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!  Well we are here to make this process […]

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During Ashley Carpenter’s (Chicago Expert Planner) first Timeline Meeting with Bonnie + Danny, she truly felt their love + kindness, and she had many amazing conversations about their wedding day vision, and what this day meant to them. They both communicated + compromised so well with each decision, and mentioned many times that the most […]

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Chicago Micro Wedding at The Gwen Hotel | Bonnie + Danny

Looking for Minnesota wedding venues? We understand—from the hearts of each of the twin cities, to the depths of the gorgeous countryside, Minnesota is home to some of the most beautiful wedding venues in the country! This state has everything from rustic barns and large cabin-like venues, to industrial and modern wedding sites, so it […]

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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!  Well we are here to make this process […]

10 Unique Dallas Wedding Venues

Winter is here, and we look forward to this season every year when it comes to weddings (the cold.. not so much)! A winter wedding always gives us a beauty and romance that just can’t be captured during any other season! For those of you planning your very own winter wedding, we have written our […]

Our Top 10 Winter Wedding Trends

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When you attend weddings that have endless amounts of detail and personal touches, you can’t help but instantly become in awe of the couple for the time and thought they put into creating their wedding day! This was exactly how their SEG Planner Mandi felt during the planning process and how their guests felt on […]

Tyler + Lynne’s Spring Wedding at Venue 311 in Houston, Texas

“A Reputation to Uphold”  The Varca Bride is unafraid to be bold. She is someone who rolls up at a happy hour on a Wednesday, in a Dior skirt paired with a vintage t-shirt and kicks with a laid back air about her. From ball gowns with leather piping, to sequin jumpsuits with matching feathered […]

Chicago Wedding Dress Designer Highlight | Sarah Varca Bridal

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 […]

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 […]

The Top Ten Things To Do Once You’re Engaged!

When thinking back to Karen + Chase’s gorgeous and romantic Sofitel Chicago wedding last September, 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 make sure that their […]

Sofitel Chicago Wedding | Karen + Chase

Get ready to smile, because Stephanie + Matthew’s smiles in the photos below are absolutely contagious! Stephanie + Matthew’s wedding on November 30, 2019 at the gorgeous Hickory Street Annex in Dallas was filled with pure joy from start to finish! When our planner Mandi first met with the couple, they said they wanted their […]

Dallas Wedding Planner | Stephanie + Matthew’s Romantic Hickory Street Annex Wedding

Something we see throughout all of our branches in the U.S., is that Fall is a very popular time of year to get married! Who could blame couples for wanting to get married when weather is cool & crisp, and avoiding that summer heat or the winter cold?! We sure don’t! With a majority of […]

The Top Ten Trends We LOVE for Fall Weddings!

Anu and Andy’s Multicultural wedding was a dream come true! The amount of detail and planning that went into this day was evident with how smooth each and every event went, especially with multiple events and the day itself lasting about 16 hours! Anu & Andy started their day in different locations getting ready with […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Anu + Andy’s Multicultural Summer Wedding