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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.

Alison & Dan’s Lake Geneva Wedding Day

Alison and Dan’s Lake Geneva Wedding Day was the epitome of elegance. Much like their style and outlook on life, the day was beaming with sophistication and class. They chose Lake Geneva as their wedding location based on their history and love for the quaint city.

The Riviera Ballroom was a no-brainier as it not only overlooks the lake, but also serves as a loading dock. The couple treated their wedding party to a cruise around the lake on the historic Polaris. As the boat docked and the wedding party prepared to join cocktail hour, guests lined up outside the Riviera balcony and cheered for the newlyweds – it was a picture perfect moment. 

The ballroom itself was a showstopper. Between the luxury rentals from Chance Productions and the lush florals from Lilypots, guests were in awe of the room. The flowers oozing all over the space really helped to soften the ballroom, and give it a sense of romance. In true character, Alison & Dan wanted to ensure their guests felt taken care of, so upon entry into the ballroom, each guest was greeted with a fresh glass of champagne. 

Another wish of the couple was for guests to fully enjoy themselves and have fun. The band, Green Fourteen, made sure of this! They played upbeat music that kept guests on the dance floor all night long. They even had dedicated dancers in the band to keep the party going! 

It was truly an honor to guide Alison & Dan through the planning process and design of their wedding day. We couldn’t be happier to see Alison’s vision come to life on her wedding day! Thank you for asking us to be a party of your big day, and congratulations to Alison & Dan!


Reception Venue: Riviera Ballroom | Ceremony Venue: St. Francis de Sales | Planning/Design: Elevate Events | Catering: Zilli Hospitality Group | Florals: Lilypots | Dinner Table Linens: Windy City | Velvet Cocktail Table Linens: BBJ Linen | Rentals: Chance Productions | Bagpiper: MIT Pipers | Cruise: Cruise Lake Geneva | Hair: Tamara Holden Hair | Makeup: Susie Morales Makeup | Photography: Kristina Lorraine | Invitations: Shine Wedding Invitations | Invite Stamps: Little Postage House | Wax Seals: Artisaire | Videography: Big Foot Foto | Band: Green Fourteen