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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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-

Have you ever wondered what a wedding planner’s wedding looks like? Well, you’re in for a treat because today we’re featuring our owner, Ashley’s wedding! In honor of her two year anniversary, we’re re-visiting the day! Here is the scoop on what it took to make Ashley and Nathan’s wedding dream come true! The common […]

Ashley & Nathan- Van Dusen Mansion Wedding

As a wedding planner, you have your favorite venues to work. Semple is that venue for many of our planners. We absolutely love our Semple Mansion weddings. And the couples we work with probably love it even more! Sabrina and Ryan are one of those lucky couples to have chosen Semple. The elegantly detailed ballroom, […]

{Sabrina+Ryan} Semple Elegance

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