Katie + Will’s Union League Club of Chicago wedding was an absolute dream come true! As you can see in the photos below, Katie’s big and contagious smile never left her face the entirety of the day! From start to finish, everything ran smoothly, on time, and was everything the couple envisioned & more. Our […]

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Union League Club of Chicago Wedding | Katie + Will

Union League Club Chicago Wedding

Mayra + Nikko had the ultimate The Old Post Office Chicago wedding, and we were so honored to have been a part of it! Our incredible Chicago wedding planner Ashley absolutely loved working with these two while planning their beautiful church ceremony, and their reception at one of Chicago’s new & unique wedding venues! To […]

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The Old Post Office Chicago Wedding

The Old Post Office Chicago Wedding | Mayra + Nikko

Chicago Wedding Reception at The Fairmont Hotel

Amber and Brian met online in January of 2017 and quickly fell in love! Two years into their relationship, Brian popped the question and they were ready to plan their dream day! Like many 2020 couples however, COVID-19 threw Amber and Brian’s wedding planning for a loop. Originally planned for August 2020, their amazing SEG […]

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Fairmont Hotel Chicago Wedding | Amber + Brian


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Are you engaged + dreaming of a beautiful Southern California Wedding?  We do not blame you as this is one of the most beautiful places on earth to get married! From the choice of being secluded in the mountains, to having it on the stunning Pacific Coast for a beach wedding, you cannot go wrong […]

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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 […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | 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 Wedding at Nicollet Island Pavilion 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, […]

Minnesota Wedding Planner | Lara + Jonathan’s Nicollet Island Pavilion Wedding

We had the honor to be a part of Sara + Greg’s September 2019 Wedding, and just HAD to share these beautiful photographs from Paper Antler Photography! We decided to do this blog a little differently because the bride & groom answered our follow-up questions, and we thought it may be beneficial for those getting […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Sara + Greg’s Morgan Manufacturing Wedding

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 […]

Simply Elegant Group’s Top Ten Wedding Planning Tips

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

Chicago Wedding Planner | Michelle + Brian’s London House Wedding