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 Winter weddings. And Michelle & Tony’s wedding day was about as perfect as any couple could wish for from a Winter’s day! Bright & sunny, crisp & cool, and full of love. Michelle and Tony’s wedding was a great reflection of them- with a beautiful color pallet of white and royal blue, with pops […]

Minneapolis Wedding Planner | Minneapolis Event Center The Riverside Room Wedding | Michelle & Tony

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

Laura & Derek’s wedding was a fun & beautiful affair that made guest experience a priority. Minneapolis Event Center was the perfect venue for this, providing multiple unique areas for the wedding party, guests, family, and couple to mingle. The wedding reflected them in every way; full of love and laughter with nothing stuffy or too […]

{Laura + Derek} Classic Lace at Saint Anthony Main

Corrina and Darren were married on a beautiful day in May at one of our favorite new venues. Minneapolis Event Center provides multiple areas for weddings, each providing a different experience for your guests. Each captured here beautifully by Judd Sather, Owner of Studio J. The courtyard gives a city garden feel to your ceremony, […]

{Corrina+Darren} Texture and Scenery