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Bring Us A Theme And We’ll Give You A Dream.

Every once in a while, Katie and I are challenged with the exciting task of doing something we’ve never done before. While we have helped plan and decorate many themed weddings over the years, we were given a new twist for a New Year’s Eve wedding this past year. It came to us through a sweetheart of a bride who had a flair for fantasy and a serious obsession with Harry Potter.


And I tell you what. That Harry Potter wedding was absolutely beautiful.


Erin Riley Haselhorst first came to us at a bridal show after being referred by some friends in Faulkton (thank you, we love referrals!). We clicked right away, and began working on her theme. She told us she wanted a magical feel to their big day, featuring favorite books, lots of candles and a Kings Table that fit 38 people. Her groom, Dan, was more than happy to play along.

As common “muggles,” Katie and I did everything but suspend those candles in mid-air to make their reception something special. We had worked closely with Erin and her mom for months and couldn’t wait for them to walk into the Sioux Falls Hilton Garden Inn to see how we transformed the room.


“It was exactly what I wanted,” said Erin. “The whole room smelled of fresh Christmas greens, and the tables were decorated with pine boughs, birch wood, cool old books, candles and vases that were four feet tall. It was breathtaking…everything I imagined but better!”


Working with couples like Erin and Dan is the reason we love our jobs. Erin came to us with an idea and let us run with it, and we had a blast working with her mom as well.


“I’m not a DIY person and I knew I would need help,” explained Erin. “Not only did Simply Devine understand what I wanted, they set up and tore down and took care of everything so I could just enjoy the day. Hiring them was the best wedding decision I made, and worth every penny.”


Thank you Riley and Dan for trusting us with your wedding and reception and for letting us have a little adventure along the way. And for the record—long live Gryffindor!


If you have a theme in mind for your wedding day, let us know what it is. We’d love to help you bring it to life beyond your wildest dreams.

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