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Archive for May, 2011

Welcome to Elevage Events

I am so excited to share with you the launch of Elevage Events, Inc!  Elevage Events was cultivated when I realized a need in the Chicago market for a company that specializes in the final details of planning the wedding day for couples. The term “Elevage” refers to the art of taking an almost-ready wine and finessing it so that it is perfect to drink. Inspired by the concept, I have applied it to Elevage Events, where the Elevage Events team will help Chicago couples create a seamless day that they will never forget.

Elevage Events will take your fully planned wedding and finesse any loose ends so that your day is orchestrated perfectly. While some couples appreciate a full service bridal consultant, others delight in being involved in the details themselves.  Elevage Events was created to empower couples that are planning their own weddings to relax and enjoy the magic that makes up their special wedding day.

I have many wonderful planners and assistants who I have worked with over the years and I though what better thing does the Chicago wedding market need than amazing and professional planners that specialize in the final two months of wedding planning and logistics?  So, Elevage Events was released to the Chicago market this Spring. I could not be happier with the feedback from professionals and couples in the Chicago market who have already referred or hired the Elevage Events team. The Elevage Events team will continue to bring first class wedding day-of planning to Chicago and we look forward to meeting the many happy couples the team will send down the aisle.

I have many people to thank for their support, encouragement and love over the past year as we prepared for the launch of Elevage Events.

So Thank You to:

My Elevage Events Team. Erin Dahl, Jaclyn Goris, Emily McNeive, Morgan Bell Ripper and Colleen Reardon are amazing and I am so proud to have them make up the Elevage Events team.

Trisha Hay and Ben Child of We Are Chariot for the gorgeous website. They were able to take all of our thoughts and ideas and really create the prettiest website we have ever seen.

Liene Stevens for her support, help and smarts in launching Elevage Events.

Jenna Plonka of Clementine Ink for her amazing branding and logo design. She took my ideas and in one shot hit it with the amazing logo and branding for Elevage Events.

Rebecca Grinnals, Kathryn Arce, Sean LowMarcy Blum, Pauline Parry and Michelle Rago for being the most amazing mentors.

Lori Roche, Stevi Savage, Stephanie Frazier Grimm, Harmony Walton and Xochitl Gonzalez for their love and support of this venture and their friendship.

All the photographers that took the most gorgeous pictures of our client’s weddings: Kurt Gerber, Glen Abog and Sarah Alair.

And special thanks to Belen Aquino for the amazing head shots of the Elevage Team.

And last but not least, I would like to thank my husband for putting up with my crazy schedule, hearing me out on ideas and concepts for both of the businesses I run, being a shoulder to lean on and someone to laugh with about the incredible world of event and wedding planning. As I said to you on the day of our wedding you are the Captain of my Cheering Squad and I could not have done any of this without you!

So thank you Chicago and thank you wedding professionals and brides and grooms to stopping by to hear a bit about Elevage Events. We are so excited to see what the future holds and excited to introduce the Elevage Events team to you this week.

Ali Phillips

Founder, Elevage Events, Inc.