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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Valentine’s Day is almost here, which means love is in the air, engagements are happening, and the color red is everywhere! This romantic & bold color is one that we always LOVE to see incorporated into a wedding! With that being said, we decided to list off our Top 5 Favorite ways to incorporate RED […]

Our Top 5 Ways to Incorporate RED Into Your Wedding Day!

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

Kristin and Luke had their winter wedding at Aria in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on December 2nd 2017.  The two are from Minnesota and despite it being December in “the frozen tundra,” the weather was unpredictably warm and felt more like a crisp day in spring. Aside from the abundance of  sunshine, their decor, their FLORALS, her […]

Minneapolis Wedding Planner | Aria – Kristin + Luke’s Modern Winter Wedding!

Sarah and Benny had their Chicago wedding at Artifact Events on December 9th, 2017. On their day, everything came together flawlessly – like out of a dream serious perfection! From the *perfect* amount of snow dust on the streets of Chicago, to Sarah’s impeccable off-the-shoulder lace gown (not to mention, her Valentino shoes) and to every […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Artifact Events – Sarah + Benny’s STUNNING Winter Wedding!

Business Name: Kendra Oxendale Photography Contact: Kendra Oxendale Website: www.kendraoxendale.com Email: kendra@kendraoxendale.com Phone: 612-232-8954 Tell us about your business:  Kendra Oxendale Photography is a boutique photography experience for couples looking for joyful, vibrant, beautiful and genuine wedding pictures. I have been photographing weddings since 2008 and specialize in engagement and wedding photography. I really love to get […]

Spotlight Blog- Kendra Oxendale Photography

Business Name: Seren & SageContact: Jennifer TogalWebsite: www.serenandsage.comEmail: hello@serenandsage.comPhone: (612) 314-5416 Tell us about your business: Seren & Sage is a small group of talented Photographers, focused on being visual story tellers and providing couples with great service at an affordable investment.  What makes you different?: We believe that every couple should be able to have their story […]

Spotlight Blog- Seren & Sage

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: Jennifer Togal PhotographyContact: Jennifer TogalWebsite: www.jtogalphotography.comEmail: hello@jtogalphotography.comPhone: (612) 314-5416 Tell us about your business: I believe that beautiful stories are told with more than just one breathtaking image. True stories capture emotion and bring you into the moments you’re viewing. That’s how I approach time with my Clients. I capture a string of tiny moments to […]

Spotlight Blog- Jennifer Togal Photography

Business Name: lauren b. photography Contact: Laurie Falk Website: http://www.laurenbfalk.com Email: lb@laurenbfalk.com Phone: 612.708.2090 Tell us about your business:  lauren b. photography is all about making images that are natural, unexpected, and artfully edgy. What makes you different?:  I am there to create a stunning narrative that expresses your story, and to ensure you two look both amazing […]

Spotlight Blog- lauren b. photography

Business Name:  GenerationNOW Entertainment Contact:  Tim Miller – V.P. of Marketing & Events Website:  http://www.generationnowdjs.com/  Email:  Tim@GenerationNOWDJs.com Phone:  612-730-2418 Tell us about your business: GenerationNOW Entertainment is comprised of Elite level Musicians and DJ’s for all occasions.  We have 12 of the most talented, experienced and versatile turntable DJ’s in the Twin Cities. Not to mention an accomplished musician on our […]

Spotlight Blog: GenerationNOW Entertainment