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 & 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-

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times. We LOVE collaborating with other vendors to create styled shoots. We believe in being a source of wedding inspiration for our couples, so anytime we work with a team of stellar wedding pros to create drool-worthy decor, we jump at the chance! And this […]

Whimsical Springtime Botanical Inspiration

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

Your first piece of wedding stationery! There are SO many amazing options and ideas for spreading the good news about your upcoming wedding, but for such a simple piece of mail, there are a LOT of decisions to make! We’ve broken it all down for you with our best advice on timing, what to include, styles, photo […]

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