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

Mary Kate + Paul’s Architectural Artifacts wedding was glamorous, chic and SO MUCH FUN! These two were all about the celebration – the entire day was planned with this in mind.  The dynamic between Mary Kate and her Dad was the BEST! First off, he’s the most dapper Father of the Bride we’ve ever met.  […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Architectural Artifacts Wedding | Mary Kate + Paul

Their middle names should be FUN because seriously, Raina and Nick are just joyous. Full of love, affection and plain and simple HAPPINESS!  The sunshine may have been absent from the big day, but the rain didn’t put a damper on these two at all. We could swear it added an element of fun that […]

Chicago Architectural Artifacts Wedding – Raina and Nick