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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Emily and Mitch had their Minnesota wedding at The Machine Shop on Saturday, August 12th. For the record, let’s just go ahead and state that when you think of “perfect romantic summer wedding” this wedding is THE description (seriously!)   The couple planned their wedding from New York – they wanted “an extravagant wedding” in Minnesota, […]

Minnesota Wedding Planner | Machine Shop – Emily + Mitch’s Dreamy Wedding!

Business Nar: With a Twist Contact: Greg Jones www.twistbartendingservice.com withatwistbar@gmail.com Cell: 303-720-2858 With a Twist offers customizable bar and alcohol packages for weddings and special events. This year we have added the Fresh Squeezed Juice Bar a very health and refreshing option that your guests will love.  Our Fresh Squeezed Juice Bar is the perfect […]

Spotlight Blog- With a Twist Bartending Service

 Business Name:  The Loft at Studio J Contact: Taylor Website: www.studiojloft.com Email: taylor@studiojphoto.com Phone: 651-342-2416 Tell us about your business: The Loft at Studio J is beautiful and historic downtown Stillwater – right on Main Street.  It is the upper level of Studio J and Judd Sather Photography and is one of the hottest new venues in Minnesota […]

Spotlight Blog- The Loft at Studio J

 Business Name: Sunset Blue Productions         Contact: Jeff Fuchs Website: www.sunsetblueproductions.com Email: jeff@sunsetblueproductions.com Phone: 763.856.9192  Tell us about your business: Sunset Blue Productions is a Twin Cities-based photography and video production company providing services to the Twin Cities area and all of MN.  Working professionally in the wedding industry since 2002, we strive to provide the […]

Spotlight Blog- Sunset Blue Productions

Long Tuesday at the office? Stuck in the oh-so-lovely rush hour traffic for the last hour? FINALLY now at home? Well sit back, cozy up, and grab a good glass of wine! Then browse through all the pretty of Kayla and Kyle’s MAGICAL wedding day! This couple was truly a blast to work with- so […]

{Kayla + Kyle} Bright and Sunny Semple Mansion Wedding

Paradise Wedding and Travel: Yes-Oh we went there! Warm weather!! With Today in Minnesota being -5 degrees (and what truly feels more like -40 once you get out of your comfortable PJs and head to work) we needed to cozy up and think about tropical destinations and coconut umbrella drinks. We are in luck! We […]

Spotlight- Paradise Weddings and Travel

So you are a few months into your wedding planning and have your incredible venue booked, your caterer selected, and your photographer on standby. Now what?… FLORAL that’s what! This is one of our absolute FAVORITE parts of the planning process- but it can be very intimidating to find the perfect florist. Here are 4 […]

4 Ways to Pick the Perfect Florist

For many brides and grooms, utilizing a wedding planner has been seen as something only the rich and famous have done. But the growing trend in the industry, especially in the midwest, is couples using a planner to coordinate their day. With tons of couples coming to a conclusion similar to these couples. “How could […]

You Can Afford a Planner

If you just got engaged, or if you’re just totally and completely over this lame Minnesota winter and excited to start planning your wedding, check out this post from the Perfect Wedding Guide and Twin Cities Wedding Association! And of course see some awesome photos from Coppersmith Photography at The Depot Minneapolis! Check out the […]

Did You Just Get Engaged?

Succulents are simple, inexpensive, and oh-so pretty! Best of all, they’re versatile! They can easily be incorporated into your wedding look whether you’re going for a modern, classic, rustic, vintage, elegant, bohemian… anything! We’ve been seeing these little beauties everywhere and we absolutely love these gorgeous plants. Their thick, water-filled petals come in so many […]

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