Calling All Welsh Wedding Suppliers: The LUSH LIST

Well fabulously, you’ll be pleased to hear we are increasing the size of our LUSH List!

Since its launch over 12 months ago, The LUSH List has become the most viewed part of our website. You lovely lot are using it so much and we love hearing from suppliers telling us their clients found them through it! (It gives us a warm, fuzzy feeling inside). So… as we continue to grow and improve this kick ass Welsh Wedding Blog, we have opened a  few more spaces within each of our categories. Read on to find out what its all about and how you can get involved.

Welsh Wedding Suppliers: The LUSH List

The LUSH List BannerThe Lush list is a fabulous online collection of all our favourite venues & suppliers across Wales that have either featured on our blog, been recommended by our readers or we simply LOVE. We’d love to invite you to be part of it.

It is a wonderful collection from across our gorgeous country, aimed to help and encourage Welsh Brides and Grooms to use Welsh companies.

LUSH List Map of WalesMembership is just a one off payment of £150 for a 12 month listing on our blog within ‘The LUSH LIST’.

What we need from you is

  • 200-300 words about your company,
  • your logo,
  • up to 3 images
  • all your links added (website, FB, twitter, telephone number etc.)

All this works out at just £12.50 per month!

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As a lush list member it will also give you the opportunity to get involved in upcoming features & styled shoots throughout the year which will obviously give you more exposure to our readers.

We’ll also share more of your content on our growing facebook page & twitter account. Bookings are being taken on a first come first served basis and categories are limited.

If you are interested in becoming a member, let us know and we’ll get the ball rolling for you. What are you waiting for! Lets start working together and increasing our Cwtch the Bride family x

Email Lindsey at lushlist@cwtchthebride.co.uk

 

 

A North Wales styled shoot by Tony Fanning

Brides to be of North Wales… if you are looking for some inspiration from some local suppliers, then you are going to love this!

We are sharing a gorgeous styled shoot by Tony Fanning and a team of exceptional North Wales wedding professionals. Let’s hand you over to Tony to tell you all about it! There’s even some behind the scenes images for those interested in how a styled shoot works. Enjoy! ~ Maria x 

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North Wales Styled Shoot by Tony Fanning

A little while ago I brought together some of the best wedding suppliers in North Wales for a bit of a jolly, and to photograph two gorgeous ‘brides’ in the stunning location that is Caer Rhun HallNorth_Wales_bridal_shoot 1

I chose the end of April to do this shoot as we had the best chance of half decent weather. As it turned out it was the coldest it has been for ages. I cannot remember seeing models shivering quite so much. I really do have to thank them both for not throwing a diva strop and walking off.

I carefully chose the two models, Iwanted two different looks for the dresses I had chosen from Wedding Belles in Llanfair PG on Anglesey. I photographed Leanne’s wedding last year in Bryn Eisteddfod so I new I wanted her to be the ‘girl next door’ look the tea-length wedding dress. Jen was new to me but as soon as I saw a photo of her I new she would be perfect for the full length fitted wedding dress. Both of them absolutely rocked it!

Obviously we couldn’t do a shoot like this without immaculate hair and makeup. I asked Julia Nicholls Creative hair and Kay Evans make up artist along as I have worked with both of them before and I know their work is always amazing.North_Wales_bridal_shoot 5North_Wales_bridal_shoot 4

What do you need to finish off a bridal look? Flowers! I asked Sarah from Scent with love to come up with something and she certainly did not disappoint. We had a variety of bouquets to work with with, and always they were flawless.

We needed some behind the scenes video as well so Geoff from Tudno TV did his thing for us. You can check out his short video HERE.

Last but not least we had a visit from Nelly the vintage VW camper. Kindly bought along by Nelly-Weds. Nelly looked fantastic in the sunlight in front of Caer Rhun hall.

Thanks so much to all the suppliers who came along and contributed to this wonderful day. I can’t thank them enough.

I must not forget the very trusting ladies who were kind enough to lend me three pairs of Irregular Choice shoes for the shoot. I know girls like shoes, but it wasn’t until this shoot that I realised just how much girls LOVE their shoes. I knew it was a bit of an obsession but I was nicely warned to look after them with my life 

Here’s a roll of honour from the day.

Photography- Tony Fanning photography
Tony Fanning photography 01492 533869

Models- Leanne and Jennifer.
Hair- Julia Nicholls Creative Hair
Julia Nicholls 01248 353887

Make up- Kay Evans Makeup Artist
Kay Evans 07470022802

Dresses and accessories- Wedding Belles
Diane Roberts 01928 735688

Flowers- Scent with love
Sarah Hudson 01492 330105

Videographer- Tudno TV
Geoff Wiltshire 01492 862875

Venue- Caer Rhun Hall
Caer Rhun hall 01492 650012

VW camper- Nelly-weds

Emma Dallimore 01492 01492 642462

 

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Adam and Zoe’s welsh Seaside Wedding by Ben Walton Films

You know that moment when you watch someones wedding film and rather than yawn you get goosebumps? Yeah… this is one of them! and you know when the guy that made the film happens to be really young and oozing a ridiculous amount of talent that it kind of annoys you (haha)… yeah…. Meet Ben Walton folks! He’s flipping awesome!

I’ve personally had the pleasure of working with Ben. We both shot a wedding together a few years back. I think he was half my age then (mannnn that makes me feel so old to type that!)

Anyhow, today, I want to share with you one BEAUTIFUL wedding film. Seriously, I shed a tear and think you might too. The Father of the Bride’s speech alone warrants a tissue. There is so much I love about this wedding. I’m just gutted I didn’t get to photograph it ~ Maria  

Adam & Zoe’s Welsh Seaside Wedding

Adam & Zoë’s wedding was set on the coast in the seaside town of Aberystwyth. Preperations & ceremony took place in the town followed by the reception slightly set back off the coast at Nanteos Mansion. A great venue, surrounded by fields, rolling hills & sheep.

A to Z // A Welsh Seaside Wedding from Ben Walton on Vimeo.

 

October Exclusive: Save £250* With Maria Farrelly Photography

Only one week to go before this fantastic offer ends! Limited availability now for 2016 so do get in touch ASAP! 

Maria Farrelly is one of Wales’ leading wedding photographers. She is also the creator of this damn fine blog, Cwtch The Bride.

stylish_marquee_wedding_092Every year, Maria takes on a limited number of weddings. They vary in size, style, location and budget. One common thread however is that each and every client adores her work.

What draws so many to Maria’s work is her ability to really capture the essence of a person and those special moments found in a smile, touch or kiss. Coupled with her friendly and easy going nature her clients are instantly relaxed in her company which gives her the ability to capture such natural images.

The True Value Of A Photograph

Not everybody understands the true value of a photograph. And thats fine. But for those that do, you’ll understand that the investment is well worth it.

Don’t just take our word for it though. Jade Beer, The editor of Brides Magazine has been commissioning Maria to photograph her own family over the years and wrote this fabulous piece about Maria in this months edition.

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“Your wedding day is all about the two of you. Your photographs should to be a reflection of this and NOT a series of posed, uncomfortable memories”.

Maria Farrelly 

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EXCLUSIVE OFFER*

For Cwtch The Bride readers only, Maria is offering you a fabulous saving on remaining 2016/17 dates when booking her wedding Photography services this month.

When confirming your wedding photography booking with Maria this October you can choose ONE of the following:

  • A Pre-wedding Photo-shoot (worth £250)
  • A Photo-booth for your evening reception (worth £250)
  • £250 off Full day coverage

This offer is only available until 31st October 2015. (T&C’s Apply) stylish_marquee_wedding_108

Lets get together!

If you’d like to take advantage of this great offer, receive more information and to check if Maria is available for your big day, simply complete the form below:

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 Its such an amazing offer, don’t miss out! Fill out the form above and lets hope Maria is available to photograph your wedding. xxx