The Start of Wedding Season 2019!

The start of wedding season each year is one of my favourite times of the year - usually starting in springtime it’s such a welcome period and one I always look forward to! March always seems a little early to celebrate the start of peak season (which is usually April to May) although with five amazing weddings booked in this month which I’m really looking forward to it certainly is starting to feel well underway!

Beth’s wedding on 2nd March was the first wedding of the year for me and a fabulous one that I was delighted to be there for! Styling hair for Beth, her mum and four bridesmaids was a real pleasure and the morning was a really special highlight of the year so far!

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Beth’s bridal hair was styled in a half-up-half-down style with loose curls and a braid, finished off beautifully with a silver tiara accessory. The four bridesmaids and Beth’s Mum had a few different hairstyles and all looked absolutely stunning.

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It was such a pleasure being a part of this wedding morning with such a fantastic bride tribe :)

Sarah x

Rachael's Flower Crown Hen Party

Flower Crown Hen Party bookings with Powder and Pin reached an all time high in 2018 and we were not only delighted with the success of them but also the absolutely amazing time we had at each and every one! We met some wonderful ladies (and a few brides-men!) and because of this we are SO excited that 2019 has even more bookings for them than ever before!

One of the parties that really stood out for us in 2018 was Rachael’s - full of gorgeous, friendly and fun ladies, Rachael’s hen party was a delight and not only did she wear the flower crown she made that day but Rachael also wore it on her wedding day! It was a real pleasure to be sent these amazing photos by Jacqui Mcsweeney of the beautiful bride wearing the very same crown she made at the party on her wedding day!

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Creating these wonderful headpieces is such a lovely thing to do at a hen party for members of all ages so we love the fact even Mums, Aunties and Nans get involved and enjoy this activity. We also love it when the girls go out in the evening and wear them out on the town that same night for drinks and celebrations!

If you would like to get in touch regarding a hen party you’re organising in 2019 or 2020 we’d love to hear from you and if you’re already booked in for your flower crown party we can’t wait to meet you!

Best wishes for a fun-filled year ahead,

Sarah x

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Here's to a Happy 2019!

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New Years is always a time for reflection and I’ve had so many amazing moments over the last year that I feel truly blessed for and which makes this time of year so lovely for me. I have met some extraordinary brides (and grooms!) in 2018 that I’m so fortunate to of had the pleasure to work with on their special day and I just wanted to say a special ‘thank you’ to all of you for making my job a total dream and for all your amazing support and trust in me to make your hair and make up as special as each and every one of you on the most important day of your life.

I’m a little late posting this (I was meaning to do it sooner although lots of amazing Christmas and New Years weddings were keeping me busy along with all the other festivities!) but the genuine thoughts are still there in wishing all of my lovely clients - from those I see every few weeks for haircuts to brides I see on their wedding day and hen party ladies - a wonderful, happy and healthy 2019!

I’m so excited to see what this year brings and can’t wait to meet the newly engaged brides who have booked their trials and wedding days with Powder and Pin already!

2018 was by far the busiest we’ve ever been with our flower crown hen parties and 2019 is already filling up fast with a total of 16 already booked in for this year! I’m really excited for all of these and have a blog post to follow shortly with some amazing photos!

2019 enquiries for weddings also started at the end of summer last year so if you’re thinking of booking with us for your wedding hair and make up this year (or even next!) please get in touch soon to avoid disappointment - we love hearing from you and are also still running our mid-week wedding discount for wedding parties for those of you who are getting married on a weekday (Monday to Thursday) in 2019.

Below are a few photos of personal highlights of mine from 2018 - I met so many special ladies it really was hard to fit everyone in so these are just a few! The picture in the middle of a bride thanking me with a hug after doing her bridal hair and make up in May - a photo which very much made me cry - so deserves to be in the centre with the amount of happiness it gave me!

One of my resolutions for the new year is to try my best to keep up with these blog posts - I really enjoy writing them and as I noticed I only wrote three in 2018 I’m really going to try and keep up to date this year with updating you all! In the meantime though please follow us on our Instagram and Facebook pages which are updated alot more frequently with the weddings, hen parties and people we’ve had the pleasure of styling :)

Happy NY once again and thanks for reading!

Sarah x

Powder and Pin

Highlights from 2018

Highlights from 2018

Flower Crown Hen Parties in Brighton

We've had an amazing summer so far with weddings and hen parties and this year our most popular party by far, along with our hair and make up hen parties, is our flower crown workshop!

We've loved showing so many hen groups how to make flower crowns - our largest group consisting of 19 people! - and with real or artificial flowers the choice is yours and there's no limit to the creativity :)

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We cover all areas of Brighton and Sussex with our hen parties and have just expanded our team so that we can cater for more people and more parties so please get in touch for your personal party planning and we'll be happy to help!

We hope you've all been enjoying the amazing weather we've had so far this summer - long may it continue for all the weddings and hen weekends we've got coming up!

Powder and Pin x 

Weekday Weddings with Powder and Pin

Over the past few years our stylists at Powder and Pin have noticed how popular weekday weddings are for our bride's and how much everyone enjoys a wedding any day of the week! So far this year we've had lots of weddings on Mondays and Thursdays just as much as we have Saturdays and to celebrate this we are offering our bridal parties a wonderful mid-week discount!

You can save up to 20% on your bridal hair and make up and the same for your trial if this is also booked on a weekday so please feel welcome to get in touch with our team for a personal quote and to book whatever day of the week your ceremony is on!

We wish you happy wedding planning and look forward to hearing from you,

Sarah, Powder and Pin :) x

 

A Happy New Year From Powder and Pin

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2018 has already proven to be a busy year for Powder and Pin and we were so excited to start the new year with hair and make up trials for our brides, weddings and hen party bookings!

In January we took our first booking for New Years Eve - almost a year in advance for 2018 and we are already getting booked up for our summer wedding season too which we can't wait for to come around!

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Tomorrow kicks off the hen party season for Powder and Pin with our first hen party of the year and with not only one but two parties in the diary! Lottie's flower crown hen party in the morning was prepared yesterday with lots of flowers and ribbon cutting and we can't wait to meet the 16 ladies booked in to make their flower crowns tomorrow with Powder and Pin's lovely Laura! 

We're also super excited for the second hen party tomorrow which will have 13 ladies looking glam for their night out for Czara's hair and make up hen party by our fabulous stylist's Sarah and Elloise.

We've also had two bridal trials this week in Brighton for Sian and Elizabeth who were both looking beautiful with updo's and natural make up.

Elizabeth (bottom left) brought along some dark pink feathers to her trial to try in her hair which match the bridesmaid dresses and we absolutely LOVE the colour - it's such a beautiful pink that we can't wait to see the bridesmaid dresses in June on the wedding day!

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We would like to thank all our bride's, hen parties and wonderful clients for making 2017 so wonderful for Powder and Pin and for choosing us for your special occassions, we love styling all our brides for their big day and always have a great time meeting hens and getting them ready for their night on the town! We've had an amazing year and can't wait to meet all our client's and brides booked in for this year and the months ahead. We wish you all a healthy and happy 2018 from all of us at Powder and Pin! :) x

Jen's Bridal Hair for her Brighton Wedding at Hotel Du Vin

Jen and David's Wedding at Hotel Du Vin in Brighton was amazing! Sarah from Powder and Pin styled bridal hair for Jen and her four bridesmaids in the Cristal Suite right at the top of the hotel - a perfect base for a bridal suite on a lovely chilled wedding morning! 

Jen and David on their wedding day at Brighton's beautiful Hotel Du Vin

Jen and David on their wedding day at Brighton's beautiful Hotel Du Vin

Two of Jen's bridesmaids chose a messy side bun with a little bit of body in their hair while the other two chose half-up-half-down hairstyles - all of them looked amazing in their royal blue dresses! 

Eunju and Ollie's East Sussex Wedding

Sunday 18th June was a beautiful summers day for Eunju and Ollie's wedding. Powder and Pin stylist Sarah met Eunju at Ashdown Park Hotel to style her bridal hair for her big day at Buxted Park Hotel. All of Eunju's family and friends were in East Sussex for the wedding all the way from Korea and it was such a lovely morning to be part of. The wonderful groom arranged for us to style Eunju's bridal hair at the East Sussex venue and we were so happy to see such a happy bride delighted with her hair! 

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It was also lovely to work with photographer Sarah Critchlow who we have to thank for these beautiful images! 

Megan's Winter Wedding at Buxted Park

On the 25th February we had the absolute pleasure of styling Megan's bridal hair and make up on her wedding day.

Set in the stunning venue of Buxted Park Hotel in Uckfield it was a wedding morning to remember! We loved Megan's choice of hair with her curly low updo and natural make up, bringing together all the colours of her bouquet and fitting perfecting with her style of dress for the special day, not forgetting her beautiful rose gold jewellery and the AMAZING Ted Baker shoes! 

Photography by Dani Beach at  dannibeachphotography.com

Photography by Dani Beach at dannibeachphotography.com

Zoe's Wedding Day 6/5/2017

At the trial we created a beautiful and elegant bridal look for Zoe using Urban Decay's Naked eyeshadow palette, a beautiful rosy Mac blush called Desert Rose and the most amazing highlighter by Urban Decay which gave Zoe a radiant look and absolutely stunning cheekbones! 

After the trial our hair and make up artist Sarah made lots of notes to recreate the look on the wedding day and was so delighted to be part of such a wonderful wedding morning.

Zoe's wedding morning really was such a lovely event to be part of that we wanted to show you the photos of how amazing she looked! We especially loved the finishing touch of lipgloss called 'Hunny' by Peaches and Cream - a brand of make up we discovered a few months ago and fell in love with, not just for their beautifully coloured lipglosses' but also their AMAZING smell when applying! 

For Zoe's hair we created some beautiful curls with clip-in extensions to add more body and swept one side up to sit behind her jewelled hair piece while her sister Lyndsey, who was also bridesmaid, chose an elegant updo with soft curls framing her face and looked lovely in her rose coloured bridesmaid dress. 

A few months ago Powder and Pin were contacted by Zoe to see if we could style her hair and make up for her wedding day in May. With pleasure we booked a trial date in the diary and were delighted to find out it was the same day as Zoe's hen party so she would be making the most of her hair and make up by going out in Brighton and celebrating that night! 

Lyndsey Bridesmaid Hair 

Lyndsey Bridesmaid Hair 

Tor's Winter Wedding

It was a cosy, wintery morning for Tor's wedding on January 7th 2017 and as our first wedding of the year it was a great way to start our many bridal hair and make up bookings that we have for the year ahead! We were really excited to venture to Hampshire for Tor's wedding and we had a great time styling Tor's bridal hair along with her six bridesmaids. Tor chose a braided half-up-half-down style hairstyle for her wedding day while the bridesmaids all had their hair up, some with braids, others with buns, and lots of flowers! Special credit goes to photographer Holly Bobbins for these beautiful images.

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Jenna's Wedding at The Hilton, Brighton

Arriving at The Hilton for Jenna's wedding on the 21st January was so exciting - not only were we looking forward to seeing Jenna and her daughter Florie following their hair trial a few days before the wedding but we were also excited to see the dress - a beautiful Sassi Holford gown designed with a bold floral print of roses underneath a sheer overlay - this really was a pleasure to see and we were more than happy to create a hairstyle to compliment the dress! Jenna chose a half up/half down updo with curls and two gold leaf style clips to decorate with dusky pink gems to match the colour of the roses on the dress while her bridesmaid Adele opted for a blowdry and feather alice band to adorn her elegant bob - two beautiful styles for a beautiful bride and bridesmaid!

The wedding and ceremony was held at The Hilton Metropole in Brighton and was a lovely setting overlooking the sea on such a wonderfully sunny day! We hope the whole family had a wonderful time and we send lots of love and good wishes to the happy couple :) 

Jenna's gorgeous gown by Sassi Holford below - image taken from www.hitched.co.uk

Happy New Year from Powder and Pin!

As we move on to another exciting year we just wanted to take a moment to say a special 'thank you' to all our brides, bridesmaids, hen parties and everyone who had their hair and make up styled by the girls at Powder and Pin in 2016. We've had a brilliant year of hair and make up with a special highlight of being featured on Channel 4 and the best wedding blog in the UK 'Rock My Wedding' so we're leaving 2016 on a high and feeling really excited for more things to come in 2017!

Kate's wedding day hair and make up in Camber Sands 

Kate's wedding day hair and make up in Camber Sands 

We love weddings and enjoy every moment - from meeting our brides at the trial to celebrating along with you on the wedding day as you've had your styling done and are really excited to meet all our new brides of 2017 who have already booked with us! 

2016 was a great year with some wonderful weddings all over Sussex. Our bride Kate in October was married in Camber Sands with a beautiful updo involving hair twists and gorgeously natural make up with glamorous lashes while her bridesmaids opted for vintage inspired victory rolls.

Kate's Bridesmaids hair

Kate's Bridesmaids hair

Balqis' Wedding Hair and Make up in Brighton 

Balqis' Wedding Hair and Make up in Brighton 

Another two weddings before the end of the year were Anna and Balqis who were our last bride's of the year for us on New Years! Getting ready in central Brighton was Balqis whose hair and make up was styled by our fabulous MUA Elloise while Anna chose the wonderful Buxted Park Hotel for her ceremony and reception on a beautiful frosty morning with hair and make up for herself and her bridesmaids by Sarah.

So as we wave goodbye to 2016 and welcome in 2017 we're looking forward to another year of wedding hair and make up in Brighton and at some of Sussex's most stunning venues and look forward to meeting all of our hen party bookings for their big night out celebrating and we can't wait!

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year from everyone at Powder and Pin :) x 

Sparkle at this years Christmas Party with Hair and Make up by Powder and Pin

It's that time of year again and it's one of our favourites! Powder and Pin are now taking bookings for Christmas parties, office parties and all kinds of work do's in Brighton, Hove and all around Sussex. 

Whether you're looking for a full on festive look, a sprinkle of glitter or just a touch of make up to add some glamour to your look then let us make you sparkle by booking with Powder and Pin for your office Christmas party.

We are fully mobile and can set up our salons anywhere so whether you're getting ready at home, your hotel or even at the office we can come to you and glitz you up ready for the party.

Our team can cater for any size groups from one or two people to a whole office and we offer great discounts and special packages for large bookings so please get in touch to enquire!

We hope you all have a jolly Christmas and enjoy the festivities!

Love,

Powder and Pin x

 

 

Liz and Andy's Wedding as Featured in Rock My Wedding - The Best Wedding blog in the UK!

Liz and Andy's wedding at The Bell in Ticehurst was a beautiful Art deco inspired wedding with hair by Powder and Pin's stylist Sarah. A 1920's updo was created, finished elegantly with fingerwaves, and a glitzy headpiece added the finishing touches. With this glamorous hairstyle and Liz in her Eliza Jane Howell gown the bride looked absolutely stunning!

With such a beautiful venue, a stunning bride and wonderful bridesmaids it was no wonder Liz and Andy's portraits, captured by Jackson and Co Photography, were featured in one of the best UK wedding blogs in the UK - Rock My Wedding - and we couldn't be prouder to have our hair featured in this blog! :)

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Susan's Wedding at Brighton Marina

A special thank you to Susan who sent us this lovely message and wonderful review for her hair and make up on her wedding day. The heavens seemed to open upon us that morning with a huge storm over the hotel while we were doing hair and make up but we didn't let it dampen our spirits and really enjoyed being a part of the preparations! 

I just wanted to say thank you for everything you did to make my wedding day on 28 May so special. My hair and make- up, as well as my daughter’s and sister’s, was perfect and we really appreciated your calm and professional approach on the day (especially when the weather was causing maximum stress!)

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your services and think you offer a very professional service which is excellent value for money.

The day went really well and thanks to you I looked my best all day
— Susan Packer, Brighton Bride on 28th May 2016

Felicity's Brighton Wedding at St Paul's Church

Felicity and her bridesmaid's had their hair styled by Powder and Pin stylist Sarah on the morning of her April wedding - it was such a lovely relaxed morning with a house full of friends and family - we really enjoyed being a part of it and loved the photos we were sent afterwards and the five star review! Thank you Felicity :)

Sarah was absolutely amazing - she did my hair for my wedding and also 3 bridesmaids and mother of the bride. We were all amazed at how quickly she can do such beautiful styles - making the morning of the wedding relaxed and smooth running. She even coped with me changing my my last minute Thank you so much!
— Felicity Auld, Brighton Bride

Asian Wedding Hair

It was such a pleasure to meet this lovely lady on Sunday and style her hair for an Asian wedding. Following typical tradition for Asian weddings Jubeda was after something 'big' for her hair, and this was the result! We had so much fun creating this voluminous updo and after many bobby pins, hair pieces and alot of hairspray later we absolutely adored the final look! 

Lily's Wedding Hair in Lewes

September last year was our busiest time of year for wedding hair and make up in East Sussex and Lily's wedding in Lewes was one of our favourites! The beautiful braids and pretty flowers only added to the charm of the boho-style bridal hair and the wonderful wedding day.