Love By Design Weddings and Events

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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.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£400
Details

Products and Services

Bunting
Complete Styling Service
Chair Covers
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Candles
Delivery
Decorative Hire / Props
Set-Up
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.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2015
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
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Mel Tilsed
Wedding: December 2018
October 2017
Rachel is amazing at what she does.
Rachel is amazing at what she does and always goes above and beyond to ensure your venue will look exactly as you desire, she's very passionate about her job and this shows in her work. I would always recommend her if you are looking for a venue dresser x
Sorcha and Johnny Dossitt
Married in 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.
Bridie and John Ni'Man
Married in December 2018
October 2017
The venues looked incredible. Worth every penny.
Rachel decorated and styled our 2 venues on our wedding day in August. Whilst the girls were getting ready rachel and her team were beavering away all morning ❤️ The venues looked incredible and we couldn’t have been happier with the results. We had so many compliments!!! The next day rachel also took down the decorations and packed them up for us which took all the stress and worry away! Worth every penny and so reasonably fun priced!! Thanky ou xx
Ros Coward
Wedding: November 2018
October 2017
I cannot praise Rachel and her team highly enough.
Rachel decorated the East Close Hotel for my daughter’s wedding on 4th August. We called her at short notice, realising we wouldn’t have enough time to do it ourselves. She was so helpful right from the start. We had bought some stuff ourselves already and Rachel used that and enhanced it with her own materials, keeping with the rustic theme. She provided lovely drapes for the chairs, lace-edged sackcloth table runners, used boxes for a great setting for our sweet buffet, and a gorgeous canopy of fairy lights. Cable reels and a barrel made perfect stands for boxes of fresh flowers. I cannot praise Rachel and her team highly enough. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Love by Design. The venue looked stunning and just how we imagined it. Definitely a 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 service!
Courtyard Bridal
Wedding: November 2018
October 2017
Most beautifully styled wedding venue imaginable!
After working alongside Rachel at styled photo shoots, I have to say, this lady can transform an empty room into the most beautifully styled wedding venue imaginable! Rachel has such a caring, warm personality and is such a talented lady, creating some of the most amazing decors I have seen in a long time!
Lisa and Leon Davies
Married in November 2018
October 2017
Rachel at Love By Designs transformed our Wedding.
Words cannot describe how Rachel at Love By Designs transformed our Wedding last weekend 17/11/18 from a neutral room to our multi coloured dream wedding. We knew before we'd secured our venue and date that Rachel was going to be our venue stylist and she's done us so proud!!! We will be using Rachel again for any other events we do and will spread the word far and wide.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Christchurch, Dorset, England

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Nearest Town

Christchurch

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M27 Junction 1

Nearest Train Station

Hinton Admiral

Nearest Airport

Bournemouth

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Industry Awards (1)

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

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!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

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

What about your business are you most proud of?

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

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

Delegate where possible!

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

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!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

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 the best themed wedding you have worked at?

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

What are the decorative trends with brides currently?

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 is your signature finishing touch?

Never leaving a venue until every detail is absolutely perfect.

What decoration do you think every wedding needs?

Fairylights!

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