#Cwtchfest2017 Spotlight -The Cwtch Workshops

Good morning Cwtchers!

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.

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Owen Mathias Photography

Owen Mathias Photography

The Dead Canary offering a taster gin masterclass

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!

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The wonderfully talented Make up by Nicola

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Inspiring hair styles by the lovely Hannah Mlaterm

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.

Owen Mathias Photography

Owen Mathias Photography

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.

Owen Mathias Photography

Owen Mathias Photography

Owen Mathias Photography

Owen Mathias Photography

Owen Mathias Photography

Inspired? Are you yet to get your tickets?  You will find them here…

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We will be announcing this years line up in the coming weeks keep your eyes peeled!!!

 

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!

Owen Mathias Photography

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!

Owen Mathias Photography

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!

Owen Mathias Photography

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!

Owen Mathias Photography

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!

Owen Mathias Photography

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!

Owen Mathias Photography

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

Glanusk Estate: Penmyarth House, Penmyarth church and Riverview

You may remember last month we featured the stunning Glass House & Old Walled Garden parts of Glanusk Estate, home to Cwtchfest 2016 on April 17th.

Just when you think  this amazing venue possibly could not offer any more they show you another beautiful option to hold your big day.  This part of the estate has a very special place in the Cwtch girls hearts as this will be the backdrop to Cwtchfest 2016 and wow what a backdrop!!!

Today we will be handing  over to Robyn from Glanusk to take us on a tour of Penmyarth House, Penmyarth Church and Riverview.  

ALison and Peter Wedding + horses (2)


PENMYARTH HOUSE


Penmyarth House sits grandly overlooking its own private parkland with views towards the river.  It has its own landscaped gardens and is within walking distance from the church

Wedding guests on Penmyarth lawn

The Drawing Room seats approximately 20 guests for the signing of the register and the verandah is now available too.

Civil ceremony verandah at Penmyarth House

The marquee is situated on the main lawn in front of the house enjoying spectacular views and access to the gardens for photographs.

Marquee on Penmyarth lawn

Lawn at Penmyarth House


BLESSING AT PENMYARTH CHURCH


We also have the beautiful Penmyarth Church which is available for your blessing and can seat up to 100 people comfortably.

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There is also the option of an awning/marquee extension with PA system to relay the service outside should you have more guests.

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The original church bell is still in good working order, and we welcome couples to decorate the inside and outside of the church with flowers as they wish.


RIVERVIEW


Guests enjoy this area for their marquee as it has views towards the river and the iconic bridge.  This stunning area will be the backdrop for this years Cwtchfest!!!

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It is a beautiful setting for your marquee and is within walking distance of the church and as you can tell there is plenty of parking and freedom to offer glamping to your guests.

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Your guests would enter through the main Estate gates and enjoy the views of Penmyarth gardens and the river.


TICKETS


You can still purchase tickets for our this years Cwtchfest by clicking on the below link…

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