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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Lauren and Mark had their Spring wedding at Minneapolis Event Center on May 20th. Their ceremony was at United Methodist Church and their reception ended in Minneapolis – their day was PACKED with love, guests (250+ guest list!) and rain! Yes, lots and lots of rain. May 2017 is on record for being *one* of […]

Minnesota Wedding Planner | Minneapolis Event Center – Lauren and Mark’s Rainy Wedding.

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

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