We're Elevate

What started as a side hustle for two creative, driven sisters has now become one of the Midwest’s premier event planning and design firms. At Elevate, we find pure, unbridled joy in celebrating all aspects of life - big moments, small gatherings and anything in between.

Real Wedding: Kenna & Mike

Kenna reached out to us during the winter months saying she was getting married on the Fourth of July, in Chicago. Awesome. Once she told us her wedding inspiration was “Sparks Will Fly on the Fourth of July,” with tones of champagne, blush and TONS of sparkle as her wedding theme, we knew we were 100% IN! On top of all that, can we talk about how STYLISH Kenna and Mike and their bridal party are?! We are so, totally in love with Kenna’s wedding dress and accessories, and absolutely love that her and Mike’s gift to their wedding party was a pair of Ray Bans!

Kenna and Mikes #brodyblowout definitely lived up to its name. From the chic “BBQ” cocktail hour to the lush pink and gold reception, their day was a total blast from start to finish. Their wedding was our first in Chicago, and we definitely can say that we’d love to go back after having such a wonderful experience with Kenna and Mike! 

Enjoy this lovely couple and their creative Fourth of July wedding! 

Photography: Glass Lilac Photo by Chelsea Prestin | Venue: Assumption Catholic Church | City View Loft | Floral: Bouquets and Personal Flowers by Scarlet Petal | Reception Floral: Sue Hogan | Rentals: Event Essentials | Catering: Pure Kitchen Catering | Cake: West Town Bakery & Diner | Entertainment: John Paris Band | Hair + Makeup: Elana Darrus Makeup & Hair | Wedding Dress: Ultimate Bride: BLISS Monique Lhuillie