Sunset seascape over shoreham port in West Sussex with an orange sunset sky reflecting over the water.

Recommended local hair, make up and other essentials you might need.

If you aren't local to Brighton or just not used to having to find people to pamper you for the day, I have you covered. Everything on my list is tried and tested by myself.

Recommended local hair, make up and other essentials you might need.

If you aren't local to Brighton or just not used to having to find people to pamper you for the day, I have you covered. Everything on my list is tried and tested by myself.

Recommended Local Make Up Artists

Melissa Sweeting

Not only is Mel on of the nicest ladies on planet Earth, she is also a very talented make up artist and is brilliant at stunning natural make up. She also works a lot in film as has been lead MUA on many projects. To chat with her or book a trial please call on - 07791 618611


Becky Howie

Becky has been an MUA for 9 years and is a bridal specialist. She also did my own wedding make up. She is relaxed, professional and great to be around, she listens to what you want and creates the perfect look. Her email is

Charlotte Amelia

If you want something with a bit more theatre and drama Charlotte is just fabulous. She can create gorgeous retro looks for any occasion and has worked with Goodwood many times. Her email is


Zoe Hodd

Zoe has recently worked with me on some styled shoots and was a pleasure to work with and we had a lot of fun! She is really organised, very hygienic and has a great creative mind.


April Pearson posing during golden hour styled in a boho wedding dress with a floral hat and lace dress.
Bride smiling during getting ready after the makeup in Sussex.
Model Eliza smiling with their eyes closed looking up towards the sky against a pink background

Harleigh slaughter

I have worked with Harleigh on many shoots and she is just such a babe! Friendly, focused and always brings her A game!

EL Porter

Erin has recently moved from Canada and is now living in Brighton and back creating. She is an award winning MUA with over ten years experience. If you love soft glam she is the one to call.



Aimee Fenn

Aimee is a fabulous and very quick hairdresser she has a small salon of her own but travels to the venue on the day to save you and stress. She can do a whole bride squad herself and is amazing. She came and did my own wedding for me. You can see more at or call her to book your trial on 07584 199032. Pictures of Aimee's work are not mine and are for reference of her fabulous work.

Saph Morgan

Saph is a pleasure to work with and is just starting her career as a Hairdresser and MUA. She has worked with me on a few projects and never disappoints.

She is also a winner from BBC's 'Glow Up'

Sophie - Hair and Bloom

Sophie is a fabulous hair and make up artist that has recently got back into doing more and more hair and make up for fashion, weddings and more. She is also a hair extension specialist and very talented


Alternative tattooed hairdresser mood board showcasing her hairdressing, styling work from weddings & parties in Sussex.
Retro styled blonde haired model posing in a photography studio in shoreham for small fashion brand for a trade show.
Model Crystal looking gorgeous with blonde hair and pink eyebrows shot against a red background


Flowers 4 Worthing

Brandon at Flowers 4 is an absolute dreamboat and the nicest guy to work with. He loves to make anything and everything and has such a great eye. He created the looks for a recent shoot and I was so blown away with how good they were. Brandon is based in Worthing.

The Floral Artisan

Lucy - the Floral Artisan did our wedding flowers that were absolutely breathtaking including a gorgeous floral hoop that got a lot of use from us and our guest for photo opportunities. I highly recommend her. Lucy is based in Chichester.


The Flower Stand

A Hove staple, this florist has been here as long as I can remember and never disappoints. Fresh displays daily they cater from just a bunch to a whole event creating breathtaking results every time. They also give Brian a daily dog biscuit when we walk past so I couldn't not include them!


Large floral ring wedding display set up with various multicoloured bright flowers at a wedding in Sussex.
Large bright multicoloured bouquet of flowers and shrubs made up in brown paper in Sussex.

Dress Boutiques

Mode Bridal

mode have recently moved to their new location just by Hove station and are a small, but perfectly formed bridal boutique. They have a great range of modern dresses and do a killer sample sale too. The lovey Amy (not me!) is always on hand to help with any questions you might have.


Whyte Weddings

Based in Worthing are absolutely great! This is where after many different shops, I found mine. They are amazing and don't just have a size six as their samples so you can actually try things on. Margaret is an absolute gem and will make your dress fit like a dream.



I have been eyeing up these beautiful dresses for many many years and have always loved their beautiful fairytale designs. Just make sure if you are ordering you get your measurements right as they are not based in the UK.


Lucy Can't Dance

Lucy Can’t Dance specialises in alternative wedding dresses for non-traditional brides.

Experimenting with laces and colour techniques to give you an exciting, elegant and unique wedding dress designs.



If you are looking for a big beautiful white dress, Fross has a stunning collection of dresses to make you feel incredible on your special day. They also do VIP appointments to make it an occasion when you go to visit. I have shot some of their dresses on location and they were absolutely breathtaking.

Wedding Frox

'Wedding Frox' is a welcoming, and luxurious bridal boutique located close to Guildford, Surrey.

Their stunning vaulted oak-beamed bridal barn offers easy access to brides to be from the surrounding Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire areas, along with our experienced and friendly styling team who are dedicated to providing an expert, relaxed bridal shopping experience in their personal one to one appointments for each bride.

Beyond the veil boutique

Tess from Beyond The Veil is so approachable and has created an stress-free environment. They are neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+ friendly and proud to be queer-owned. They only stock designers whose ethos aligns with their own, putting inclusivity and sustainability at the centre.

April Pearson posing in a wooded area styled in a boho lace wedding dress from a small business in Sussex.

Dress from Lucy Can't Dance

Dress from Beyond the Veil Boutique

Wedding Venues


Southend Barns

This is where I got married myself and I cannot speak higher of the team here and how much they went out of their way for us. The perfect venue as it doesn't matter if its rain or shine there's plenty of space for everyone and it doesn't affect your day. Plus as a bonus they have Alpacas!

Upwaltham Barns

Another absolutely beautiful barn venue all in one place, so perfect if you want to keep things simple. Just bear in mind the local taxis in this area are not cheap and try to check if there's anything on at Goodwood before booking as this will make the hotels book up and your guests will get stuck. Same for Southend Barns.

Brookfield Barn

Situated in the heart of rural West Sussex, surrounded by acres of countryside and perched beside a tranquil brook, lies Brookfield Barn; an exclusive-use wedding venue offering several stunning and unique spaces, each with its own spectacular view. I have shot here several times in different weather and it was lovely.

Pubs, Bars and Restaurants Near to Brighton Registrar Office.

I work with a lot of couples who just want to do something low key with their nearest and dearest so if that's you but you aren't sure where to book afterwards I have a bit of a guide for you depending on any budget and size of group.



My favourite sushi spot in the city. It has tons of vegan options, is aesthetically pleasing and is right by Brighton Town hall.

The Ivy, Brighton

The Ivy is a photographers dream as the aesthetic is to die for! From the flower wall as you enter to the toilets that are straight out from the pages of Vogue.

Hotel Du Vin

A very popular choice for my Covid weddings. They are well equipped to deal with small wedding parties and keeping it special. The food is gorgeous and the surroundings are too. If you have your reception here and stay the night they’ll also gift you a bottle of champagne.