When it comes to your big day we’re sure you’ve got the perfect vision of exactly how you want your venue to look. Whether that’s a church, stately home, village hall or marquee, your venue should reflect and enhance your day, providing the perfect setting for your I do’s. A blank canvas may seem scary but with a little imagination (and perhaps a helping hand from the pros) you can create the most intimate and personal atmosphere to perfectly encapsulate your special day.
For inspiration we’ve listed some of the top wedding designers in the UK. Whether you’re hiring in your own décor under the guidance of a top designer or leaving them in charge of creating the ideal finish these guys are the best of the best in the world of top wedding design and accessories.
Bristol Vintage – Bristol
Sometimes it’s the smallest and more delicate of touches that make a wedding so special and the team at Bristol Vintage can certainly offer that extra touch. As you may have guessed they offer vintage items to hire that really add a rustic but beautiful element to any wedding. You can choose from a selection of adorable tea and cake crockery sets, bunting, vases and jugs filled with wild flowers or even your very own gramophone! Anyone got a copy of the Spice Girls greatest hits on vinyl?
Love Bird Lane – Bristol
Sometimes it’s the smaller details that give a venue such a special feel and the items on offer at Love Bird Lane are perfect for this. We were particularly drawn to the beautiful place card holders they have for sale that come in all different shapes and sizes. You could go for an elegant heart shape, a teeny tiny chalk board or even a bird-shaped card that perches on the edge of a glass. Which ever you choose is guaranteed to put a smile on your guests face as they receive their personalised little extra touch of loveliness.
Little Wedding Helper – Bristol
From delicate designs to an abundance of colour, Kirsten Butler sets any country wedding alight with her retro, vintage, yet modern touch. She creatively combines gorgeous detail with enviable style that beautifully dresses any venue from marquees to country halls. If you’re looking to step out of the box and introduce some colour into your life then Kirsten will certainly deliver, without overpowering the day – perfect for the summer months!
Elizabeth Weddings – South West
Originally working as a fashion designer, for the likes of Vera Wang and in stints in New York, Italy, Paris and Japan, Liz Wong certainly has the credibility to design any one of our weddings. Working mainly in stately homes in the South West, Liz has a real passion and enthusiasm when styling some of the West Country’s most beautiful buildings. She adds a delicate, sophisticated touch to every venue that she graces with her imagination. No, we’re not jealous at all as we sit with our ham-fisted papier-mâché fingers.
Sylvie & Joan – Brecon
Based in the beautiful Brecon Beacons Emma at Sylvie & Joan specialises in unique and quirky weddings that are full of creativity, warmth and personality. Emma creates unusual but perfect themes and designs for creative couples that are looking to add a splash of personality to their special day. From traditional Welsh weddings to superhero and book themes, subtle touches such as personalised signs and adorned with fairy lights and bunting add a special feel to your day.
Oakwood Events – South East
From chandeliers to paper lanterns, complete barn lighting to simple fairy lights, Oakwood Events really do have everything you could need to transform your venue into a glowing wonderland. If you’re just looking to add some warmth to an autumn or winter wedding then we definitely suggest investing in some beautiful festoon lighting, which are a canopy of rustic fairy lights that will light up your space perfectly while giving it a simple, yet magical feel.
Boris and Betty – London
Sisters Sheen and Shelley (aka “Boris & Betty”) have a love for all things quirky and vintage and have an impeccable eye for style. From venue dressing to arranging flowers, the girls offer a range of services to ensure that your special day is everything you imagined and more. Working with delicate china, beautiful bird cages and classic ornaments, Boris and Betty create a vintage vision to rival all others in the South West, if only we had an ounce of their decorative talent
Collection 26 – London
Now these really are the crème de la crème when it comes to wedding design and planning. The team at Collection 26 create the most exquisite, luxurious and breathtaking venue designs we’ve ever seen. If you’re looking for the wow factor and a wedding to rival Kim and Kanye then look no further than these creative gods. Any venue, big or small, can be transformed into a magical, breathtaking yet intimate backdrop to some very lucky couples on a day that will definitely not be forgotten in a hurry.
Champink – Home Counties
Twin sisters, Sarah and Jo, set up Champink in order to deliver personal wedding touches to lucky couples. Not only do the girls offer full coordination of a wedding but they also hire some very gorgeous wishing trees that would look gorgeous in any wedding no matter the time of year. The wishing tree is supposed to be a symbol of eternal love, represented by the ever growing branches. Guests are invited to write messages to the couple and hang them on the tree rather than in a guestbook and we think that this is a beautiful idea – just make sure you get the right kind of tree, the conifer from your back garden simply will not do!
Pom Pom Studio – Ipswich
Newcomers to the wedding décor scene are the fun and quirky pom pom. If you’re looking for something a bit different that comes in many colours, shapes and sizes then look no further than Sarah and her Pom Pom Studio. All hand made, these full and fluffy decorations use lots of layer of tissues paper to create their gorgeous effect and it’s all done with just one pair of scissors! Whether suspended from the ceiling, strung on a garland or scattered around a room, pom poms will add an extra touch of fun to your wedding day.
Diamond Weddings – Birmingham
Leading industry experts, Diamond Weddings specialize in Asian weddings from glamorous Bollywood to marvellous Moroccan. They can transform any venue into a larger than life event, incorporating Mendhi to ladies Sangeet décor all the way through to fully creating a full Punjabi village, all right in the heart of Birmingham! The vivid colours used create an absolutely gorgeous array of extravagance that will definitely light up any venue. Providing back drops and stages right through to water displays, there is nothing too flamboyant and fabulous that they haven’t thought of.
The Wedding of my Dreams – Warwickshire
Okay so you’ve got your flowers sorted, a cute crockery set hired and maybe even a light installation or two but what else could you add to this wedding bonanza? Don’t worry, we won’t keep you on the fence and to point you in the right direction, you could even check your horoscope, okay you’ve got it… its signs! The guys at The Wedding of my Dreams have literally thought of every potential sign you could imagine for your big day. Bunting with the couple’s names on, rustic wooden boards with lovely messages, directions to the venue and even rules on the dance floor. Not only do these look adorable in a vintage style wedding but they also help us remember the small details after a few glasses of champagne!
Darby & Joan Vintage – Derbyshire
If you haven’t guessed already, we love anything and everything vintage and so when we stumbled (who are we kidding we spend our lives googling vintage wedding ideas) across Darby & Joan we instantly fell in love with their dedication to providing vintage wedding styling to some very lucky brides. Specialising in ‘relaxed’ weddings they take inspiration from the personalities of the couples and inject it with everything vintage, unique and fun. This includes everything from china hire right through to backdrops and even a VW campervan! The team will assist with the whole day, even providing serving and cleaning away a whole afternoon tea menu to accompany the beautiful stylings, pass us a scone please!
More Weddings – Leicester
The guys at More Weddings really have thought of everything when it comes to giving your wedding the wow factor. From completely designing a wedding theme of your dreams to just providing small nuisances of décor, there’s nothing that More Weddings provide that we don’t love. They even have LED dance floors for hire to mark out the main attraction post dinner. This will not only be a winner with the younger members of the wedding party but will also be the perfect place for you and the girls to bring back some iconic moves from the 90’s! Cha Cha Slide anyone?
Just Melt – North West England
Now that we’re talking edible decorations, how can we resist mentioning the goddess of all liquid treats? The chocolate fountain. Smooth, silky Belgian couverture chocolate that cascades perfectly as we dip succulent strawberries, sweet shortbread and mouth watering marshmallows into… Okay so this is no Marks and Spencers’ advert but you certainly get the idea and you cannot get a better selection of options than from Just Melt. Combine a variety of dipping items with candles, flowers and ornaments to fit your theme and you’ll have a centrepiece to die for, literally, we think death by flowing chocolate sounds the best way to go.
Alwena Rose – Wrexham
If you’re looking for a touch of class and elegance then look no further than Alwena Rose and their beautiful collection of chair covers, centrepieces, decorations and finishing touches. Not only does Alwena Rose style and design some of mid Wales’ most beautiful venues but they also specialise in hiring sweet bars! A great alternative to wedding cakes or even wedding favours, these stands literally look sweet in any wedding and can be tailor maid to your theme. We love the idea that decorations can also be edible we just might not have anything left by the end of the night!
The Finishing Touch Company – Newcastle
If you like to really stand out from the crowd or have a theme for your wedding then you should definitely contact the Finishing Touch Company and take a look at some of the amazing themes they have created. From a mad hatter’s tea party to a Cluedo themed day, these guys literally have props for everything! We’ve never seen a more fun, retro and charming collection of jars, vases, lanterns, candles post boxes, bunting, birdcages, tea light holders, tea cups, saucers, crates, baskets… you get the point, they literally have everything!
Coco Luminaire – Newcastle
Now wedding decor shouldn’t always be about the flowers and table decorations (okay 9/10 it definitely is) but we have made an exception when it comes to Coco Luminaire. Ross and Laura create light installations, usually of letters, that look simply breathtaking in the right venue. Whether it’s the couples name, their destination or simply L.O.V.E. We L.O.V.E this unique idea and think that the extra lighting will always help with the wedding photos!
Boothalicious – Durham
Arguably one of the most important aspects of a wedding are the photos. Okay, we admit the I do’s and families joining together etc… are important as well but photo’s will be up on the living room wall for a long time to come, as well as plastered all over Facebook! So, why not add a bit of fun to the standard wedding portrait and hire a booth for the big day. Get grannies and grandchildren all in a specially designed booth complete with props, wigs and personalised signs, to take photos that they can take home with them and cherish forever. Who needs wedding favours when your guests can create their very own personalised albums to remember your special day.
Supernova Wedding Design – Glasgow
You’ve found the perfect venue but it’s missing one tiny detail, electricity. How will the congregation see your beautiful dress? There are some wonderfully remote venues out there but you don’t want a noisy generator halfway up the aisle. Don’t fret; the team at Supernova Wedding Design have the most beautiful collection of candles complete with gorgeous candle and tea light holders we have ever seen. Scatter these up and down the aisle, on the ends of pews and across the altar and it will transform any venue into a magical, beautiful setting.