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: Sara & Nate

We had our initial client consultation with Sara and Nate over a pint at a local Irish pub. Before the meeting, we had a good understanding of a few of the key details, but were anxious to hear more about their larger plans for the wedding day. When Sara and Nate first entered the restaurant: her in her bright red lips and big smile, and he with his horn-rimmed glasses and cool demeanor, we knew right away that we had an instant connection and, quite frankly, a straight up crush on these two. 

What we loved about Sara and Nate was how easy the flow of conversation was from the get-go, how clearly enamored the two were with each other, and how specific Sara’s vision was of their day. She described to us a desire to make their wedding whimsical and very French-inspired, with big white balloons, accordions, mobile champagne, and of course, macarons!

Sara and Nate epitomized the leisurely vibe of Madison’s East Side, and fittingly, also created a wedding to perfectly match their style. Their wedding took place along the shores of Lake Monona on a gorgeous sunny August Sunday, and their reception consisted of an easy-breezy luncheon at a local community center, complete with another French-inspired band. After seeing these photos, we’re sure you’ll agree… doesn’t an afternoon with these two, some champagne, accordions and delicious cake sound like the ideal way to spend a Sunday? 

Ceremony: Yahara Park | Reception: Goodman Community Center | Photography: Jentri Colello Photography | Coordination: Elevate Events | Florist: Alluring Blooms | Dress: Vera’s House of Bridals | Groom’s Suit: J.Crew | Catering: Goodman Community Center | Cake: MSCo Patisserie | DJ: Danny Wedel | Ceremony Accordion & Violin : Brendan Loula and Pete Turney | Officiants: Friends of the Bride and Groom | Cocktail Hour Band: Mal-O-Dua | Tent & Ceremony Chairs: Madison Party Rental