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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Amanda and Jason hosted their Chicago wedding at the Ravenswood Event Center.  It was the perfect location for their 300+ guests & super festive Jewish wedding!  The bride rocked her fashion-forward dress with black shoulder bow. To us, it was an incredible, modern mix between Audrey Hepburn and Sex in The City. The classic black […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Ravenswood Event Center Wedding, Amanda & Jason

We’re in the habit of sharing weddings, because, well, it’s totally our thing. BUT, before the wedding, comes the engagement! And when we get to see engagement sessions this fabulous, we just HAVE to break the mold and share them!   Meredith and Matt met during college at Notre Dame. They’re so sweet and adore […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Meredith + Matt Engagment’s Chicago Engagement Session

Elizabeth and Jordan’s Chicago wedding was a classically beautiful affair- a church ceremony and a ballroom reception with the grandest of architecture painted a gorgeous backdrop for the start of g their life-long love story! Elizabeth’s gown was gorgeous- truly a timeless piece.  With the cathedral length veil and long lace sleeves, Elizabeth picked accessories […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | InterContinental Chicago, Elizabeth & Jordan’s Wedding

Brittany & Danny’s wedding was effortlessly glamorous with all the timeless elements we love to swoon over! From her stunning mermaid gown to the clean, crisp color palette, it was a windy city dream come true!  This duo is super sweet, crazy in love, and perfect for each other! We really enjoyed working with them.  […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel Wedding| Brittany & Danny

We had so much fun meeting so many Brides and Grooms this past Sunday at The Wedding Fair! If you entered our drawing be sure to check out our Facebook Page to see if you were the lucky winner! Are you overwhelmed and can’t figure out where to start planning your wedding, or which Vendors to use […]

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Big News! We’ve been working with the amazing Kayd Roy to have her update our brand! Check out all of her hard work, browse around and let us know what you think! Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter and be our friend on Facebook to get all of our new updates! Check out Kayd’s other work right HERE!!

Introducing our New Website and Brand!