HAPPY ST DWYNWEN’S DAY- CWTCHFEST 2017 TICKETS LAUNCH

What a day we have for you today!!!  They say things happen in threes! Not only is it our very own welsh Valentines- St Dwynwen’s day, but it is also our beautiful Cwtch founder MARIA FARRELLY’s birthday and what better day to launch the sale of our CWTCHFEST 2017 tickets!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIA!!

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Cwtchfest is taking place in the stunning St Fagans National History Museum on the 9th April 2017 and is Wales’ original wedding festival.

From TODAY until VALENTINES DAY you can get your tickets half price at a special Early bird rate.   Yes you read that right – HALF PRICE!

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Let us tell you a bit about Cwtchfest and our events and why we do what we do.

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Cwtchfest is all about helping you, our lovely brides (and grooms) get the most out of your planning experience.

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Here are our first Cwtchfesters through the door in September- at the start on the left and the end of the day on the right.  Goodybag in hand, they had received hair and make up trial, attended workshops including one on making buttonholes with the lovely Eva from The Flowerhive, sampled cocktails, listened to live music in the field whilst having lunch and were just about to get a free henna tattoo from the talented Hennavative.  They loved the entire day!!

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We also wanted to showcase some outstanding Welsh wedding venues and it does not get more welsh than St Fagans National History Museum.  Our very own Lindsey got married here so it holds a special place in all our hearts and holds a lot of nostalgic memories for many.  Just look at what this stunning venue has to offer…

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The event also allows you to experience MEGA outdoor structures that are available for your wedding before booking.  Like the beautiful stretch tents from Stretchevent.  These guys have an amazing array of structures to help bring your outdoor wedding to life.

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Our suppliers are the best that Wales can offer and through our mutual support on the blog we build great relationships which allow exhibitors to go the extra mile at a Cwtch the Bride event.  Over the coming weeks we will be showing off last years events to give you a greater taste of what we do.

But it is safe to say YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUT!!!  GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

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Cwtchfest Exhibitor Spotlight- Finale

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When we started the planning process for Cwtchfest last year, it felt like this weekend would never arrive.

Organising Cwtchfest is so similar to planning a wedding. You book a bunch of stuff in the beginning and then there is a bit of a lull…..then all hell breaks loose a few months before  (or in our case…8 days before our event!). Lucky for us, we’ve all been there and done it (the wedding bit) and as most of us all work full time in the wedding industry we totally took control of what could have been a big problem and have turned it around into something even better than what we originally had planned! We’ve also met more incredible professional suppliers in this process that we can’t wait to introduce you to!

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This is the only wedding festival in Wales (#Cwtchfest2016) and we have chosen the best suppliers that are out there.

This Cwtchfest Exhibitor Spotlight- Finale post is giving you the last glimpe at the talented and exciting vendors that will be there on Sunday (including Cwtch The Brides very own creator and professional wedding photographer Maria Farrelly.

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet watch the blog at MIDDAY today, we have one final treat for you!

Cwtchfest is going to be glorious! Full of great Music, delicious food and the best wedding inspiration & suppliers you’ll find in Wales. We cant wait to welcome you all at The Glanusk Estate!


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Maria Farrelly is one of Wales leading wedding photographers. She is the creator of Cwtch the Bride and the Cwtchfest is her amazing idea. Every year Maria takes on a limited number of weddings. The vary in size, style, location and budget. The common thread between all of them is that each and every client adores her work.

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What draws so many people to Maria’s work is her amazing ability to capture the essence of a person and those special moments found in a smile,touch or kiss. Coupled with her friendly and easy going nature her clients are instantly relaxed in her company which gives her the ability to capture such natural images. 
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Maria is a multi award winning photographer and has a natural affinity with the people that she is shooting. Her photography has taken her all over the world and loves nothing better than a Welsh wedding.

“Your wedding day is all about the two of you. Your photographs should be a reflection of this and NOT a series of posed, uncomfortable memories.” Maria Farrelly

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BLACK DRAGON BARS


With over ten years experience in the industry we know how important it is for your event to run smoothly and often part of that is the bar.

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At Black Dragon Bars we listen to our customers and go through all the details leading up to the event to ensure everything is how you want it.We provide bars for all types of events. No event is too small or too  large and we are happy to go through your event and tailor what we do.  Drinks packages can be tailored to your event with options of an all inclusive bar, welcome, toast drink packages, along with the most popular choice of pay bars.  We can also offer our bars on dry hire, with or without staff.

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BE OUR GUEST EVENTS


I formed the business after identifying a niche market place with in the wedding/party business  We specialise in backdrops – namely – flower walls, personalised 8 foot chalk boards (used as photo back drops), and personalised step repeats (these are what celebs stand in front of at events).

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As our business continued to grow we were often asked “what else do you do?” this is when we added marquee lighting to our repertoire, with 5 foot LOVE & CWTCH signs include in this.

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We then added all the other event paraphernalia, including chair sashes, table plans, invites, popcorn cart and deluxe candy buffet! Being born creative and a hopeless romantic has definitely helped.  But more than anything I love to create a event-scape that has the wow factor, no matter how big or small the budget !  I love what we do !

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