You know what I love? When pieces of a wedding day are truly meaningful to the couple. Take Annelise + Lennox, for example. From the choice in venue down to the names of their signature cocktails, everything was so purposeful and full of meaning.
They live in Washington DC, but chose Sioux Falls to host their wedding because it was so significant to Annelise growing up with memories of her grandmother. When Annelise + Lennox were considering destinations for their wedding, they were looking for places that meant a lot to each of them: Raleigh, where Lennox grew up; Northern Ireland, where Lennox once lived; England, where his great grandparents lived before immigrating to the US; and Vermont, where they met; topped the list. But South Dakota became the obvious choice, given its proximity to Annelise’s home state of Iowa and some of Annelise’s favorite summers spent with her grandmother.
Lennox gave Annelise a truly vintage wedding ring, so they wanted a touch of vintage in their wedding. They wanted live music, sparklers, and exquisite food and drink — all so meaningful to them. Hitch Studio, the wedding planners, were happy to deliver!
So how did we plan a wedding with Annelise + Lennox being in Washington DC and Hitch Studio being in Brookings, and the majority of the vendors being in Sioux Falls?! With GREAT communication, that’s how! We had several monthly meetings and went over details so everyone was on the same page. (I’m talkin’ highlighted timeline schedules sent to the limo company, coordinated meal/seating chart maps with the catering company, emcee/announcement timelines with the live band, getting flowers for the top of their cake, and more.) We did it!! And it was wonderful. For more advice on planning your wedding from a distance, read this!
Take a look at these beautiful details from Annelise + Lennox’s wedding reception at the Old Courthouse Museum in Sioux Falls. From the silver chargers and black linens, to the burgundy flowers and black chair covers, this wedding was stunning. And yes, I’m talking about you too, Annelise!
What a pleasure it was to work with a couple who was so in love…so organized…so well-spoken…so thoughtful in decision-making. It made my job very enjoyable to see it all come together.
Much love always!