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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We usually (okay, pretty much never) share phone photos on our blog, because, well, professional images are always better, in our option. However, we loved this set-up for the recent Apia Mpls open house that we couldn’t help ourselves!  Annual, Aria hosts at least one open house to showcase many local Minneapolis wedding vendors. We […]

Minneapolis Wedding Planner | Aria Mpls Open House

When we think of our weddings over the years, we feel fortunate to have worked with a vast variety of “types” and themes. And we’re pretty certain that Erin + Rod’s wedding day will go down as one of our favorites as of late. These two are true soulmates. They’re so connected. They have an […]

Minneapolis Wedding Planner | The Loft at Studio J, Erin & Rod

Laura and Chris had an incredibly unique vision for their big day. Between their wedding venues, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and The Semple Mansion, and all of the amazing details they had planned, we knew it would be stunning.  And we weren’t wrong. Holy smokes, it was beyond OUR wildest dreams. It was truly incredible!  […]

Minneapolis Wedding Planner | Semple Mansion Wedding, Laura & Chris

Connie & Kent’s Nicollet Island Pavilion Wedding was a blast and a half! Oh my gosh, just thinking back on the day gives us the giggles. Their wedding party was hilarious and Connie made the day so much fun- she’s a hoot!  Connie and Kent had a clear vision for the wedding day- and much […]

Minneapolis Wedding Planner| Nicollet Island Pavilion Wedding | Connie & Kent

We’re SO excited to finally share images from the launch party of Simply Elegant’s new division, La Vie Charme! This was SUCH an exciting day for our company and we’re so fortunate to have had so many incredible vendors attend and help! If you missed the post about our acquisition of LVC, you can read […]

Minneapolis Event Planner | LVC Luxury Wedding Planning Launch Party

Nicole & Shubham are the perfect pairing for one other. They’re so happy & carefree! We loved being a part of their wedding. They selected the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel for their Hindu & American ceremonies and formal reception. The gorgeous rooftop venue has a sweeping skyline view of downtown Chicago and gives you an open […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | The Millennium Hotel Mpls Multicultural Wedding | Nicole & Shubham-

Megan & Matt are one those couples that just CARE. It comes from deep within their souls to just love everyone. They love each other, they love their family, and they love life. Megan is ALWAYS smiling. She was so joyous the entire wedding day. Laid back and full of laughter (and happy tears).  The […]

Megan & Matt- Aria Minneapolis Wedding