Wedding Video: Megan & Shaun’s Valentine’s Day Wedding by Aurora Wedding Films

We have a gorgeous wedding video for you today brought to us by the fabulous Aurora Wedding Films.

Megan & Shaun got married on Valentines day at the fabulous Nanteos Country House in Aberystwyth and their wedding featured a HELICOPTER! Amazing. We hope you love this film as much as we do, I’m a huge advocate for having a wedding video and I think after seeing this you will probably see why!


nb. watch in full screen to get the full effect!

What do you think? Isn’t this gorgeous! Have you decided to book a Videographer for your wedding? Join us in the comments as we’d love to hear your reasons why or why not.

Midweek Mini: Nicola & Jon’s Secret Wedding

Homemade Bride Kate is presiding over this week’s Midweek Mini to tell us all about her friends’ secret wedding…

Being in the wedding business one of the most common things that I hear is how expensive weddings are. I always tell my brides that the only part that is really important is the actual ceremony, the rest of it is all decorative. This could not have been more true for Nicola and Jon .

My friends had been engaged for years and whenever we asked when they were getting married they just keep telling us “We are getting married on Tuesday.” They never actually ever told us which Tuesday. You can imagine my surprise one day, when scrolling through Facebook, that I had a friend’s name come up that I didn’t recognise. I clicked on the profile to see that Nicola and Jon had secretly got married. It was just the two of them. They hadn’t told a soul. They had asked two random people to be their witnesses and yes, for those of you who were wondering, it was a Tuesday!

I asked Nicola what her favourite wedding day memory was and this is what she told me:

I’ve been thinking long and hard about one favourite memory and to be honest I couldn’t think of just one. Although as you know not everyone’s idea of a conventional wedding, I loved every moment of our secret day. From sneaking out of the house so the neighbours wouldn’t see us in our wedding clothes, the ceremony just being us and our lovely little honeymoon in Mid Wales. But I must say that this is my favourite photo. Caught off guard not posed, I think it shows exactly how I was feeling: complete and utter love.



We would love to hear your favourite wedding day memory or moment. Get in touch with us by emailing

Non-Religious Wedding Readings: Part 5

One request we get time and time again is for alternative wedding readings. Whether you are planning a religious or civil ceremony we have found a selection of readings that would possibly fit the bill. Here is the lovely Kate with part 5 of our new series.


The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

There were so many lovely quotes from this movie I just couldn’t choose. So I decided to do a collection for you. I hope this gives you some inspiration for readings on the day. I hope you love them as much as I do.

The images in this post are all stills from the film

The images in this post are all stills from the film

“Poets often describe love as an emotion that we can’t control, one that overwhelms logic and common sense. That’s what it was like for me. I didn’t plan on falling in love with you, and I doubt if you planned on falling in love with me. But once we met, it was clear that neither of us could control what was happening to us. We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has happened only once, and that’s why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I’ll never forget a single moment of it.”

“You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love. So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be hard. We’re going to have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you forever, you and me everyday.”


“We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox.”


We will be back with more inspiration very soon!

Cwtch of the Week: ‘Cwtch the Bride!’ by Lloyd Williams Photography

We have a beautiful cwtch for you this week which was submitted by the lovely Lloyd Williams Photography. Lloyd photographed Ceri & Jon’s wedding at The Manor Hotel, Crickhowell on the 2nd of April this year.

This lovely cwtch happened when Ceri’s best friend from school gave her a congratulatory cwtch after the ceremony. Love it!


Thank you Lloyd for sending this in :)

If you have a cwtch of the week that you would like to share with us, it doesn’t have to be after the wedding, please send it in to

Sarah & Jamie’s Welsh Green Wedding by Aurora Wedding Films

We are so excited to welcome our newest LUSH LIST member: Welsh Green Weddings to our blog! Located on a small organic Carmarthenshire farm, Welsh Green Weddings are a licensed wedding venue with accommodation for over 40 people on site.

Welsh Green Weddings are set in a GORGEOUS location: the lush green Teifi Valley. An undiscovered gem of a location nestling on the borders of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire.

But don’t just take our word for it, so you can see this fabulous venue in all it’s glory here is a beautiful film from Aurora Wedding Films. Sarah & Jamie got married  at Welsh Green Weddings and have kindly allowed us to share this film with you today.

Nb. Watch the video in full screen to get the full benefit!

Sarah and Jamie from Aurora Wedding Films on Vimeo.

We are so pleased to have Welsh Green Weddings on Cwtch the Bride. If you are looking for a unique, beautiful and GREEN (in all senses of the word) wedding venue then look no further!