The Dallas Arboretum wedding venue is easily one of our favorite locations for a wedding in Dallas. This sprawling botanical garden has thousands of flowers, towering trees, lake views, and unique sculptures. There are many stunning backdrops for a ceremony, reception, and wedding photos. As experienced Dallas wedding planners, we gathered the information you need […]

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Dallas Arboretum Wedding: Your Expert Guide

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Are you engaged + dreaming of a wedding in one of the most beautiful cities in the world—Chicago? If you have started to research wedding venues in Chicago, you have probably noticed that there are A LOT to choose from, so it may be very overwhelming! Our team of Chicago wedding planners have listed below […]

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Choosing a Twin Cities wedding venue can be a daunting task!  It’s time to bring in the experts to help— our team of Minneapolis wedding planners at The Simply Elegant Group!  After planning hundreds of weddings in Minneapolis and St Paul, we have put together a list of the best Twin Cities wedding venues to […]

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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

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

Kirsten and Michael hosted their Colorado wedding at Crooked Willow Farm in Larkspur (just south of Denver!) When searching for venues, Kirsten and Michael wanted “a venue that embodies everything that is epic AND classy!” With Crooked Willow Farm, they TOTALLY nailed that vision.  Crooked Willow Farm is a huuuge immaculate and amazingly gorgeous barn […]

Crooked Willow Farm Wedding | Kirsten + Michael