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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Sarah and Brett are such a sweet couple. They made every single decision together and it was evident how much love and respect they have for one another. Sarah was so easy to work with and was probably one of the most organized brides we have ever worked with.  Although things didn’t go 100% according to […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Sarah + Brett’s Architectural Artifacts Chicago Wedding

Meredith and Matt’s Morgan Manufacturing wedding in Chicago was an EPIC party! It was a rowdy one that kept us on our toes- and we had a BLAST doing it! Working with these two was awesome. Meredith had a very clear design vision for her day and the decor was the most important aspect of […]

Morgan Manufacturing Chicago Wedding, Meredith + Matt

One of the many things we love about Chicago weddings is that we get to see some of the grandest, most beautiful ballroom weddings. In some of the other markets we work in (Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Denver), ballroom weddings aren’t as opulent. The variety makes us excited, and we spend a good amount of time swooning […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | School of the Art Institute Ballroom Wedding, Nora & Chris