The BEST wedding suppliers in the South east

Kent & London

I've attended numerous weddings throughout my life, witnessing a variety of experiences ranging from exceptional to dreadful. Thankfully, most of my encounters have been delightful. However, the selection of suppliers plays a pivotal role in the success of a wedding. Therefore, it's crucial to choose the finest ones available.

Fortunately, I have compiled a list of my preferred wedding suppliers in the South East, so you can draw inspiration from the very best. Whether you're seeking exceptional hair stylists, remarkable venues, entertainment or just someone to give you colour palette ideas,  these professionals excel at their craft and genuinely care about the couples they serve.

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My top three wedding make-up artists

Bear Beauty 

Claire Bear (as she’s always been known as) definitely deserves a top spot for bridal make-up. If you’re looking for a make-up artist that can create a fresh, glowing and timeless aesthetic, then Claire is the perfect person for your special day. 

With over 15 years experience, the Deal-based make-up artist has been featured on some incredibly impressive platforms including Vogue, RMW and Modern Wedding. 

Send Claire a message to find out how she can create your perfect wedding look. 

Emilie Morrissey Make Up

Emilie Morrissey is an excellent artist who offers make-up for your wedding day. I've worked with her on wedding days multiple days and is always a pleasure to work with. 

She offers a range of looks that suit your vision – after all, it is your day! If you’re looking for elegance and celebrity-status style, then get in contact with her sooner rather than later!

Bethany Emily 

Bethany’s passion for bridal make-up certainly shines through. With an artistic eye, she can create any look and prides herself on her skills of versatility. Not only will Bethany be with you on your wedding day, but you’ll also be able to make sure that she’s the perfect make-up artist for you through a trial day. 

With over 9 years of commercial and industry experience, Bethany’s confidence and creativity means that you’ll be choosing a professional while having the reassurance that you’ll look perfect on the day. 

Drop her a message today to get your trial day booked in. 

My top three wedding hairstylists 

Mia of Margate

If you’re looking for a hairstylist who can create effortless, natural styles, then Mia of Margate is the place to go. 

Located in sunny Margate, Mia’s passion for hair and sustainability shine through her brand. So, not only will your hair look gorgeous on the day, but you’ll be doing your bit for the community and the environment at the same time.

Have a browse of Mia’s website and get booked in to see what she can do for your wedding day. 

ZW Hair and Make Up

If you’re looking for a hair and make-up artist that wins all the awards, then Zoe is your girl! The multi-award-winning bridal hair and make-up specialist particularly specialises in a soft-glam aesthetic – think delicate hair up-dos and naturally beautiful make-up. 

With years of industry experience and working with the likes of London Fashion Week and Label M, Zoe continues to provide her professional and creative services with real passion. 

Since she went solo in 2021, she’s won Best Hairstylist and Best Newcomer for the South-East in the Wedding Industry Awards.

Take a look at Zoe’s gallery and drop her message to get booked in!

Katie Mcgoldrick Hair

I certainly couldn’t leave Katie out of my top three. If you’re looking for a professional hairstylist that specialises in a modern chic and relaxed style, then I present Katie! 

With a passion for making women look and feel the most confident and beautiful versions of themselves, Katie is a hairstylist who will leave you looking and feeling the best version of yourself - which fits in quite nicely with a wedding day. 

Take a look at the services Katie provides and contact her to get her booked in for your special day!

My top three wedding venues

Wilderness Weddings

This takes the top spot for my favourite wedding venue. Surrounded by nature with one of the most beautiful sunsets you’ll see, Wilderness Weddings offers an idyllic, natural setting in the wonderful Stour Valley. 

If you want to spend your wedding day surrounded by woods and water meadows, then book a visit on their website. Just remember to take a hayfever tablet with you (just in case).

The Beacon House

Located literally on the beach, just along from Whitstable, The Beacon House is a gorgeous home-turned-wedding-venue for intimate weddings. If you’re looking for a natural setting that reflects a New England feel that leads to the pebbly sea, then The Beacon House is the perfect location for your special day. 

What’s more, this amazing venue has been featured on multiple platforms for its pristine beauty including The New York Times, Vogue and The Observer. 

Check out their website for more information.

Chapel House Estate

If you envision your wedding to be luxurious and rustic, then Chapel House Estate is the perfect place to choose. This family-run venue is located in the beautiful town of Minster, Kent. The 732-year-old chapel is surrounded by 35 acres of picturesque landscapes and a wild apple orchard, and it’s less than a mile away from the East Kent coast. 

Full of charm and character, Chapel House Estate will certainly not disappoint. Check out their website to book a viewing. 

My top three wedding music artists

Abigail Cardwell

If you’re looking for an elegant, upbeat jazz artist, then Abigail Cardwell is the perfect music artist for your wedding day.

With different band options to choose from, Abigail’s vocals are the perfect tune to your wedding party. With covers from Adele and Amy Winehouse to John Legend and Norah Jones, Abigail and her jazz trio will sound delicate and delightful at your wedding. 

Check out her talent on her website, and see the band options that you can choose from.

Thomas Abrahams

If you’re wanting guitar melodies and upbeat vibes, then Thomas is perfect for your wedding day. His talent is undeniable with both his guitar and vocals. He’s authentic, versatile and unique. 

From Spanish Guitar to Gypsy Guitar, Thomas is a fantastic one-man-band who uses live looping, synthesising mastery and a set list that will appeal to every single wedding guest. 

Listen to his talent on his website to hear for yourself!

Lizzie Sambrook

Lizzie definitely fills the dancefloor with smooth rhythms and upbeat elegance. Together with her saxophone, she plays the dance classics that will get everyone on their feet!

The saxophonist certainly brings the energy and is known for her Ibiza Sax style sets. She’s also performed in some awesome venues, such as Royal Ascot, and has played for well-known artists including Beverley Knight and Jools Holland. 

Listen to her unique sounds here!

My top wedding videographer

MAC Videography

MAC Videography are award-winning videographers, creating luxury wedding cinematography to an international standard. Matt and Emma, who are a husband-and-wife duo, travel the world, capturing the most special moments of a couple’s wedding day. 

Their films are creative and elegant and will definitely leave a tear in your eye (for all the right reasons of course). 

Watch their films and see their versatility for every wedding theme – from boho to dramatic, MAC Videography will capture the best bits.

My top wedding florist 

Flowers by SP

Located in Broadstairs, Kent, Flowers by SP creates bespoke flower arrangements that are original and elegant in every way. 

Owner Sarah boasts over 25 years of experience and has worked with the likes of Harrods and Bluebird for Sir Terance Wogan in London before moving to the seaside. Her talent for floristry is unique as she combines traditional aesthetics with modern techniques.

Take a look at Flowers by SP’s website to find out more information.