Ahead of our next event on the 9th April 2017 in the stunning St Fagans we have our gorgeous Cwtch Workshops that are entering their third year and forth event by showing you what we got up to in Septembers #Cwtchfest2016 in St Fagans.
Over the weeks we have been trying to explain what makes our events a little different and the Cwtch Workshops are an essential part of this difference.
Set in Stretch event’s beautiful stretch tent, which allows you to feel part of the festival whilst experiencing some fascinating and enjoyable workshops. Like a Gin masterclass that was offered by Cardiff’s very own secret cocktail bar The Dead Canary– What is there not to LOVE!
It also offers you the chance to meet some amazing wedding suppliers and for them to run a half hour workshop in something that we know will help our brides and couples plan their wedding like the fabulous Penny from Pad Deco offering wedding planning inspiration.
One of the many questions brides question themselves when looking at costs is could I do flowers myself and Eva from The Flowerhive offers a workshop that allows you to have a hands on experience. Our Cwtchfest couples have LOVED her floral workshops.
Inspired? Are you yet to get your tickets? You will find them here…
We will be announcing this years line up in the coming weeks keep your eyes peeled!!!
Today we have the absolute delight of being able to introduce you to our Cwtch Workshops line up.
We always wanted Cwtchfest to be different from your standard wedding fayre offering and part of this plan is to deliver workshops throughout the day in which wedding professionals can give you their hands on advice and experience in an unique way.
They went down an absolute storm in April at Glanusk Estate and we were convinced more than ever that this is what you, our Cwtch followers, wanted from your wedding planning experience.
So without further ado we bring you this years fabulous suppliers that are coming to Cwtchfest @ St Fagans CWTCH WORKSHOPS
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 by Hannah and her team. 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.
Penelope Allen is an award winning Interior designer & event stylist from Pad Deco in Cardiff. This informative and practical session will give you sound advice and some great ideas for how to begin the wedding planning process for your big day.
It will cover how to create a romantic environment, how to accessorise, how to choose the right style for your venue plus some cool design led tips on how to create the wow factor
All Sewn Up Wales will be demonstrating how to make lovely padded hearts which can be made using just plain stuffing or lavender. The hearts could make ideal favours for the female guests at a wedding hung over the back of chairs or just as personalised gifts for the bridesmaids to hang over their hanger on the day. You can add a personalised written tag with the date of the wedding on or any names to really make them unique.
Whoop!!! what an incredible line up! If you are yet to get your tickets then what are you waiting for just click here…
If you were a lucky one who managed to bag a space on one of our Cwtch Workshops, you will have seen how hard the contributors worked to make them informative, helpful and generally fabulous. At one point, we literally could not squeeze any one else into the yurt!
So this is a massive thank you specifically to you fabulous suppliers, who worked tirelessly and created some truly wonderful workshops for our brides and grooms. Without you, we would literally have had the Cwtch girls sharing their own special talents, which include a back catalogue of Steps dance routines and a selection of popular 1980s knock knock jokes. None of which is of any use to future brides and grooms.
The Flower Hive – The first of two of Eva’s workshops was showcasing how to make your own buttonhole’s. The results were just stunning. When Eva initially showed everyone what they were about to make, every looked a little ‘there is no way I can do that’, but sure enough, they all left with their own version of a wonderful buttonhole, and full of knowledge as to how to create one for their big day. It was just superb – thank you!
Sylvie & Joan – The beautiful Emma from Sylvie & Joan began her session in our most favourite way, by treating the attendees to some fizz. Emma delivered a fantastic workshop session on planning your own festival wedding. Emma supplied so much wonderful information, giving you gorgeous lot, so many ideas, it was amazing – thank you!
Hannah Mlatem – For her Cwtch Workshop, the delightful Hannah treated us to some truly magnificent bridal hair inspiration. The yurt was absolutely bursting with eager to learn brides and she absolutely delivered. Hannah, everyone left with some awesome ideas and you and your team were fantastic – thank you!
Make Up by Nicola – The bloomin gorgeous Nicola delivered a superb session and conducted a live make up demo on the daughter of one of us Cwtch girls. Nicola, you were wonderful and Keya looked just stunning. Thank you!
All Sewn Up – The lovely Helen from All Sewn up demonstrated in their Cwtch Workshop how to make your own gorgeous little fabric lavender love heart and use as a favour or decor on your big day. It was such a lovely session, with some gorgeous materials and equipment. Thank you!
The Flower Hive – The wonderful Eva returned at the end of the day to a yurt full, all eager to make some gorgeously cute flower power rings in the final Cwtch Workshop. Once again Eva, for your knowledge, time and skill, Thank you!
To sum up, we are so grateful to be working with some magnificent people in this industry. Your creativeness and wisdom is second to none and we are over the moon to know you.
To all you lovely Easter bunnies out there planning a wedding. Rather than indulge in chocolate this weekend, why not treat yourself to a half price ticket to our fabulous Wedding Festival taking place on Sunday 17th April at the Glanusk Estate.
Maria Farrelly and her team of Cwtch Girls have worked tirelessly over the last few months to create one epic Wedding Festival for anyone planning a wedding. Whether you’re opting for an outdoor, marquee, tipi, traditional, vintage, modern style wedding, there is something to inspire you all.
CWTCHFEST2016 is full to the brim with over 60 top Welsh Wedding Professionals, all on hand to showcase their products and services. Wedding tipi will be showcasing their epic tipi’s, County Marquee will wow you with their gorgeous marquees. There is live music by iGency to entertain throughout the day (which can also be booked for your wedding!) Cwtch Workshops are back to help all of you DIY brides (more on that coming soon), lots of tasty food & cocktails being served all day and finally… a spectacular firework display will close what we know is going to be one very special day.
So come on… join us!
Word is getting around so fast that its attracting the attention of some very special …. well… just see for yourself….