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Venue Spotlight: Old Sanctuary in Brookings, SD

By renee halgerson | Jan 17, 2020
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Flexible elegance, for events worth remembering. That is our wish for you on your special day. It is all about making memories without the added stress of your venue. At the Old Sanctuary, we strive to help you make your dreams come true. Old Sanctuary was previously the St. Thomas More Catholic Church. The church, built in 1952-53,…

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2020 Couples Choice Award Goes To…Hitch Studio!

By renee halgerson | Jan 10, 2020
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Awwww…Hitch Studio just won the 2020 Couples Choice Award from Wedding Wire! To all the couples who loved us — we love you right back! Thank you so much. <3 Over the holidays, Hitch Studio also received the SWEETEST notes from some 2019 couples we had the honor of helping. We blushed. Thank you so…

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Midwest Wedding Trends (#12 in a Series): Which Color Palettes are “In” for 2020

By renee halgerson | Dec 31, 2019
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We love new wedding color palettes! What’s “in” for 2020? Well, let’s see what real life brides are choosing. We’ve styled a LOT of centerpiece showcases in the past few months for upcoming 2020 weddings. I’m also a part of wedding stationery Facebook group…and according to them, THIS is what’s “in” for wedding invitations for…

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An October Tent Wedding that Gracefully Turned Into an Indoor Reception

By renee halgerson | Dec 21, 2019
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I can say “gracefully” because of one person — the mother of the bride. Everyone that day (October 12, 2019) was wonderful to work with, but two people completely stood out — the bride who kept her cool through everything and her mom, who planned for an entire year and then re-planned all the details…

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Why Dinner Etiquette is so Important (Book Renee to speak about it!)

By renee halgerson | Dec 12, 2019
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I believe in my heart and soul that no matter your status or situation, if it’s for a job interview or your wedding reception, having good manners at a dinner table is a lifelong skill. My name is Renee Bauman, owner of Hitch Studio in Brookings, SD and I give fun dinner etiquette trainings and…

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Classic Blue: The 2020 PANTONE Highly-Anticipated Color of the Year!

By renee halgerson | Dec 5, 2019
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Wedding planners love the announcement of the Pantone Color of the Year! It sets a bit of a tone for wedding colors in the upcoming years. Last year, the Pantone Color of the Year was “Living Coral” and we did see some coral make its way into wedding color palettes! Classic Blue is elegant in…

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Venue Spotlight: Good Roots Farm and Gardens

By renee halgerson | Nov 27, 2019
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It’s charming, rustic and peaceful … a perfect location for your wedding!  Visit Good Roots Farm and Gardens, a warm, welcoming, and relaxed venue near Brookings, South Dakota. The simplicity and generous hospitality at Good Roots Farm and Gardens sets them apart if you’re wanting a true barn wedding near Brookings. They happily anticipate your special…

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Working with the Weather: A South Dakota Guide to Weddings + Weather

By renee halgerson | Nov 20, 2019
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Ahhh October. When you think of October, you may think of crisp, bright leaves of red and orange, or maybe the cool air carrying the smell of harvest. I think, what a perfect time to get married! The colors, smells, and coziness of fall makes for a wonderful ambiance. Deep burgundy and gold are beautiful,…

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Venue Spotlight: Swiftel Center in Brookings, SD

By renee halgerson | Nov 11, 2019
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Your event venue, whether it’s for your wedding or for your corporate event (like a Christmas party or conference) sets the stage for all other event details to come. The Swiftel Center in Brookings can be the perfect venue that fits your style and sets the tone for your big day! In my opinion —…

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A Bistro-Lit Barn Wedding by Hitch Studio

By renee halgerson | Nov 4, 2019
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Have we mentioned lately how much we love our job? It’s because of couples like Ashley and Taylor that we do what we do and love what we do! Ashley came to us over a year ago with a detailed vision of her big day and together we styled one of our favorite weddings to…

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