Sarah & Justin Danville KC 10.17.15

•October 30, 2015 • Leave a Comment

IMG_8887The look of the Danville KC hall was totally transformed for Sarah and Justin’s reception! We used purple uplighting around the entire room. It added the perfect touch of color to the space!



We used a black tablecloth with a silver satin overlay on each guest table. The black chair covers and silver satin sashes coordinated perfectly!


To incorporate more purple into the room, we used plum linens for the head table and cake table. The custom monogram looked beautiful placed on the black backdrop. The white fence decor was such a cute touch!


We enjoyed working with this couple throughout the entire planning process! We hope everyone had a great time in our Escalade limousine and dancing the night away to our DJ. Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Mournat!

Paige & Kyle 8.22.15 Hickory Point

•August 27, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Paige and Kyle thought of every detail for their wedding reception at Hickory Point pavilion. Jody Cox from An Affair to Remember brought the couples vision to life and did a wonderful job decorating the space. The weather was absolutely perfect for their outdoor celebration. Upon arriving to the reception, there was champagne waiting for everyone and cocktail tables outside so guests could enjoy the beautiful weather.



The centerpieces were filled with soft ivory and blush flowers, which complimented the navy and gold decor throughout the space. We provided the gold chiavari chairs and paired them with our gold charger plates. We love the favors left on each plate for the photo booth!





Once the sun went down, the amber uplighting set the perfect tone. The monogram looked gorgeous in front of their cake and head table. We love the design they chose for their monogram!




Ryan had a wonderful time DJing for the newlyweds! It was a great evening and we were so happy to be a part of it! Congratulations and best wishes on your new marriage!


Nick & Jessica 8.15.15 Hyatt

•August 27, 2015 • Leave a Comment

It was a perfect day for Nick and Jessica’s wedding! Nick DJ’s for us on the weekends, so we were excited to be a part of his special day. The Hyatt looked amazing decorated in silver, yellow and white. Their table setup included silver tablecloths, silver charger plates and silver chiavari chairs paired with a white diagonal bow. Their centerpieces added the perfect touch of yellow to each table.


To incorporate more color and give the room a soft glow, we used yellow uplighting around the ballroom. The monogram looked great placed on our white backdrop. I love these shots we got of their monogram and 5 tier wedding cake! We used a spotlight on the cake which made it the centerpiece of the room!



Nick and Jessica’s guests had a great time in our photo booth and dancing the night away to our DJ! We loved how everything came together for their reception. We wish Nick and Jessica all the best in their new marriage! Congratulations newlyweds!


Franks Center in Philo, IL

•July 21, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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Amber & Josh 4.18.15

•June 27, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Josh is our Director of Operations here at Elite, so we couldn’t wait to transform the reception space into something unforgettable! Amber and Josh held their reception in the Illini ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn. We draped the entire room and used amber uplights to accent their color scheme. Along with the drapery and uplights, we used gold chiavari chairs and gold charger plates with champagne satin linens. Each chair was accented with an ivory satin sash that we tied into a diagonal bow. This was such an elegant touch and added so much character!IMG_3518


On each of the guest tables, they used a mixture of tall and short floral centerpieces and elegant candelabras. The flowers were provided by our in-house florist, Flowers by Kristine. She did an amazing job as always!  Amber and Josh used our lounge furniture, a new trend in weddings, so guests could relax their feet after dancing the night away to our DJ, Matt!


IMG_3516To accommodate their large wedding party, Josh and Amber went with a tiered head table. We placed their custom monogram behind the bride and groom to make sure everyone’s attention was drawn to them. To add to the fun, the couple also had a photo booth during the reception. This is a great way to get a lot of fun pictures! The guests always have a blast posing with our props and writing well wishes to bride and groom in a memory book!


After the ceremony, the wedding party hopped in the Trolley and got a luxurious ride around the Champaign-Urbana area before heading to the reception. We are thrilled for Amber and Josh as they journey into the next part of their lives as husband and wife. From everyone at Elite, congratulations on your new marriage! We are so happy to have been a part of your beautiful day!


Joni & Anthony 3.28.15 I Hotel

•April 13, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Joni and Anthony were the sweetest couple to work with! The Illinois Ballroom looked perfect for their special day. They chose a neutral color scheme of champagne, blush, ivory and touches of black.

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We love draping a room and pairing it with our amber uplighting to create a warm, inviting atmosphere. The champagne tables looked great with our black chiavari chairs and black chargers plates. The contrast of colors make a bold statement!

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They used tall and short flower arrangements throughout the room. The flowers were beautiful in blush pink. The whole room had a very soft, romantic feel.

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The cake table caught your eye immediately upon entering the room! With the spotlight, sequined tablecloth and custom monogram, it couldn’t be missed!  The monogram displayed the couples first names, last initial and wedding date in an elegant cursive font.

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One of our favorite features in the room was the drapery and flowers behind the head table.  We swept the curtains to the side to display an arrangement of hanging flowers. We love how this unique design came together!

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We were so thrilled to have been a part of such a beautiful day for a great couple! We hope you and your guests had a wonderful time. We wish you many years of wedded bliss! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Hornbeck!!

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Morgan & Jeff 3.14.15 Gifford Shed

•March 28, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Jeff is not only our full time Event Operations Manager, but he also DJs for us on the weekends. We were so excited to go all out for his wedding and make the space look amazing! The reception was held in Morgan’s parents new shed. It was the perfect place to hold their 500 guests! By draping the entire room and using amber uplighting, the space took on a totally different feel. You would have never known you were in a shed!

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Upon entering the the main reception space, we draped back the doorway for a grand entrance. The room was so elegant in white, gold and black accents. They used our gold chiavari chairs and white linens, then placed gold sequined overlays on their family and specialty tables. There was a mixture of both round and banquet tables which is a new trend we love! It allows for more guest seating and gives the space a unique look.



Their custom monograms caught your eye as soon as you entered the room! They went with a “B” that was placed on the floor as you walked in. We positioned their second monogram above the head table. This one showcased their first names, last name initial and wedding date.



They used chandeliers and ceiling drapery to add even more elegance to the space. There were so many details that went into making everything come together perfectly! The napkins were even tied into bows and placed on each gold charger plate. Such a cute touch!



They did a mixture of tall and short centerpieces with white flowers and used several candles on each table. The room glowed with all of the candlelight and soft amber uplighting. It went perfectly with the gold accents. Morgan even had her bridesmaids wear gold sequined dresses!



We are so happy for Morgan and Jeff! They make the best couple and we are thrilled they are now officially husband and wife. From everyone at Elite, we wish you the absolute best in your new marriage! Thanks for including us in your special day!

Morgan & Jordan 12.27.14 City View

•December 29, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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Morgan and Jordan didn’t let the lack of snow on their December wedding stop them from having a beautiful winter themed reception at City View.

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The custom monogram was the focal point of the space which was placed on our white backdrop above the head table. We used an elegant cursive font for their names surrounded by snowflakes.

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The silver chiavari chairs added the perfect touch of color and elegance to each table. They went perfectly with the sky blue table runners and other accents throughout the space.

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The blue uplighting gave the room that winter feel. We coordinated the lighting color to match the table runners. To add to this look, the couple placed lighted snowflakes in the windows and swagged garland from the ceiling.

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The centerpieces looked amazing. They used shimmery lighted branches in silver vases while other tables had floating candles with silver accents.

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This is one of our favorite receptions we’ve done at City View. The room looked perfect! Jordan and Morgan were great to work with. Congratulations newlyweds! We hope you had the best night!

Hillarie & Joey 12.13.14 Mt. Zion Convention Center

•December 15, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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The Mt. Zion Convention Center was decorated in red, black and silver for Hillarie and Joey’s December reception. Everything looked gorgeous! Definitely one of our favorite setups we’ve done at the Convention Center so far. 

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They used a variety of centerpieces throughout the room that made quite a statement! Some tables had large flower arrangements with pops of red while others had candelabras.

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We provided the black polyester tablecloths and white napkins for each table.They chose to use a variety of banquet and round tables. The silver chiavari chairs popped against the dark linens and coordinated perfectly with the touches of silver on the tables. The amber uplighting complimented everything perfectly.

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A fun aspect of the wedding was the couple’s interest in professional wrestling. The bridal party and newlyweds made their grand entrances into the reception to the theme songs of popular wrestlers. The grooms cake even had the professional wrestling symbol on it! We hope everyone had a great time in our photo booth and Escalade limousine. It was a pleasure to DJ the reception, as well. Best wishes to the newlyweds from everyone at Elite!

Joellen & Josh 11.10.14 Normal Marriott

•November 10, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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The Marriott looked stunning for Joellen and Josh’s fall reception. The neutral palette was so elegant and we loved the layered backdrop behind the head table.

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To achieve this look, we provided gold chiavari chairs and floor-length champagne tablecloths. We also used 24 amber uplights around the room to create a warm glow. The tall flower centerpieces looked beautiful on each table.

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The place cards added a touch of shimmer and went along great with the other gold accents. We couldn’t be happier with the way everything came together.

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We had a great time providing the music for the evening, along with our Hummer limousine. We really enjoyed working with Joellen and Josh. We hope you and your guests had a great time. Best wishes in your new marriage! Congratulations!