We had known about Chloe through the event industry because of her fabulous cheeseboard workshops and some of her own weddings that she helped plan. So, you can guess that once her name popped into our inbox looking for help with her own wedding, we were giddy with excitement!
The original plan for the wedding was to take place at the brand new (still being renovated at the time of her inquiry with us) venue known as The Tinsmith downtown Madison. Well, after many twists and turns including but not limited to a large pandemic that forced venues to change their operations, Chloe and Ethan ultimately decided to pivot their plans to a family friend’s property out in New Glarus, the city where Chloe grew up. As heartbreaking as it was for them to switch gears, the Siegenthaler Farm ultimately served as an immaculate, blank slate venue for Chloe’s modern, yet whimsical AND playful wedding dreams.
Naturally, given the change in plans, there were a lot of discussions surrounding the look and feel of the day. When you go from an indoor, industrial meets modern venue to an outdoor country home with a pole barn, an oak grove of trees, and the most beautiful yard of green grass you ever did see, it certainly makes for quite the adjustment. We must say, though, that the Siegenthaler Farm is in top-notch condition, and having had hosted their own daughter’s wedding there a few years prior, Brenda and Duane, were up for any challenge, and were SO incredibly accommodating, flexible, and helpful for all of us vendors as we planned.
Chloe wanted to make sure that the original BIG party, unique and whimsical flair, and fun colored vision could, and would, translate with the new venue change. Because we committed to an outdoor celebration in to the middle of October, we knew there was a potential for cooler temperatures. So, we made sure to consider cozy blankets and heating in the main sailcloth tent. One important element to note is that pretty early on in the wedding planning journey, Chloe turned to Lead Planner, Kirstie, and said, “You know, I think I want to be surprised. I trust the Elevate team to design this day and achieve my vision,” and simply told us to run with it. *Insert jaw on floor happy dance* What an incredible honor, and extremely fun challenge to say yes to, but you better believe we did just that with open arms!
With a warm, yet playful color palette of mustard yellow, orange, rust, and cream, and touches of greenery and earthy elements like grasses and dried floral (courtesy of Erika at Flowers for Dreams), the design came ALIVE both inside the sailcloth tent and outdoors under the Sperry Arches and in the oak grove of trees for the ceremony. We infused funky, texture in the runners on the tables, in the bud vases of flowers, and even with creative and colorful signage from The Crafty Peach.
Add in warm ambient lighting from Chance Productions, beautiful lounges from A La Crate Rentals, and let’s all not forget – the DISCO BALLS in both the seating chart display AND installation above the dance floor from Cedar & Spice. That was a definite icing on the cake that we knew we had to make happen for Chloe & Ethan. Bringing this entire wedding day to fruition took a lot of (wo)man power, skilled visionaries, and a hardworking, determined team of partners and we can whole-heartedly say that the team Chloe and Ethan selected for this day was all of that and more. We had the best time working alongside this team, and everyone showed off their own unique talents in all the right ways. We are so proud.
And the fun doesn’t stop at the end of the wedding! In fact, we knew that once we had our hands on the photo gallery from Mo Speer, we had to submit this wedding for publication. We were ecstatic to find out that Junebug Weddings picked up C&E’s Sophisticated Whimsical New Glarus Wedding Day, and you can check out the feature here for even more inspiration and insight into the “Wes Anderson” inspired outdoor bash: https://junebugweddings.com/wedding-blog/wes-anderson-inspired-wedding-unique-color-palette/
We also couldn’t be more thrilled that Chloe has joined our team of incredible planners! Soon enough, you’ll be seeing weddings that she helped plan on this very blog.
Chloe & Ethan, thank you for the immense pleasure to serve you two and be a part of your wedding journey. Even through all the twists and turns, it was a joy to be a part of your team. We are forever grateful that our paths have crossed. Cheers, you two!
Venue: Siegenthaler Farm | Photography: Mo Speer | Planning & Design: Elevate Events
Catering: The Black Sheep | Tent, Lighting, & Rentals: Chance Productions | Floral: Flowers for Dreams | Heating: Sunbelt Rentals | Entertainment: Chance Productions | Rentals: Cedar & Spice ; A La Crate Rentals ; BBJ Linen ; La Tavola Linen ; Tablescapes ; Wildewood | Hair & Makeup: Laura Schweiger | Stationery: Hall Creative Co. | Signage: The Crafty Peach | Officiant: Bride’s Brother, Jeremy | Dress: Alexandra Grecco from Alice in Ivory | Groom’s Suit: NL Suits | Cake: The Baked Lab | Transportation: Gallant Knight | Restrooms: Bucky’s Rentals