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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Kristin and Adam had their Colorado wedding at Perry Park Country Club on May 27th. The weather was unpredictable (as it often is in Colorado) and it rained the majority of their day. The clouds cleared and the rain stopped RIGHT BEFORE their photos started; the timing on that gave everyone goosebumps. The fresh dew, the […]

Colorado Wedding Planner | Perry Park Country Club, Kristin and Adam’s Spring Wedding

When Sarah and I were going through the details of her wedding I couldn’t help but get excited! I absolutely love how it turned out on the day, it was even more beautiful than I had imagined! The soft ivory and blush hues of Sarah and Dan’s wedding created a very classic elegance. Golden details […]

{Sarah + Dan} Soft, Elegant, Romantic

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

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!

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

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for this ABSOLUTELY STUNNING wedding at Aria Minneapolis! Captured beautifully by Jason Worrell! More coming very soon!

Sneak Preview {Luka+Todd}

Ashley and Nathan were married on a cold day in January, 1/4/14 to be exact. A date specifically chosen to be 6 months from the anniversary of when they began dating, July 4th. In their words, “We get to celebrate twice a year, once with wine and love notes written to each other, and once […]

{Ashley+Nate} Perfectly, Simply Elegant

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 […]

{Jennifer+Broc} Beautifully Semple

Rachel and Sean were such a fun couple to work with! Sean runs Trivia Mafia, a bar trivia company. His witty and outgoing personality shows in every interaction with him. Rachel was very relaxed and passionate. With the two of them together you were bound for laughs. We LOVED every minute planning with them. Their […]

{Rachel+Sean} A Real Wedding

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!

{Christina + Isaac} Some Blog Love!!