The Magic

starts here

Riding on a cloud from your recent engagement, the wedding planning process begins! While you may have some ideas in mind, thinking through a holistic look and feel for your wedding day can often be a challenging first step that impacts your decisions thereafter. 

If you are seeking design and signage solutions for a modern, fresh and romantic wedding day, inspired by your love story, you’ve come to the right place. 

From full service wedding

planning and design,

down to every

intentional detail


signage and paper goods,

we are rooted in a love for weddings, and a relentless drive for perfection, to bring the absolute best to our clients on the most important day of their lives.

Design Driven, Detail Oriented

Valerie Strenk

Owner + Designer

Hi! I’m Valerie, but everyone calls me Val! You can think of me as your wedding obsessed friend who loves making couples’ dreams come true so much, I left the corporate world and turned this business into my full time career!

My intro into the wedding industry happened when my sister got engaged and enlisted my help to address her wedding invitations. One $75 intro to calligraphy class later, I was hooked, and LBV Design House (formerly known as Lettered by Valerie) was born.

With 5 years of experience in the wedding industry, a 10+ year career in Marketing Operations, and a Masters in Management, I hold a unique portfolio of skills that marries design and function into a process that makes you feel confident and at ease throughout your planning journey.  As a business owner, and creative, my why is to ensure that you and your guests experience a seamless wedding day, and are over the moon with the final details displayed. I view our relationship as a collaborative partnership to guarantee that happens, so you can soak in every moment of your wedded celebration. 

When I’m not pouring my heart into this business (or sharing behind the scenes content on our social channels), you can find me spending time with my husband and our beloved pup, Sparty, traveling the globe and finding the best Austin spots to order a cucumber margarita from. 

She is prompt, professional, detailed and

does absolutely beautiful work.

LBV Design House Partner, Monica

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Signage Producer

Michael Strenk

Meet Michael! Our "Chief Problem Solving Officer" and Signage Producer, resident dog dad and husband to Val. A lover of all hobbies that require a solutions-oriented mindset, Michael has made his mark on this business through his engineering of signage concepts and displays, and his day-of set-up mastery. You can find him on your wedding day setting up those larger than life pieces and capturing behind-the-scenes content.

Associate Planner

Anita Kinser

Meet Anita! Associate planner alongside Valerie for all of our full-service planning and design clients, and (as she lovingly refers to herself) “the assistant to the regional manager”. An educator and assistant principal by origin, Anita’s heart for people and efficient work style makes for the perfect wedding planning side-kick. You can find her on your wedding day perfecting every detail with a fine tooth comb. 

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fun lbv facts

worth penning


Lots of time working on physical projects, usually means lots of time binging tv shows in the background. Have a true crime or comedy series recommendation we need to know about? We’re all ears (don’t worry, The Office is always on rotation). 

We love to virtually spend time with our clients! Find us on Instagram sharing behind the scenes of our process, and testing our comedic skills via Reels.

Our wedding day hype playlist usually includes a mix of female pop artists and early 2000s rap hits. We’re millennials, and we own it ;). 

You’ll likely see Val on your wedding day sporting some white sneakers and a black dress (fanny pack and clip board included, of course)

You’ll likely see Val on your wedding day sporting some white sneakers and a black dress (fanny pack and clip board included, of course)

Our favorite part of the wedding day is seeing your reactions to the final set-up. It’s our version of a first look!

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