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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The Simply Elegant Chicago team coordinated this incredible shoot and was recently featured on 100 Layer Cake. Now that’s reason to celebrate!  A glowing sunset and an endless field of native prairie grasses make this scene almost too perfect to believe. Olivia Leigh Photographie captured this lovely day filled with feathers, dream catchers, protea and an incredible sense of calm and connection with the earth.  […]

Bohemian Prairie Wedding Inspiration – Featured on 100 Layer Cake

Outdoor weddings in Minnesota can be a stressful affair to plan. Weather just seems to happen randomly around here! It can be a nightmare, or provide the most beautiful imagery in the world. Luckily Michaella and Matt had a PERFECT day in June for their outdoor farm wedding. Our friends at Graddy Photography spectacularly captured […]

{Michaella+Matt} Outdoors in Minnesota

Beth and Tyler had their BEST DAY EVER on a gorgeous July day! The subdued tones coupled with bright pops of yellow really create a perfect summer style! These images by Tim and Maddie Photography capture the warm sunshine and cool attitude of what this Minnesota summer wedding is all about! The Wabasha Street Caves […]

{Beth+Tyler} Pops of Warm Sunshine with Cool Attitude!

Kelly was such a beautiful bride at her and Blake’s scenic lake-side wedding! They took their photos at such unique locations! We’re loving the guys at the baseball field in particular. The brides blush wedding dress and the matching shawls are stunning. Take a look at the couple’s lovely wedding photos by Nylon Saddle!

Kelly + Blake {September 28, 2013}

We love so many details from Heather and Grant’s romantic outdoor wedding! The golf cart looks like so much fun and the table settings were stunning! Enjoy looking through their beautiful photos, courtesy of Barclay Horner Images. Simply Elegant Planner: Katie / Photographer: Barclay Horner / Rentals: Aprés Party and Tent Rental / Caterer: Gastrotruck […]

Heather + Grant {September 7th, 2013}