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 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

Marla and Nicole’s River Roast Social House wedding was AH-MAZING! This couple is a BLAST and had an epic wedding weekend. Their Jewish ceremony and reception was full of laughter, overwhelmingly emotional moments and a celebration of not only their official nuptial union, but a win for the Chicago Cubs too!  We love how close […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | River Roast Social House, Marla & Nicole

  Martin and Chuck were officially united as husband and husband exactly 20 years after their first date. If that doesn’t give you chills and make you tear up, well… then you aren’t a sentimental softy like us! Ha! The PARTY was 2 days later on June 3rd at Autumn Park (an intimate setting at […]

Martin & Chuck- Colorado Wedding

We were SO THRILLED to help Lisa & Tara’s wedding day wishes a reality! This couple is so full of joy and laughter. And they have an amazingly supportive tribe behind them that made the planning of this event SO easy & fun! They’re a good looking bunch to boot 🙂 Both Lisa and Tara […]

Lisa & Tara- Mill City Museum Wedding