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!

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!

Nicole and Davey had their Minnesota wedding at The White Bear Yacht Club, in Dellwood Minnesota on May 27th, 2017. The day itself was magical. Their ceremony was outside on the shores of White Bear Lake, and their reception was inside the luxurious Yacht Club. The sun was shining all day, and White Bear Lake […]

Minnesota Wedding Planner | White Bear Yacht Club – Nicole and Davey’s Classic Wedding!

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

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: Jody Savage Photography Contact: Jody Savage Website: www.jodysavagephotography.com Email: jodysavagephotography@gmail.com Phone: 612-247-5731 Tell us about your business: Jody Savage Photography is a fine art film wedding photography studio based in Minneapolis and St Paul. I specialize in weddings and engagements and shoots in both film and digital. Every couple I work with is unique and and […]

Spotlight Blog- Jody Savage Photography

Happy Fall to All!!  We were asked by some of our AMAZING friends to collaborate on yet another fun photo shoot! This one immediately caught the attention of the lovely girls at 100 Layer Cake!! Inspired by the beautiful pallet of fall- full of bold reds, metallic copper accents, and pom-poms for a little texture to […]

We are on 100 Layer Cake!!

Woodland themes are the perfect fit for a Minnesota wedding. Lush greens couple so beautifully with sunny Minnesota summer evenings! The combination of branches, vines, and rough cut logs with the elegant drapery and beautiful floral in Jennifer and Ben’s design gives the familiar feeling we all LOVE of going up to the cabin or […]

{Jennifer+Ben} Woodland Greens, Sunny Skies

Here at Simply Elegant we swoon over Style Me Pretty ALL THE TIME. We want to share the amazing news that our Love In Bloom photo shoot was picked up to be on their FRONT PAGE. We are absolutely honored and humbled to have the gang over there be as in LOVE with this shoot […]

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