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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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 […]

Katie + Colin- Blanc Denver

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!

Weddings…We’ve planned them. We live and breathe them. We LOVE them. And some of us have had our own! We had to dig into our archives, but check out The Simply Elegant Group’s Minneapolis girls’ real wedding photos, best advice and biggest regrets.  Check out Real Weddings Part 2, featuring Ashley, Nadia, Jamie and Caitlin! Nicole & Aaron […]

The Simply Elegant Planners’ Real Weddings and Real Advice – Pt. 1

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 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

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

We are BEYOND excited to announce that our super fun New Year’s Eve inspired photo shoot is now live on Green Wedding Shoes! Hanging out with our talented friends Dani and Maddy cannot happen often enough- so when Maddy told us she wanted to fit in JUST ONE MORE shoot this year- you know we were […]

We are featured on Green Wedding Shoes!!

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!!