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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As a Wedding Planner, one of the things we LOVE about our job is meeting couples where you can instantly see & feel the true love they share, and that they are genuinely BEST friends! This was how our Planner, Ashley C, felt as soon as she met Kelsey and Grant for the first time […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Kelsey + Grant’s University Club Chicago Winter Wedding

Brittany and Andrew were so easy to work with. They are both such special, incredible people and their wedding planning process reflected that. While they were so easy going and laid back, yet simultaneously very intentional about their details and day. Simply stated, the day was just very special. Working at Salvage One was a […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Salvage One, Brittany & Andrew

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

We’re suckers for weddings with dogs.  We know that logistically there may a few more things to consider when involving your pup in the big day, but they are often your first love.  And if they aren’t your first love, they’re sometimes your first child. And making them part of the wedding day just makes […]

Jenny & Ben- Dellwood Hills Country Club

You know those couples you meet that are on the same page regarding everything? They have such mutual respect, admiration and love for one another that you just know they are going to have a long lasting, prosperous marriage?  Well, we were fortunate enough to work with a couple just like that- Sam & Marcy. […]

Marcy & Sam- Hope Glen Farm, MN Wedding

Their middle names should be FUN because seriously, Raina and Nick are just joyous. Full of love, affection and plain and simple HAPPINESS!  The sunshine may have been absent from the big day, but the rain didn’t put a damper on these two at all. We could swear it added an element of fun that […]

Chicago Architectural Artifacts Wedding – Raina and Nick

This. Is. Everything. Gold glitter, bold stripes, and bright blushing orange floral? Yes, PLEASE! Not only was the design and concept for this photo shoot one of our favorites- but the vendors on board with this project were literally the most hilarious vendors of ALL TIME. Our team took the drive out to Maple Ridge […]

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Business Name: Princess Bride Cinematic Videography Contact: Carl and Sarah Anderson Website: www.princessbridevideo.com Email: info@princessbridevideo.com Phone: 612.210.8904 Tell us about your business: We are a wedding and event videography company whose sole focus is creating your perfect wedding film. We offer a blend of modern cinematic and classic documentary filming. We have been filming weddings and events […]

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Business Name: Jody Savage Photography Contact: Jody Savage Website: www.jodysavagephotography.com Email: jodysavagephotography@gmail.com Phone: 612-247-5731 Tell us about your business: Jody Savage Photography is a fine art film wedding photography studio based in Minneapolis and St Paul. I specialize in weddings and engagements and shoots in both film and digital. Every couple I work with is unique and and […]

Spotlight Blog- Jody Savage Photography

 Business Name: Judd Sather Photography and Studio J, Inc. Contact: Judd Sather Website: www.JuddSather.com Email: judd@studiojphoto.com Phone: 615-342-1476 Tell us about your business: We love make people look “awesomer” with a unique, fun, and creative brand of photography.  We have been shooting weddings, seniors, and families since 2000 and get bored easily so we are always looking for […]

Spotlight Blog- Judd Sather Photography and Studio J, Inc.