Part 3: Amy Mair Couture Special Promotion

Following on from Part two last week and  Part one the previous Saturday we are proud to showcase more of this wonderful collection The Eira Collection by Amy Mair Couture. Amy is back to tell you more about her beautiful gowns in the final part of our series. All images in this post are by O&C Photography.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Cwtch the Bride only accepts sponsored posts from companies we think will be useful to you :) AMCWatercLarge(RGB-72ppi)-2

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Amy Mair (Above) All images in this post are by O&C Photography

Welcome back to the final post of the Amy Mair Couture series, showcasing the Eira Collection and the amazing offer we have on throughout the month of November, you still have plenty of time to obtain this significant discount on a couture gown so please get in touch…. This is the last post promoting the 20% offer and the promotion ends on the first of December so make your appointment today :)

Ilana Gown

Ilana Gown

If you have only just been introduced to my couture label Amy Mair Couture I would like to say a warm Hello and Welcome, I hope you enjoy the last gown that we will be featuring today, however you are welcome to read over the previous two posts or visit the Amy Mair Couture website or follow this link to the Eira Collection.

Elena Gown

Elena Gown

Each of the Eira Collection gowns are handmade by myself. As the designer I like to ensure that each gown is made with the intricate and precise finish that I desire.

Azura Gown

Azura Gown

 Catalina gown

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Catalina Gown

The final gown featured today is Catalina, you may have noticed an exotic feel to the names of the gowns…..this is because the collection has been heavily influenced from my trip to Barcelona. I adore Spanish influences, this is how I came about naming each dress.

The production of the Eira Collection gowns have been inspired and designed over many months of research and the preparation for the pattern cutting process for each gown is extremely precise.

I would like to introduce you to Catalina

Catalina is a classic gown, it features a scoop neck decorated with silk woven and hand sewn beaded lace. The scalloped delicate edging compliments the curved shape, and is also scalloped at the lower bodice. 0119-Eira Collection AMC20140132-Eira Collection AMC2014The bodice is corseted to fit and emphasizes a shapely form. The skirt is a full circular organza with intricate pleats at the front and back with an ever so subtle graduating train. The gown is fastened with a set of hand sewn buttons at the centre back. 0157-Eira Collection AMC2014

  • Original Price: £1,900.00
  • Promotional Price: £1,520.00
  • Save: £380.00
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The Applique is an extremely delicate piece and is shaped to mirror the curved bodice neckline. The lace is silk woven and hand beaded, with added pieces of beaded lace embroidered motifs hand sewn individually onto the structure of the appliqué. The appliqué is fastened with flat buttons to the front and back bodice with a hand woven plaited thread loop to attach securely 0095-Eira Collection AMC2014

  • Original price of Applique: £250
  • Promotional Price: £200
  • Saving: £50
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Our Service is by Appointment to ensure that each bride can have as much time as they desire in the studio boutique, it also allows each bride to enjoy a personal and private experience.

For more information on theses gowns or other gowns from the Eira Collection, or to make an appointment please contact me on 07531520158 or email amy@amymaircouture.co.uk

You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter , Pinterest  and Instagram Or visit the website www.amymaircouture.co.uk

Dalia Gown

Dalia Gown

Thank you Amy for sharing these beautiful gowns with us, we really urge our readers to take advantage of this fantastic special promotion as it will truly save you a lot of money on these exquisite gowns.

What is your favourite dress from the collection? We would love to see your comments.

Charlie x

Part 2: Amy Mair Couture Special Promotion

Following on from Part one on Saturday, we are proud to showcase more of this wonderful collection The Eira Collection by Amy Mair Couture. Amy is back to tell you more about her beautiful gowns in Part 2 of our three part series.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Cwtch the Bride only accepts sponsored posts from companies we think will be useful to you :) 

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Amy Mair (above) All images in this post are by O&C Photography

Amy Mair (above) All images in this post are by O&C Photography

As I mentioned in the last post we have a special promotion on throughout the month of November, we have a fantastic 20% off any of the Eira Collection gowns by Amy Mair Couture.

Inspiration

The Eira Collection has been inspired by nature, taking inspiration from living things plants, animals, the cost and culture, a wealth of Inspiration that influences my design mood.

The beach is a powerful source of inspiration for me, I wanted to encapsulate the serenity of the sea and coastal environment. I love looking out over the horizon and wished to reflect this ethereal feeling. 0296-Eira Collection AMC2014

The Eira Collection offers something exclusively original with beautifully intricate fabrics. Soft drapes ad flowing movements that contrast the tailored fit of corseted bodices for a seductive fit.

Each gown is intricately made in the Studio Boutique in Cardiff, inspired by my trip to Barcelona and months of sourcing the perfect fabric for each. I work closely with my fabric suppliers and have the exclusive supply of a lovely family run company in Madrid.

One of the gowns featured in Today’s post is adorned with a trim selected by my Madrid trim company, its diamante delicate print series contrasts beautifully with the soft silk jacquard print satin.

Azura

Azura, a Spanish name for blue sky is a beautiful silk floral jaquard, an empire shaped gown with beautiful gathered and pleated shaped bust, accentuating a waist from the diamante crystals circulating the pleated silk. The diamante crystals also decorate the delicate straps. 0163-Eira Collection AMC2014

Azura has a hand embroidered motif at the centre bust, this piece features 4 large diamante crystals, tubular beads, delicate filigree wire, sequin and beads. There are loops of ribbon throughout also. The gown is elegantly fastened with hand sewn buttons and loops down the centre back. 0230-Eira Collection AMC2014

  • Price: £1,595.00
  • Promotional Price: £1,276.00
  • Saving £319
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Dalia

The next gown to introduce is Dalia, Dalia is a truly unique gown, it features two parts, a semi structured silk satin straight shaped gown, tailored to fit around the bust and waist and a plunging sweetheart neckline. The tulle embroidered overlay is intricately designed piece, designed in sections of texture and 3D appliqué. 0308-Eira Collection AMC2014

It is a design collage which begins from the mirrored appliqué from the boat neck shape. The design in hand sewn beading and chiffon motifs is curved and narrowed down to the waist detail. The back embroidery is also mirrored. It features a design collage reflected in embroidered, beaded and patterned 3D fabrics. 0347-Eira Collection AMC2014 0379-Eira Collection AMC2014

The waist band is a selection of crystal trim, ivory pearls with opaque tubular and opaque sequins. This beautiful piece is made out of ivory pearls with opaque, tubular beads and opaque sequins, and has alternating floral motifs in ivory and teardrop pearls on a tulle base. The design detail at the front skirt is hugely creative but delicate and subtle. The silk chiffon starts from the front narrow hip to form an encasing of the collage design and to create a free flowing train, owning its own movement. 0338-Eira Collection AMC2014

  • Price: £1,995.00
  • Promotional Price: £1,596.00
  • Saving £399.00
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Continue to follow our promotion series in November with our next post next Thursday. And of course more images from the Eira Collection.

We have an appointment only service to ensure that each bride can have as much time as they desire in the studio boutique, it also allows each bride to enjoy a personal and private experience.

For more information on theses gowns or other gowns from the Eira Collection, or to make an appointment please contact me on 07531520158 or email amy@amymaircouture.co.uk

Throughout the month of November the studio will be open every weekend – Saturday and Sunday – for the length of the promotion.

You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter , Pinterest  and Instagram Or visit the website www.amymaircouture.co.uk.

Thank you so much Amy! That really is a wonderful offer. Amy will be back again next Thursday with more dresses from this beautiful collection.

Part One: Amy Mair Couture Special Promotion

Happy Saturday Cwtchers! We don’t normally post on a Saturday but we have made a special exception for Amy from Amy Mair Couture. This lovely lady is taking over our blog today to tell you all about her beautiful bridal gowns, a recent move to one of Cardiff’s most sophisticated arcades PLUS her amazing special offer for our lovely brides-to-be.

This is also the first in a three part series with Amy throughout November. So without further a do, lets hand you over to Amy for her first instalment.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Cwtch the Bride only accepts sponsored posts from companies we think will be useful to you :) 

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Amy Mair (above). All images in this post are by O&C Photography

Hello and welcome to my Bridal Couture label Amy Mair Couture.

I started working on my brand and designing wedding gowns a few years ago however it was in the summer this year that I released my signature couture collection ‘Eira’ and launched the Amy Mair Couture brand independently with the opening of my new Cardiff Studio Boutique in September this year. 0098-Eira Collection AMC2014

The Studio Boutique is in the heart of Cardiff centre, in the sophisticated Creative Quarter of the Morgan arcade. The studio boutique is where I conduct all of my appointments along with developing my creative work.

I believe I have achieved to incorporate the magical process of creating wedding gowns along with a luxurious and relaxed feeling of being in a boutique. I feel inspired by every bride I meet and their journey to choosing the perfect collection gown or a bespoke gown uniquely made for them.  0379-Eira Collection AMC2014

The move to Cardiff was very exciting for me as I wanted to start a new life in the city and evolve the Amy Mair Couture brand so that I could meet more brides and be in close contact with brides more frequently. I want to offer as much time and advice to each bride that I can and hopefully build a friendship over the consultation period, choosing your wedding dress or having one made is a truly magical experience, I want to make the journey as joyous and relaxed as possible.

The signature collection, Eira launched this year in celebration of the relocation and New Studio Boutique. The creation of this collection was a truly exciting time for me, it was the first independent Amy Mair Couture Collection and the development of it was highly awaited. 0276-Eira Collection AMC2014

November Promotion

In celebration of the opening of the New Studio Boutique and the re-launch of the brand to a Cardiff audience I would like to announce this SPECIAL OFFER that we will be promoting throughout the whole month of November and take the opportunity to celebrate the completion of the studio boutique décor.

We will be offering 20% off any gown from the Eira Collection throughout the month of November.

20% off a Couture gown is a fabulous offer, you could be saving up to £450 off your couture wedding gown.

Each gown is exclusive to Amy Mair Couture studio boutique, we have the gowns all displayed in the beautiful space ready to be tried on.  The sample gowns range from a size 10 to size 12. However they each are made from a size 6 up to a 14/16. A made to measure service is also available on request.

On purchase of an Eira Collection gown the deduction will be made, and the deposit of this total sum will be requested in November for the 20% off to be issued.

The Eira Collection

There are five gowns in the Eira Collection. Today, I’d like to introduce you to two of them; Llana & Elena.

Ilana Gown

Ilana is a fishtail gown with a soft French lace overlay on silk duchess satin. The French lace is extremely delicate, soft and is 100% pure silk. The lace neck detail gives the illusion that the lace stands on its own however there is a soft tulle continuing the line into a narrow neckline. The tulle then opens out into a triangular strap at the back which also reflects the French lace that I on the bodice. 0036-Eira Collection AMC2014

Ilana is decorated at the underbust with diamante crystals in a series reflecting leafs, this trim continues all the way around the underbust and meets the fastening button back. 0074-Eira Collection AMC2014

The classic fishtail shape creates a beautiful silhouette with a largely curved train emphasising the curves from waist to hips.

The lower dress where the French lace meets the silk tulle is finished beautifully with a scalloped edging. The tulle has a lovely light movement. 0076-Eira Collection AMC2014

  • Ilana Gown
  • Price: £1,755.00
  • Promotional Price £1,404.00
  • Saving  £351
  • Available from size 6 to 14

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The second gown featured in today’s post is Elena

Elena Gown

Elena is a luxurious gown, it is fully beaded in circular motions, each circle has a series from small to large and each circle has its own design using different diamante, sequin and beadwork. 0254-Eira Collection AMC2014

The gown features a boat neck shaped neckline graduating into an open V back. Elena has a long beaded sleeve with a scalloped edge finish.

This gown has a very subtle train and buttons fastening down the centre back. Elena is inclusive of a belt in the same circular beading movement, it is perfect to enhance a waistline. However without the belt the silhouette is simply classic. 0293-Eira Collection AMC2014

Elena is also available to order with no sleeve or a cap sleeve if you desire to change the design. There is no extra charge to amend this.

We can design the Elena gown to have no sleeve and keep a simple boat neck design which looks beautiful also

The production of the Elena gown is very time consuming so please consider this with regards to your order date..

  • Elena Gown
  • Price: £2,200
  • Promotional Price: £1,760.00
  • Saving £440
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In Part Two (coming soon) I will be introducing two more gowns from my Eira collection… and of course more images courtesy of O&C Photography. If you can’t wait til then and would like more information on theses gowns or other gowns from the Eira Collection then please contact me on 07531520158 or email amy@amymaircouture.co.uk

We have an appointment only service to ensure that each bride can have as much time as they desire in the studio boutique, it also allows each bride to enjoy a personal and private experience.

Throughout the month of November the studio will be open every weekend – Saturday and Sunday – for the length of the promotion.

You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter , Pinterest  and Instagram Or visit the website www.amymaircouture.co.uk.

 

Thank you so much Amy! That really is a wonderful offer. Amy will be back on Thursday with more dresses from this beautiful collection.

 

 

Dydd Santes Dwynwen Hapus

Beth am Dathlu dydd Santes Dwynwen….?

Heddiw, ar 25 Ionawr, yw’r diwrnod rydy ni’n dathlu dydd Santes Dwynwen, nawddsant cariadon cymru.

Mae stori garu Dwynwen yn un digon trist.

O ganlyniad I’w profiad gofynnodd I Dduw Wireddu gobeithion gwir gariadon. Fe gafodd ei dymuniad, ac er mwyn diolch I Dduw, treuliodd ei bywyd yn ei wasanaeth.

Cael eich ysbrydoli gan Hanes a Diwylliant Cymru, a chael golwg ar gwaith dylunydd priodas Cymraeg Amy Mair Couture, y mae eu dylanwadau yn cynnwys hanes tirwedd Cymru….

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Image from Amy Mair Couture’s sketchbook

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Image © O&C Photography

For our readers that don’t speak or read welsh, here is the English translation:

Let’s Celebrate St Dwynwen’s day ….

Today, on January 25, we celebrate the day ‘dydd Santes Dwynwen’ St romantic wales.

The love story of Dwynwen is quite sad…

Due to her sad experience Dwynwen asked God to fulfill the hopes of true lovers. Her wish came true, and so she spent her life in his service.

Be inspired by the History and Culture of Wales, and have a browse at the work of Welsh wedding dress designer Amy Mary Couture, whose influences include the history of the Welsh landscape ….

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Image from Amy Mair Couture’s sketchbook

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Image © O&C Photography

Many thanks to Amy Mair Couture for writing our very first Welsh post :)

For those that would like to find out more about St Dwynwen’s Day you can read the full story here

Cwtch the Bride – The Cwtchmas Party!

Here it is, in all its glory, Our amazing Cwtchmas Party!

We have so many people to thank for what was an incredible evening on the 11th December. Firstly, the incredible National Museum Cardiff for hosting our event and to Elior for providing all the amazing food! They were a dream to work with and if you are yet to book your wedding venue, may we strongly suggest you take a look at what they can offer. We were blown away :)

We were also thrilled to have the fabulous Ben Walton on hand during the evening to capture the night on film – take a look below. If you were there on the night, let us know if you spot yourself! :) and if you have already booked Ben to film your wedding, you’ve made a great choice! Also, a big thanks to Tim Bishop who photographed the entire event and who’s images are featured in this post!

The team and I had a fabulous evening and were truly overwhelmed at how many of our readers, leading wedding professionals and press came along to celebrate with us. Hey, even Santa paid us a visit:) Cwtchmas Party 205748

Having never organised an event on this scale before, I was incredibly nervous and my stress levels quickly peaked when I realised the amount of work involved. That’s when I knew having professional planners would be key to it success. A HUGE thanks goes to Deeanne & Ruth from Finesse Planning

Finesse Planning

These ladies are worth their weight in gold. As a wedding photographer I have seen many brides over the years convinced they don’t need help planning their wedding and afterwards wishing they had. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. This event wouldn’t have been as great as it was if it wasn’t for the organisational skills of these two ladies. They took control of the planning, communicating with everyone involved, setting up (we only had an hour!), managing the event itself and then when we all left to carry on the party, they stayed to clear up. Amazing!

The Boutique Disco

We were also thrilled to have The Boutique Disco involved. Initially I thought, like most DJs, they’ll just provide music. OH NO… not Grant. Not only did he provide background music but he created the lighting, provided the LED furniture AND an amazing screen which stood at one end of the Museum. It looked awesome. All of these are available to hire for your own wedding too :)

Heavenly Exquisite Desserts

Check out our ‘Cwtch the Bride’ cake provided by Heavenly Exquisite Desserts They are based in Llandeilo and if you’ve not yet tasted their cake, you really need too! Mmm!

Our live entertainment for the evening was provided by some very talented Welsh musicians. The amazing Sion Russell Jones, Coverland & our regular blog sponsor Brother Ray. Do check out their music, we’re big fans of them all :)

Sion Russel Jones

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Another big supporter of our blog, Hannah Emily Bridalwear gave our guests a lovely treat throughout the evening by showcasing some of the wedding gowns available in her boutique… Hannah Emily Bridalwear

…As well as Amy Mair Couture, who travelled from Pembrokeshire to share a selection of beautiful gowns from her Freda May collection.Amy Mair Couture

Big thanks to Yume for doing all the model’s hair (and mine!) and to Glamour Fix for the make up.

YUME Hair

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Malc the Magician worked the room with his close up magic and was a big hit…

Malcolm Healy - Close Up Magician

Finesse Planning also wowed our guests with some beautifully styled tables. This gave our readers some wonderful inspiration, with thanks to Kelly at White Crafts, By Jo, Snow White Laundries, and a special thanks to Hilary’s Floral Design who were already super busy doing flowers for Prince Charles yet still made time for us :)

Hilary's Floral Design

The sequined tablecloths attracted a lot of interest on the evening. I loved the way they shimmered! All thanks to Gilded Linens.

Gilded LinensWho got to try out WOW Event Hire‘s inflatable Chesterfields? We did, super comfy!  :) These super stylish sofas are great for any event and ridiculously quick to inflate and deflate :) If you are having a marquee wedding, how cool would these look in the chill out area?
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All our guests received a goody bag filled with lots of treats, one of which was a delicious cupcake by Love, Peace & Cupcake.

Love, Peace & Cupcake

Queen Of Cakes also supplied us with branded biscuits too! how lucky were we :)

Queen Of Cakes

Oh my, how could we forget the amazing  Pick ‘N’ Mix Circus who entertained our guests with a host of things ranging from ringmaster, compere, toastmaster extraordinaire to juggling, balloon modelling, a giant snowman and much more. It astounded me how much this company can offer in terms of entertainment.

Peter Gamble - Pick 'N' Mix Circus

Peter Gamble - Pick 'N' Mix Circus

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If you have a sweet tooth, you will love  The Good Ship Lollipop They offer all your old favourites in a super cool pop-up sweet shop :) How cool would this be at your wedding? Our guests certainly enjoyed it :)

The Good Ship Lollipop

There are loads more photographs to look though. We had a brilliant grotto/photobooth. Thanks to Celtic Prop Hire for providing a sleigh, christmas trees and lots of other cool props for Santa and our guests to be photographed amongst.

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Also a big thanks to Aquila from Love & Lovelier for making us these beautiful, custom badges! :)

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Designed by Shell at Something Kinda Cute

& of course huge thanks to Shell (the lovely lady on the right) at Something Kinda Cute for designing our fabulous invitation for us! :)

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Wow! I think we covered everyone. The evening was a great success. If you weren’t able to attend, we hope we have inspired you with this post. There are some truly talented wedding suppliers on your doorstep, each offering you something different from the ordinary. Not only are each of these suppliers great at what they do on a day-to-day basis but they are genuinely lovely people who go that extra mile for you. And lets face it, when you are planning your wedding, isn’t that what you want?

Finally, from me, personally, I was really touched by how many of my favourite wedding professionals each gave up their time and talents to help us on the evening. It really means a lot to me that you all came out to support Cwtch the Bride. You were all a dream to work with :) And to all the readers that continually visit the site for inspiration. THANK YOU!

Love

Maria

xxx

Cwtch the Bride would like to thank the wonderful suppliers who have all
contributed to our wonderful party!

Venue and Catering
Cardiff National Museum – www.museumwales.ac.uk – 029 2057 3387/3129

Event Production and Management
Finesse Planning – www.finesseplanning.co.uk – 07580 075558

Disco, LED furniture, Projections
Boutique Disco – www.boutiquedisco.co.uk – 07988 684728

Chesterfield Sofas and coffee tables
WOW Event Hire – www.woweventhire.com – 029 2061 8052

Photobooth props and displays
Celtic Prop Hire – www.celticprophire.co.uk – 029 2068 9686

Floral displays
Hilarys Floral Design – www.hilarysflowers.co.uk – 01873 858636

Stationery
White Crafts – www.whitecrafts.com – 07841 623403
By Jo – www.byjo.co.uk – 029 20813329
Something Kinda Cute – www.somethingkindacute.com – shell@somethingkindacute.com

Table Linens
Gilded Linens – www.gildedlinens.com – 07565 294290
Snow White Laundries – www.snowwhitelaundries.co.uk – 029 20233550

Bridalwear
Hannah Emily – www.hannahemilybridal.com – 02921 152357
Amy Mair Couture – www.amymaircouture.co.uk – 07531 520158

Hair
YUME – www.yumecardiff.co.uk – 029 20233271

Make Up
Glamourfix – www.glamour-fix.com – info@glamourfix.com

Vintage Pop Up Sweet Shop
The Good Ship Lollipop – www.facebook.com/goodshiplollipopsweetshop – 07586 528544

Cakes & Desserts
Heavenly Desserts – www.heavenlychoc.co.uk – 01558 822800
Love, Peace & Cupcake – www.lovepeaceandcupcake.co.uk – 07401 841739
Queen of Cakes – www.queenofcakes.org.uk – 07815 018570

Photography
Maria Farrelly – www.mariafarrelly.com – 07814 574 462
Tim Bishop – www.timbishop.co.uk – 07793 733699

Videography
Ben Walton – www.benwalton.co.uk – 07772 482691

Entertainment
Brother Ray – Acoustic Duo – www.brotherraymusic.com – 07731 357952
Sion Russell Jones – www.sionrusselljones.com – Morgan Bell Management
Coverland band – www.coverlandband.co.uk – 07738 858048
Malcolm Haley Magician – www.facebook.com/MalcHaleyMagician – 07510 282321
Peter Gamble Circus Skills – www.pick-n-mix.co.uk – 07875 826773

Click any photo to see a larger version :)

All photos taken by the lovely Tim Bishop. Thanks Tim! :)