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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Chicago Wedding Planner | Karen + Chase’s Beautiful Jewish Wedding


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We love a good party. And we’re lucky to attend one almost every weekend of the year. But every now and then, we get the honor to work with some of the best in the industry on a party for US. And that, my friends, is just what we did when putting together this fantastic […]

New Year’s Eve Inspired Photo Shoot

Here at Simply Elegant we swoon over Style Me Pretty ALL THE TIME. We want to share the amazing news that our Love In Bloom photo shoot was picked up to be on their FRONT PAGE. We are absolutely honored and humbled to have the gang over there be as in LOVE with this shoot […]

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