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Winter Themed Gala Decorations by Hitch Studio

By renee halgerson | Feb 20, 2020
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An event isn’t complete without stunning table decorations! On February 1, 2020 the Hitch Studio team decorated at the St. Thomas More Catholic School Winter Gala & Grand Auction and we’re so excited to share how we stunned gala guests with our decor!  Table Centerpieces The color scheme for this event was silver, rose gold,…

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Brookings Chamber WILL Women’s Conference: Blush Pink, Teal + Purple Decor from Hitch Studio

By renee halgerson | Feb 10, 2020
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One of our core values at Hitch Studio is giving back to our community. And we LOVE supporting organizations with missions that support women, children, art and/or education. Renee is a very passionate volunteer and board member for Women In Leadership and Learning (WILL) and on January 29, WILL hosted its third annual women’s leadership…

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Glamorous Casino Night Decorations by Hitch Studio

By renee halgerson | Feb 3, 2020
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The Hitch Studio team brought the Vegas Strip to the Brookings Inn at the 3M Holiday Party on Saturday, January 25! The event theme was Casino Night and we had a blast decorating to achieve the glitz and glamorous feel the 3M event committee wanted to achieve. We decorated with silver lanterns, silver candelabras, silver…

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Boho Styled Shoot with Brick Red + Terra Cotta Color Palette

By renee halgerson | Feb 2, 2020
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We LOVE being a part of styled shoots! Thank you, Erica Lynn Photography for photographing the display of love for the wedding industry that so many of us vendors have! There is talent in this community. Shelon Harrington asked me to help style her vision of a small, intimate, boho styled wedding, so we gave…

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Decorating for the Madison Regional Health Foundation Winter Gala: Event Styling

By renee halgerson | Jan 25, 2020
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Another highly successful Madison Regional Health Foundation Winter Gala is in the books!  “Fulfilling the Vision” was the theme of the 2020 Madison Regional Health Foundation’s 3rd annual Winter Gala fund-raising event.  The cause for the Winter Gala was “Enhancing OB Services” and funds raised will be used to purchase the latest software upgrades and…

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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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