Happy almost 8-month anniversary, Susan & Kirk!
The night I decorated for Susan & Kirk’s wedding, I posted a before-and-after photo on Facebook, and one of my dearest Emily’s (I have lots of Emily’s that I call friends!) sent me a text which read: “Renee, your talents open up the doors for people who need a more affordable venue or want to be married in their hometown, but only have the old Elks or Legion Hall to work with!!”
Those words are so special to me because—let’s be honest—not every wedding is a $40,000-$50,000 wedding in a vineyard. I love the fact that I can bring beauty and elegance to even the most modest weddings. And I’m a small-town South Dakota girl, so I know the value of being thrifty and I’m a huge do-it-yourselfer. That’s why although this wedding didn’t have the biggest, fanciest budget, I LOVED how it turned out. And I LOVE the family I styled it for. And I LOVE that they LOVED it. That’s a lot of love.
Hitch Design Studio used our wedding planning and wedding styling talents to hang fabric and lights from the ceiling (with lots of help from Susan’s family!), decorated the head table using the false wall room divider, made our own chair covers with navy ribbon and bought stock flowers to make the centerpieces ourselves. We had the help of many, many people.
I’m pleased to share with you the transformation from church basement to a gorgeous wedding reception in these photos. It was a beautiful wedding for Susan & Kirk.
p.s. Thank you to Jenny M Photography for the beautiful photos of Susan & Kirk’s invitations in the gallery below.
By Renee Halgerson, Owner/Designer, Hitch Design Studio