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 […]
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 […]
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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Laura and Chris had an incredibly unique vision for their big day. Between their wedding venues, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and The Semple Mansion, and all of the amazing details they had planned, we knew it would be stunning. And we weren’t wrong. Holy smokes, it was beyond OUR wildest dreams. It was truly incredible! […]
Long Tuesday at the office? Stuck in the oh-so-lovely rush hour traffic for the last hour? FINALLY now at home? Well sit back, cozy up, and grab a good glass of wine! Then browse through all the pretty of Kayla and Kyle’s MAGICAL wedding day! This couple was truly a blast to work with- so […]
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, […]
Jennifer and Broc were a wonderful couple to work with. Their heartwarming smiles and personalities coupled with their beautiful decor made this Semple Mansion wedding one of our favorites. The simple touches of baby’s breath coupled elegantly with white roses made such a beautiful bouquet and floral pieces. The gold and black of the chiavari […]
One of our couples is getting some love from the Perfect Wedding Guide blog! Christina and Isaac’s photos got posted on some rather helpful blog posts! If you’re looking for a little help picking your venue and photographer, check out the PWG blogs here! and here!