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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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!

We LOVE multicultural weddings. Seriously- they’re SO awesome. From the multiday celebration to amazing use of color, they’re such an amazing experience to behold. Indian weddings are the embodiment of tradition and celebration. Uniting more than two individuals- but entire families. Archana & Sarvesh were such a blast to work with.   Now, for those […]

Archana & Sarvesh- Hindu Temple in Maple Grove + Harriet Island Pavilion Wedding

Business Name: lauren b. photography Contact: Laurie Falk Website: http://www.laurenbfalk.com Email: lb@laurenbfalk.com Phone: 612.708.2090 Tell us about your business:  lauren b. photography is all about making images that are natural, unexpected, and artfully edgy. What makes you different?:  I am there to create a stunning narrative that expresses your story, and to ensure you two look both amazing […]

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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: Studio Fleurette Contact: Danielle Erickson Website: www.studiofleurette.com Email: dani@studiofleurette.com Phone: 651-208-4218 Tell us about your business: We are a boutique flower studio located in the beautiful St. Croix River Valley and we design exclusively for weddings and special events in the Twin Cities metro area and Western Wisconsin. What makes you different? We […]

Spotlight Blog- Studio Fleurette

Business Name: Posh Bridal Couture Contact: Marie Suchy Website: www.poshmn.com Email:  thedress@poshmn.com Phone:  952-249-8000 Tell us about your business: Vivacious, Sophisticated, Authentic! Posh is about a girl with a passion for “THE DRESS!” It is as simple as that! My mission is to create a unique experience for every bride in a one-of-a-kind boutique filled with fabulous finds. I […]

Spotlight Blog- Posh Bridal Couture

Happy Fall to All!!  We were asked by some of our AMAZING friends to collaborate on yet another fun photo shoot! This one immediately caught the attention of the lovely girls at 100 Layer Cake!! Inspired by the beautiful pallet of fall- full of bold reds, metallic copper accents, and pom-poms for a little texture to […]

We are on 100 Layer Cake!!

Luka and Todd had their wedding on a GORGEOUS day in late March! Spring weddings in Minnesota got off to a great start with this event! All captured perfectly here by Jason Worrell Photography. Aria in Minneapolis provides an amazing venue for wedding photos. There is SO MUCH texture and variation in the foyer of […]

{Luka+Todd} Classic, Elegant, Gorgeous

Not only is Ashley a Simply Elegant Planner, she is the company’s owner! Yes, she is the head of our happy little wedding planning family. Simply Elegant is the result of her blood, sweat and tears-of-joy, and we couldn’t be more grateful! And she is a bride herself! Check out her engagement photos here! What […]

Meet the Planners {Ashley}

What made you interested in becoming a wedding planner? I loved planning my own wedding and took care of every detail. I always thought I would make a great wedding planner and would love it. I’m so excited that my dream has become a reality! What is your background? My main area of expertise is […]

Meet the Planners {Jenny}