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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.

Tayler + Will’s Intentional & Uniquely Refined Farm Wedding

This utterly delicious and heartfelt gallery, chock full of intentional details and uniquely personalized decisions, will likely go down as one of our most fond collective memories for quite some time. Not just for Tayler & Will’s beautifully-chosen details alone, not because of the warm, fuzzy feelings we get when looking back on these images, not only for how proud we felt pulling off a completely “built-from-the-ground-up” wedding, and not simply for looking back on such a stunning representation of our work… no, when that slow smile spreads across our faces as we relive Tayler & Will’s day, the real reason we light up is because of their full-on, complete commitment to telling their whole story – our pride and joy and ultimate goal for absolutely every event we’re a part of.

Tayler and Will had the most wonderful celebration just over one year ago, in the middle of the most picturesque of “Wisconsin” landscapes – an expansive farm in the country just outside of Madison. The two met in nearly the same town many years prior in high school, and while their current lives have them travelling to various big cities and other destinations for work, they always knew their wedding would take place back where it all began. Thanks to the incredibly generous offer of Tayler’s dear aunt and uncle and their gorgeous farm as the landscape, the stage was set, and boy, did we have fun with planning their celebration!

There are truly so many wonderful things we could say and details we could point out about this day, but the beautiful feature of this wedding shared by Martha Stewart Weddings, using Tayler’s own words and explanations, truly describes it best.

We will simply add this: Mr. and Mrs. Butcher, from the bottom of our little planner hearts, THANK YOU for entrusting us fully with executing your vision and infusing your story into the most glorious day. It was truly an honor bringing together such a quality team to share your story. We wish you a wonderful first anniversary celebration and a beautiful future together!

Photography: Jake Anderson| Planning and Design: Elevate Events | Floral Design: Kelly Lenard | Ceremony: Pres House | Ceremony String Quartet: Dream City Music | Reception: Private Home | Reception DJ: Sound by Design | Catering: Underground Food Collective | Bar: The Barmadillo | Invitation Suite: Esther Clark | Day-of Stationery: Tayler Butcher; Pressed Paper; Artisaire | Officiant: Tim Burke | Bridal Gown: Netta BenShabu | Bridal Salon: Mira Couture | Veil: Sibo Designs by Sheila Bobeldijk | Bride’s Earrings: Tiffany & Co. | Bride’s Shoes: Nina | Hair: Danielle Kruger | Bride’s Makeup: Kabao Knanga | Bridesmaids’ Makeup: Beauty by Alison Frances | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: The Black Tux; State & Liberty | Cake and Donuts: Bloom Bake Shop | Rentals: Blue Peak Tents; Chance Productions; Centerpiece Productions; Collected & Co.; Event Essentials; Elevate Events; Marquee Event Rentals; A La Crate Rentals | Favors: Handmade napkins by Groom’s Grandmother | Transportation: Badger Bus