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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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 […]

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Business Name:  GenerationNOW Entertainment Contact:  Tim Miller – V.P. of Marketing & Events Website:  http://www.generationnowdjs.com/  Email:  Tim@GenerationNOWDJs.com Phone:  612-730-2418 Tell us about your business: GenerationNOW Entertainment is comprised of Elite level Musicians and DJ’s for all occasions.  We have 12 of the most talented, experienced and versatile turntable DJ’s in the Twin Cities. Not to mention an accomplished musician on our […]

Spotlight Blog: GenerationNOW Entertainment

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

 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: Posh Bridal Couture Contact: Marie Suchy Website: www.poshmn.com Email:  thedress@poshmn.com Phone:  952-249-8000 Tell us about your business: Vivacious, Sophisticated, Authentic! Posh is about a girl with a passion for “THE DRESS!” It is as simple as that! My mission is to create a unique experience for every bride in a one-of-a-kind boutique filled with fabulous finds. I […]

Spotlight Blog- Posh Bridal Couture

Paradise Wedding and Travel: Yes-Oh we went there! Warm weather!! With Today in Minnesota being -5 degrees (and what truly feels more like -40 once you get out of your comfortable PJs and head to work) we needed to cozy up and think about tropical destinations and coconut umbrella drinks. We are in luck! We […]

Spotlight- Paradise Weddings and Travel

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!!

Not only is Ashley a Simply Elegant Planner, she is the company’s owner! Yes, she is the head of our happy little wedding planning family. Simply Elegant is the result of her blood, sweat and tears-of-joy, and we couldn’t be more grateful! And she is a bride herself! Check out her engagement photos here! What […]

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