Sometimes planning for a family wedding is filled with stress and angst but Hitch Studio experienced just the opposite for the wedding of Mariah and Dillon, cousin of Hitch Studio owner, Renee.  Mariah and Dillon have known each other and have dated for many years so it came as no surprise that the family support of parents, siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles, and friends was amazing by everyone coming together to make this a memorable celebration for the couple. 

Picture a gorgeous, warm fall day with autumn colors everywhere as your wedding day in charming small-town South Dakota. The blessing of this beautiful fall season made Mariah and Dillon’s wedding day just that more stunning.  

It was exciting to be a part of the transformation of the Parkston Legion Hall into a magical and beautiful wedding haven for Mariah and Dillon.  What’s lovelier than blending navy, burgundy, and gold with the nature of already seasonal colors? The table décor in the venue, provided by Hitch Studio, was modern rustic with wooden boxes, antler décor, ivory lanterns, tin boxes, wooden mirrored pedestals, and candles surrounded by burgundy and ivory flowers and eucalyptus greenery.  The ceiling was draped with bistro lights with a layer of fabric as the cover. White chair covers with navy sash bows (by Savvy Chair Covers) added just the right touch of elegance. 

Enhancing the rustic theme, a variated wooden backdrop, with a large ‘S’ (Stadlman) nestled in the center, was the perfect silhouette behind the maroon-clothed King’s table. Sheered and lighted wooden hexagon arches outlined the doorway and the cake table. The two-tiered cake, made by the aunt of the groom, was simple, yet elegantly decorated with maroon and ivory flowers and greenery.  For the sweetness in all of us, there was an assortment of tasty treats and sheet cake!!

The décor lining the aisle in the traditional and faith-filled church mirrored the ivory lanterns and candles with burgundy flowers and greenery in the reception venue.  It was a beautiful and meaningful ceremony overseen by a pastor that immediately put everyone at ease. How exciting and special that the brother of the groom provided a John Deere tractor and a decorated flatbed as the shuttle from the ceremony to the reception for the entire wedding party! Fun! (He was totally living his best life driving that tractor.)

There was so much about this wedding that was impressive and special!!  First, it surely was a family affair to make this event happen with members of both families pitching in with all the details. Secondly, this wedding was an extra-special day filled with memories of relatives and grandparents who have passed. Dillon’s grandmother joined the heavenly angels very recently, but we know all were still watching over all of us. I overheard the mother of the groom say she was wearing a watch from her mother and a necklace crafted from a ring her father used to wear. Great memories!  There was happiness and there were tears. This wedding was so very personal to those of us who attended as Dillon is family…and family is forever. Welcome to the Stadlman family tree, Mariah! 

Cheers to Dillon and Mariah to a blessed and lifelong marriage ahead! Are you looking for other navy and burgundy weddings Hitch Studio has styled? Check out this one, this blog, and this wedding!

Contact Hitch Studio to see your own burgundy and navy vision come to life. We’d love to meet you!

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