Competition: Win an Ice Skating Experience for Four at the Celtic Manor Resort’s Christmas Kingdom

Ooo… the lovely folks at the Celtic Manor Resort are giving you the chance to win an Ice Skating experience for four at the Christmas Kingdom.

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Win an Ice Skating Experience for Four at the Celtic Manor Resort’s Christmas Kingdom

Whether it’s a fun night out with friends or a fab treat for the family, get that festive feeling as you glide around the all-weather undercover ice rink at the Celtic Manor Resort, then warm up with a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate at the bar and a sizzling hot snack.

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Feel the cold tingle of winter air on your face as you glide around the sparkling ice rink set against a backdrop filled with pretty twinkling lights.

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The Celtic Manor Resort is offering you the chance to win a Skating Package for four people which includes 45 minutes on the ice, skate hire, choice of hot chocolate, soft drink, mulled wine or a pint of beer.

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Celtic Manor Christmas Wonderland 2016 - Celtic manor resort - 23 Nov 2016 - Newport ©www.fotowales.com - Please Credit: Ian Cook - Fotowales

You can also choose to take the prize at any one of these fun special skate sessions – Capital Ice PartyGlide and GlowLet it Snow (family skate night),  Dylan’s Family Ice Disco or Night Glide(adults only).

Prize includes
45 minute skating session including skate hire
Hot snack from our Bratwurst Hut
Choice of hot chocolate, soft drink, glass of mulled wine* or pint of draught beer*

Prize to be taken by 7th January. Dates and times subject to availability and exclude 25th December.

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Competition ends this Sunday and the winner will be announced on Monday 11th December via our Facebook Page

 

Ice skating at Christmas Kingdom starts from £10.50 adults and £8.50 for children aged 3-12. For more information and to book, click here

Aurora Wedding Films: Georgia and Nick

Happy Tuesday you lovely lot.

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If you are debating whether to invest in having your wedding filmed. I’d like you to watch this before making your mind up. Wedding films have changed so much over the years. They are now becoming more and more like timeless epic story telling pieces and just as important as the photography. Investing in a good film maker as well as a photographer creates a beautiful collection of memories. Theres no doubt about it.

Today we are featuring the beautiful wedding film of Georgia and Nick. They tied the knot at Llandaff Cathedral followed by a stunning reception at the National Museum Cardiff. 

Filmed by the lovely and very talented Aurora Wedding films. 

Georgia and Nick – The Preview from Aurora Wedding Films on Vimeo.

Remember, your wedding day is probably the only day in your life you will have all your favourite people in one place sharing in your happiness. I think its worth investing in having that documented in the best way possible.

As the years then begin to pass, only then will you truly understand the value of how special that investment was.

Maria x

Sophie and Simon’s beautiful St.Fagans engagement shoot by Lewis Fackrell

Today we are sharing Sophie and Simons’s beautiful engagement shoot at The National Museum of Wales, St.Fagans. Photographed by Lewis Fackrell Photography. 

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The weekend we choose for our pre-wedding photoshoot with Lewis was significant for us.  We had celebrated 18 years together just two days beforehand!

Simon and I met at school in 1999. I had developed a huge crush on this handsome sixth-former who I used to walk past on my way to my GCSE Physics lessons. After pointing him out to a friend, it turned out that she knew him! A cinema date was arranged, to watch the (hugely romantic!) American Pie and the rest is history!Sophie-Simon-St-Fagans-pre-wedding-photographer-Lewis-Fackrell-Photography-©-4

Fast forward to Christmas Eve 2016, when tradition dictates that we each unwrap a present from the other. Simon said he had to go to his ‘Man Shed’ to find mine as he had been hiding my gift in there and then asked me to close my eyes.Sophie-Simon-St-Fagans-pre-wedding-photographer-Lewis-Fackrell-Photography-©-2

He seemed to be taking a long time to hand me the present and I could hear him breathing quite heavily! At this point I started to suspect something, and sure enough once I opened my eyes there he was on one knee holding out a ring box.

Having been together for so long and knowing marriage was on the cards for us, we have talked a lot about wedding plans and I have always said that I would be happy with a Haribo ring and to choose my own ring if Simon was unsure what to go for.
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When opening my eyes the first thing I saw was a Haribo, but then I spotted the sparkle underneath. Knowing I adore all things vintage, Simon had picked a beautiful antique ring for me. We then dashed over to tell our parents and the prosecco was swiftly opened, getting our Christmas off to a very merry start!Sophie-Simon-St-Fagans-pre-wedding-photographer-Lewis-Fackrell-Photography-©-1
We are very excited about our wedding in May 2018, and so happy that Lewis is photographing our big day! We literally didn’t stop laughing on our pre-wedding shoot, and know that our wedding day will be just as much fun!

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Cwtch Of the Week: Lindsey and Sam

Bore Da Cwtch followers,

Its a rather gloomy wet monday here in Newport so we thought we’d share some great news and introduce you to someone very special.

A lot has been going on behind the scenes at Cwtch HQ this year. Not only do we run the best wedding blog in Wales, host the awesome CWTCHFEST and juggle our day jobs. But we are all mums too! raising our incredible children.

Todays Cwtch of the Week goes to our fabulous cwtch girl Lindsey who recently gave birth to her second child Sam. What a beauty!

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(photographs by Maria Farrelly Photography)

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I’m so proud of this cwtch girl and we couldn’t be any happier for her.
Maria xxx

 

Our Boobless Bride Fundraiser: Sunday 1st October

Happy Friday lovely Cwtchers.

I hope your wedding plans are coming along nicely! We are going to break from the norm of posting a real wedding today because a very special Cwtch Girl is in need of our help. 

Boobless Bride Fundraiser from maria farrelly on Vimeo.

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Please join us, we’d love to see you all there.

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Dawn bravely shared her wedding story with us last year. And while some of us stress about the seating plan, our bridesmaids arguing or a typo on the invites… Dawn not only fought cancer once but was sadly having to also cope with her father suddenly passing away only weeks before her big day. Her story really does put life into perspective. She is nothing short of an inspiration to us all. A year on from her wedding, she was then dealt a devastating blow. Life really can be cruel at times.Dawn_Steve_Wedding (116 of 964)
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And yet, through all of this, she has still managed to help and inspire all our readers, with posts such as this:  checking your boobs! o-BREAST-CANCER-CARE-900

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So please, bring your bridesmaids, your mother, your father, your grandparents… bring whoever you wish… Cancer affects us all. Lets celebrate friendship in all its forms and raise some much needed money for this special woman to enjoy with her girls. Lets help her create some wonderful memory days.
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Eventbrite - Our Boobless Bride Fundraiser