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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.

Allie & Alex’s Modern All-White Wedding Day

When a couple puts on one of the greatest choreographed first dances you’ve ever had the pleasure of witnessing, you know the love is REAL! The love that Allie and Alex have for each other truly radiates. These two met through mutual friends and never turned back; weathering through some of the toughest twists and turns brought on by planning a wedding during a pandemic, and still staying so positive through it all.

The day started with hair and makeup, mimosas and coffees for the girls and a basketball game for the guys, then moved to the beautiful ceremony location at Allen Centennial Gardens‘ English Garden.  The day was a hot and humid one and everyone joyously filled the garden to sip fruit-infused water, view the floral-filled gazebo backdrop and witness their beautifully written vows.  From there guests traveled to the Overture Center for cocktail hour and jazz. Allie and Alex made a grand entrance down the magnificent staircase to their family and friends, followed by a dinner full of heartfelt toasts and blessings. To kick off the dancing portion of the evening, Allie and Alex wowed everyone with their beautifully choreographed dance and from then on, the dance floor was never empty!  

Allie & Alex’s modern, all-white wedding vision perfectly fit the design of the venue, and with an absolutely stunning floral design by Briar Loft, candlelight and subtle black gold accents, the space underwent an amazing transformation. Take a glimpse into Allie & Alex’s Modern All-White Wedding Day below, photographed by Paper Antler!

A&A, we wish you two all the best, and many happy years (and choreographed dances) to come!


Reception Venue: Overture Center | Dress: Gilded Rose Atelier | Cake: The Baked Lab | Chocolates: Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier | Ceremony Venue: Allen Centennial Gardens | Entertainment: Celebrations Madison | Planning & Coordination: Elevate Events | Florals: Briar Loft | Hair & Makeup: Arch Apothecary | Photography: Paper Antler | Rentals: Event Essentials, Cedar & Spice, Chance Productions | Stationery: Paper Envy | Videography: Olson Film