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We love keeping you on top of everything stylish, romantic, rustic, vintage and classic in the South Dakota and Minnesota regions.

Entertaining and Decorating for your Christmas Party

By renee halgerson | December 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Whether it’s a personal in-home Christmas gathering, or a huge corporate company holiday party, you can entertain in style. A personal note about sme: I read Elle Decor Magazine — 1. because I love interior and spacial decoration and 2. because I think it’s important to read about all design aspects, not just graphic design or wedding […]

Book Signing For V.J. Smith’s New Book “Can You Hear What I See?”

By renee halgerson | December 8, 2014 | 2 Comments

Mark your calendars! Hitch Design Studio is proud to be hosting a book signing event this Saturday, December 13, 1:00-2:30 p.m. at Hitch’s store (315 Main Ave. Suite #1, Brookings, SD) You can meet the author, receive a free bookmark and have your copy of the book, Can You Hear What I See?, signed. V.J. Smith […]

Wedding Greenery Centerpiece

By renee halgerson | December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hitch Design Studio had the pleasure of styling the look of the table for The Union (a bridal tradeshow and David Tutera combo event)! Our inspiration colors were slate gray, navy blue, accents of gold, and overflowing greens. What do you think of how it turned out!? Huge thank you’s to these wedding professionals who […]

Second Wedding Etiquette Tips & Invitation Wording Ideas

By Hitchstudio | December 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

In the past, couples who were remarrying were expected to have a simple, small affair – no frills, no parties, no invitations – just a trip to the courthouse. However, the trends for second and third weddings have changed. Wedding planners now refer to these special events as “encore weddings.” For most couples, planning an […]

Mail a Letter to Santa at Hitch Design Studio!

By renee halgerson | November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

On December 4th, 2014, stop into Hitch Design Studio with your favorite kids (or kids at heart) and mail a letter to Santa in our vintage mailbox! We’ll have cookies and cider all day as well. Starting at 4 p.m., enjoy a horse drawn trolley ride through the Brookings Central Residential Historic District and afterwards, […]

A Day in the Life: Renee Halgerson at Hitch Design Studio

By renee halgerson | November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Learn more about Renee Halgerson, a co-owner at Hitch Design Studio. (What she does on a daily basis, what she values, a Q&A, and what the “extras” bring to her life.) A Day in the Life of Carrie Kuhl coming soon!   Thursday, November 20, 2014: 6:20 a.m. The alarm goes off. 6:38 a.m. I […]

Wedding Ceremony Program Wording (and Samples)

By renee halgerson | November 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wedding programs are an important part of your ceremony. Oftentimes, planning the ceremony and writing the program happen at the same time. As a bride, these may be some of the questions on your mind: Which song should I walk down the aisle to? Which song will play while we light the unity candle? Do the […]

Hitch Design Studio: Do What You Love, Love What You Do

By renee halgerson | November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you pick up the November issue of 605 Magazine, you’ll find these two entrepreneurs smiling back at you. 605 interviewed us on why we started a business in Brookings and how business is going. Read the full article here! We also answered five tough Midwest wedding etiquette questions for Dainty Obsessions Magazine recently, so […]

Choosing Unique Wedding Invitations: Online, DIY or Custom?

By renee halgerson | November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Your wedding invitation sets the tone for your big day. Every element of your invitation – the paper, colors, fonts, wording and images – express how your wedding day will look and feel. At Hitch Design Studio in Brookings, South Dakota, we design custom wedding invitations. With a custom invitation by Hitch, we envision any of […]

The Cutest Little Gift Shop in Brookings, SD

By renee halgerson | October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Carrie and Renee opened Hitch Design Studio in February of 2014 and have loved every minute of having a gift and card shop in downtown Brookings! Although we specialize in wedding invitations, save the dates, wedding programs and wedding planning (wedding decorating and wedding rentals for centerpieces), we also have a retail store located at […]

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