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

You know those couples you meet that are on the same page regarding everything? They have such mutual respect, admiration and love for one another that you just know they are going to have a long lasting, prosperous marriage?  Well, we were fortunate enough to work with a couple just like that- Sam & Marcy. […]

Marcy & Sam- Hope Glen Farm, MN Wedding

Time to share more photos and advice from The Simply Elegant girls’ real weddings!  Check out last week’s Real Weddings Part 1 post with Nicole, Maggie and Jenny! Ashley & Nathan January 4, 2014 – Minneapolis, MN Venue: The Van Dusen MansionPhotographer: Kendra Oxendale Photography Videographer: Sunset Blue ProductionsCalligrapher: Calligraphy With StyleWedding Coordinator: Blush & WhimFloral & Rentals: […]

The Simply Elegant Planners’ Real Weddings and Real Advice – Pt. 2

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 Name: Princess Bride Cinematic Videography Contact: Carl and Sarah Anderson Website: www.princessbridevideo.com Email: info@princessbridevideo.com Phone: 612.210.8904 Tell us about your business: We are a wedding and event videography company whose sole focus is creating your perfect wedding film. We offer a blend of modern cinematic and classic documentary filming. We have been filming weddings and events […]

Spotlight Blog- Princess Bride Cinematic Videography

 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

Long Tuesday at the office? Stuck in the oh-so-lovely rush hour traffic for the last hour? FINALLY now at home? Well sit back, cozy up, and grab a good glass of wine! Then browse through all the pretty of Kayla and Kyle’s MAGICAL wedding day! This couple was truly a blast to work with- so […]

{Kayla + Kyle} Bright and Sunny Semple Mansion Wedding

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