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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Brittney and Alex  had their STUNNING destination wedding at Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse on November 4th in Santa Ynez Valley, California. The couple planned their California dream destination wedding from Chicago- and let us be the first to say, it LOOKED exactly like it was out of dream! The whole entire day was beyond magical – […]

California Wedding Planner | Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse – Brittney + Alex’s Modern Farmhouse Wedding

Melisa and Sam had their mountain wedding at Copper Mountain on September 23rd. Copper Mountain is a special place for both Melisa and Sam – Melisa grew up skiing there before she could walk! Some of Melisa and Sam’s best memories are at Copper Mountain, from skiing to hiking, to *now* their wedding. When they […]

Colorado Wedding Planner | Copper Mountain Ski Resort – Melisa + Sam’s Rocky Mountain Wedding!

Lindsey and Ryan had their romantic wedding at the Museum Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago, Illinois, on September 16th 2017.  Summer weddings in Chicago are always beautiful, and this one in particular was no exception. The color palette focused on blush tones, greenery and neturals, it was incredibly dreamy, and not to mention, perfect for a […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Museum of Contemporary Art – Lindsey + Ryan’s Elegant Summer Wedding

Avid dog lovers, Julia & Alex never expected to meet the love of their life, because of the love for their furry friends. After a chance meeting at a dog park between Julia and Alex’s boxers (both rescues), the two were drawn to one another. And into a new lifetime of love. Almost six years […]

Minneapolis Wedding Planner | Camrose Hill Flower Farm | Julia & Alex

  Check out The Knot‘s feature of our newlyweds Fred and Robert! Photos by Kendra Oxendale Photography. Our Simply Elegant couple didn’t suspect their obsession for all things vintage would end up finding them true love. Robert collects vintage washing machines, Fred collects vintage vaccuum cleaners. They were introduced through a mutual connection and later at a collector’s convention […]

{Fred + Robert} Modern Wedding at The Millennium Hotel Minneapolis – Featured on The Knot

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!