Super premium handcrafted ice cream, frozen to order, right in front of you in seconds. The theatrical plumes of vapor erupting from out nitro canisters, instantly freeze the custard base, creating a smooth, intense scoop with almost no ice crystals.
The ice creams superbly smooth texture is unlike any other ice cream and everything we sell, from cookie sandwiches to milkshakes topped with peanut butter brownies and flame toasted veggie marshmallow, is handcrafted in our little ice cream parlour in Cardiff.
In 2016, we featured in both the UK and Cardiff editions of The Guardian’s Best Cheap Eats. Their resident food critic Tony Naylor placed our ice cream on par with Heston Blumenthal’s, writing: “Remarkable… Frankly, how can you pass up the chance to try some of the best ice cream this side of Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck?”. That same year we also featured in The Times’ Top Ten Ice Cream Parlours in the UK, Olive magazine’s Top Twelve Best Family Friendly Venues and BuzzFeed’s 17 Ice Creams To Try Before You Die.
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!
Image supplied by Glanusk Estate
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 !
We are all like kids before Christmas over here at Cwtch HQ. We are counting the sleeps. This is the only wedding festival in Wales and it is going to be Epic! The tickets are selling like hot welsh cakes … Continue reading →