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 worked with Meredith and Jeremy on their Van Dusen Mansion wedding for over the 2.5 years! As you might imagine, we grew close in the process and now they’re dear friends. We love them so so much! Meredith & Jeremy have known each other for what seems like forever and yet their love is […]

Mpls Wedding Planner | Van Dusen Mansion Wedding| Meredith + Jeremy

Nicole and Davey had their Minnesota wedding at The White Bear Yacht Club, in Dellwood Minnesota on May 27th, 2017. The day itself was magical. Their ceremony was outside on the shores of White Bear Lake, and their reception was inside the luxurious Yacht Club. The sun was shining all day, and White Bear Lake […]

Minnesota Wedding Planner | White Bear Yacht Club – Nicole and Davey’s Classic Wedding!

Business Name: Kendra Oxendale Photography Contact: Kendra Oxendale Website: www.kendraoxendale.com Email: kendra@kendraoxendale.com Phone: 612-232-8954 Tell us about your business:  Kendra Oxendale Photography is a boutique photography experience for couples looking for joyful, vibrant, beautiful and genuine wedding pictures. I have been photographing weddings since 2008 and specialize in engagement and wedding photography. I really love to get […]

Spotlight Blog- Kendra Oxendale Photography

Business Name: Seren & SageContact: Jennifer TogalWebsite: www.serenandsage.comEmail: hello@serenandsage.comPhone: (612) 314-5416 Tell us about your business: Seren & Sage is a small group of talented Photographers, focused on being visual story tellers and providing couples with great service at an affordable investment.  What makes you different?: We believe that every couple should be able to have their story […]

Spotlight Blog- Seren & Sage

This. Is. Everything. Gold glitter, bold stripes, and bright blushing orange floral? Yes, PLEASE! Not only was the design and concept for this photo shoot one of our favorites- but the vendors on board with this project were literally the most hilarious vendors of ALL TIME. Our team took the drive out to Maple Ridge […]

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Business Name: Princess Bride Cinematic Videography Contact: Carl and Sarah Anderson Website: www.princessbridevideo.com Email: info@princessbridevideo.com Phone: 612.210.8904 Tell us about your business: We are a wedding and event videography company whose sole focus is creating your perfect wedding film. We offer a blend of modern cinematic and classic documentary filming. We have been filming weddings and events […]

Spotlight Blog- Princess Bride Cinematic Videography

 Business Name: Judd Sather Photography and Studio J, Inc. Contact: Judd Sather Website: www.JuddSather.com Email: judd@studiojphoto.com Phone: 615-342-1476 Tell us about your business: We love make people look “awesomer” with a unique, fun, and creative brand of photography.  We have been shooting weddings, seniors, and families since 2000 and get bored easily so we are always looking for […]

Spotlight Blog- Judd Sather Photography and Studio J, Inc.

 Business Name: Sunset Blue Productions         Contact: Jeff Fuchs Website: www.sunsetblueproductions.com Email: jeff@sunsetblueproductions.com Phone: 763.856.9192  Tell us about your business: Sunset Blue Productions is a Twin Cities-based photography and video production company providing services to the Twin Cities area and all of MN.  Working professionally in the wedding industry since 2002, we strive to provide the […]

Spotlight Blog- Sunset Blue Productions

Paradise Wedding and Travel: Yes-Oh we went there! Warm weather!! With Today in Minnesota being -5 degrees (and what truly feels more like -40 once you get out of your comfortable PJs and head to work) we needed to cozy up and think about tropical destinations and coconut umbrella drinks. We are in luck! We […]

Spotlight- Paradise Weddings and Travel

Rachel and Sean were such a fun couple to work with! Sean runs Trivia Mafia, a bar trivia company. His witty and outgoing personality shows in every interaction with him. Rachel was very relaxed and passionate. With the two of them together you were bound for laughs. We LOVED every minute planning with them. Their […]

{Rachel+Sean} A Real Wedding