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!

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!

Stephanie and Salvatore had their Colorado wedding at The Vail Racquet Club, in Vail Colorado on August 26 2017. Everything about their day was *seriously* magical – and when we say magical, we really mean perfection.  When starting their search for a venue and design, Stephanie envisioned a “classic boho woodland romance.”  Let us just […]

Colorado Wedding Planner | Vail Racquet Club – Stephanie & Salvatore’s Boho Woodland Wedding!

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!

Lauren and Mark had their Spring wedding at Minneapolis Event Center on May 20th. Their ceremony was at United Methodist Church and their reception ended in Minneapolis – their day was PACKED with love, guests (250+ guest list!) and rain! Yes, lots and lots of rain. May 2017 is on record for being *one* of […]

Minnesota Wedding Planner | Minneapolis Event Center – Lauren and Mark’s Rainy Wedding.

Amanda and Jason hosted their Chicago wedding at the Ravenswood Event Center.  It was the perfect location for their 300+ guests & super festive Jewish wedding!  The bride rocked her fashion-forward dress with black shoulder bow. To us, it was an incredible, modern mix between Audrey Hepburn and Sex in The City. The classic black […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Ravenswood Event Center Wedding, Amanda & Jason

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times. We LOVE collaborating with other vendors to create styled shoots. We believe in being a source of wedding inspiration for our couples, so anytime we work with a team of stellar wedding pros to create drool-worthy decor, we jump at the chance! And this […]

Whimsical Springtime Botanical Inspiration

Terrariums, calligraphy, milk glass, moss, and so so many beautiful blooms. Creative director (and our BFF) Maddy Hague of Splendid Supply Co. dreamed up this beautiful wedding scene, complete with farm tables and seed packet escort cards. The Simply Elegant Minneapolis team had the pleasure of coordinating this INCREDIBLE inspirational shoot,  Featured on Style Me Pretty today!  […]

Botanical Wedding Inspiration – Featured on Style Me Pretty!