Cwtchfest: Our Cwtch Workshops

Hello lovely Cwtch people,

Maria here :) Only a few more sleeps to go until Cwtchfest eek! I cannot put into words the amount of hard work and long hours my team and I have put into planning and organising this wedding festival. We are so excited to open the gates next week for what is going to be one EPIC day! 

Last year we ran a series of Cwtch Workshops at our very first wedding festival. They were very popular and naturally top of our list when planning this years event! We really hope you will all to join us at CWTCHFEST next Sunday and take part in this fabulous line up of inspiring workshops to help you plan and inspire your amazing wedding. 

What is a Cwtch Workshop?

A cwtch workshop is a 30 minute wedding workshop designed to help you with different aspects of your wedding. Each workshop has been hand picked by myself to inspire you, educate you and be great fun all at the same time. There is no additional cost involved to take part in the workshops but you will need to pay an entry fee into Cwtchfest.

For those that still don’t know…CWTCHFEST 2016 takes place on Sunday 17th April at The Glanusk Estate, Crickhowell.

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Cwtchfest starts at 11am and we have a huge exhibitor tent full of the best welsh wedding suppliers! You really don’t want to miss this. Some will be running fantastic offers and some… well… they don’t ‘do’ wedding fairs but really wanted to be part of our festival, so you will find suppliers that you just won’t find at any other event (we’re cool like that).

Our Cwtch Workshops kick off at 12 noon. That will give you a good hour in the exhibitor tent beforehand if you want to catch the first one.

The Timetable

If you are planning to do a bit of DIY for your wedding then feast your eyes on this fabulous line up.

  • 12 noon Flower hive – Buttonhole Workshop- max 10 people
  • 1pm Sylvie & Joan Creative weddings – planning your own festival wedding.
  • 2pm HANNAH MLATEM hair salon – Bridal Hair inspiration
  • 3pm Make-Up By Nicola – Live demos for your bridal party
  • 4pm All Sewn Up – Lavender Heart’s
  • 5pm Flower Hive – Flower Power Ring

Full details below

Cwtch workshops

12 noon – The Flower Hive – Buttonhole Workshop (max 10 people),

The Flower Hive is based in Pencoed, close to Bridgend, Cardiff and Swansea. We grow traditional cottage garden flowers in accordance with organic  principles.
Come and learn how to create a wedding buttonhole with exposed stems

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1pm -Festival Wedding Planning with Sylvie and Joan

Join Emma for a glass of fizz and a workshop on planning your own wedding festival.

Emma is Managing Director of Sylvie and Joan Creative Weddings and Events. She also runs her own festival management company, working on festivals including Greenman at The Glanusk Estate for the last decade.

Emma will run through the main aspects of planning your own wedding festival and share hints and tips for giving your guests a day to remember for a very long time!workshopNicki-Rob-0207 workshopNicki-Rob-0670 workshopNicki-Rob-1162

2pm- HANNAH MLATEM hair salon – Bridal Hair inspiration

Get some bridal hair inspiration with live demos from a local specialist.

Hannah, owner of HANNAH MLATEM hair salon in Gilwern, is well known for her bridal styles and gets booked up several years in advance.
Watch live demonstrations of what’s hot this year and inspiration for your own big day. Hannah will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have from preparing your hair, getting it wedding ready and also advice on what styles suit your hair type, dress and theme. There will also be floral head pieces and accessories to complement your perfect bridal look.
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3pm- Make-Up By Nicola – Live demos for your bridal party

Make-Up By Nicola is an award winning make-up artist based in South Wales. Nicola will be offering live demos and giving must have  tips and techniques for make-up for your bridal party on your big day.   She will also be available to discuss bridal make up and able to offer advice on when to book, trials etc.



 4pm – All Sewn Up – Lavender Heart’s

Helen Rhiannon from All Sewn Up will be showing us how to make Lavender Heart’s which can be made using just plain stuffing or lavender.  The heart are ideal favours for female guests at your wedding hung over the back of chairs or maybe as a personalised gift for your bridesmaids to hang over their hanger on the dayPhotoGrid_1456075880005
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5pm – Flower Hive – Flower Power Ring
The Flower Hive is based in Pencoed, close to Bridgend, Cardiff and Swansea.
We grow traditional cottage garden flowers in accordance with organic  principles.
Create a beautiful flower ring utilising florist techniques to create you very own powerful design, using fresh flowers and foliage

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There will be loads more to keep you busy throughout the day at CWTCHFEST! and we have more spotlight post coming up this week to get you even more excited! Don’t forget, if you haven’t bought your CWTCHFEST tickets yet, make sure you don’t leave it until the last minute. We want to make sure you all have a speedy entry and not having to queue.

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If you are still undecided, take a look at some of the images from last years event. It was great fun!

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