Are you engaged + dreaming of a southern wedding in one of our personal favorite cities – Dallas, TX? If you have started to research wedding venues in Dallas, you have probably noticed that there are A LOT to choose from, so it may be very overwhelming!  As experienced Dallas wedding planners, we are here […]

Dallas Weddings, Venue Spotlight

10 Unique Dallas Wedding Venues

Chioma and Brian had a dream winter wedding in Chicago at The Kimpton Gray Hotel! The weather is not always on one’s side in Chicago but this couple could not have asked for a better winter day. Flakes were magically falling and the air was crisp and refreshing– making for fantastic photos and a perfect […]

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Kimpton Gray Hotel Chicago Wedding

The Simply Elegant Group team is head over heels in love with this wedding! Not only was The Intercontinental Hotel a perfect venue for this Chicago Wedding; it was also an incredible couple to work with! Stephanie and Aaron were fun loving, joyful, and absolutely stunning! This sweet couple really understood the joy of a […]

Chicago Weddings, Real Weddings, Venue Spotlight

The Intercontinental Hotel Chicago Wedding | Stephanie + Aaron


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One wedding trend that has gained popularity in recent years is the use of sweetheart tables, a small, intimate table where the newlyweds can share special moments together during the reception. In this blog post, we’ll explore the magic of wedding sweetheart tables and why they have become a beloved choice for couples on their […]

The Magic of Sweetheart Tables

As planners, we love all types of venues, but when we book a client that wants to do a beautiful tented wedding (especially in the backyard of their exquisite home), there is an element of excitement because you are starting from scratch & the sky is the limit! Katie & Matt live in San Diego, […]

Private Residence Planner | Katie + Matt’s Tented Summer Wedding

Due to COVID-19, Alisa and Kevin whose date was Saturday, March 21, 2020, were the first of our clients to postpone, and made the difficult decision a little over a week before their big day. They ultimately decided to postpone (before it was actually required by the Governor) because they wanted to be able to […]

Alisa + Kevin’s Intimate Ceremony Due to COVID-19

The world is going through something we have never gone through before – The COVID-19 Virus has effected everyone in every way, including the wedding industry, and those of you who are getting married! We know this unpredictable and scary time has been very unsettling for those who have their wedding date falling sometime in […]

COVID-19 and Your Wedding | Commonly Asked Questions + Our Answers

Lara + Jonathan’s September 2019 Nicollet Island Pavilion wedding was nothing short of magic! From the beautiful weather that allowed them to have their Jewish Ceremony outdoors just as they imagined it, to the romantic ambiance of their Reception that was filled with thoughtful speeches, a lot of laughter, & a packed dance floor, this […]

Nicollet Island Pavilion Wedding | Lara + Jonathan

There are many reasons why we have chosen Aria in Minneapolis, Minnesota for one of our first few Venue Highlight Blogs! This venue is just pure magic & can be the perfect place to wed for everyone! This venue is a blank space for anyone’s wedding vision, and the amount of luxury, beauty, uniqueness, & […]

Minneapolis Venue Highlight | Aria

With doing our very first venue highlight, we looked back at all of our past events, and one venue truly stood out as one of our most visited venues for our team here in Chicago – This venue is called Bridgeport Art Center. Located in a historic 1911 building right off of I-94 & I-55, […]

Chicago Venue Highlight | Bridgeport Art Center

We are SO excited that you are here! At Simply Elegant, we have been in the planning game for over a decade, and have a team of over 40 planners, so to say we have some knowledge about planning is an understatement! We know how stressful it can be to plan, so we wanted to […]

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We LOVED working with Michelle and Brian for their London House wedding in Chicago! These two wanted just a day that would be very traditional, romantic, simple, & just focus on their marriage!! Which we are happy to say they 100% accomplished. It was a great way to wrap up the 2018 wedding season! The […]

London House Wedding in Chicago | Michelle + Brian

Kristin and Adam had their Colorado wedding at Perry Park Country Club on May 27th. The weather was unpredictable (as it often is in Colorado) and it rained the majority of their day. The clouds cleared and the rain stopped RIGHT BEFORE their photos started; the timing on that gave everyone goosebumps. The fresh dew, the […]

Perry Park Country Club, Kristin and Adam’s Spring Wedding