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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Time to share more photos and advice from The Simply Elegant girls’ real weddings!  Check out last week’s Real Weddings Part 1 post with Nicole, Maggie and Jenny! Ashley & Nathan January 4, 2014 – Minneapolis, MN Venue: The Van Dusen MansionPhotographer: Kendra Oxendale Photography Videographer: Sunset Blue ProductionsCalligrapher: Calligraphy With StyleWedding Coordinator: Blush & WhimFloral & Rentals: […]

The Simply Elegant Planners’ Real Weddings and Real Advice – Pt. 2

Weddings…We’ve planned them. We live and breathe them. We LOVE them. And some of us have had our own! We had to dig into our archives, but check out The Simply Elegant Group’s Minneapolis girls’ real wedding photos, best advice and biggest regrets.  Check out Real Weddings Part 2, featuring Ashley, Nadia, Jamie and Caitlin! Nicole & Aaron […]

The Simply Elegant Planners’ Real Weddings and Real Advice – Pt. 1