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: Katja & Dave

Thinking back on Katja and Dave’s wedding day fills us with so much joy.  Besides being two of the more kind-hearted people we’ve had the pleasure to work with, these two were absolutely contagious to be around.  When Katja smiles, you cannot help but smile right back – and the way Dave looks at Katja? The definition of true love right there.

These two were all about hosting a colorful and fun celebration on the shores of Madison’s picturesque Lake Mendota, and filled their day with tons of personal touches. Katja and her ladies spent the morning casually getting ready and arranging their own bouquets with locally grown wildflowers courtesy of Homegrown Flowers, while Dave and his guys helped with some of the heavy-lifting at the park.  We loved the bridesmaids’ casual take on the mismatched dresses and flower crowns and Dave’s nod to his Indian heritage in his traditional wedding sandals. 

This wedding party was SO much fun to hang out with and it quickly became obvious how much love this crew has for Katja and Dave.  We loved their easy-going attitudes and the fact that they were always there to lend a hand whenever the bride and groom needed it. 

Katja and Dave, it was such an honor coordinating your special day!  We hope the two of you enjoyed your first anniversary, and are SURE that more travel, adventure, and sweet smiles are in store for you two in the future.  Congratulations! 

Ceremony Location: Olin Park | Reception: Old Sugar Distillery | Photography: Amandalynn Photography | Florist: Homegrown Flowers | Event Coordination: Elevate Events | Food Carts: El Grito Taqueria and Good Food | Cake: MSCo Patisserie | Beer Trailer: Pre-Cooler Party Trailers | DJ: Kuhl Entertainment | Officiant: Bride’s Aunt | Transportation: Badger Bus Trolley | Rentals: A La Crate Vintage Rentals | Caricature Artist: Caricatures by Bernie Tennis