Devine Wedding Design owes popularity to selection, service and incredible prices
Having the wedding you’ve always dreamed of is something that Wendy Bennewies, owner of Devine Wedding Design, believes every couple deserves. From backdrops, ceiling drapery and centrepieces to smaller design details such as envelope containers, linens and chair covers that fit into a long list of colour schemes, styles and themes, Wendy makes it her mission to turn your wedding dreams into a reality.
Wendy knows that creating a day that measures up to the vision you’ve had in your mind since you said ‘I will!’ isn’t always easy. That’s why her company doesn’t just rent décor to their clients. They supply the design expertise and staff required to pull a full dream vision together, helping with every detail along the way – from choosing the right pieces to complete set-up and tear-down. This leaves the bride and groom to relax and enjoy their day.
We sat down with this professional Mitchell Ontario decorator (who serves Southwestern Ontario including London, KW, South Huron, Kincardine and all areas in between) to find out how and why (aside from incredible prices, popularity and experience) she’s won the hearts of so many brides…
Wendy started out in the decorating business working alongside a family member and her special occasion’s company. In February of 2007, she took a leap, venturing into the world of weddings on her own, launching Devine Wedding Design in Mitchell, Ontario. Wendy has now been designing weddings for over ten years. And since the world of design is constantly changing, Wendy says that she’s always learning something new – whether it’s on her own or through continued education.
To keep up with the busy and continually growing wedding seasons, Wendy has grown the team since first opening. “Joining us are design professionals who have many years in the service industry. They all have exquisite style and designs that will keep us unique and up to date to the decorating industry,” says Wendy. She also opened a brand new 1,200 sq.ft. showroom of design inspiration in 2016! The new space is a feast for the eyes with more gorgeous wedding displays, vignettes if you will, then we could truly take in. “We change the wedding vignettes seasonally to both keep it fresh and to continually inspire us. We also have one table set aside that we setup in the bride and grooms colour/style/theme so we can better help them choose the right look for their day.”
With so much experience and so many weddings under her belt, Wendy says she still loves what she does and her favourite part is “meeting new people, and the excitement of brides.” And to ensure that each bride feels this excitement, she continually asks herself, “Are they going to love it?” Wendy is so enthusiastic and passionate about what she does that she says she does everything in her power to make sure each bride is happy with the outcome of their personal design.
Amanda Skyes was delighted with Devine Wedding Design, who says her experiences meeting and working with Wendy was a positive one. “Wedding planning can be very overwhelming sometimes, especially for those who have a hard time making decisions, like myself,” says Amanda. “Wendy was always available and open to discuss any reservations or questions I may have had regarding decor, layout and flowers. She was open to change and new additions I made along the way. Wendy has a great eye for transforming a space, and has endless creative possibilities to ensure a happy bride. She took my vague visions for my day and brought them to life effortlessly – the hall was more than I could have ever imagined!”
During her initial meeting with Wendy, Kathrine was impressed with how charismatic Wendy was. “She didn’t push me into décor that I didn’t want and was flexible to make my dream wedding work. She was the perfect match for me to work with and could easily articulate my vision.”
“Wendy was so well organized and really understood how and what I wanted. She saw my vision and helped it come alive. The team did a beautiful job puting everything together!” – Leah Pronk
Devine décor is #trending
Wendy also keeps up with trends in the industry to ensure she can offer her clients all the items needed to get the latest and hottest looks of the season. She offers the newest trends in patterns and colours for linens and chair covers, a line of elite ceiling draperies and backdrops, as well as a large selection of runners and linens in a variety of colours, textures and patterns. With so many choices, brides can easily see their wedding day vision come to life.
Devine Wedding Design has also branched out into the fresh floral business. “We know that it’s often easier for our brides to deal with just one person when it comes to the overall esthetic and design of their day. So we’ve expanded our team to offer fresh florals to our brides by some of the most skilled floral designers in the area.” To this end, they only offer floral design as part of their full décor package. “We want to make sure that every single detail is perfect for our brides.” Floral options include bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, church arrangements, centerpieces and more.
“Our designer product lines have increased and with an innovated designing team building new unique backdrops and ceiling draperies there will be a style to suit every couple’s style and budgets,” says Wendy.
According to Amanda, the entire hall was stunning, including the smallest details. “With our wedding being in a local hall with many of our guests having attended previous receptions over the years, it was important that we did something different,” she explains. “Devine Wedding certainly delivered. We had so many compliments on our décor for our big day!”
“I would honestly recommend her to everyone because of how fantastic she was,” says Katherine, when asked what it was like to work with Wendy. “I knew if I had any questions or concerns, she was a text or email away and she was also quick to get back to me.”
DIY Décor rentals are big business at Devine Wedding Design
The appeal of Devine Wedding Design’s rental services surely has something to do with Wendy’s incredible selection, and yet likely also has a lot to do with the fact that decorating rental packages offer a stress-free yet very hands-on, DIY solution. Devine Wedding Designs team will drop off your selected package to your venue including everything you will need to complete your décor and will pick it up after the event is over leaving only minimal clean up.
Nathalie decided to hire Devine Wedding Design after hearing people rave about the company. “Meeting Wendy sold it for us. Her space is gorgeous and her personality is amazing,” says Natalie, adding that she loved how Wendy could run with an idea. “I would say one thing and she was able to give me a vision in my head. As soon as I said my theme, which was Gatsby, she ran with it. She envisioned large feather centre pieces, big bold kind and queen chairs and a gorgeous chandelier.”
“We heard of Devine Wedding Design through a peer who got married the year before us. I immediately started following them on social media and was very impressed by what they had in inventory and how many styles and options they had for decorating.” raved bride Leah Pronk.
Wendy’s list is plenty and the possibilities for uniqueness are endless. Everything from props and décor such as entranceway decorations, unique backdrops, designer centrepieces, wedding invitations, customized bouquets and boutonnières, a unique selection of wedding party gifts, memorial candles and sand ceremony items are available. Smaller packages, designed to provide specific elements, are also available – such as head, cake or gift and registry table décor.
For Natalie, seeing Wendy’s enthusiasm during the big reveal on the night before the wedding was unforgettable. “It was a great moment. She isn’t just a decorator – she truly cares about her brides,” Natalie says. “She listened to everything we suggested and was very accommodating as ideas morphed and changed. Wendy made us feel so comfortable and we didn’t stress at all about our wedding décor. She took care of everything!”
Budget friendly services….
According to Amanda, Devine was very accommodating when working within her budget.
“In comparison to other vendors, Devine Wedding Design was the most bang for my buck,” Amanda says. “The packages offered ensure the basics are covered for a reasonable price. They are a company looking to provide you with the vision you’ve dreamed of for your big day, and go above and beyond to deliver!”
Natalie was also happy with Wendy’s prices and for everything that Devine Wedding Design did was very reasonably priced. “Wendy worked entirely within my budget,” says Katherine. “Wendy made it clear early on that it is part of Devine Wedding Design’s philosophy to be able to help any bride with any budget to have the wedding of their dreams. She was reasonably priced and much less than other vendors that I had consultations with. She was worth every penny!”
Extreme Makeover: Devine Style
If you’ve never seen an empty gymnasium style space be transformed by a professional decorator like Devine Wedding Design, you need to. It’s unbelievable what a bride’s creative vision + Devine’s expertise and inventory can do to take a wedding venue from empty and open to OMG.
Details, details, details
• The average bride spends between $1000 and $3000 (plus HST) for décor. For rentals you can rent as little as one centrepiece or everything that you need.
• It’s recommended to book Devine Wedding Design for your wedding décor 6 to 9 months (or more) ahead of your wedding date to ensure the best product selection. Of course, last minute requests are accepted and Wendy will do her best to accommodate you!
• A non-refundable deposit is due at booking to save your date. Devine Wedding Design now accepts credit and debit card payments, cash, check and email money transfers after the wedding.
• The remainder of your package or item amount is due 3 weeks before the wedding day.
• Set-up and take-down of your wedding décor is taken care of, so you don’t have to worry about bringing the items back the day after your wedding.
Devine Wedding Design is based in Mitchell Ontario and serves Southwestern Ontario including London, KW, South Huron, Kincardine and all areas in between!
Getting in touch with Wendy…
You can contact Wendy Bennewies at Devine Wedding Design at her Mitchell wedding design studio directly using the form below. Or you can call her at the Mitchell number, 519-348-4191, or the Stratford cellphone number, 519-801-5671.
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