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!

With New Year’s Eve right around the corner, we thought it would be the perfect time to throw it back to Mackenzie + Garrett’s wedding last year. Their NYE wedding celebration was hosted at The Space Gallery in Denver, CO. We seriously love how much GOLD the couple used! It was festive, fun and elegant! […]

Denver Wedding Planner | Mackenzie + Garrett’s Space Gallery New Year’s Eve Wedding

Denver Wedding Vendors: Planner: Kerry, The Simply Elegant Group Photographer: Shea McGrath Photography Venue: Beaver Creek Resort Rentals: Colorado Tents & Events Florist:Inspired Designs Hair & MUA: Brooke Rock Beauty Wedding cake: Mountain Cupcakes Videographer: Mary M. Cinema DJ: Greatime DJ Alcohol: West Vail Liquor Store Caterer: Gourmet Cowboy Catering Menswear: Menguin

Denver Wedding Planner | Beaver Creek Wedding, Krystal + Brent

We love the fall in Colorado. Lydia and Jason’s wedding was in late November of last year (2017) and was everything you could hope for in a rustic, fall time wedding. Rich hues of burgundy and red created a dramatic, romantic ambiance that blended beautifully with the incredible scenery that Boettcher Mansion provides.  Lydia and […]

Colorado Wedding Planner | Boettcher Mansion Wedding | Lydia + Jason

Natalie and Colby had their destination wedding in Moab, Utah on October 14th 2017.  Late fall is a perfect time for a desert wedding. The temperature is hot enough during the day, where you feel like you are in a desert, yet when the sun starts to dip in the canyon you can feel just […]

Destination Wedding Planner | Moab Utah – Natalie + Colby’s Dreamy Desert 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!

Kate and Brian had their Chicago wedding at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago on July 29th. Their traditional ceremony was at St. Vincent DePaul Church, and their reception was outside underneath the bistro lights of Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum! The day itself was hot, and bright – perfect for a summer wedding in Chicago. […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum – Kate and Brian’s Modern Wedding!

Maddie and Avner had their Mountain wedding at Camp Hale in Vail Colorado on September 9th.  Like any other mountain day, the weather was *insanely* unpredictable and crazy – and when we say crazy we mean, it rained ALL day! The mountains were misty, the rain was non-stop, and and there was an ever-present chill in […]

Colorado Wedding Planner | Camp Hale, Vail – Maddie and Avner’s Misty Mountain Wedding!

Something you will learn about Taylor, our Denver branch manager, is that she’s a sucker for minimalistic ambiance. Of course, she’ll pull off any look you love, but when she’s left to her own devices, she’s likely to whip up something like this. Which, if we do say so ourselves, is, ah-mazing!  Taylor really wanted […]

Denver Wedding Planner | BLANC Inspiration Shoot

Katie & Colin met while teaching at an urban middle school together in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver. Katie said “Colin asked me out on a date the Tuesday after Labor Day by coming into my classroom after school. He stumbled over his words, then stumbled over a student’s desk on the way out […]

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