Heather and Pete Classic And Fun Wedding By Cross-Jones Photography

Sometimes there are those weddings that come across your desk and you just fall in love. Cross-Jones Photography really captured Welsh couple’s Heather & Pete’s classic wedding held in the beautiful city of Bath. Its a fun and relaxed wedding that brought friends and family together. Sit back and enjoy this little beauty with a coffee and a welsh cake. ~ Kate

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How would you describe your wedding theme?

We wanted a classic and fun wedding.

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What was your favourite part of your wedding?

Marrying Pete. After 6years together I already felt committed to him for life so I was surprised by the strength of my emotion when saying my vows and hearing him return those promises.Heather & Pete-164

Tell us about your Wedding Dress

My mum booked the wedding dress shop and my sister chose the dress!

I went with my mum, sister, gramma, mother-in-law and one of my two Auntys.

It was a fun day, with my energy sustained by gramma’s chocolate stash!

In the first shop, my sister pulled a dress off the rack and said try this, and that was that, I loved the first one I tried on. We still went to the other appointments so I could make an informed choice – but I knew that I’d already found one I’d be happy wearing.Heather & Pete-40Heather & Pete-45

Who did you pick as your bridesmaids &/or best man and why?

My lovely little sister, Charlotte, was my bridesmaid and Pete’s best man was his brother, Phil.

We are so close to our siblings and as we were having a simple wedding it was enough to have one person each for support on the day.

Charlotte’s partner Chris was also a great help to us both on the day, you could say he was a spare bridesmaid/groomsman!Heather & Pete-79

Why did you choose your venue?

The Bath Cricket Club fitted our needs… spacious, located in the centre of Bath, short walk from the Guildhall, and most importantly-reasonably priced.

Oh, and Pete is cricket mad!Heather & Pete-217Heather & Pete-1

Tell us about your photographer

Cross-Jones Photography were my only choice as we are lifelong best friends!

It’s a good thing Pete and I have always loved their work and we absolutely LOVE our photos.Heather & Pete-422

How did the proposal happen? 

Christmas Eve 2014 – Wandering through beautiful Bath on our way to a meal in our favourite Thai restaurant, Pete stopped by the river side (suspiciously also by Bath rugby ground!) and simply asked me to marry him – 7.5months later and the job was done!Heather & Pete-180

What was your first dance & why?

We decided to have a first dance about 2 weeks before the wedding. Our tastes in music differ greatly – in 6 years we have only agreed on one song; CeeLo Green’s ‘I want you ‘ …. so the choice was easy!Heather & Pete-456

In hindsight, was there anything you would have done differently?

No. I had no expectations or dreams about the day, apart from to end the 7th August 2015 married to Pete. This mind set unintentionally allowed us to have a perfect day.Heather & Pete-304

Do you have any advice for future couples?

Although I was tee total on the day (I wanted to remember it all and was already on a high), we both felt like we had massive hangovers the next day. I think the adrenalin, excitement, emotion and dancing wiped us out. I couldn’t imagine having to travel to a honeymoon destination that day.

I would advise giving yourselves a day of rest immediately after the wedding day just to chill and take it in…. and then go on hols!Heather & Pete-275

What was your favourite thing about planning a wedding?

Seeing the excitement it gave my family and friends.Heather & Pete-482Heather & Pete-423

The Suppliers

Photographer: Cross-Jones Photography
Ceremony Venue: Guildhall – Bath, Alkmaar Room
Reception Venue: Bath Cricket Club
Bride’s Dress: Elegant Occasions – Neath
Bride’s Shoes: Kurt Guiger
Bride’s Headpiece: Elegant Occasions – Neath
Bride’s Jewellery: Brides Own
Groom’s Outfit: Moss Bros
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Silk -Skewen
Bridesmaid’s Accessories: Bridesmaids Own
Cake: Heather’s Aunty Lynne!
Flowers: Family friend -Daphne Smith
Hair: Phylosophie 
Make Up: Brides Own
DJ: Pete’s mate Will
Stationery: Paper Baker 
Any Reception Decor/Props: Mum’s handmade bunting
Transport: Our legs!

The Wedding Album

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See I told you it’s such a cute wedding! If you are still looking for a some inspiration you better hurry and get some tickets to Cwtchfest. The suppliers are top notch and there will be music all through the day. Buy your tickets here. ~ Kate

Cwtchfest Contributers- The iGency

Today we have the fabulous Suz from iGency telling us all about the great live music acts they are bringing to Cwtchfest in April. EEK! we’re so damn excited!
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Hello all you lovely Cwtch readers…we are thrilled to be involved in the amazing Cwtchfest once again!

It is going to be even bigger and better this year and being held at the home of the Green man Festival Glanusk Estate.  It is a super cool event and a really refreshing change from your typical wedding fair, we are very excited…you are in for a real treat.

If you are yet to get your tickets don’t worry you can still get them here

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The iGency is a live entertainment agency based in South Wales. Run by myself  & my partner Ryan, between us we have over 30 years professional music industry and performance experience. My background is West End Theatre & Ryan is one of Wales’ top session drummers and has toured the world with numerous international superstars. We believe our invaluable experience really helps us to understand what it takes to be a first class act.

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We personally vet all our acts and hand pick only the finest and loveliest talent ensuring you get cool, stylish, stress free entertainment of the highest standard. We supply spectacular entertainment to hundreds of weddings every year through the UK & internationally and have thus become ‘wedding entertainment experts’. We can help with all aspects of the entertainment for your big day, we can even offer bespoke solutions for your event,  get in touch and let us know what you require. We are passionate about providing our clients with top quality entertainment, when you book an act from The iGency you can rest assured you are booking the best. We work closely with a huge team of world class musicians, and vocalist whom we call upon to bring your event to life. You are guaranteed exceptional attitudes, a cool contemporary look and sound, and electrifying performances from our team.

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The iGency will be supplying lots of great entertainment throughout the day at  Cwtchfest. If you are thinking of booking entertainment for your big day come and see our team live on 17th April. In most circumstances it is not possible to see our bands live as they perform at private functions. Cwtchfest is a rare and exclusive opportunity to see for yourself  the magic a live band can bring to your wedding. Amongst the line up on the day will be our top bands iPop, iRock, Indienational & iLectric who’s vocalist Shellyann has recently appeared on ‘The Voice’. We will also be showcasing some other great wedding entertainment options.
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Live entertainment is such a special part of any wedding it will be a talking point for years to come. So much of the feedback we receive talks about the ‘band making the night’,  ‘creating an amazing atmosphere’, ‘filling the dance floor’… the right band truly does just that, nothing else beats it.  My advice when booking a band would be do not just go for the cheapest option like anything you get what you pay for, anyone can call themselves a “wedding band” but chances are the reason they are cheapest is because they are not as good.  When booking one of our acts you pay for experience, professionalism of the highest standard on & off stage, great equipment and a stress free booking process. A great band will make the night a bad band can break it… ;) You can select one of our brilliant ready made acts or let us create something completely bespoke to make your vision a reality.
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We hope to see you at Cwtchfest on 17th April for a taster of what we offer, it would be great to meet you.  Drop us a line before hand if you are interested in a particular band and we can advise you on the schedule for the day.
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Along side running the The iGency Ryan & I perform in the band iPop. iPop is where it all began…

Since forming in 2010 iPop have become one of the most established wedding bands in the UK. We play at over 100 weddings and events every year. The entire band have extensive industry experience and are full time, highly experienced, professional musicians. We know exactly how important booking the right wedding band is and we are really passionate about making your big day the best it can be.

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 As we all know weddings can become expensive, we keep our prices affordable by offering our stylish 4 piece line up. Prices include the whole evenings entertainment, a state of the art PA sound system, lighting and all music between sets played via DJ software. If you have a larger budget we can include our additional vocalist, sax player, & percussionist. Traveling the world is fabulous but we love performing here in Wales…especially since we recently gained a new addition to the iPop team….our whirlwind daughter ;)) As we are based in Wales you guys get our absolute best prices & we are currently offering a special deal to Cwtch readers having Welsh weddings. Please get in touch and mention ‘Cwtch The Bride’ for details.

 iPop specialise in modern chart floor fillers but with our years of experience and huge repertoire of the best party hits of all time we can adapt our set list specifically for you. We can also offer an acoustic set for the drinks reception or wedding breakfast, & a super cool live DJ to compliment the band. Your entertainment can be individually tailored to suit your style and budget.

If you are looking for a stylish, versatile, fun, friendly, professional party band iPop are the band for you.

Visit www.ipopband.co.uk for more details, take a look at our live videos, demos & reviews from other happy couples… we would love to hear from you.
 
Catch iPop live at Cwtchfest April 17th 
 
Video Links:
  • Watch interview here
  •  Wedding Rolling : here
  •  Corporate roundhouse: here
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iRock: iRock are an incredibly in demand wedding band, since forming in 2011 they have fast become the band to have. They perform at around 80 weddings plus per year and have a super cool yet versatile playlist. They perform hits from all your fave indie rock/pop acts including Mumford & Sons, Bastille, Fratellies, Stereophonics, Kaizer chiefs, Killers, Kings Of Leon & many more. The boys are not only super talented they are lovely too and know how to make your day extra special. Visit www.irockband.co.uk for more information.
 
Video:   Live Studio watch here
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iLectric: iLectric’s lead vocalist Shellyann recently appeared on BBC’s ‘The Voice’. She is a pop powerhouse! Their brilliantly broad set will appeal to all as they perform the coolest party hits ever. Covering both up to date modern chart hits and old school classics. Their repertoire includes tunes from Bon Jovi to Bruno Mars. iLectrifying vocals and great musicians. Visit www.ilectricband.co.uk for more information.
 
Videos:
The Voice here
The band here
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Indienational are our latest addition and are taking the event scene by storm. This band look the part, sound the part and can absolutely rock the party! They are the masters of Indie Pop & Rock, and with endless super cool tunes, charisma and rock star good looks, this epic line line up will bring your event to life. 
Catch all these amazing acts live..plus many more  at Cwtchfest on  17th April

DIY Hair Tutorial: Messy Side Bun

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Today, our Homemade Bride, Kate has a super easy and very stylish DIY hair tutorial for you all to try. This style would work great for brides and bridesmaids alike. Once you pop a hair comb or fascinator in it, people … Continue reading 

Our Rustic Bride Kristy

I am a massive believer in fate and Our Rustic Bride Kristy is the perfect example of this. How many of us can say we are marrying our university sweetheart. This beautiful lady is going to have a wedding with lots of handmade items but the thing that is going to play a big part of the day is music…cuddle up on the sofa with a cup of hot chocolate and fall in love with Kristy the way we have…..!!! 

IMAG0976Hi there, my name is Kristy and I have been given the wonderful opportunity to share my experiences over the next 9 months heading towards our wedding!! I am now 30 years old and have been waiting for the day that my perfect man would ask me to marry him since I was a teenager. I was lucky enough  to find my English man Kieron when I was 18. It was the day I left home for Cardiff university. Not originally the university I wanted to get into I must admit, but a last minute effort to apply through clearing secured me a place. Unfortunately due to it being a bit rushed I didn’t get into student residences and had to find my own accommodation. The day I arrived (18.09.04) I knocked on the door and this tall, blonde haired, blue eyed boy answered and introduced himself as Kieron. We both went about the business of moving in. When our families left I found myself nervously standing in the kitchen alone, I decided I didn’t want to be alone so I spent the afternoon in Kierons room chatting away. I knew instantly that I really liked him. It was later that night while watching Shrek we had our first kiss. We have never lived apart since. We are best friends and soul mates and I can’t wait to become his wife a day before our 12th anniversary together. As you can see, I have waited a long time for this!

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I was born and have always lived in Wales. I was brought up in a small town outside Carmarthen before moving to Cardiff for university (where Kieron and I met). Since then we have been living in an even smaller town outside of Swansea.IMAG1231

I qualified as a midwife just over two years ago. I think it is definately a calling and I love it. I work both day and night shifts, and going for bridal appointments following night shifts has led to some very entertaining conversations and I think some unusual decisions!more recent 2015

I am an active girl –  I enjoy yoga and pilates. I love to dance, and don my ballet shoes often. I like to get out and about with Kieron and our fur baby Indi. She’s a relatively new addition to the unit, she is the most ridiculous little thing but definitely keeps us on our toes!indi pup

This year, I just cant wait to finally become a Mrs. To have both of our families in one place at the same time. Our families being seperated by the river Severn has not allowed this before. And of course the HONEYMOON!P1020959

Competition: Win the use of Spa facilities and treatment for 2 at the new Parc Spa, Stradey Park Hotel

With the festive season behind us and most us feeling the January blues, we wanted to offer you lovely Brides-to-be a special competition this month to take some time out for you.  

We have teamed with our newest Lush List member The Stradey Park Hotel  to offer you and  a loved one a day at  their new Parc Spa.

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  The Prize


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Nestled into the beautiful Welsh hillside, overlooking the world famous Gower and Carmarthenshire coastline, the Stradey Park Hotel in Llanelli is the perfect place to spend a relaxing day.

The lovely team at the Parc Spa are offering a chance for you to win a 25 minute treatment session for 2 people.

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Experience a relaxing treatment within their calming spa rooms to help relieve any built up stress of planning your special day.

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The day also includes use of the new thermal suites with Vichy shower, sauna and hot tub rooms with the relaxation and sleep rooms.

Robes and slipper hire will be included.

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HOW TO ENTER


Simply complete the following

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Terms and Conditions:

Closing date for entries is midnight Sunday 31st January 2016.

The winner will be drawn on Tuesday 2nd February 2016.

Prize must be taken by July 2016 and booked in advance

The prize is not transferable