio Djay Entertainment

Florals: Grace Klein

Decor: Festivities

Hair and Makeup: Primped MN

Cater: Bucca di Beppo

Dessert + Late Night Snack: Cossetta's

Grooms Attire: Saavi

Brides Fashion: Posh Bridal