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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Alyssa and Brian hosted their spring wedding at Ovation. This wedding and event venue was once a foundry, but is now a modern, industrial loft with so many beautiful architectural details that we love! It’s also super versatile and includes a ton of “extras” with the rental (always a nice perk).  We love how personal […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Ovation Chicago, Alyssa & Brian’s Spring Wedding

Meghan & Alex’s spring wedding was modern luxury, paired with festive, laid-back FUN!   We know that many of our Chicago weddings are hosted in ballrooms, but that wasn’t for Meghan & Alex. They selected the Bridgeport Art Center- which is industrial chic and oh so fabulous.  This couple is ridiculously in love. Watching them […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Bridgeport Art Center, Meghan & Alex