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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.

Molly & Kevin’s Vintage-Inspired Schoolhouse Wedding

This beautiful fall wedding was truly unlike any other we have designed and coordinated in our careers. Kevin and Molly are both teachers with lots of other teachers within their families, so when the opportunity came for them to host their special day at the old Cedar Lake Schoolhouse in their hometown, the seed was planted, and Molly never looked back!

The already perfect venue, coupled with Molly’s deep love for all things vintage, started all of our wheels spinning on how to create the perfect day. We all worked HARD to meet the challenges of turning a non-wedding venue into a fully functional property for a wedding, and Molly wasted no time in starting a beautiful collection of vintage pieces to incorporate into the day. She and her family spent over a YEAR cleaning up the property and collecting special pieces to incorporate into the day – vintage plates, milkglass vases, even some of the vintage furniture! And while the term “vintage” sometimes has folks cringing their noses, we think that all of these heirloom touches paired with a few select rentals and modern additions brought the vision together and created a beautiful, timeless day that is sure to make the vintage lovers out there proud!

Please enjoy these lovely images from Molly and Kevin’s charming, uber-personal, and deeply meaningful wedding day!

Photography: Maison Meredith Photography | Planning & Design: Elevate Events | Floral: Twigs & Vines | Catering: Green Fountain Inn | Stationery: Mint & Lovely | Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Entertainment: Krause Family Band | DJ: Hitman Entertainment | Rentals: A La Crate Vintage Rentals, Event Essentials, and Forever Birdy | Makeup Artist: Beauty by Shellady | Hair Artist: Studio 212 | Dessert: Little Fat Gretchens | Wedding and Bridesmaid Dress Designer: BHLDN | Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse