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!

As a Wedding Planner, one of the things we LOVE about our job is meeting couples where you can instantly see & feel the true love they share, and that they are genuinely BEST friends! This was how our Planner, Ashley C, felt as soon as she met Kelsey and Grant for the first time […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Kelsey + Grant’s University Club Chicago Winter Wedding

Brittney and Alex  had their STUNNING destination wedding at Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse on November 4th in Santa Ynez Valley, California. The couple planned their California dream destination wedding from Chicago- and let us be the first to say, it LOOKED exactly like it was out of dream! The whole entire day was beyond magical – […]

California Wedding Planner | Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse – Brittney + Alex’s Modern Farmhouse Wedding

Melisa and Sam had their mountain wedding at Copper Mountain on September 23rd. Copper Mountain is a special place for both Melisa and Sam – Melisa grew up skiing there before she could walk! Some of Melisa and Sam’s best memories are at Copper Mountain, from skiing to hiking, to *now* their wedding. When they […]

Colorado Wedding Planner | Copper Mountain Ski Resort – Melisa + Sam’s Rocky Mountain Wedding!

Lindsey and Ryan had their romantic wedding at the Museum Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago, Illinois, on September 16th 2017.  Summer weddings in Chicago are always beautiful, and this one in particular was no exception. The color palette focused on blush tones, greenery and neturals, it was incredibly dreamy, and not to mention, perfect for a […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Museum of Contemporary Art – Lindsey + Ryan’s Elegant Summer Wedding

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!

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

Sarah and Benny had their Chicago wedding at Artifact Events on December 9th, 2017. On their day, everything came together flawlessly – like out of a dream serious perfection! From the *perfect* amount of snow dust on the streets of Chicago, to Sarah’s impeccable off-the-shoulder lace gown (not to mention, her Valentino shoes) and to every […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Artifact Events – Sarah + Benny’s STUNNING 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!

Lisa and Lindsey had their Chicago wedding at Co-Prosperity Sphere on July 22nd 2017. The day was filled with laughs, happiness, love and LAUGHS (so many!!) It was a perfect summer wedding in the City! Their vision was never the most traditional, but rather simple and thoughtful.  Lisa and Lindsey met in Chicago, got engaged […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Co-Prosperity Sphere – Lisa and Lindsey’s Eclectic Bright Wedding!