Cwtchfest Exhibitor Spotlight- Part 3

Welcome to the weekend Cwtchers!

Today is part three of our #Cwtchfest2016 exhibitor spotlights  introducing you to our fabulous Cwtchfest suppliers and today we have three more to inspire your wedding planning.  

You do not want to miss our wedding festival.  Cwtchfest is being held this year at the beautiful Glanusk Estate, Crickhowell on the 17th April.

Don’t forget tickets are bought by just clicking the below link.


Today we bring you the wonderful Stephanie Allen Couture, Claire Hill designs and Piece of Cake Wales

 Stephanie Allin Couture


Stephanie Allin creates the most inspirational and talked about photography in the bridal market every year to showcase her Collections. She is one of Europe’s leading designers of bridal and evening wear with major international stockists of her designs located in Paris, Dublin, Zurich and USA. The designs are regularly featured in top bridal and fashion publications in the UK and Europe notably Brides UK, You & Your Wedding, Perfect Wedding, Oui [France]. Stephanie has made couture award-winning wedding dresses for over 25 years and her unique creations are loved for her attention to detail, femininity and impeccable fit. She is renowned for her exquisite use of the most luxurious fabricswhich she hand picks every season.

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The 2016 “Love letters”  Collection was inspired by the romance, intensity and expression of feelings mirrors the classic Love Letter; the classic romantic way of showing one’s feelings of love”.  Stephanie says: I create your dream dress to an original design with extreme attention to quality and detail by specially qualified and trained dressmakers, personally supervised by an expert “couturier” throughout the construction process and finished to a very high standard. Stephanie’s skills as the designer include the ability to create an original design interpreted and designed by herself to incorporate your specific style and as we make everything ourselves we have the added advantage of overseeing each and every bride’s order.The Grove 2 colour

Claire Hill Designs

Unique bridal headwear for the alternative bride, designed and handmade in Cardiff, Wales. Exquisite hand-blocked millinery in a range of striking polka dots, leopard print and hand-painted feathers.

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Birdcage veils and hand-painted silk hair vines with a twist for the bride who wants to let her personality shine on her wedding day. Using traditional techniques and fine craftsmanship, Claire creates effortlessly wearable pieces which are as luxurious and elegant, as they are fun and glamorous.

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Personally created to suit all ages and looks, this collection is as individual as the bride, bridesmaids or guests who can call these pieces her own.

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Images by Jon Turtle Photography

Piece of Cake Wales

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Piece of Cake Wales specialises in creating beautiful bespoke cakes.
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With high standards and a promise to use only quality ingredients in our freshly baked cakes, we pride ourselves in delivering impeccable attention to detail along with a truly delicious taste.
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Combining your loves, interests and ideas, together we can design the perfect cake for your big day.  Looking forward to meeting you at Cwtchfest soon!

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Stephanie Allin Sample Sale: October 24th & 25th

Good morning our lovely brides to be!! Are you still searching for ‘your dress’?

Today our amazing Lush Listers Stephanie Allin Couture are on the blog with information about their one off sample sale!


The sale will be taking place on October 23rd and 24th at her Mumbles boutique.

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Beautiful handmade silk dresses are available featuring some popular styles including Kelly, Bardot, Arianna and Martine.

All dresses start from £450, a massive 80% discount on some styles!!

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Don’t miss the opportunity to get a couture dress at this one off event.

This sample sale is by appointment only with limited appointments available.

Please contact or 01792 361477.


Stephanie Allin Couture: The 2016 Collection “Love Letters”

Happy Saturday ladies,

Wow do we have a treat for you this weekend with the launch of our newest Lush List member- Stephanie Allin Couture’s stunning 2016 ‘Love Letters‘ collection.

Last week we had the pleasure of attending an exclusive preview of the collection and the welsh designer’s ‘Style It My Way’ concept in Stephanie’s Mumbles store.

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Stephanie’s unique ‘Style It My Way’ concept shows how one dress can be completely transformed with the addition of individual pieces featured in her new collection.

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The video shows how the delicate lace shrugs, encrusted diamond belts and beautiful silk over-skirts personalise a brides style, transform a look from day to evening and allow a bride to add her own style to her big day.


On the night we saw ourselves how easily looks were transformed from a more reserved daytime look to completely vamping it up in the evening. What great way to create two different looks on your wedding day!

A personal favourite was the adapting of a beautiful slip dress into a romantic skirt and jewelled jumper combination- perfect for a winter wedding.



I am a huge fan of lace and was so excited at the beautiful lace additions from little shrugs to full length slip overs which changed a simple elegant dress, adding more coverage and a little bit of sparkle.




However,we didn’t just have the pleasure of viewing the wedding collection. oh no…we were treated to viewing the seriously seductive evening wear.





We absolutely adore the fact that Stephanie has always stayed so close to  her welsh roots running her bridal boutique just doors away from where her grandmother lived in Mumbles,Swansea.

Stephanie we here at Cwtch love you and your beautiful designs. xxx

Maria and Stephanie

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
  • Available from size 6 to 16 0102-Eira Collection AMC2014 0103-Eira Collection AMC2014 0107-Eira Collection AMC2014 0114-Eira Collection AMC20140146-Eira Collection AMC2014 0161-Eira Collection AMC2014

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

You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter , Pinterest  and Instagram Or visit the website

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