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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Laura and Chris had an incredibly unique vision for their big day. Between their wedding venues, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and The Semple Mansion, and all of the amazing details they had planned, we knew it would be stunning.  And we weren’t wrong. Holy smokes, it was beyond OUR wildest dreams. It was truly incredible!  […]

Minneapolis Wedding Planner | Semple Mansion Wedding, Laura & Chris

Avid dog lovers, Julia & Alex never expected to meet the love of their life, because of the love for their furry friends. After a chance meeting at a dog park between Julia and Alex’s boxers (both rescues), the two were drawn to one another. And into a new lifetime of love. Almost six years […]

Minneapolis Wedding Planner | Camrose Hill Flower Farm | Julia & Alex

We’re SO excited to finally share images from the launch party of Simply Elegant’s new division, La Vie Charme! This was SUCH an exciting day for our company and we’re so fortunate to have had so many incredible vendors attend and help! If you missed the post about our acquisition of LVC, you can read […]

Minneapolis Event Planner | LVC Luxury Wedding Planning Launch Party

We love Winter weddings. And Michelle & Tony’s wedding day was about as perfect as any couple could wish for from a Winter’s day! Bright & sunny, crisp & cool, and full of love. Michelle and Tony’s wedding was a great reflection of them- with a beautiful color pallet of white and royal blue, with pops […]

Minneapolis Wedding Planner | Minneapolis Event Center The Riverside Room Wedding | Michelle & Tony

Megan & Matt are one those couples that just CARE. It comes from deep within their souls to just love everyone. They love each other, they love their family, and they love life. Megan is ALWAYS smiling. She was so joyous the entire wedding day. Laid back and full of laughter (and happy tears).  The […]

Megan & Matt- Aria Minneapolis Wedding

When Sarah and I were going through the details of her wedding I couldn’t help but get excited! I absolutely love how it turned out on the day, it was even more beautiful than I had imagined! The soft ivory and blush hues of Sarah and Dan’s wedding created a very classic elegance. Golden details […]

{Sarah + Dan} Soft, Elegant, Romantic

Woodland themes are the perfect fit for a Minnesota wedding. Lush greens couple so beautifully with sunny Minnesota summer evenings! The combination of branches, vines, and rough cut logs with the elegant drapery and beautiful floral in Jennifer and Ben’s design gives the familiar feeling we all LOVE of going up to the cabin or […]

{Jennifer+Ben} Woodland Greens, Sunny Skies

As do-it-yourself designed weddings go, this is one of our new FAVES! Allison and David put in alot of work creating and designing so many pieces for their wedding at Hope Glen Farm. Their day was captured PERFECTLY by Justin Mark Photography! David’s work as a carpenter really shines through as he hand-crafted many of […]

{Allison + David} Metallic Sheen, Farmhouse Elegance

Ashley and Nathan were married on a cold day in January, 1/4/14 to be exact. A date specifically chosen to be 6 months from the anniversary of when they began dating, July 4th. In their words, “We get to celebrate twice a year, once with wine and love notes written to each other, and once […]

{Ashley+Nate} Perfectly, Simply Elegant