North Wales Styled Shoot: Bodysgallen Hall

We have a beautiful styled shoot to share with you today featuring some of North Wales’ finest wedding talent. North Wales based Make-up Artist Cathryn from Made Up by Cathryn contacted Cwtch the Bride to share these beautiful images by Ioan from Celynnen Photography, the styled shoot took place at the historic and beautiful Bodysgallen Hall near Llandudno which would make a fantastic wedding venue!  


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The Shoot

Thank you so much for getting in touch Cathryn! We are thrilled to be able to feature more wedding suppliers from North Wales.

If you are a bride to be from North Wales we hope that this shoot has inspired you to check out this beautiful venue and these talented suppliers. If you wish to see your North Wales wedding featured on our blog email

A Vanity Affair: The finale by Maria Farrelly

Hurray, we’ve finally reached the last in this series of posts from our styled shoot: A Vanity Affair. Lets hand you over to the brains behind this, Maria Farrelly Photography for the final words…and images :) 


I’m hijacking this post to say a few words and to share my photographs taken that day.


It was important to me that this shoot related to our readers. I didn’t want to hire in models. I wanted to use ‘real women’ our actual readers.

Hensol_Castle_maria_farrelly33This blog has grown because of women like these that read, share and interact with us. Hensol_Castle_maria_farrelly49Hensol_Castle_maria_farrelly66Collaborating with you lovely lot makes this job so much more fun too!

Hensol_Castle_maria_farrelly60Hensol_Castle_maria_farrelly52 Its also worth remembering that many of these ladies were nervous, VERY NERVOUS. They had no idea what we were going to do with their hair or make up and totally trusted us.

Hensol_Castle_maria_farrelly53Hensol_Castle_maria_farrelly54The Shot

There was really only one image that I wanted to direct and capture. And that was My Vanity Affair. You can read all about the inspiration behind the shoot here.

Vanity AffairI was so pleased with how it all turned out and cannot wait to organise my next shoot in the New Year.


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Finally, If you run a welsh wedding business and would like to be involved on my next styled shoot, leave a comment underneath and I’ll be in touch.

Many thanks

Maria x


Styled Shoot: A Vanity Affair – Part 9 The Video

We have come to the end of our posts on our recent styled shoot and what a way to end! We have featured some amazing suppliers, they have all been fabulous and you can see all the posts here. All throughout the day the super talented Richard from Aurora Video was filming behind the scenes and today we have the epic video for you to see. If you are looking for someone to film your wedding then look no further.

We hope you enjoy this as much as we did! (For the full effect watch it in full screen and turn up the volume!)

The Video

Wow. Thank you so much Richard! Such an amazing video.

Here is a list of all of our incredible suppliers who gave up their time and services to be there, thank you to each and every one.

You rock.

Suppliers Involved

I have really enjoyed putting these posts together for you but the final word has to come from the brains behind this whole thing: Maria Farrelly Cwtch Creator, Photographer and the mad but wonderful lady who decided to arrange a MASSIVE styled shoot in the middle of wedding season will be here tomorrow with some of her stunning images from the shoot. Can’t wait!

Styled Shoot: A Vanity Affair- Part 8 Hair & Make Up

We have already showcased a lot of the amazing hair by Yume and make up by e.l.f. cosmeticsSarah Jane Outten and Jessie Harries Make Up Artist, but today we have a whole post dedicated to these talented ladies. With photography by Catherine & Angharad, here are the beautiful (and possibly dreaded) before and after pictures from behind the scenes of our epic styled shoot at Hensol Castle.

All hair in this post is by the fabulous stylists at Yume. With head pieces by Kate Petersen.cwtch the bride

Make Up by Sarah Jane Outten

Make Up by Jessie Harries Make Up Artist

Make Up by e.l.f. cosmetics

HUGE thanks to the Jessie, Sarah Jane and the girls from Yume and e.l.f., all of the models looked amazing! Here is a gallery of the behind the scenes images from Catherine & Angharad

We will be back next week with the final posts from the shoot – the incredible (yep I’ve seen it, it really is amazing) video from Aurora Video, and the final words on the shoot will be from the brains behind this whole thing: Maria Farrelly. Don’t miss it!

To view all of the previous posts from our styled shoot, click on this link, we have featured beautiful bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses, flowers, props, stationery and cake. All the inspiration you need to plan a wonderful Welsh wedding!

Styled Shoot: A Vanity Affair- Part 7 Delicious Cakes

We have nearly reached the end of our series featuring the amazing vendors who took part in our epic styled shoot in Hensol Castle. You can see the rest of the posts here, if you have missed them then make sure you so and have a look as they have been fabulous! Today’s post is all about one of Cwtch HQ’s favourite things- CAKE! 

We have a real treat for you today, if you are yet to pick a wedding cake these delicious cakes from Cwtch favourites Heavenly Exquisite Desserts and Love, Peace and Cupcake should help you choose!

All photographs in this post are by Catherine & Angharad Stylish Wedding Photography

Delicious Cupcakes from Love Peace & Cupcake

Whether for dessert or instead of a traditional wedding cake, everyone loves cupcakes don’t they?! These cupcakes from Love, Peace and Cupcake will make the perfect addition to your wedding tables.

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Showstopping cakes from Heavenly Exquisite Desserts

These cakes from Heavenly Exquisite Desserts are truly magnificent, extremely eye catching and really make a statement. You can tie your wedding theme or your hobbies with your cake decoration- and they are yummy too! C&A_HENSOL138Hensol - cwtch the bride_0031 Hensol - cwtch the bride_0033 Hensol - cwtch the bride_0034 cwtch the bridecwtch the bride cwtch the brideHensol - cwtch the bride_0036 cwtch the bridecwtch the bride

And believe us they taste as good as they look!!

Thank you so much to our super talented suppliers for getting involved in our styled shoot. Come back tomorrow for our hair and make up showcase, our final post before the amazing video goes up next week!