Laurel Team


Kirsty at Planning By Laurel recommended Laurel Designs when she worked as Events Manager at a beautiful wedding venue in the New Forest. Carol had just began Laurel Designs but Kirsty did not hesitate to recommend her to her couples because of the exceptionally high quality of her work, the highly bespoke service and the level of professionalism that was always present.


Following her experience in organising a range of events, Kirsty felt that she wanted to provide an extra special service which allowed couples to use her expertise but with the freedom and flexibility to choose what they needed help with and to remain very much in control during such an exciting, but sometimes stressful period.


Laurel Designs is now a multi award winning company in the wedding industry covering Hampshire & Dorset and are delighted to expand their services and welcome Kirsty on board creating Planning by Laurel.


Kirsty studied Events Management at University and then went on to become Sales & Events Manager at a stunning 19th century manor house hotel in the New Forest, Hampshire.

Kirsty organised many weddings, corporate and private dining events during her time here. She thoroughly enjoyed seeing her events all come together from start to finish and building relationships with quality suppliers.

She then went onto join the team at the prestigious 5 star Chewton Glen Hotel where she was promoted to Senior Central Events managing a range of high end events for companies and private clients. Events co-ordinated here included Senior Team Retreats, Corporate Away Days, Annual Conferences, Private Dining and Group Stays for celebrity and royal guests. Kirsty and her team also looked after the Events at 5 Star Cliveden House in Berkshire.

Kirsty is passionate about supporting her couples with any stage of their wedding planning and is pleased to be part of the Laurel Designs Team.

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Kirsty Bull

Wedding PA

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Carol Slark

Founder, Laurel Designs

Carol Slark is the founder and proprietor of Laurel Designs.

Laurel Designs specialise in producing Award Winning Handmade Bespoke Stationery and many other wedding accessories.

The Laurel Designs mission is to turn couples dreams and wishes into reality by offering each couple their undivided attention, to capture the atmosphere or theme for their wedding to create the most perfect finishing touches through bespoke handmade stationery and décor.

Carol left her corporate background and decided to take up her hobby and passion full time when Laurel Designs was born. Laura Spencer, the Production Manager has since joined the team and between them they have transformed many couples specials days through creating stunning wedding stationery with their exceptional attention to detail.

Carol is so pleased that Kirsty has joined the team and is delighted to be able to extend the services that Laurel Designs currently offers through the new Wedding PA Service.


Are you looking to hold a dinner party for a celebration or get together at home?

While you take care of the food, we will take care of the table with our Dining Decor Service, Dining By Laurel!

Simply hire our gorgeous products to decorate the dining room and create the perfect atmosphere for your party no matter how big or small!

Alternatively, if you are having a larger event such as an Afternoon Tea, BBQ or Marquee party, we would be delighted to visit you and advise on those little touches that will make your event extra special! We can also set up on the day so that you don't have to!

We also have some AMAZING catering contacts for you.

To find out more, get in touch!

About Us

Judging the quality of what we offer is difficult without meeting us, face to face.

We have a beautiful studio at our office in Lower Swanwick, which is bound to give you ideas and inspiration for your special day. Alternatively, we can meet you at your wedding venue.

If you would like to arrange a consultation, we would be delighted to see you. Simply use the contact form on the right and we will come back to you as soon as possible.


Laurel House, 245 Swanwick Lane,
Lower Swanwick,
SO31 7GT

Call us on: 01489 297005

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