The Simply Elegant Group team is head over heels in love with this wedding! Not only was The Intercontinental Hotel a perfect venue for this Chicago Wedding; it was also an incredible couple to work with! Stephanie and Aaron were fun loving, joyful, and absolutely stunning! This sweet couple really understood the joy of a […]

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The Intercontinental Hotel Chicago Wedding | Stephanie + Aaron

Allie and Amogh had a beautiful ceremony on Saturday September 24th held at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was a stunning Minneapolis wedding but not the first for this gorgeous couple! The Basilica of St. Mary ceremony was the second Minneapolis wedding celebration for the couple, as they were able to […]

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The Basilica of St. Mary | Allie + Amogh

We love Chicago– especially in the winter! A Chicago winter wedding brings people together. The falling snow, the crisp air, and the peaceful outdoors brings loved ones together in an entirely new way as they cozy into a space to share all of the love with the happy couple. Why choose a Chicago winter wedding? […]

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We love Chicago– especially in the winter! A Chicago winter wedding brings people together. The falling snow, the crisp air, and the peaceful outdoors brings loved ones together in an entirely new way as they cozy into a space to share all of the love with the happy couple. Why choose a Chicago winter wedding? […]

Chicago Winter Wedding Inspiration

Hallie and Faris had a dream Minnesota lake wedding at a private home in Long Lake, Minnesota. It was a perfect day, with lovely weather for all guests to attend. Guests were floored by the quaint and detailed halls of the private home against the elegant, vastness of the yard space that straddled the stunning […]

Minnesota Lake Wedding at Private Home | Hallie + Faris

Hiring your perfect Wedding Planner is a very important decision, so we have written out the 15 most important questions to ask a wedding planner to assist with this process! Your wedding is one of the most personal + meaningful events you will ever plan, so it makes sense that you would like to hire […]

15 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Wedding Planner

Hiring a Wedding Planner

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!