Have you always dreamt about getting married in the gardens of a French Chateau, but are looking to get married in Illinois? We have great news; you can have both! The Armour House at Lake Forest Academy is such a breathtaking and unique venue that will have your guests all in awe! When choosing this […]

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Chicago Venue Highlight | The Armour House at Lake Forest Academy

Hello all! Ashley Carpenter here with The Simply Elegant Group!! I am taking over our blog this week, and I am SO excited to share with you the Top Ten Things I recommend doing once you’re engaged! My fiancé Josh proposed to me on July 10th (BEST day of my life) and we hit the […]

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The Top Ten Things To Do Once You’re Engaged!

When thinking back to Karen + Chase’s gorgeous and romantic wedding last September at The Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile, we get the biggest smiles on our faces! Their day was filled with so much love, beauty, and tradition, and it just could not have gone better! Karen + Chase from the very beginning wanted to […]

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Chicago Wedding Planner | Karen + Chase’s Beautiful Jewish Wedding

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Courtney and Tom had their Wisconsin wedding at Lussier Family Heritage Center in August this summer! Their wedding was everything you would expect at a quintessential Wisconsin wedding – hot weather, green grass, a gorgeous barn, a cute dog, and the most dreamy blush wedding gown ever.  Their day was filled with soft lush details (greenery and […]

Wisconsin Wedding Planner | Lussier Family Heritage Center – Courtney and Tom’s Summer Wedding

Allison (aka Alli) and Drew are a super sweet couple! Their wedding was hosted at The Farm at Dover (which we love) with the sweetest DIY and seriously delish comfort food. Thier big day was ALL about having a great time, and really embracing the beauty of the venue. Farm at Dover doesn’t need much […]

Milwaukee Wedding Planner | Farm at Dover Wedding | Alli & Drew

You know those couples you meet that are on the same page regarding everything? They have such mutual respect, admiration and love for one another that you just know they are going to have a long lasting, prosperous marriage?  Well, we were fortunate enough to work with a couple just like that- Sam & Marcy. […]

Marcy & Sam- Hope Glen Farm, MN Wedding

Weddings…We’ve planned them. We live and breathe them. We LOVE them. And some of us have had our own! We had to dig into our archives, but check out The Simply Elegant Group’s Minneapolis girls’ real wedding photos, best advice and biggest regrets.  Check out Real Weddings Part 2, featuring Ashley, Nadia, Jamie and Caitlin! Nicole & Aaron […]

The Simply Elegant Planners’ Real Weddings and Real Advice – Pt. 1

Business Name: Kendra Oxendale Photography Contact: Kendra Oxendale Website: www.kendraoxendale.com Email: kendra@kendraoxendale.com Phone: 612-232-8954 Tell us about your business:  Kendra Oxendale Photography is a boutique photography experience for couples looking for joyful, vibrant, beautiful and genuine wedding pictures. I have been photographing weddings since 2008 and specialize in engagement and wedding photography. I really love to get […]

Spotlight Blog- Kendra Oxendale Photography

Business Name: Seren & SageContact: Jennifer TogalWebsite: www.serenandsage.comEmail: hello@serenandsage.comPhone: (612) 314-5416 Tell us about your business: Seren & Sage is a small group of talented Photographers, focused on being visual story tellers and providing couples with great service at an affordable investment.  What makes you different?: We believe that every couple should be able to have their story […]

Spotlight Blog- Seren & Sage

This. Is. Everything. Gold glitter, bold stripes, and bright blushing orange floral? Yes, PLEASE! Not only was the design and concept for this photo shoot one of our favorites- but the vendors on board with this project were literally the most hilarious vendors of ALL TIME. Our team took the drive out to Maple Ridge […]

We are on 100 Layer Cake!

Business Name: Jennifer Togal PhotographyContact: Jennifer TogalWebsite: www.jtogalphotography.comEmail: hello@jtogalphotography.comPhone: (612) 314-5416 Tell us about your business: I believe that beautiful stories are told with more than just one breathtaking image. True stories capture emotion and bring you into the moments you’re viewing. That’s how I approach time with my Clients. I capture a string of tiny moments to […]

Spotlight Blog- Jennifer Togal Photography

Business Name: lauren b. photography Contact: Laurie Falk Website: http://www.laurenbfalk.com Email: lb@laurenbfalk.com Phone: 612.708.2090 Tell us about your business:  lauren b. photography is all about making images that are natural, unexpected, and artfully edgy. What makes you different?:  I am there to create a stunning narrative that expresses your story, and to ensure you two look both amazing […]

Spotlight Blog- lauren b. photography

Business Name:  GenerationNOW Entertainment Contact:  Tim Miller – V.P. of Marketing & Events Website:  http://www.generationnowdjs.com/  Email:  Tim@GenerationNOWDJs.com Phone:  612-730-2418 Tell us about your business: GenerationNOW Entertainment is comprised of Elite level Musicians and DJ’s for all occasions.  We have 12 of the most talented, experienced and versatile turntable DJ’s in the Twin Cities. Not to mention an accomplished musician on our […]

Spotlight Blog: GenerationNOW Entertainment