If you scroll down to look at Theiju + Daniel’s University Club Chicago wedding, you will see the biggest smiles, & just pure happiness! This couple was an absolute pleasure planning with, and we could not be more thrilled with just how perfect their day really was! These two are the true definition of soulmates. […]

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University Club Chicago Wedding | Theiju + Daniel

Chicago Bride

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 Chicago Wedding

Union League Club of Chicago Wedding | Katie + Will

The Old Post Office 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 | Mayra + Nikko

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Are you engaged and just starting/in the midst of planning your dream day? Are you unsure of where to start, what to do, and most importantly, who to hire? Just know that your feelings are completely normal, and you are not alone! Weddings today are a production, and for every vendor category, there are tens […]

The Ultimate Wedding Vendor List

One topic we are constantly asked about by our clients, is in regards to Wedding Stationery! When you look online, there are so many options to choose from; from size, to color, to wording, to script, and so much more… it is overwhelming to say the least! So before you order the stationery you think […]

Wedding Stationery to Consider for your Wedding Day

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 […]

10 Breathtaking San Diego Wedding Venues

San Diego Wedding Venues

One of the most valuable things we offer clients is a comprehensive checklist of what should be done/booked and by when leading up to the big day! So when it comes to the week before the wedding, anxiety can be at an all time high with possible guest changes, last second updates, worrying about weather, […]

The Top 10 Things To Do The Week Before Your Wedding

As we are about to say a much needed “goodbye” to 2020, and a hopeful “hello” to 2021, we cant help but feel a void this year with not having a fabulous + glamorous New Years Eve Wedding! These weddings are ones that we look forward to every year (how can you not with all […]

Top New Years Eve Wedding Trends

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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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!

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!

Here at The Simply Elegant Group, we’ve noticed a similar chain when it comes to questions and concerns that are voiced by our clients when discussing COVID-19 during the wedding planning process. The uneasiness is all too understandable, especially during such a precious time when certain emotions, especially anxiety, are already heightened. We have branches […]

Everything You Need to Know About Your Wedding During a Pandemic

When we first meet with a client, no matter what package purchased, we work with their timeline first to set the planning process up for success! A pattern that we notice, is that a lot of our clients do not think about some important things/events/photos that can take place the morning of their wedding day […]

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