Pins Petals Powder | Victoria Forshaw



What clients and colleagues say about me..

I am lucky in my work to be involved in such a wide variety of projects and jobs. I get to connect with the most fantastic people from working with brides on planning their wedding day preparations to working with other creative professionals on events, television, commercial and editorial work.

It is wonderful to receive positive feedback on the work that I love to do.

[su_quote] I just want to say the biggest thank you for everything you did for our wedding in August. You made me feel beautiful and everyone made so many comments about how lovely and intricate my hair was. The amount of people that also told me they thought my mam was my sister was ridiculous and that is at least somewhat down to you! I know she felt beautiful too.

The make up, hair and flowers were all absolutely amazing and looked so much better than I could ever have expected. Not only did you do the job we hired you for so spectacularly, but you went above and beyond – particularly with the time constraints and logistics of the day. I still don’t think I’d have made it to the Church without melting if you hadn’t sprayed me generously with that cooling mist!

Thank you again – you were amazing and if I ever have any excuse to use you again I will (I’ll be trying to find one!)[/su_quote]

Love from Bryony and Stephen

[su_quote] We had our wedding photos back and I wanted to share some of them with you. You did an absolutely gorgeous job of my makeup and also for my bridesmaids and mum, and you were an absolute pleasure to have around on the morning of my wedding day. I really can’t thank you enough![/su_quote]
[su_quote] Thank you so much for doing my hair and makeup so beautifully for the wedding.
I was very grateful for your calm manner in the morning, it certainly helped to keep my nerves under control. You listened to everything I said, it felt great on the day and looking back at the photos I’m absolutely delighted with how it worked out!  
As you can see my hair really did stay in the whole time, even during the ceilidh!  I actually don’t know how you managed it.
With many thanks for your excellent work, and wishing you all the best.[/su_quote]


[su_quote] Victoria did my hair and make up, as well as the hit of my three bridesmaids and my mum. She also created all of our bouquets, the top table’s centrepiece, button holes and corsages. The flowers were incredible. I’ve never seen a more beautiful range of flowers and she absolutely got the brief and our venue and created something stunning. My hair and make up were also perfect. I wanted a really natural look and I loved every part of it. I would definitely recommend to anyone. Having all three elements provided by one person was the best because it meant that it was simple to organise and my whole look had a consistency to it because she’d created it all. Amazing work! [/su_quote]

Vicki Snead

[su_quote] Just wanted to get in touch to say a massive thank you for everything (flowers, make-up & hair!) at my wedding. I just wanted to let you know I loved it all & really appreciate all the advice & creative ideas that you put into my day. You are such a talented lady, I don’t think that there are many people who are exceptional at flowers, make-up & hair, three important things that are a big deal to get right at a wedding! The name says it all “pins, petals & powder” so thank you again for doing such a fantastic job. My mum asked me to pass on her thanks to you too, she was really pleased with her hair & make up & also thought you had such a great manner that really put her at ease on the day – she actually really enjoyed the experience![/su_quote]

Sally Rudge

[su_quote] I was a bridesmaid a few weeks ago now and Victoria was amazing. My bouquet still looks beautiful in my hall. My makeup was done to such a high standard. She really made everyone feel comfortable on the day and was very professional. If I ever need any of these services or know anyone who does I will be recommending you time and time again! [/su_quote]

Marissa Gabellone

[su_quote] Vic did hair, makeup and flowers for my wedding and each part could not have been done more perfectly! She was so patient and helpful with my cluelessness about hair / makeup and my vague ideas for flowers and helped make our day absolutely perfect. Thank you so much x [/su_quote]

Katherine Holland

[su_quote] Victoria was helpful, enthusiastic and friendly at every stage of our wedding planning. The flowers were beautiful and we heard so many lovely comments about them on our wedding day. I loved my hair and makeup, she took my somewhat vague ideas and Pinterest boards and came up with the perfect look for me. We could not recommend her more. Fantastic! Thank you for being part of our day xxx [/su_quote]

Katy Hancock

[su_quote] Victoria of Pins, Petals & Powder was instrumental in making our wedding day magical. She embraced our 1920’s theme & was meticulous her research of the period. This meant the final floristry & hairdressing for myself and my bridesmaids complimented our Art Deco theme beautifully. Always helpful and friendly, I would recommend Victoria to anyone looking for stunning hair, flower or makeup creations![/su_quote]

Jane Elizabeth Bowron

[su_quote] Vic looked after the flowers, hair and make-up at my wedding recently and I honestly couldn’t have made a better choice. She is an absolute pro and offers honest advice when talking through your ideas. The hair and make-up on the day was exactly what we wanted and lasted very well. We loved having Vic around – she is so calm! The flowers were just stunning, better than I could have hoped for. Can’t recommend Pins Petals Powder highly enough! [/su_quote]

Sarah Simms

[su_quote] To Victoria, I absolutely cannot thank you enough for the amazing way you looked after me, my bridesmaids and our whole wedding party with such professionalism and flair. You made us all look so beautiful and really helped to put me at ease on the morning of the wedding. My sincere gratitude for everything you did that morning and for your work leading up to it. You are so talented and I am so happy that you were able to make our wedding so stunning [/su_quote]


[su_quote] Hi Vicky, Just wanted to say thank you so much for all your fabulous work yesterday and for being part of such a lovely chilled morning. We were all so happy with how everything turned out and (I really think!) the hair do’s stayed in place all evening…photo proof to follow! [/su_quote]


[su_quote] A massive thanks for all your help, makeup runs, hair runs, cups of tea, pinterest pictures, conversations about the colour theme, more conversations about the colour theme, visits to the venue, more tea, calming words on the morning, laughter to keep me sane, floristry lessons and just for being lush!![/su_quote]

Ang & Dunc

[su_quote] Dear Vic, I just wanted to say thank you so much for all you did for our wedding. The flowers were beautiful – I have dried some and have them in my kitchen. The makeup and hair was beautiful and you made the whole process so easy and calm. I feel so lucky to have had you involved in our special day. [/su_quote]


[su_quote] Hi Victoria Thank you so much for everything. Everyone loved my hair and makeup and I really appreciated your nice calm presence on the morning (not to mention your patience with the eyeliner). [/su_quote]


[su_quote] Dear Victoria, Thank you so much for doing my hair and the bridesmaids 🙂 My hair was amazing and made me feel fantastic. Everyone complimented me on it. The flowers too were fantastic!!! Thank you again. [/su_quote]

Lorna & Dave

[su_quote] Hi Victoria, I just wanted to say thank you so much for the hair and makeup on Saturday, you did a great job and I felt lovely all day 🙂 You made the morning very calm and that made the start of my day perfect. [/su_quote]


[su_quote] To Victoria, Thank you so much for all your advice and understanding our wedding so well. [/su_quote]

Lynsey & Ben

[su_quote] Hi Victoria, Just wanted to say a big thank you for the wedding flowers for 1st August, they were totally beautiful and everyone commented on how gorgeous the bouquets and table centres were. The smell was also amazing. If anyone is ever asking me for a florist recommendation, I will definitely be recommending you. [/su_quote]


[su_quote] Hi Victoria, I just wanted to thank you very much indeed for everything you did to make Sophie & Ed’s wedding celebration on Sunday 19th July, a wonderful occasion. I just wanted to say a personal thank you for your attention to detail, very professional, creative, multi-skilled & supportive approach which you gave to producing beautiful arrangements, which truly reflected Sophie’s desire to reflect her love of nature, the environment & creativity. [/su_quote]


[su_quote] Hi Victoria, I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for everything you did for the wedding. The flowers were beautiful, you made me feel very calm on the day and did such a lovely job with all our hair and my makeup I had so many lovely comments thanks to you [/su_quote]


[su_quote] Hi Victoria, just wanted to thank you for last Monday. You helped to make the morning stress free and my makeup was absolutely perfect, it even lasted till 3am!!!! Thanks [/su_quote]


[su_quote] Hi Victoria, Ali and I wanted to say thank you very much for providing such lovely flowers for our wedding, they were perfect and a lot of people have mentioned how nice and vibrant they looked. I also wanted to say thank you for the great job on the hair and makeup. [/su_quote]

Claire and Ali

[su_quote] Victoria, Thank you so much for your hard work making Katharine, my Mum, Granny and I look beautiful for my wedding. [/su_quote]


[su_quote] Dear Victoria, Thank you for being part of our wedding. The flowers and bouquet were beautiful, as were the hair and makeup. Your part in our wedding helped make it a very special day.[/su_quote]

Erin and David

 [su_quote]Victoria did the hair, make up and flowers for my wedding recently. I would recommend her to anyone. She is professional and fantastic at what she does. I explained what I wanted during our meetings and she delivered much more than that. I was really impressed and so pleased I booked pins, petals and powder.[/su_quote]

Beth, Newcastle

 [su_quote] Hey Victoria, Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the bridal hair last week. You we’re fantastic and lovely to have around on the morning. Thank you so much from myself and my bridesmaids. Wishing you all the very best. Marie xxx[/su_quote]

Marie, Newcastle

 [su_quote]Victoria took care of mine and my bridesmaids hair and make up for my wedding day. She is very professional and certainly knows her trade! An excellent stylist, complete perfectionist and a pleasure to work with! I highly recommend Victoria and will definitely book her again for any future special occasions![/su_quote]

 Joanne, Newcastle

 [su_quote] Worked with Victoria on a prestigious Lifestyle photographic shoot for a Proctor & Gamble product -“
Service Category: Photo Stylist
Year first hired: 2013
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value [/su_quote]

John Quinn Photographer Newcastle

 [su_quote]It has been great to work with Victoria on photoshoots for Luxe and Loved Up magazines. She has great style, creativity and an unflappable manner which make her very able to cope with new people and situations.[/su_quote]

Kathryn Editor Luxe Magazine, Food Quarter Magazine at Room 501 Publishing

 [su_quote]Victoria ia a highly creative individual with a real ability to think laterally. She develops her ideas from inception through to completion in a very considered way and consistently produced top quality VM solutions while working with me.[/su_quote]

Hayley, Newcastle

 [su_quote]Victoria is easy to get on with and therefore a pleasure to work with. She is very creative with stylish ideas. Enjoyed my time with her.[/su_quote]

Beth, Houghton le Spring

 [su_quote]As the Creative Director of a very active contemporary dance theatre company it is extremely important that I make the right decision as to who my company and I collaborate with. Victoria has a focus for detail, her professional work ethic combined with a genuine enthusiasm for her craft is certainly an asset. Her experience offers insight and I look forward to our next collaboration.[/su_quote]

 Nicole, Newcastle

 [su_quote]Victoria is very creative, talented and professional. She is lovely and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her.[/su_quote]

Sarah, Newcastle