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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Terrariums, calligraphy, milk glass, moss, and so so many beautiful blooms. Creative director (and our BFF) Maddy Hague of Splendid Supply Co. dreamed up this beautiful wedding scene, complete with farm tables and seed packet escort cards. The Simply Elegant Minneapolis team had the pleasure of coordinating this INCREDIBLE inspirational shoot,  Featured on Style Me Pretty today!  […]

Botanical Wedding Inspiration – Featured on Style Me Pretty!

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

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: Premier Catering & Event Planning Contact: Courtney Website: www.premierkitcheninc.com/premier-catering Email: info@premierkitcheinc.com Phone:  763.230.7620  Tell us about your business:  Premier Catering & Event Planning is a quality custom caterer, specializing in Weddings! We take pride in our made from scratch foods, made with the freshest of ingredients. Here at Premier we believe attention to detail is especially important so, […]

Spotlight Blog- Premier Catering & Event Planning

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!!

Rachel and Sean were such a fun couple to work with! Sean runs Trivia Mafia, a bar trivia company. His witty and outgoing personality shows in every interaction with him. Rachel was very relaxed and passionate. With the two of them together you were bound for laughs. We LOVED every minute planning with them. Their […]

{Rachel+Sean} A Real Wedding

Today, I searched pinterest for “Painted Wedding Cakes” and there went my entire morning! These are totally unique works of edible art that can be anything you want them to be! I found some with illustrations of couples, some with the wedding vows written in beautiful calligraphy, and others that were just flat out gorgeous […]

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