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!

Nicole and Davey had their Minnesota wedding at The White Bear Yacht Club, in Dellwood Minnesota on May 27th, 2017. The day itself was magical. Their ceremony was outside on the shores of White Bear Lake, and their reception was inside the luxurious Yacht Club. The sun was shining all day, and White Bear Lake […]

Minnesota Wedding Planner | White Bear Yacht Club – Nicole and Davey’s Classic Wedding!

We’re suckers for weddings with dogs.  We know that logistically there may a few more things to consider when involving your pup in the big day, but they are often your first love.  And if they aren’t your first love, they’re sometimes your first child. And making them part of the wedding day just makes […]

Jenny & Ben- Dellwood Hills Country Club

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

The Simply Elegant Chicago team coordinated this incredible shoot and was recently featured on 100 Layer Cake. Now that’s reason to celebrate!  A glowing sunset and an endless field of native prairie grasses make this scene almost too perfect to believe. Olivia Leigh Photographie captured this lovely day filled with feathers, dream catchers, protea and an incredible sense of calm and connection with the earth.  […]

Bohemian Prairie Wedding Inspiration – Featured on 100 Layer Cake

Business Name: Kendra Oxendale Photography Contact: Kendra Oxendale Website: www.kendraoxendale.com Email: kendra@kendraoxendale.com Phone: 612-232-8954 Tell us about your business:  Kendra Oxendale Photography is a boutique photography experience for couples looking for joyful, vibrant, beautiful and genuine wedding pictures. I have been photographing weddings since 2008 and specialize in engagement and wedding photography. I really love to get […]

Spotlight Blog- Kendra Oxendale Photography

Business Name: Seren & SageContact: Jennifer TogalWebsite: www.serenandsage.comEmail: hello@serenandsage.comPhone: (612) 314-5416 Tell us about your business: Seren & Sage is a small group of talented Photographers, focused on being visual story tellers and providing couples with great service at an affordable investment.  What makes you different?: We believe that every couple should be able to have their story […]

Spotlight Blog- Seren & Sage

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: Jennifer Togal PhotographyContact: Jennifer TogalWebsite: www.jtogalphotography.comEmail: hello@jtogalphotography.comPhone: (612) 314-5416 Tell us about your business: I believe that beautiful stories are told with more than just one breathtaking image. True stories capture emotion and bring you into the moments you’re viewing. That’s how I approach time with my Clients. I capture a string of tiny moments to […]

Spotlight Blog- Jennifer Togal Photography

Business Name: lauren b. photography Contact: Laurie Falk Website: http://www.laurenbfalk.com Email: lb@laurenbfalk.com Phone: 612.708.2090 Tell us about your business:  lauren b. photography is all about making images that are natural, unexpected, and artfully edgy. What makes you different?:  I am there to create a stunning narrative that expresses your story, and to ensure you two look both amazing […]

Spotlight Blog- lauren b. photography