Inagloo Events and Love is the Key Weddings helped these real couples find their wedding decor style

Great venue decor can really up the wow-factor of your big day, but finding your style isn’t always easy. In the first of a four part series, we speak to two couples who turned to top venue decor aces for help

A bride and a groom pose with a black dog in front of wicker chairs and a sign saying 'to the moon'
Lisa and Malcolm with their dog, Cola – a lovely pic used for their thank-you cards (Photo: Victoria Photography)

Inagloo Events did up Falside Mill near St Andrews for Lisa and Malcolm Kydd

Lisa and Malcolm had originally planned to tie the knot in Croatia, and when they switched to Falside Mill in Fife they kept their neutral, summery wedding theme. “We decided to go for a modern take on a barn wedding and brought in Inagloo to help,” the bride explains. The company’s Fiona Budd sent them moodboards and examples of previous decor set-ups so the couple could see what would work with their theme. Inagloo had dressed Falside Mill before as well, which made things even more straightforward.

a table plan featuring photos of the couple with all their guests
The couple printed out photos of them with each guest, which was used as the table plan. “They all loved it – there were lots of smiles and laughs,” says Lisa (Photo: Victoria Photography)

The couple had already bought their ‘to the moon and back’ neon sign, and asked Fiona to make it part of a beautiful entrance display. “So many of our guests took photos of it, and we got loads of compliments. It really gave a wow factor as people arrived and set the tone for our general theme.”

a welcome sign decorated with white pampas grass
Pampas grass at the entrance and in the reception room tied the decor together (photo: Victoria Photography)

Trust the professionals and don’t be too specific or you might end up disappointed, says Lisa. “They know what they’re doing,” she points out. “Hiring a pro really took the stress away, and the end result was amazing.”

a white backdrop with 'The Kydds' written on it and decorated with pampas grass
The blooms were supplied by Flowers by Natalie Grieve. BellaRose Creations, meanwhile, added a pampas wall for the reception (Photo: Victoria Photography)

She and Malcolm have nothing but praise for Inagloo: nothing was too much trouble, communications and the booking process were clear and simple, the price was reasonable, and the delivery, setting up and take-down went without a hitch. “We loved how every single thing was so personal to us,” smiles the bride.

Claire and Scott Jordan enlisted the help of Love Is the Key Weddings for their wedding at the Busby Hotel

the bride and groom pose with their bridal party in front of a pavilion in their venue's grounds
It was bride Claire’s autumnal bouquet that spurred her decor choices (photo: David Grant Simpson Photography)

Claire based most of the decor on the bouquet she’d chosen and praises Lorna at Love Is the Key Weddings for matching everything perfectly. “My only stipulations were the colours, and I requested an archway for the ceremony – Lorna did the rest. She sent me pictures of her ideas and I loved them all,” recalls the bride. “I was amazed when I saw how her vision came together on the day. We got so many compliments on our centrepieces, archway and welcome signs. It all just looked amazing.”

a welcome sign decorated with orange flowers; the decor for the top of the aisle included floral hoops and orange curtains
Left: Love Is the Key Weddings created the welcome sign to tie in with the rustic theme; right: Autumnal colours and an archway were the bride’s only special requests. Love Is the Key Weddings had free rein to propose ideas for the rest of the decoration (photo: David Grant Simpson Photography)

As well as all of the above, Love Is the Key provided Claire and Scott’s table decor, runners, invites, order of the day and seating chart. “It kept the same theme running all the way through the wedding, which was exactly what we wanted.”

Before going with Lorna at Love Is the Key, the couple had made enquiries with other decor companies but were disappointed to discover few offered much in the way of personalisation despite being more expensive. With Lorna, however, they were able to tailor everything to their own taste, and the package deal they were offered proved to be amazing value for money.

the ceremony decor featuring white chair covers, a white aisle runner and the arches and curtains at the top of the aisle
“I loved the archway with our initials on it – I think it was my favourite bit,” smiles Claire. Love Is the Key also has a selection of neon signs to hire (photo: David Grant Simpson Photography)

“I just feel Lorna was on my wavelength the whole time – she is so easy to communicate with and really knows her stuff,” says Claire. “She set up the decor on the morning of the wedding and removed it the next day. She was like a magic fairy! The whole experience was so stress-free.”