Receptions by Design is a wedding floral design and event coordination company based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Owners Donna and John Ames have over 15 years of wedding decor experience and pride themselves on creating the perfect look for your special day. The floral design at Receptions by Design can be customized to your unique taste. They also know how stressful planning a wedding can be, so they offer coordination to help you make the difficult decisions.
Whether you are looking for a traditional and classic arrangement or a modern and rustic one, Receptions by Design will create it for you. They offer a variety of options for the design of their pieces. In order to find your perfect pick, the company arranges a consultation with each couple, as well as a venue visit if needed. They handle all delivery, set up, and clean up, and will provide decor for each part of the wedding. Their floral options include:
They are happy to work with each couple whether they need partial planning or simple day-of coordination. With two planners on their team, Receptions by Design can help with timelines, event design, and decision-making. They are also happy to accommodate most wedding types.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Maci · Married on 09/21/2019
Donna did a spectacular job with providing our wedding florals and coordinating our Day! From ceremony to reception decor, and of course providing the most beautiful bridesmaids and bridal bouquets/lanterns, along with boutonnières for the groom and groomsmen, we could not have asked for more beautiful flower arrangements and exceptional customer service. When we originally met to discuss florals while planning our wedding, she listened closely to what we wanted and assembled arrangements that matched exactly what we envisioned. She made sure our day went as planned and had everything under control! No stress for this bride! Thank you! Our flowers and greenery turned out beautiful and just like I imagined. Simple and elegant. My bouquet was beautiful! I am so in love I am trying to preserve it to keep forever! Would highly recommend this florist and coordinator! She even had some killer dance moves the guest really enjoyed!Sent on 09/27/2019
Receptions by Design's reply:Thank you so very much Maci. I enjoyed your wedding from beginning to end and everything in between. Your family and friends were great to party with. I wish you and Fabian the very best that life has to offer. Donna
Molly Melton · Married on 07/27/2019
Florist and reception coordinator
Donna was the best! She is very easy to work with and makes your wedding vision truly come to life. The flowers were beautiful and exactly what I pictured. The reception decoration was exactly what I wanted and more. The coordination was excellent! Everything ran so smoothly and she helped make everything stress free and enjoyable! She is truly the best florist and reception coordinator!Sent on 08/05/2019
Receptions by Design's reply:Thank you Molly, Everyone was ready to celebrate with you and Chase on your wedding date, it was a wonderful time for all.
Beverly Reid · Married on 07/20/2019
You need to hire Donna!
My daughter, Brittany (the bride) and I hired Donna as both our wedding coordinator and our florist.Sent on 07/24/2019
Wedding Coordinator: Our wedding went perfectly! Donna kept everything running smoothly, ensured that I, the mother of the bride could relax, and was kind, pleasant and helpful the entire day. Even our guests have RAVED about how smoothly things went, everything was on time, and many commented on Donna herself and how professional she was. Donna's professionalism and her desire for us to be happy was obvious. She was AMAZING! I would and do recommend her to every bride I can... you wont be disappointed.
FLORIST: Whow! I'm not even sure I can explain how beautiful our flowers were. I am a professional photographer and I photograph many, many weddings... therefore I see lots and lots of wedding flowers. Ours were amazing! They were fresh, beautiful and EXACTLY what we asked for. I could not have been happier. Many of my immediate family commented on how the roses were large, open the perfect amount, and just pretty. Even the boutineers were beautiful. Just top notch. Donna listens to you, she will help cut costs when possible, and she cares about you and your wedding. It is hard to find vendors who truly "care" and want your day to be just as special as you do. I'd hire her again tomorrow. She is worth EVERY PENNY!
Receptions by Design's reply:Your words of kindness mean so very much. It does not go without saying working with Brittany and yourself was a highlight for me during the year of planning. Donna
Donna & John do such a wonderful job & it is always such a pleasure to have them here!! We can highly recommend them for floral or coordinating services! It is always such a joy to work with these two!!
We love working with Receptions By Design!! They always go above and beyond to make their clients happy! I always know that a bride will be satisfied with her flowers on her wedding day when she tells me she has picked Receptions By Design as her florist!!
Donna and her husband truly enjoy what they do and they are GREAT at it! Their passion shines through in their work and in their impeccable reputation among us wedding vendors! They are an absolute joy to work with!