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Coral and Navy Wedding Decorating by Hitch Studio

By renee halgerson | Jun 14, 2019
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Taylor and Stephen (and their moms!) were so wonderful to work with! Every meeting was full of laughs and love (and discussion of vetos. Haha!). What is a “veto”, you ask? It was Taylor’s brilliant idea to allow each of the mothers one veto to use while making all the wedding planning decisions. I absolutely…

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Love is Lovelier the Second Time Around: Dusty Purple, Dusty Pink, and Dusty Blue Wedding

By renee halgerson | Jun 8, 2019
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“Can we have a margarita blender as our unity ceremony!?” That was the excitement level of Josh after our first meeting at Hitch Studio! Kalli and Josh planned their outdoor ceremony at Sylvan Green and their beautiful reception at Club71 with Hitch Studio. They wanted their children involved since this would be a blending of…

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Why buy centerpiece decorations when you can use Hitch Studio’s for FREE?

By renee halgerson | May 30, 2019
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Hitch Studio is here to make your event as beautiful and stress-free as possible. Have you heard that that we provide you with centerpiece decorations for free? Yes, free! When you work with Hitch Studio for your event or wedding decorating, all the decor you need is all included in your price. No extra costs.…

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How We Build a Family-Like Culture at Hitch Studio with More Than 20 Employees

By renee halgerson | May 16, 2019
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In case you’ve never met us here at Hitch Studio, we are Carrie Kuhl and Renee Bauman, owners, founders, and 50/50 business partners. (It’s nice to meet you!) We started this heartfelt design and gift boutique studio in downtown Brookings, South Dakota, in 2014 and have been growing ever since. Our specialties lie in graphic design…

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Rehearsal Dinner Locations in Brookings, South Dakota

By renee halgerson | Apr 28, 2019
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While your wedding day is the main event, it is important to remember the rehearsal dinner and consider your options. As a refresher, here are the rehearsal dinner basics you should know. Having your rehearsal dinner in Brookings, South Dakota?! Consider hiring Hitch Studio to help with everything from decor, to restaurants and dinner etiquette. …

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Creative Unity Ceremony Ideas

By renee halgerson | Apr 18, 2019
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Unity ceremonies are a wonderful way to commemorate a marriage and a meaningful way to celebrate the lifelong union you’re about to make to your spouse. It’s important to find one that’s right for you! There are so many unique ideas to choose from. Unity candles stand the test of time, and are make a wonderful…

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13 Ways to Know if You Should Hire a Wedding Planner

By renee halgerson | Apr 11, 2019
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If you need help creating a wedding day timeline. Timing and logistics are key to a perfectly flowing wedding day. Your wedding planner will ensure that everyone is in the right place at the right time. This includes the wedding party, guests, and especially vendors. That takes a lot of stress off of you or…

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Meet Tessa Ihnen: Retail and Event Associate

By renee halgerson | Apr 5, 2019
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Hi there! My name is Tessa Ihnen and I am the newest retail and event associate at Hitch Studio! I am from small town Lake Park, Iowa. When I was 17 years old, I began working at a boutique in Okoboji, Iowa. I fell in love with helping women find the perfect outfit for a…

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Sip & Shop Spring 2019: Shopping in Downtown Brookings

By renee halgerson | Mar 30, 2019
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Grab your friends and enjoy an evening of shopping, sipping, snacks, and sales in Downtown Brookings, South Dakota at the Spring Sip & Shop 2019! If you make a stop at all eight shopping locations on April 18 from 4-8 p.m., you’ll get entered into a door prize drawing with gifts from all eight stores!…

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The Fall Wedding Planning Guide: Colors, Centerpieces, Linens, and Invitations

By renee halgerson | Mar 23, 2019
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Congratulations! Are you planning a fall wedding?! If there’s one wedding trend that’s surprised us the most about our South Dakota weddings, it’s that couples are opting to get married in the fall months instead of the hot summer months. (Maybe it shouldn’t have been so surprising!) September and October are now the go-to wedding…

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