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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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

Outdoor weddings in Minnesota can be a stressful affair to plan. Weather just seems to happen randomly around here! It can be a nightmare, or provide the most beautiful imagery in the world. Luckily Michaella and Matt had a PERFECT day in June for their outdoor farm wedding. Our friends at Graddy Photography spectacularly captured […]

{Michaella+Matt} Outdoors in Minnesota

Luka and Todd had their wedding on a GORGEOUS day in late March! Spring weddings in Minnesota got off to a great start with this event! All captured perfectly here by Jason Worrell Photography. Aria in Minneapolis provides an amazing venue for wedding photos. There is SO MUCH texture and variation in the foyer of […]

{Luka+Todd} Classic, Elegant, Gorgeous

We love so many details from Heather and Grant’s romantic outdoor wedding! The golf cart looks like so much fun and the table settings were stunning! Enjoy looking through their beautiful photos, courtesy of Barclay Horner Images. Simply Elegant Planner: Katie / Photographer: Barclay Horner / Rentals: Aprés Party and Tent Rental / Caterer: Gastrotruck […]

Heather + Grant {September 7th, 2013}