Are you engaged and dreaming of a southern wedding in one of our personal favorite cities—Dallas, TX? If you have started researching wedding venues in Dallas, you have probably noticed that there are A LOT to choose from, so it may be very overwhelming!  As experienced Dallas wedding planners, we are here to make this […]

Dallas Weddings, Venue Spotlight

10 Unique Dallas Wedding Venues

Chioma and Brian had a dream winter wedding in Chicago at The Kimpton Gray Hotel! The weather is not always on one’s side in Chicago but this couple could not have asked for a better winter day. Flakes were magically falling and the air was crisp and refreshing– making for fantastic photos and a perfect […]

Chicago Weddings, Design, Real Weddings

Kimpton Gray Hotel Chicago Wedding

The Simply Elegant Group team is head over heels in love with this wedding! Not only was The Intercontinental Hotel a perfect venue for this Chicago Wedding; it was also an incredible couple to work with! Stephanie and Aaron were fun loving, joyful, and absolutely stunning! This sweet couple really understood the joy of a […]

Chicago Weddings, Real Weddings, Venue Spotlight

The Intercontinental Hotel Chicago Wedding | Stephanie + Aaron


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Anu and Andy’s Multicultural wedding was a dream come true! The amount of detail and planning that went into this day was evident with how smooth each and every event went, especially with multiple events and the day itself lasting about 16 hours! Anu & Andy started their day in different locations getting ready with […]

Anu + Andy’s Multicultural Summer Wedding

One of the things we love most about our job is seeing how happy our clients are on their wedding day! So on Clare + Peter’s wedding in May 2019, our planner Ashley was definitely fulfilled in her work, because these two NEVER stopped smiling! Seriously, look at the gorgeous photographs below to see the […]

Clare + Peter’s Glen View Club Summer Wedding

Ashlee and Paul’s May Galleria Marchetti wedding was the epitome of a light and romantic summer wedding! From the blue bridesmaid dresses and the pink floral, to the white & airy ambiance, their dream summer wedding was everything they envisioned and more! The couple was surrounded by those they love most exchanging their “I Do’s”, […]

Galleria Marchetti Wedding in Chicago | Ashlee + Paul

This week, we really wanted to highlight one of our past clients who is a courageous frontline worker! Claire is a nurse at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, who met her now Husband Shane in college. They had their first date at Mastro’s in Las Vegas (how cool), and they have been together ever since! […]

Claire + Shane’s Summer Wedding at 4th Presbyterian Church + The Chicago History Museum

When thinking about a staple venue that provides just about everything you could ever need for the perfect wedding day, we instantly think of The Adler Planetarium. With unique spaces, great food and magnificent 360 degree views of the city skyline, this stunning venue is unbelievably unique and one of our favorite venues to recommend […]

Adler Planetarium Weddings | Chicago Venue Highlight

When you think of the words luxury, grand, jaw-dropping, beautiful, & unique, The Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile instantly comes to mind! To us planners here at The Simply Elegant Group who have worked at the Intercontinental many times in the past, we absolutely LOVE this venue & recommend it to all of our clients who […]

Chicago Venue Highlight | Intercontinental Chicago Mag Mile

We had the honor to be a part of Sara + Greg’s Morgan Manufacturing Wedding, and just HAD to share these beautiful photographs from Paper Antler Photography! We decided to do this blog a little differently because the bride & groom answered our follow-up questions, and we thought it may be beneficial for those getting […]

Sara + Greg’s Morgan Manufacturing Wedding in Chicago

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 […]

Kelsey + Grant’s University Club Chicago Winter Wedding

If you love glamorous, romantic weddings with a timeless quality, Tania and Sean’s Bridgeport Art Center wedding will make your heart pitter patter. Tania is an absolute knock-out and was radiant in her couture gown. Her ladies were slaying it as well! Sean & the groomsmen were as dapper as ever. I mean, seriously, this […]

Bridgeport Art Center Wedding | Tania + Sean

Caitlin + Andrew’s Hotel Arista 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 […]

Hotel Arista Wedding | Caitlin + Andrew