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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T Festival supported by The iGency

Hello you lovely lot!
A little deviation from our usual weekly posts today, but its something you all need to be aware of! So, if you’ve got any plans for November, then this needs to be on the list!

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The wonderful #Cwtchfest live music suppliers, The iGency are once again being brilliant. They very rarely do public gigs, but are fabulously supplying this festival theme party in order to raise money for #curlycarsfund.

When Carolyn Gammon was pregnant with her second child, the beautiful baby girl Mira, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Although she was treated with chemotherapy, once Mira was born via c-section, Carolyn was given the devastating news that the cancer has spread and it was now incurable.

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Carolyn is now hoping to raise £150k in order to self fund special medication that will prolong her life, allowing her to bring up her gorgeous little boy and beautiful baby girl, in case the NHS cannot fund it.

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T Festival is being organised in order to help towards this total! Held at Taibach RFC on Friday 18th November, dress up in your best festival outfit, get your rock socks on, purchase your £10 ticket and go and dance the night away!

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Festival Theme Party @ Taibach RFC

A fun night of music, drinking and dancing, to raise money for #curlycarsfund. Please wear your finest festival attire!

4 of the UK’s top party bands delivering a rare public performance plus amazing live DJ.

Headline bands include:
iRock – www.irockband.co.uk
iPop – www.ipopband.co.uk
Indienational – www.indienational.co.uk
Velvet Soul – www.velvetsoul.co.uk

Contact us via FB The iGency, email suzanne@theigency.com or visit Tiabach RFC for tickets

Tickets are £10 – please donate more if you can.
Limited tickets availible book ASAP to avoid dissapointment.
Lets raise as much money as we can for this amazing family!!

 

#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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Where is Cwtchfest taking place?

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Cwtchfest2016 is taking place at:

 St Fagans National History Museum
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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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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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Cwtchfest Spotlight: The Cwtch Workshops

Happy Hump day Cwtchers and wow do we have a weekend to look forward to!!

Lets hope the sunshine forecast for today is around to stay! But hey even if it isn’t we know you will all rock in wellies!

We are now just 4 sleeps away from Cwtchfest in St Fagans National History Museum and we cannot wait to meet you all and spend the day planning with you.

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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.

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So without further ado we bring you this years fabulous suppliers that are coming to Cwtchfest @ St Fagans CWTCH WORKSHOPS


 12pm HANNAH MLATEM


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.
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Award winning professional make up artist, make-up by Nicola has over 10years of industry experience and will be answering all your make up questions at the workshop
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2pm PAD DECO


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
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Come and talk to Eva about using locally grown flowers for your wedding, and creating naturalistic designs.
Join in a buttonhole workshop . Learn how to design and make your own unique buttonholes and be creative at your wedding.   Practice floristry skills using spring flowers and hedgerow foliage.
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At Cwtchfest, The Dead Canary will present a snippet of Mother’s Ruin masterclass.
We shall be tasting some delicious gin punches crafted by our wonderful bartenders, we shall then be educated in the history of gin whilst nibbling on a few typically British canapés.
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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.
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Whoop!!! what an incredible line up!  If you are yet to get your tickets then what are you waiting for just click here
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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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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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