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!

When one of your own gets married, you just HAVE to share SO MANY PHOTOS! We’re so thrilled to share Annie + Everett’s big day with you! These two are so in love and the wedding day was complete perfection! Their church ceremony was held at the House of Hope Church, with a reception following […]

Minneapolis Wedding Planner | Annie + Everett’s Hewing Hotel Wedding

This wedding inspiration shoot is seriously DREAMY! It’s romantic, bold and dramatic and we’re OBSESSED! It’s hard to pick a favorite gown or detail shot because we have a couple different looks for our brides and for our tablescape. We’re SUPER excited to share that this beauty is also featured in the Spring ‘19 issue […]

Minneapolis Wedding Planner | Love Wins Lesbian Wedding Inspiration Hotel Ivy

Erin and Matt are SUCH a fun couple! They were friends of friends and it was really fun to get to know them more and really see what was important to them on the day of.   We loved seeing how they interacted with each other. Truly, there was so much joy and laughter. Their […]

Mpls Wedding Planner | Erin + Matt’s Annunciation Church Ceremony + Lumber Exchange Reception

We absolutely loved working with Ali and Burke! They were super laid back, but still decisive and organized. A dream trio! The couple met at a party here in Minneapolis, but moved to Chicago for Burke’s job. They love it there, but wanted to get married back at “home” – The Machine Shop is an […]

Minnesota Wedding Planner | Machine Shop MPLS Wedding, Ali + Burke

We worked with Meredith and Jeremy on their Van Dusen Mansion wedding for over the 2.5 years! As you might imagine, we grew close in the process and now they’re dear friends. We love them so so much! Meredith & Jeremy have known each other for what seems like forever and yet their love is […]

Mpls Wedding Planner | Van Dusen Mansion Wedding| Meredith + Jeremy

Rachel + Drew’s Hutton House wedding in Minneapolis was the dreamiest! This classic, timeless, bright + airy wedding gives us all the feels! Not only did we have an AMAZING team of vendors, but this huge wedding had SO MANY fantastic guests and this couple’s family is BEYOND fabulous!  We love weddings of all sizes- […]

Minneapolis Wedding Planner | Hutton House | Rachel + Drew

It doesn’t get more intimate than a backyard wedding. There is something utterly romantic and amazing about beginning the newlywed journey in your own home (or family home).  Devon and Breck opted for the best of both- a private ceremony & cocktail hour on the back lawn of their home and a reception following at The […]

Minneapolis Wedding Planner | Devon + Breck

Kristin and Luke had their winter wedding at Aria in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on December 2nd 2017.  The two are from Minnesota and despite it being December in “the frozen tundra,” the weather was unpredictably warm and felt more like a crisp day in spring. Aside from the abundance of  sunshine, their decor, their FLORALS, her […]

Minneapolis Wedding Planner | Aria – Kristin + Luke’s Modern Winter Wedding!

Emily and Mitch had their Minnesota wedding at The Machine Shop on Saturday, August 12th. For the record, let’s just go ahead and state that when you think of “perfect romantic summer wedding” this wedding is THE description (seriously!)   The couple planned their wedding from New York – they wanted “an extravagant wedding” in Minnesota, […]

Minnesota Wedding Planner | Machine Shop – Emily + Mitch’s Dreamy Wedding!