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
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Products and Services
Complete Styling Service
Decorative Hire / Props
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
Natalie and Dan Selwood
Married in August 2018
No worries when you have Rachel setting up.
100% committed to you on your special day! Rachel and the team set up outside at our venue and then the weather changed! Rachel was there to help move and make the inside...
Wedding: August 2018
Everything Rachel did was just amazing,fantastic.
I met Rachel doing a photoshoot at the Kings Arms and found out she was doing my best friends wedding in August and we just had her wedding yesterday and i can't tell you...
Wedding: November 2018
Her ideas which were brilliant.
When I first met Rachel in 2017 I felt so at ease even when I didn't know what I wanted.. she always spoke me through what I wanted and gave her ideas which were brillian...
Laura and Marvin Fayer-Honour
Married in November 2018
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...
Wedding: December 2018
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 sho...
With Love From Floristry
Wedding: April 2018
A great eye for detail.
I can highly recommend Rachel for your Wedding venue decorator! She is very talented and very enthusiastic in all that she does. She has a great eye for detail and will e...
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Press & Awards
Accreditations / Associations (5)
Recommended supplier to Nothe Fort
Recommended supplier to The Kings Arms
Industry Awards (1)
Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards Finalist 2017
Preferred Supplier List
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?