What happens if there is inclement weather on your wedding day? What if you have to find a whole new wedding venue in less than 5 days?! What if you have to contact all of your wedding vendors and guests just days away to tell them about this change of plans?!
We promise this blog is not meant to scare you, but to explore the benefits of partnering with Hitch Studio for your wedding!
Let’s start from the beginning of this story. Maggie + Tyson had been planning their luxurious black and white wedding at the Schade Vineyard in Volga, South Dakota, since March of 2022. Set for November 11, 2022, everyone knew about the possibility of bad weather that late in the fall, but with the wedding date being only a few weeks outside of Schade’s regular wedding season, they decided to host this amazing couple under the tent.
Starting with the clean, bright, white venue, the family + Hitch had plans to add greenery garlands, real candles + bistro lights, and dramatic all-black chairs + tables from Ideal Tent + Event Rentals. It was truly going to be one of the most amazing masterpiece weddings Hitch had styled yet!
The family was busy gathering custom gold flatware, extra heaters for the tent, their custom scented candles for every table, their white rose photobooth wall, head table backdrop, neon sign, and guest book, while Hitch got busy researching black resin chairs, a checkered dance floor, bistro lights, and working closely with the florist who could provide dozens of white roses. Months of work went by, and things were really coming together for this reception!
On a Sunday night, about six days before the wedding, Hitch received a call from Dillon, owner of Schade, about the weather being predicted for the weekend. With freezing temperatures and 50-60 mph wind gusts, we decided there was just no way guests could safely be under that tent for the wedding. So, now what?
Within an hour or two of the news, the Hitch team created a new game plan. Immediately we started looking into every possible open venue within a 20-mile radius that was similar to Schade. We wanted to make sure to have new venue options for Maggie + Tyson as soon as we gave them the news so that the situation felt more under control. We came up with three great options, and when we called the couple to tell them, they handled the news SO well. They trusted our decision, and were pleased to know they still had options. Hitch was DETERMINED to get these two married on November 11. Hitch gave them the task of calling and texting their guests with the new venue address, and we took care of the rest. We called the wedding vendors, coordinated all the last-minute plans with Midway Camp, right outside of Volga, South Dakota, (the new wedding venue and team of life savers!), coordinated new rental drop offs, made a new map of the venue, helped get new contracts signed, and so much more. It was a busy four days, but WOW did it pay off!
The transformation of the space and the smooth feel of the day was absolutely perfect. Without Hitch, this couple would have spent their precious wedding week scrambling to make new plans for their wedding and would have risked missing out on the true enjoyment of their wedding day. We are so honored to have been a part of Maggie + Tyson’s wedding day. From their custom scented candles, to their polaroid photo guest book, to their 8-foot grazing table, it was a magical place to be that night.
Check out this glamorous, romantic, and bold wedding!
If you are even considering hiring Hitch, let this be the biggest reason – peace of mind knowing your worst nightmares can become a dream come true.
Here is a quote from the bride herself: “Working with Hitch was hands down one of the best decisions I made following my engagement. Lyric made the process flawless and relaxing. Anything that was thrown our way was handled so well and made for a relaxed bride. I would recommend Hitch over and over again to any future couple!”
The wedding turned out SO beautiful! All of the vendors involved were an absolute pleasure to work with. They seriously were such troopers with all of our changes and phone calls and emails that week!
Here are the absolutely incredible people we could not have been without:
Wedding Venue: Midway Camp // Volga, South Dakota // Contact Katera
Previous Venue: Schade Vineyard & Winery // Volga, South Dakota
Officiant: Travis Dyk
Florist: Blomst Floral // Sarah
Shuttle Bus: Midway Camp
DJ: DJ Sieff Style // Jamal
Cake: Patty // Platte, South Dakota
Desserts: Nothing Bundt Cakes // Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Snacks: Cultivated in Love // Landi
Caterer: Midwest Fresh // Mike
Chairs + Dance Floor: Ideal Tent and Event Rentals // Tea, South Dakota
Other Rentals: Party Depot // Brookings, South Dakota
Photographer: Dustin // Third Wheeler Photography
Photo booth: Schade // Greenery Wall
Videographer: AJ Productions // Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Hair: Jana & Jackie & Nicki // Hair Boutique // Platte, South Dakota
Wedding Planner: Hitch Studio // Lyric