Love By Design Weddings and Events

Love By Design Weddings are a Dorset based professional, award nominated wedding venue stylist.
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Products and Services

Complete Styling Service
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Decorative Hire / Props
Full Description
Love by Design Weddings provide luxury, bespoke wedding design and styling services for wedding venues across Dorset and parts of Hampshire. Best known for our ability to translate abstract concepts and inspiration into immaculate design installations, where attention to detail is of the utmost importance. We believe that when it comes to your wedding, you should be able to relax peacefully - in the knowledge that your venue styling is in safe hands. Our aim is to provide you peace of mind both in the build-up to your wedding and on your special day. We make sure every detail and element of your wedding venue décor is perfectly styled. When you book our venue services you can include as many of our wedding decorations from our huge stock as you need. Our company is founded on a deep passion for fine detail, exquisite design and perfectionist standards. These values are at the heart of Love by Design’s services today and are the reason we’ve gained an award-winning reputation. In our time we’ve had the privilege to style stunning venues across Dorset, Hampshire and the New Forest - becoming the preferred venue stylist for many, based on our quality of service and attention to detail. We offer all couples an initial no-obligation video consultation, where you will be able to talk to us about plans for your wedding day. Together we’ll browse through our work on Instagram, discuss your wedding day aspirations, while you ask as many questions as you like…the more ideas and themes, the better! Alternatively, if you would prefer we can hold the consultation at your wedding venue. We’re then able to walk around together, get a feel of the location and plan exactly where you would like decorations to be placed. In terms of cost, our services start from £1,200. For larger venues and/or more opulent designs, the budget should be between £1,600 and £2,500. Pricing, like our services, is bespoke and will depend on individual requests.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rachel Pertee
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
Emily and Laura
Happy couple Married on January
March 2022
Our whole day was just beautiful.
My wife and I would not hesitate to book Rachel again for our wedding. She was fantastic. From the beginning in advising us what would look nice with our colours, to suggesting things we had no knowledge about. It would be an understatement to say that we have any clue about decorating a venue but we were in safe hands. Our whole day was just beautiful and it really would have not been the same without Rachel.
Tayah and Ashley
Happy couple Married on October
March 2022
What an absolutely amazing job you did.
Rachel, what can I say! I don’t think thank you is even enough! What an absolutely amazing job you did, it couldn’t have been any more perfect. So many people said how beautiful everything was, it was all glowing and autumnal and wonderful! Thank you so much for every single tiny detail, I shall send anyone who’s getting married you way. Absolutely amazing, thanks again.
Mr and Mrs Corby
Happy couple Married on October
March 2022
You completely blew us away.
Thank you so much for making our day so magical! It was all so perfect and beautiful. You completely blew us away with how amazing everything looked. Everyone commented on how stunning the venue looked. You took my vision and exceeded what I could ever have imagined. You were always there at the end of the phone to listen to my ideas and I appreciate that so much. We can’t thank you enough!
Carys and Josh
Happy couple Married on October
March 2022
Everything was so beautifully designed.
What can I say about Rachel and her team… They are INCREDIBLE. I was so vague in my instructions, it was a miracle that anyone knew what I wanted! I asked for a Rainforest Luxe vibe and Rachel nailed it. Everything was so beautifully designed that on the day, I was stunned… Walking down the aisle was the first time that I had seen any part of the design and I felt like I had walked into a secret hideaway in a flipping rainforest. How many times can you say that in a lifetime! Rachel was so responsive to all my emails, all my ridiculous questions and all my indecisiveness. If you want a designer that seems to be inside your brain and can nail what you want, Love By Design is totally for you."
Katie and Simon
Happy couple Married on October
March 2022
It was fabulous, everything we wanted and more!
Dear Rachel, You are AMAZING!! Thank you so so much for making the Old Vicarage look the way you was fabulous, everything we wanted and more! Knowing that the venue styling was in your hands was incredible and I knew we had made the right choice from the start! You made this part of our wedding easy and we can’t thank you enough!
Laura and Dominic
Happy couple Married on October
March 2022
Beyond what I could have ever imagined!
From the first time I spoke with Rachel (pre-pandemic) I knew she’d take my mishmash of wedding décor ideas and make them into a stunningly perfect vision! If possible, the décor at our wedding was beyond what I could have ever imagined! Rachel is so talented at what she does, and she took any stress or worry about the gorge little details out of my hands and created our dream day! I could not recommend Rachel enough! Thank you, Rachel!
Location & Contact Details


Christchurch, Dorset, England

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M27 Junction 1

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Hinton Admiral

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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.

Elegant, luxurious, immaculate, cohesive and perfect.

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?

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 over Zoom, both of which incur a small fee which is refundable should they then book me as their venue stylist. 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. If they are happy to book with me, I will then send them my terns and conditions and raise their invoices. Once the signed quote is returned and I have received a deposit, I then confirm their date as booked in my diary. I offer all my couples as many consultations as they need during the build up to their wedding day (each subject to a small admin fee). I offer full telephone and email support. Four to six weeks before the wedding, I will call or email my couples to check that everything is ready for the day. If they are using some of 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. We also provide a décor changeover service on the day, which means we move décor used for the ceremony to the wedding reception. We will usually return the following day to carry out our take down and pack away service. If we are required to carry this out at midnight, a supplementary fee is payable. We also take a damages and loss deposit, and once we have collected our décor and checked it over, we will contact the couple to let them know if everything was OK or if there were losses or damages, and arrange for any monies left to be returned to them. We also send a link to them at this stage, kindly requesting a Google review.

What is the best themed wedding you have worked at?

I haven't worked many themed weddings as this isn't my niche, but I did help to create a Harry Potter themed wedding several years ago.

What are the decorative trends with brides currently?

So many brides love the rose gold, blush and cream colour scheme. Last year most of my couples opted for white and green ,with either gold or copper décor. Geometrics, pampas grass and soft fabrics like chiffon and cheesecloth are very popular. However, so many of my couples continue to love the timeless rustic wedding look, which always looks so beautiful, especially if we add in luxury touches such as glass lanterns and chiffon fabrics.

What is your signature finishing touch?

Never leaving a venue until every detail is absolutely perfect.

What decoration do you think every wedding needs?

Aisle décor and chair décor. A wedding looks bare without these.

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