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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Rene and Frank’s Chicago wedding was timeless and classic, with an industrial twist! The florals, color palette and attire choices were SO Chicago! They were formal and elegant, with a touch of timeless glamour. I mean, do you see Rene’s dress? GORGEOUS!   These two had a really fun wedding party- Rene’s girlfriends were so doting […]

Chicago Wedding Planner| Rene + Frank’s Morgan Manufacturing Wedding featured in Black Tie Bride

Brittany and Andrew were so easy to work with. They are both such special, incredible people and their wedding planning process reflected that. While they were so easy going and laid back, yet simultaneously very intentional about their details and day. Simply stated, the day was just very special. Working at Salvage One was a […]

Chicago Wedding Planner | Salvage One, Brittany & Andrew

We wish that the words unique and eclectic were enough to describe Alida & Isaac. But they aren’t. This couple is such a match made in heaven. They are self proclaimed book nerds that have an undying love and appreciation for amazing music (preferably Indie and Flamenco) and fantastic food. Alida knew what she wanted […]

Alida & Isaac- The Boarding House Chicago Wedding