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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We love the fall in Colorado. Lydia and Jason’s wedding was in late November of last year (2017) and was everything you could hope for in a rustic, fall time wedding. Rich hues of burgundy and red created a dramatic, romantic ambiance that blended beautifully with the incredible scenery that Boettcher Mansion provides.  Lydia and […]

Colorado Wedding Planner | Boettcher Mansion Wedding | Lydia + Jason

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

With the Holiday season in full swing, we felt it was only appropriate to share one of our all-time favorite winter inspirations that ironically ties in many of our previous Trend Tuesday looks! Chic cover-ups to splashes of emerald, not to mention the addition of some new favorites – grey and gold pairings, knit glove […]

{Trend Tuesday} Wintry Inspiration

Happy Trend Tuesday! With the sudden surge of chilly weather, here at SEBC we cannot help but to crush on one of 2013’s biggest wedding dress trends – sleeves! With the recent royal nuptials between Price William and Duchess Kate it’s not a huge surprise that this brunette beauty’s inspired style has caught on! From […]

{Trend Tuesday} Sleeves, Sleeve, Sleeves