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We Officiate!

By renee halgerson | March 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

Do you have an officiant for your wedding ceremony who knows the ins and outs of the industry? Can they speak in front of a large crowd? Do they know how to handle the important paperwork? Will they create a memorable and personalized script that isn’t generic, that tells your love story, and that honors […]

Wedding rental spotlight: Party Depot in Brookings, SD

By renee halgerson | March 18, 2024 | 0 Comments

About Party Depot Party Depot is a 14,000 square-foot party retail and rental store located downtown Brookings at 410 Main Avenue, Brookings, SD. Regular business hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For special event and wedding rentals, they welcome walk-ins but do prefer appointments to […]

Venue Spotlight: Prairie Shores Resort in Madison, South Dakota

By renee halgerson | March 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

Prairie Shores Resort and Events is one of the most unique venues to host your wedding in eastern South Dakota. They have stunning spaces and gorgeous lakeside views from Lake Herman in Madison, SD. With multiple options on where to host your big day, all of that fades in comparison when you consider who can […]

The Hunt for Happily Ever After

By renee halgerson | March 1, 2024 | 0 Comments

Kennedi + Tanner are just two, down-to-earth people who love nothing more than a cool weekend in the trees hunting together. When they got engaged, it only made sense that their wedding theme would include subtle hints at their favorite hobby! Keep scrolling to see more about what made this couple’s guests say, “That is […]

Elevate your reception with a ceiling installation

By renee halgerson | February 26, 2024 | 0 Comments

Sami and Gunner had a beautiful vision for their wedding day, in their hometown of Faulkton, South Dakota. They knew they wanted to have the reception at the Faulkton Legion, where all the locals held their weddings, but they wanted to elevate the space, so it was unique. From the beginning, I could tell it […]

Tips for Social Hour

By renee halgerson | February 13, 2024 | 0 Comments

You have a list of things to accomplish between your first kiss and the grand entrance, and you know your guests are going to need some entertainment before dinner begins. How will you entertain a room full of your closest friends and family for the entirety of social hour? How do you make sure the […]

 10 Years. 10 Beds. 10 People to Thank.

By renee halgerson | February 5, 2024 | 1 Comment

Yes, 10 beds. That’s how I chose to celebrate Hitch Studio’s 10th year in business — by giving back to the community of Brookings who has supported me and my small wedding planning, wedding invitation, and event decorating business for the last decade. Hitch Studio turns 10 tomorrow (February 6, 2024)! In honor of that […]

The Art of Ambiance: How Decorating Elevates Fundraising Events

By renee halgerson | January 28, 2024 | 0 Comments

The difference between a good event and a great one lies in the details — the decorations! Never underestimate the power of a well-decorated venue. A cohesive room and well decorated tables can set the tone, create a memorable experience, and ultimately, add to the success of your fundraising event. In this blog, we’ll talk […]

Venue Spotlight: Gate City Events & Lodging in Canton, SD

By renee halgerson | January 18, 2024 | 0 Comments

Are you curious about the venues outside of Sioux Falls that offer some unique amenities as well as endless hospitality? We think you need to check out Gate City Events & Lodging in Canton, South Dakota. It’s a wonderful option and just twenty short miles from Sioux Falls, down south on Interstate 29! Opened in […]

Real Brides wedding planning advice

By renee halgerson | January 14, 2024 | 0 Comments

Many of you are in the midst of planning your wedding or may just be starting if you recently got engaged during the holiday season. Either way, this is the blog for you! Four past Hitch brides, have answered questions about their recent weddings; favorite memories, moments of stress, who helped in the planning, where […]

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