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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Brittney and Alex  had their STUNNING destination wedding at Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse on November 4th in Santa Ynez Valley, California. The couple planned their California dream destination wedding from Chicago- and let us be the first to say, it LOOKED exactly like it was out of dream! The whole entire day was beyond magical – […]

California Wedding Planner | Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse – Brittney + Alex’s Modern Farmhouse Wedding

Melisa and Sam had their mountain wedding at Copper Mountain on September 23rd. Copper Mountain is a special place for both Melisa and Sam – Melisa grew up skiing there before she could walk! Some of Melisa and Sam’s best memories are at Copper Mountain, from skiing to hiking, to *now* their wedding. When they […]

Colorado Wedding Planner | Copper Mountain Ski Resort – Melisa + Sam’s Rocky Mountain Wedding!

Lindsey and Ryan had their romantic wedding at the Museum Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago, Illinois, on September 16th 2017.  Summer weddings in Chicago are always beautiful, and this one in particular was no exception. The color palette focused on blush tones, greenery and neturals, it was incredibly dreamy, and not to mention, perfect for a […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Museum of Contemporary Art – Lindsey + Ryan’s Elegant Summer Wedding

Kristin and Luke had their winter wedding at Aria in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on December 2nd 2017.  The two are from Minnesota and despite it being December in “the frozen tundra,” the weather was unpredictably warm and felt more like a crisp day in spring. Aside from the abundance of  sunshine, their decor, their FLORALS, her […]

Minneapolis Wedding Planner | Aria – Kristin + Luke’s Modern Winter Wedding!

Natalie and Colby had their destination wedding in Moab, Utah on October 14th 2017.  Late fall is a perfect time for a desert wedding. The temperature is hot enough during the day, where you feel like you are in a desert, yet when the sun starts to dip in the canyon you can feel just […]

Destination Wedding Planner | Moab Utah – Natalie + Colby’s Dreamy Desert Wedding

Stephanie and Salvatore had their Colorado wedding at The Vail Racquet Club, in Vail Colorado on August 26 2017. Everything about their day was *seriously* magical – and when we say magical, we really mean perfection.  When starting their search for a venue and design, Stephanie envisioned a “classic boho woodland romance.”  Let us just […]

Colorado Wedding Planner | Vail Racquet Club – Stephanie & Salvatore’s Boho Woodland Wedding!

Maddie and Avner had their Mountain wedding at Camp Hale in Vail Colorado on September 9th.  Like any other mountain day, the weather was *insanely* unpredictable and crazy – and when we say crazy we mean, it rained ALL day! The mountains were misty, the rain was non-stop, and and there was an ever-present chill in […]

Colorado Wedding Planner | Camp Hale, Vail – Maddie and Avner’s Misty Mountain Wedding!

Kristin and Adam had their Colorado wedding at Perry Park Country Club on May 27th. The weather was unpredictable (as it often is in Colorado) and it rained the majority of their day. The clouds cleared and the rain stopped RIGHT BEFORE their photos started; the timing on that gave everyone goosebumps. The fresh dew, the […]

Colorado Wedding Planner | Perry Park Country Club, Kristin and Adam’s Spring Wedding

Kirsten and Michael hosted their Colorado wedding at Crooked Willow Farm in Larkspur (just south of Denver!) When searching for venues, Kirsten and Michael wanted “a venue that embodies everything that is epic AND classy!” With Crooked Willow Farm, they TOTALLY nailed that vision.  Crooked Willow Farm is a huuuge immaculate and amazingly gorgeous barn […]

Colorado Wedding Planner | Crooked Willow Farm Wedding, Kirsten & Michael