Chioma and Brian had a dream winter wedding in Chicago at The Kimpton Gray Hotel! The weather is not always on one’s side in Chicago but this couple could not have asked for a better winter day. Flakes were magically falling and the air was crisp and refreshing– making for fantastic photos and a perfect […]

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Kimpton Gray Hotel Chicago Wedding

The Simply Elegant Group team is head over heels in love with this wedding! Not only was The Intercontinental Hotel a perfect venue for this Chicago Wedding; it was also an incredible couple to work with! Stephanie and Aaron were fun loving, joyful, and absolutely stunning! This sweet couple really understood the joy of a […]

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The Intercontinental Hotel Chicago Wedding | Stephanie + Aaron

Allie and Amogh had a beautiful ceremony on Saturday September 24th held at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was a stunning Minneapolis wedding but not the first for this gorgeous couple! The Basilica of St. Mary ceremony was the second Minneapolis wedding celebration for the couple, as they were able to […]

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The Basilica of St. Mary | Allie + Amogh


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The Rookery Chicago wedding venue is one of our favorites in Chicago. It’s a gorgeous space in downtown Chicago that makes for a breathtaking wedding venue. As Chicago wedding planners, we have planned many events at The Rookery and love it when our couples choose it as their venue. Check out these top tips from […]

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Rookery Chicago Wedding

Your wedding day is a celebration of love, unity, and the beginning of a new chapter in your life. Among the countless precious moments that make up this special day, the first look with your father holds a unique significance. It is an opportunity to share an intimate and emotional moment with the first man […]

The First Look With Your Dad on Your Wedding Day

The French Farmhouse Venue in Collinsville, Texas, is an elegant yet rustic wedding venue perfect for your big day! Located just an hour north of Dallas, this one-of-a-kind French-inspired venue offers a perfect blend of French countryside elegance and Texan rustic charm that will surely be a showstopper for your big day! After planning many […]

The French Farmhouse Venue | Texas Venue Spotlight

Let’s take a moment and turn the spotlight to MOM! Your wedding day is absolutely about you but let’s not forget how you got here. Mom has been there through it all. As the mother of the bride, she has supported you every step of the way and she’s about to support you on the […]

Mother of the Bride Dress Inspiration

One wedding trend that has gained popularity in recent years is the use of sweetheart tables, a small, intimate table where the newlyweds can share special moments together during the reception. In this blog post, we’ll explore the magic of wedding sweetheart tables and why they have become a beloved choice for couples on their […]

The Magic of Sweetheart Tables

Are you planning your dream wedding and looking for unique ways to make your big day even more incredible? One aspect to consider is wedding transportation! Transportation options for weddings have come a long way from traditional limousines, and there are now numerous creative and exciting options to choose from that can add a touch […]

Unique Transportation for Your Wedding

Tess and Charles were a joy to plan with from the very beginning! This wedding at The Drake in Chicago was a day to remember. Their story began when the two met at Fleurie, a french restaurant in Charlottesville. They were in law school and let’s just say that there were zero objections from the […]

Wedding at The Drake in Chicago | Tess + Charles

As Chicago wedding planners, we consider ourselves some of the most lucky because we get the opportunity to work with many talented vendors! One of our absolute favorite to plan with? Chicago wedding photographers!! As planners, we make the day happen, but wedding photographers, they make the day happen again and again for years to […]

Top 5 Chicago Wedding Photographers

Michelle and Anish had a gorgeous Indian Christian wedding in Chicago! The happy couple chose to celebrate over two glorious days filled with vibrance, elegance, and love! Their Indian-Christian fusion celebration was one for the books! To start, the couple hosted a pre-wedding traditional Indian Mehndi party. Their loved ones gathered for food, music, great […]

Indian-Christian Wedding in Chicago | Michelle + Anish

Finding your perfect wedding venue will be one of THE MOST stressful parts of the entire planning process! Already overwhelmed? Cut yourself some slack! Know that we have NEVER had a client NOT find a venue that worked well for them…and we have worked with thousands of couples! So let’s dive in to some of […]

How To Find The Perfect Wedding Venue