CWTCHFEST ANNOUNCEMENT!!

Good morning Cwtchers!!!

I’m super happy this morning – not only is it my birthday (eeeek mid thirties are here) BUT we have the amazing Cwtchfest video from our September event at St Fagans National History Museum with a very important announcement!!!

CWTCHFEST 2017 IS COMING!!!

We have been a little quiet on the Cwtchfest front recently as we have been squirreling away in Cwtch HQ with our Lush List MembersAmgueddfa Cymru- National Museum of Wales to bring you not one but three fabulous events this year!!!!  Details of these will be announced shortly- we are so EXCITED we could burst!!!!

But today to get us right in the mood for wedding and festival season sit down, grab yourselves a cup of tea and enjoy our quick video from last years event from the lovely Chris at Christopher Paul Weddings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7JnpJeDX4I&feature=youtu.be

 

WOOOOHHHHOOOOOO!!!!!  Cwtchfest is back and we are so delighted to be working with the stunning St Fagans National History Museum wedding team to bring you this unique wonderful event that we are so proud of.

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So grab your sunnies, don your wellies and make a note in your diaries for a day of wedding planning like no other

Sunday April 9th 2017 at St Fagans National History Museum. 

Tickets sales will open on  St Dwynwen day – 25th January 2017.

If you are a lovely supplier helping our Welsh brides with their big day why not get in touch to see how you can be involved just email me -Lindsey at – cwtchfest@cwtchthebride.com

 

 

#Cwtchfest2016 St Fagans: All you need to know

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We are so excited to be bringing you yet another awesome Cwtchfest wedding festival and cannot wait to open the doors to you all tomorrow.  If you are still to get your tickets we are going to run a final 12 hour flash sale starting at midday today until midnight!!! This is your last chance!!  Tickets will be available on the door but will be full price.  So what are you waiting for click here

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We have put together a post to help you all make the most of your day!

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Image by Owen Mathias Photography 

Where is Cwtchfest taking place?

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Cwtchfest2016 is taking place at:

 St Fagans National History Museum
Cardiff
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 St Fagans National History Museum is located 4 miles west of Cardiff City Centre, just off the A4232.

For satellite navigation purposes use the post code CF5 6XB.

 Directions:

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by car: The Museum is signposted from junction 33 of the M4 motorway (follow road signs for the Museum of Welsh Life), with direct access from the A4232.

by bus: Buses operate between Cardiff City and St Fagans National History Museum throughout the year (number 32A, 320 and 321). The Easyway 32A bus stops in the main car park of the Museum, and the other two buses stop at St Fagans village. The bus ride between the Museum and Cardiff city centre is approximately 25 minutes.Owen Mathias Photography - Photo 320

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You can plan your journey using the Traveline Cymru website or by calling their helpline on 0300 200 22 33.

The Museum’s website is full of lots more information regarding disabled access, families, dogs etc… take a look here 

Where do I Park?

When you arrive at St.Fagans, you’ll need to park the car in the main visitor carpark.

Please note, there is a charge of £5 per car.  Please bring change as machines cannot accept notes or card payments. FREE for disabled badge holders, motorbikes and coaches. £25 yearly ticket available from Reception.  Remember this money goes towards supporting this wonderful museum.

We recommend if a group of you are coming, that you car share (its great for the environment too!)

Once you’ve parked your car, follow the signs through the museum to the main field where Cwtchfest is taking place. Its is based in the Cilewent field

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When does Cwtchfest start?

Sunday 18th September 11-6pm.

The museum opens to the public at 10am and you are very welcome to arrive early and take a walk around this incredible site. There is so much to see and do at St.Fagans. Entry to Cwtchfest starts at 11am (the first 100 brides/grooms to be will get a goody bag too!).

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Entry to Cwtchfest

Pre-paid tickets:

To maintain speedy entry to the event, you will need to bring your tickets with you. These have a barcode on them which we need to scan. They would have been emailed to you via eventbrite when you made your purchase. Once we’ve scanned your ticket, you’ll be given a super cool cwtchfest wristband which will allow you to come in and out of the festival.

Pay on the door:

If you are yet to buy your cwtchfest tickets, you can pay on the door however, we are advising everyone to buy in advance to avoid long queues and remember they are half price midday to midnight tonight here

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we have 100 goody bags available to the first 100 brides/groom to be. Once they are gone, we have spare bags available should you need one to help gather all the information/offers available on the day.

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What’s on:

  • Exhibitor Marquees: Over 50 of Wales’ top wedding professionals all showcasing their products and services. many will have great offers and discounts exclusively available on the day, make sure you take advantage!Owen Mathias Photography
  • Workshops: Starting at 12 noon we have a range of workshops running every 1/2 hr. You will be given a timetable of when each workshop is running so you can plan your day and more info can be found hereOwen Mathias Photography
  • Live music We are pleased to welcome iGency back to cwtchfest. They will be providing all the live music throughout the day and are based in the lush red Stretch Tent!Owen Mathias Photography
  • Pop up tea room Head to the giant Tipi for afternoon tea and let the awesome Grant from Boutique Disco entertain you with some great music too!Owen Mathias Photography
  • Demos situatied in the Marquees you will find hair and make up artists running demos throughout the day.

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  • Food & drink We’re thrilled to have some DELICIOUS food & drink companies showcasing with us. You will find them dotted around the festival. Bring an empty tummy and some £’s and you’ll leave feeling very happy!

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Images by Owen Mathias Photography 

BRING CASH!

Make sure you stop off at a cash machine before you arrive!! (plenty at Culverhouse Cross!) There will be a lot of opportunity to purchase many things at the festival. There are no cash machines on site and no facility for paying by card. Please remember to bring £’S

Remember

The festival will sadly draw to a close at 6pm with the exhibitor marquee closing at 5pm-

At 5pm we will be doing another BIG CWTCH- please join us and share the love

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#Cwtchfest2016 is the hashtag of the event- use in your social media feeds so we can find you and see your amazing festival pics.

St Fagans has stunning grounds please make sure you all wear appropriate footwear and be prepared for all weather eventualities- the weather forecast is looking good but we do live in beautiful Wales- so bring your suncream and your brolly!

Last but not least, we want you to all have an amazing day!

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#Cwtchfest2016 Exhibitor Festival Wedding Tips

ONE WEEK CWTCHERS!!! EEEEKKKK!!! #CWTCHFEST2016 at St Fagans National History Museum is coming and we are so excited we have decided to do a flash sale this weekend!!!buy-tickets-here-1

Cwtchfest is perfect for those who want to do wedding planning a little differently.  We have combined the traditional element of a wedding fayre and have the very best in Welsh wedding suppliers with workshops, demos, food, cocktails and music.  We want you to spend the afternoon with us and relax and be inspired.

Until midnight Sunday you will have a chance to get 50% off your Cwtchfest tickets so what are you waiting for? GO GO GO

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We have been working long and hard over the last few months with some amazing suppliers who go the extra mile for our brides to be.  Today is the last of our Festival wedding tips from some of our inspirational exhibitors.


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1.  With the hedgerows ripe with blackberries, it’s the perfect time to forage for the essential ingredient to make delicious bramble vodka! Decanted into miniature bottles, it makes for a tasty wedding favour. Get the recipe from Nythu here 

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2. An outdoor wedding does not have to mean you cannot have a sit down dinner.  You just need amazing Welsh ingredients and a talented catering company like Clever Chefsbrecon6

3.  Or go for a completely informal eating option and opt for tapas style eating.  Cured meats, olives and cheeses served with Fresh crusty bread and crisp salad!

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3. Make use or your surroundings and become creative with how you serve your food.  Clever chefs have this inventive way of serving canapes!

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Chilly Whites


5.  Do not forget dessert and do it with a casual summer twist and have an ice cream trike turn up outside at the end of your meal like Chilly Whites!

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Cwtchfest 2016 video by Loz Morgan Films

Today we’re sharing something very special to us.

Here are the highlights to the awesome wedding festival us Cwtch Girls organised back in April at The Glanusk Estate. Cwtchfest2016 was a huge success and we were thrilled with how many people got involved and attended the event. Huge Thanks to Loz Morgan Films for this awesome footage!

Owen Mathias PhotographyThe Cwtch Girls left-right: Anna, Charlie, Maria, Kate, Lindsey, Donna, Dawn. Image by the fabulous Owen Mathias Photography.

Loz Morgan Films:

CwtchFest2016: Glanusk Estate by Loz Morgan from maria farrelly on Vimeo.

The lovely folks at Bears & Butterflies also managed to capture this beautiful piece of drone footage before Cwtchfest started. It has a lovely peaceful feel to it and really showcases just how magnificent The Glanusk Estate is.

CwtchFest2016- by Bears And Butterflies from maria farrelly on Vimeo.

And if all that isn’t enough to get you excited about our next Cwtchfest, then make sure you pop back to the blog tomorrow as we have an exciting announcement to make! ITS BIG! and you are going to all LOVE it.

 

Cwtchfest2016: Cwtch Workshops

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.

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All images in this post are by Owen Mathias Photography

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!

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Owen Mathias Photography

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!

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Owen Mathias Photography

Owen Mathias Photography

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!

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Owen Mathias Photography

Owen Mathias Photography

Owen Mathias Photography

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!

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Owen Mathias Photography

Owen Mathias Photography

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!

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Owen Mathias Photography

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!

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Owen Mathias Photography

Owen Mathias Photography

Owen Mathias Photography

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.

Thank you, you marvellous lot x