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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Stephanie and Salvatore had their Colorado wedding at The Vail Racquet Club, in Vail Colorado on August 26 2017. Everything about their day was *seriously* magical – and when we say magical, we really mean perfection.  When starting their search for a venue and design, Stephanie envisioned a “classic boho woodland romance.”  Let us just […]

Colorado Wedding Planner | Vail Racquet Club – Stephanie & Salvatore’s Boho Woodland Wedding!

A plethora of bold hues in the moodiest of tones, this shoot was all about dramatic details that would make any couple stand out. Our style inspiration was a little bit boho, a touch whimsical, a tad gypsy and 100% luxury. From the calligraphed metallic invitation suite to the incredibly detailed floral shrug and the […]

Minneapolis Wedding Planner | Bold, Moody Wedding Inspiration at Hotel Ivy

When we think of our weddings over the years, we feel fortunate to have worked with a vast variety of “types” and themes. And we’re pretty certain that Erin + Rod’s wedding day will go down as one of our favorites as of late. These two are true soulmates. They’re so connected. They have an […]

Minneapolis Wedding Planner | The Loft at Studio J, Erin & Rod

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times. We LOVE collaborating with other vendors to create styled shoots. We believe in being a source of wedding inspiration for our couples, so anytime we work with a team of stellar wedding pros to create drool-worthy decor, we jump at the chance! And this […]

Whimsical Springtime Botanical Inspiration

We are THRILLED to announce that our Watercolor Inspired style shoot is featured on Artfully Wed!  From the beautiful invite suite to the creative paint brush place cards, the watercolor theme was executed flawlessly from start to finish!  We absolutely adored partnering with so many amazing vendors to bring together such a beautiful vision.  Erin […]

Floral Watercolor Wedding Inspiration: Featured on Artfully Wed!

The Simply Elegant Chicago team coordinated this incredible shoot and was recently featured on 100 Layer Cake. Now that’s reason to celebrate!  A glowing sunset and an endless field of native prairie grasses make this scene almost too perfect to believe. Olivia Leigh Photographie captured this lovely day filled with feathers, dream catchers, protea and an incredible sense of calm and connection with the earth.  […]

Bohemian Prairie Wedding Inspiration – Featured on 100 Layer Cake