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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Valentine’s Day is almost here, which means love is in the air, engagements are happening, and the color red is everywhere! This romantic & bold color is one that we always LOVE to see incorporated into a wedding! With that being said, we decided to list off our Top 5 Favorite ways to incorporate RED […]

Our Top 5 Ways to Incorporate RED Into Your Wedding Day!

As a Wedding Planner, one of the things we LOVE about our job is meeting couples where you can instantly see & feel the true love they share, and that they are genuinely BEST friends! This was how our Planner, Ashley C, felt as soon as she met Kelsey and Grant for the first time […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Kelsey + Grant’s University Club Chicago Winter Wedding

Caitlin + Andrew’s Hotel Arista wedding in Chicago was a DREAM! Their Fall wedding was romantic and elegant- with lots of gorgeous, rich red and blush tones. What really stood out for us about the day, however, is how perfectly matched the couple is and how wonderful they were to work with! Ashely actually planned […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Caitlin + Andrew’s Hotel Arista Wedding

Now this couple may just be the cutest we have ever worked with! We have never seen so much love between a Bride & Groom. The Bride was actually in Indiana during the planning process, so the Groom was our main point of contact. He came to the walk through, and we actually did not […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Erica + Peter’s Kitchen Chi Wedding