Wedding Band & Entertainment Resources In East Sussex

We are The Modern Way, an East Sussex function band with a matrimonial edge. Weddings are what we do, and our aim is simple; to draw your attention, however briefly, away from the gorgeous food and well dressed attendees to the band, making the dance floor bounce. This is no easy task, and as we stare out at the hundreds of incredibly smart guests and the amazing decor, we can't help but wonder where everything comes from.

East Sussex Function Band - The Modern Way

Now we're on a mission, and have started asking the wedding suppliers to tell us more about everything that goes on. So here's a little guide to everything which we see around us as we rock through our repertoire.

Makeup & Hair Services

Nicola Downey - Hair & Makeup Artist
Corner Cottage, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6EG
www.nicoladowney.com

Nicola Downey is a freelance makeup artist with one goal - to make you look as beautiful as possible on your special day. As mobile as she is talented, Nicola beautifies brides from Surrey, Essex, Kent, East Sussex and West Sussex.

The Beauty Aisle

Ocean View, Battenhurst Road, Stonegate, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 7DU
www.thebeautyaisle.co.uk

When it comes to hair and makeup, this company knows what the deal is. So whether you choose a rocky, curly look, an elegant, straight look, or a mixture of the two, The Beauty Aisle is up to the task.

Tea Killick Makeup Artist
The Spinneys, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8YE
www.teakillick.com

A bride's pre-wedding makeup session on the morning of the big day is almost as crucial as the ceremony itself. One slip and mascara-smearing tears can ensue. Well this company’s experts don't even know what mascara-smearing tears are, because they don't happen on their watch!

Bridalwear Shops

Fross Wedding Collections
89 The High Street, Uckfield, TN22 1RJ
www.frossweddingcollections.co.uk

We’ve seen just how happy brides are on their big day, as they dance along to the music after a few (or ten) glasses of champagne. We have also seen how big a part the dress plays in all of this. Enter the diverse range of dresses offered by Frodsham Wedding Collections!

Mathilda Rose Bridal Boutique
The Courtyard, Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green, TN22 3RB
www.mathildarose.co.uk

Very much in keeping with the surname of its founder, the Mathilda Rose Bridal Boutique aims to dress the future Mrs. in a garment that exudes elegance and grace.

Lilly Lou Bridal Designer
25 Valley Dene, Newhaven, BN9 9N
www.lillyloubridaldesigner.com

Catering to every dress-related need of the bride to be, this company offers a fantastic range of garments guaranteed to have you seeking advice left right and centre.

One Stop Wedding Shop
20 South Street, Eastbourne, BN21 4XF
www.onestopweddingshop.co.uk

This bridal shop prides itself – as you may notice from the title – on being the one and only stop you'll need.

Claire de Lune Bridal
34 South Street, Eastbourne, BN21 4XB
www.clairedelunebridal.com

Here they know that wedding dresses are as diverse as the personalities of the women wearing them, and they endeavour to make sure the two are a perfect match.

Wedding Cakes

The Brighton Cake Company
4 Hunston Close, Woodingdean, Brighton, BN2 6TN
www.brightoncakecompany.co.uk

A slice of cake makes playing the guitar much easier. That’s just a fact. Playing guitar seems like the easiest thing in the world when sampling one of Charleston Cake Company’s mouthwatering creations.

Katy Cakes of Hove
Rowan Ave, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 7JF
www.katycakes.co.uk

Katy's cakes are anything but simple. From flower-laden multi-tiered masterpieces, to classic understated offerings, brides will spend as much time choosing a cake here as they would their dress.

Dream Wedding Creations
Sandbanks Way, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3LN
www.dreamweddingcreations.co.uk

Creations they certainly are! One click on their website link and you will be greeted by a five-tier wedding cake. Enough said!

Birdseed Keepsakes - Wedding Cake Toppers
Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3WE
www.birdseedkeepsakes.co.uk

This company is not so concerned with the cake itself but more with what is on top of the cake. Colourful brides and grooms, or characters from your favourite film. Take your pick!

Decorative Hire

Ace Crystal Clear Décor
Hastings, East Sussex, TN34
www.acecrystalcleardecor.com

Every bride and groom want to see their guests' jaws drop and to hear exclamations of 'wow' and 'incredible'. Well lucky for you, Ace Crystal Clear Decor specialises is jaw-dropping decorative genius.

Wedding Florists


The Flower House
High Street, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6AB
www.theflowerhouse.biz

Flowers add vibrant colour to the wedding picture, and the folks over at The Flower House are very talented artists indeed.

Miss Mole’s Flower Emporium
78 Beaconsfield Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6DD
www.missmolesfloweremporium.co.uk

This company offers flowers just as enchanting as their name would have you believe. Here they know about flowers; what works, what doesn't work, and how none of that matters if a certain arrangement leaves you speechless.

Blooms for Business
48, Eley Drive, Rottingdean, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 7FG
www.bloomsforbusiness.com

One look at their website and you will know exactly just how special and stunning this company's flowers are.

Groom Attire

Suits to Suit
1 and 2 Meadowbank, Croft Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1DL
www.suitstosuit.co.uk

Us guys think about what we wear almost as much women do... sometimes. The suits offered by Suits to Suit are so sharp we're tempted to get some ourselves, with a 60s rock twist of course. These guys well and truly live up to their name, so sit back, relax and let the measuring commence.

Wedding Marquee Hire

Dazzle Events Limited
19a Sutton Road, Seaford, BN25 1RU,
www.dazzleevents.co.uk

For summer weddings, a marquee is crucial, and as a band we definitely like our equipment to be protected should the rain decide to pop in. We are also pretty sure that the same is true for the beautiful bride and her priceless hairdo. Dazzle Events Limited supplies guest-pleasing marquees for weddings across Sussex, Kent, Surrey and London. Their reach is far, and their expertise unquestionable.

Wedding Photographers

Chris Giles Photography
5 Waldron Avenue, Brighton, BN1 9EF
www.chrisgilesphotography.com

Say ‘oh my god I can’t believe we just got married’. Okay Chris Giles may not say this, but he nevertheless provides a highly professional photography service.

Simon Potter Photography
Larksmeade, Eastbourne, Eastbourne, BN20 7LH
www.simonpotterweddingphotography.co.uk

Simon Potter is a man whose passion is to capture every moment of your special day, with relatives sure to need a tissue when flicking through the wedding album.

Matthew Page Photography

96 Caroline Way, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 5AY
www.matthewpagephotography.co.uk

Insightful, thought-provoking images designed to bring back your special day again and again.

Jem Photography
Framfield Road, Uckfield, TN22 5AG
www.jemphotography.co.uk

Jem Photography is a company obsessed with just one thing, and it is not wedding bands. This company encourages every happy couple to let loose on their wedding day, with stunning photographs resulting.

Debbie Sanderson Wedding Photography
8 Poppyfields, Houghton Green Lane, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7PL
www.debbiesandersonweddingphotography.co.uk

Debbie Sanderson is dedicated to photography, and runs her small business to the highest of standards, making your day as special as possible.

Wedding Stationary

Amanda Jane Weddings
1a Central Court, Central Avenue, Telscombe Cliffs, BN10 7LU
www.amandajaneweddings.com

Nobody will show up at your wedding if you don't invite them. But worry not, because stunning wedding invitations just happen to be exactly what this company specialises in.

Wedding Videographers

KITEBOX
9b Buckingham Place, Brighton, RH20 2LF
www.kitebox.co.uk

The ceremony, the toasts, the post-champagne dancing, and the inevitable drunken stumbles into our equipment; you certainly want all of this on the record, and KITEBOX will be happy to oblige!

Wedding Accessories


Cuttlefishlove Kanzashi
Hove, East Sussex, BN3
www.cuttlefishlove.co.uk

While playing in a band tends to involve wearing some fetching accessories, they are not even close to those provided by Cuttlefishlove Kanzashi. Whether you need a table arrangement that you and your guests will never forget, or a bespoke sash, this company is ready for anything.

Wedding Cars

Beuaford Classic Car Hire
Edelweiss, Beddingham, Brighton, East Sussex, BN8 6JZ
www.beaufordclassic.co.uk

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that playing weddings isn't as profitable as a sold out arena tour, but if it was, buying a flashy car would certainly be one of the upsides. With Beuaford Classic Car Hire, you won't miss out on one of the best wedding perks there is.

Premier Wedding Cars
Unit 3, Mountney Bridge Business Park, Eastbourne Road, Westham, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN24 5NH
www.premierweddingcars.co.uk

As you may have guessed, this company’s cares are of premier quality, and range from classic Rolls Royces to modern day Mercedes.

Royalton Chauffeured Vintage Cars
Suite S9, Waterside Centre, North Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2PE
www.royaltoncars.co.uk

Every bride wants to get to her wedding in style. Royalton’s vintage cars will leave even the most prepared of brides speechless.

Wedding Planners

Thistle Hawk Events

10 Bear Road, Brighton, BN2 4DA
www.facebook.com/ThistleHawkEvents

Thistle Hawk’s Facebook page speaks for itself. They know how important your big day is, and that is why they take care of every little detail, no matter how minute.

Yonevents Ltd
33 Buckingham St, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3LT
www.yonevents.co.uk

Your wedding is most certainly and event, and one which should be planned with the utmost care and attention. Yonevents Ltd is a company whose enthusiasm for weddings may even rival that of the happy couple... almost.

East Sussex Wedding Websites & Supplier Directories:

http://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-suppliers/east-sussex
http://directory.confetti.co.uk/east-sussex
http://www.thelovelustlist.co.uk
http://www.weddingspot.co.uk/wedding-suppliers/east-sussex