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 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!

Kate and Brian had their Chicago wedding at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago on July 29th. Their traditional ceremony was at St. Vincent DePaul Church, and their reception was outside underneath the bistro lights of Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum! The day itself was hot, and bright – perfect for a summer wedding in Chicago. […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum – Kate and Brian’s Modern Wedding!

Alyssa and Brian hosted their spring wedding at Ovation. This wedding and event venue was once a foundry, but is now a modern, industrial loft with so many beautiful architectural details that we love! It’s also super versatile and includes a ton of “extras” with the rental (always a nice perk).  We love how personal […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Ovation Chicago, Alyssa & Brian’s Spring Wedding

We wish that the words unique and eclectic were enough to describe Alida & Isaac. But they aren’t. This couple is such a match made in heaven. They are self proclaimed book nerds that have an undying love and appreciation for amazing music (preferably Indie and Flamenco) and fantastic food. Alida knew what she wanted […]

Alida & Isaac- The Boarding House Chicago Wedding