Love By Design Weddings and Events

Love By Design Weddings are a professional, award nominated venue decoration specialist. Whatever your heart desires, we will ensure that we bring your dream wedding day to life.
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Products and Services

Complete Styling Service
Chair Covers
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Decorative Hire / Props
Full Description
Based in Christchurch, on the Dorset and Hampshire border, we are a family run business providing a complete wedding venue decoration service across Dorset, Hampshire and some parts of Wiltshire. We can supply everything you require to make your wedding day perfect. Our bespoke, handmade wedding decorations can be made to order and purchased in advance of your wedding day. We are happy to use your own items or wedding decorations from our own stock, or a combination of all three! We will make sure every detail and element of your wedding venue decor and wedding day are perfect. We have a wealth of wedding decoration ideas of our own but love nothing more than to sit down and discuss your own ideas with you and help bring your dream wedding day to life. We will deliver all the wedding decorations to your chosen wedding venue in Dorset or Hampshire on the morning of your wedding day and provide a full wedding venue set-up service if required. We will also take down and pack away your wedding decorations if required (additional costs apply - if you have hired any of our wedding decorations, this service is compulsory). Maybe you have a DIY wedding venue such as a marquee, barn or village hall that needs completely transforming, and just don't have the desire, skills or the time before your wedding to do all the hard work yourself. Maybe you are getting married in a hotel and just don't like the decorations that are supplied within your wedding package and want to bring a more personal touch to your wedding day. Maybe you have found all of your own decorations and just need a hand to put them in place on the day. Whichever situation you are in, Love By Design Weddings' professional wedding venue decoration service will transform the ordinary into something EXTRAORDINARY!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rachel Green
Have you found your perfect wedding venue but are now thinking you need some help with styling and decorating it? Is your head full of ideas but you are worried about how you will transform those ideas into reality? Let's talk about how we can help you with your wedding venue decoration. Whether you want to talk about your perfect wedding theme, or how our services work, we would love to hear from you. Love by Design offer bespoke, imaginative and creative wedding day styling.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Lisa Redfern
Wedding: May 2017
October 2017
Love by Design Weddings has an eye for creating tr
I was lucky enough to be invited to a wedding that Love by Design Weddings had designed and decorated. The wedding in this case had an autumnal theme. The wedding was absolutely stunning and the attention to detail was second to none. Love by Design Weddings had created an autumnal feel using bespoke candle arrangements, pumpkins as plant vases, hessian backed chairs, handmade maple leaves, a beautiful card box (again handmade) and lots of other bespoke decorations. I was really impressed. Love by Design Weddings has an eye for creating truly magical weddings.
Jennie Nguyen
Wedding: May 2017
October 2017
Brilliant customer service.
Brilliant customer service. Rachel will listen and understand your needs as a bride! She took the time to go through everything I wanted in my wedding, showing me different set ups etc.
Eloise and Erlingur
Wedding: November 2018
October 2017
Our marquee looked stunning.
We really wanted a colourful autumnal wedding and, after struggling to find any decorations, I came across Rachel. Having had an autumnal wedding herself, she completely understood what we wanted and, from the very first consultation, we were confident that she would help make our wedding day beautiful. Our marquee looked stunning. Even better than we could have imagined. We had so many positive comments from our guests and it took so much stress away from us on the big day. I can't thank Rachel (and Andy) enough for their hard work and care. It is very much appreciated.
Sorcha and Johnny Dossitt
Wedding: December 2018
October 2017
Completely surpassed our expectations.
We hadn't even thought about a wedding decorator when we started our planning process but after meeting Rachel at a wedding fayre it just made sense. I can honestly say it was one of the best things we did. We knew we wanted to make a lot of the decorations ourselves but didn't want the stress on the day of putting them all up and then removing them at the end of the night. Rachel completely understood our vision. During the lead up she was always on hand to run ideas past and I felt confident that she would do a good job. This took away so much pre wedding stress. Rachel and her team completely surpassed our expectations, I was blown away by how beautiful our venue looked and the attention to detail. I kept looking around in awe, it was everything we could have asked for and more! We had a tight budget but Rachel's experience, hard work and artistic vision was priceless and honestly one of the best things we spent money on. Thank you Love by Design Weddings Team.
Jessica Elford
Wedding: July 2017
October 2017
She has made wedding planning a breeze.
I havent even had my wedding yet and I will be leaving another review next year of course but want to say I would recommend Rachel to anybody looking to work with such a talented lady! I have asked a thousand questions and more and she has never made me feel like I am bothering her! She always replies when she can. She has made wedding planning a breeze and is always thinking of me for little bits for decorations and other stuff! She has also recommended other wedding suppliers too! She made me and my fiance feel at ease the moment we met her. She is truly an amazing and wonderful person. Im glad we chose her to be part of our special day, I know she is going to completely give us the wow factor next year and I cannot wait! X
Laura and Marvin Fayer-Honour
Wedding: November 2018
October 2017
Better than we ever could have imagined.
Rachel created an amazing beach themed wedding for us, we were blown away by the room when we saw it. It was better than we ever could have imagined, 100000 x better than I could have done myself. We had so many complements. thank you so much Rachel and Andy, you are so very talented ❤ xxx
Location & Contact Details


Christchurch, Dorset

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M27 Junction 1

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Hinton Admiral

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Press & Awards

Accreditations / Associations (5)

Industry Awards (1)

Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards Finalist 2017
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Never leaving a venue until every detail is absolutely perfect.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

My attention to detail is second to none and has earned me 5 star reviews from all my couples.

What about your business are you most proud of?

When I am contacted by a couple, I will ask a few questions about their wedding day via email, and once I have been able to confirm that I am free on their date and can help them, I arrange a consultation with them. These usually take place at their venue or at my home, where they can see my range of wedding decorations for myself. During the consultation I take detailed notes about all the wedding ideas they have and ask questions to expand on those. Once we have all agreed on the decoration plan, I then prepare a bespoke quotation which I email over to the couple within 2 days. If they are happy to book with me, I will then draft an invoice and a contract. Once the signed contract is returned and I have received a deposit, I then confirm when the final payment will be due. I offer all my couples as many consultation as they need during the build up to their wedding day. I offer full telephone and email support. A week before the wedding, I will call my couples to check that everything is ready for the day. If they are using their own decorations, I will request that these are boxed up and clearly labelled, with detailed instructions of where they are to go. After that, I turn up at their venue as early as I can on their big day to ensure that the venue is transformed long before any guests arrive.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

I haven't worked any themed weddings as such but have a Harry Potter themed wedding to look forward to in 2018.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Versatile, creative, detailed, co-ordinated and stylish.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Delegate where possible!

What is the best themed wedding you have worked at?

So many brides love the rose gold, blush and cream colour scheme. Geometrics, marble and succulents are very popular. However, so many of my couples love the timeless rustic wedding look, which always looks so beautiful.

What are the decorative trends with brides currently?


What is your signature finishing touch?

The first wedding I ever styled will always be my most memorable. It was a blank canvas venue - a village hall in Uplyme - and we were hired to create a rustic wedding with a vintage twist for 95 guests. It took us 15 hours to achieve but the look on everyone's faces as they entered the room, and the reaction from the bride and groom made every minute of hard work worthwhile!

What decoration do you think every wedding needs?

At a wedding I styled in August 2017, the bride was given a handmade personalised apron to cover her wedding dress while she ate her meal! I have also seen rubber ducks on tables which the guests wrote messages on to the bride and groom and set them off in a duck race down the stream in the grounds of the venue!

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