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: Mindy & Jordan

Looking back on our time with Mindy and Jordan, we can’t help but remember their effortlessness – both are such easygoing, kind souls, and their love just simply radiated. Nothing about them was try-hard, forced or overly studied, so as we were working with Mindy and Jordan to prepare for their own #bestdayever, we wanted to keep that feeling at the forefront. Above all, this day was about the coming together of two beautiful souls, and letting their love radiate. 

See what we mean? 🙂

By the time we got involved, Mindy already had a pretty good idea of the general vibe  she hoped to portray to her guests, and in getting married at a golf course, we agreed: keep it classic, simple, and add punches of color and fun touches only where necessary.  She kept things classic and summery by choosing mint green gowns for her bridesmaids, and neutral bouquets of fluffy peonies and garden roses by Garden Laurels (which are to DIE for, can we all agree!?). 

We repeated the neutral and mint tones throughout the ceremony and reception decor by adding simple, unfussy touches of mint, navy, rose gold and white, and let the floral speak for itself.  Mint & Lovely even repeated the floral elements in the paper goods seen throughout the day!

Mindy and Jordan expressed to us at the very beginning that they weren’t big fans of lots of wedding cake or cupcakes, and instead were HUGE donut lovers. And when our clients ask for donuts, you had better believe we aim to deliver. 

We absolutely LOVED this “donut cake” display and small cutting cake done by the incomparable Bloom Bake Shop. An array of sweet potato, strawberry and lemon poppyseed donuts was the PERFECT end to a delicious meal (and we will say, made it very easy on us to set aside a little sampler platter for Mindy and Jordan while they were dancing the night away)! 

Thank you, Mindy & Jordan, for allowing us to be a part of your Best Day Ever! You both are clearly so loved by those around you, and were such a pleasure to work with. This isn’t goodbye though, we’re pretty sure this is see you later. 🙂

Venue and Catering: The Legend at Bergamont | Photography: S Cole Photography | Florist: Garden Laurels by Sager| Event Coordination & Design: Elevate Events | Rentals: Event Essentials | DJ: Madison Mobile DJ Service | Desserts: Bloom Bake Shop | Hair: Salon Lola Bella | Makeup: Papillon Beauty | Stationery & Signage: Mint & Lovely Studios