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

@melissasweetingmakeup

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 info@beckyhowiemua.co.uk

www.beckyhowiemua.com

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 charlotteameliaartistry@gmail.com

@charlotteameliaartistry

Saph Morgan

Saph is a pleasure to work with and is just starting her career as an MUA. She has worked with me on a few projects and never disappoints. Her email is saphronmorgan@yahoo.com

@saph.makeup


Hairdressers

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 www.facebook.com/aimeefennhair 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. Her email is saphronmorgan@yahoo.com

@saph.makeup


Florists

Flowers 4

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.

@flowers4.co.uk

www.flowers4.co.uk


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.

@thefloralartisan

www.thefloralartisan.co.uk

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.

@theflowerstandhove

www.theflowerstand.co.uk


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.

@modebridal

www.modebridal.co.uk

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.

@whyteweddingsbridalboutique

www.whyteweddings.com

Chotronette

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.

@chotronette

www.chotronette.com

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.

@lucycantdance

www.lucycantdance.com

Dresses from @lucy_cant_dance


Wedding Venues

Barns

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!

www.southendbarns.co.uk

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.

www.upwalthambarns-weddings.co.uk

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.

Restaurants

Food For Friends

As a weird vegan type I adore this place, they only sell veggie or vegan options but of a very high standard.

They have been going since 1981 and can cater for small or larger parties but you must pre book to get in!

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.