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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.

Holly & Stuart’s Cozy Winter Wedding Day

Holly and Stuart were married on a cozy, slightly rainy winter day in downtown Stoughton, at the iconic Lageret. Together with an incredible team of creative partners, we helped to create a lush, welcoming wedding day complete with an abundance of candlelight, champagne, and texture. From the warm fern velvet linens, to amazing installations by Flora by Jamae at every turn, even down to the warm bronze chargers and subtle leather details; all of the cozy elements complemented each other perfectly, creating an effervescent environment and encouraging cozy chit chat among Holly & Stuart’s dearest family and friends. In sum, the day felt perfectly like them!

While our journey together didn’t take the trajectory that was originally planned, jumping in at the final moments to take care of securing all of Holly & Stuart’s rentals and stationery details took a lot of planning out of Holly’s hands, and she continued to say how it was so worth it, and how happy she was
that she put her trust in us to get the job done! She was so in love with everything we were able to surprise her with! (And a quick little love letter/reminder to those engaged couples out there: if you’re feeling pinched or extra stressed, lean on your planner and fellow vendors – we’re all here to get the job done for you!)

A warm, earthy color palette of fern, bronze, taupe and shades of pink and red provided a beautiful backdrop to Holly & Stuart’s picturesque day. Bridesmaids donned a deep oxblood while the gentlemen wore a classic black, looking gorgeous side by side. Their ceremony took place shortly after sunset, and with an abundance of hanging candles above and surrounding the space, just might go down as one of the more romantic and magical ceremonies we’ve had the pleasure of witnessing.

Later on, as guests entered the reception space, they were welcomed with a personalized champagne flute complete with their name and table assignment, all thanks to the brilliant talents of Alyssa Amez. After a delicious dinner, guests were treated to a marvelous dessert spread, and danced the night away under another magically twinkly dance floor!

Holly and Stuart, we are so happy for you two and are so thankful to be a part of your journey. Cheers to you!


Venue: The Lageret | Floral Design: Flora by Jamae | Planning & Design: Elevate Events | Bar & Beverage: Drikke | Photography: Twig & Olive Photography (Doug & Bobbi) | Videography: Kari Elyse Creative | Linens & Napkins: BBJ La Tavola | Chargers: BBJ La Tavola | Dinnerware & Flatware: Event Essentials | Menus, Table Numbers & Escort Cards: Alyssa Amez Design | Photobooth: Focus Photo Booths | DJ: Vital Image | Catering: Blue Plate Catering | Cake, Cupcakes & Shooters: Craig’s Cake Shop | Macaroons: Rolling Pin Bake Shop | Hair & Makeup: DayMaker Beauty | Transportation: Badger Bus | Rehearsal Dinner: Eno Vino