Cwtch of the Week: A Big Family Cwtch

Happy Monday Everyone!
A beautiful Cwtch of the Week for you all to start off your day- shot by When Charlie Met Hannah, this is a lovely big squashy family cwtch!  Over to Charlie to tell us a bit more about it…..
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A Big Family Cwtch

Lauren and David got married on 11th August and had their reception at the St Mellons hotel in Cardiff. This is Lauren, Dave and Dave’s daughter Ella having a big family cwtch after Dave and Ella did a FABULOUS father daughter dance to My Girl by The Temptations
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Featured Post: Those First Dance Dilemmas

When it comes to a first dance, it can be quite a bone of contention. I mean, these days, who slow dances! It quite possibly could be the first time you ever DO slow dance with your new partner in crime!

But if you’re having a dilemma, then read on – you’re not the first and won’t be the last, and we are hopefully here to help! 

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Those First Dance Dilemmas

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Choose a type of music

You’d ideally want to be dancing to something that you both enjoy listening to! No point in you want a bit of Jucko Timberlake and your other half wanting NWA!
If you have complete polar opposite tastes when it comes to music, your best bet is to perhaps choose a classic.  Something Motown, or by a gorgeously smooth crooner like Nat King Cole. Stylish stuff.

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Meaningful words?

Is it essential that you have a song with meaningful words in or is the tune the best bit? Well this is tricky. There are so many beautiful sounding songs out there, but lyrically, they can be little inappropriate. I remember I had a favourite, I wanted to walk down the aisle to it as well as have it for our first dance.  I thought I should probably check what it was about before we firmed up the decision.

Turns out, it was about breaking up with someone and leaving a toxic relationship – you know, super cheery stuff!

Needless to say, we knocked that one on the head.

Just do a bit of research!

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Are you going fast or slow?

A lot of couples are not altogether comfortable with the slow dancing thing.  Its just not their bag, and to an extent, I can see why.

It seems kind of personal, a slow intimate moment between and new husband and wife, yet there is a ring of people around you clapping and taking pictures?!

So you may feel more comfortable, just dancing with each other, the way you would in a couple.  Drink in hand, having a boogie to your favourite tune!

Somebody part of the wedding party would find it hard not to join in with you!

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Dance Routine?

You could always opt for a routine.  If you’re up for it, getting something absolutely sorted before you step on that dance floor and just start swaying round in a circle (my personal favourite), can be golden! It gets everybody cheering, its brilliant to watch and the rest of your party cannot wait to join you on the dance floor!

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Ideally, you’re looking for a piece of music that means something to you.  If you don’t mind a little bit of attention, have a moment, have THE moment, when its just you two and the rest of the room is a blur.  You’re singing each other and could be the only two in the room.

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The point is, there is no right or wrong way to do it. As with the rest of your day, this is about what you both want. Heck, you don’t even have to have a first dance. But if you do, rock out, the way you both want to.  Its the start of the party after all!

Anna and Richie B&W First Dance (1 of 1)Image by Maria Farrelly

Victoria and Alastair’s 1920’s Wedding by Hannah Miles

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We have a treat for you. Hannah Miles has done a sterling job capturing this stylish 1920’s wedding. This wedding was destined to be beautiful. When one of your best friends is a wedding dress designer how could it not be. … Continue reading

Non Religious Reading: Metallica- Nothing Else Matters

Well after the epic weekend of #Cwtchfest2016 we are still all on cloud nine! Thought we would give you a little food for thought. Finding a non religious reading can be pretty hard. I know that my husband and I had loads of debates. This is actually the song that I walked up the aisle to but it was the words that spoke to me more than the actual song.When I showed them to my mother in law she cried. I also knew that, Metallica-Nothing Else Matters, was one of my husbands favourite songs so it was a winner. I love the sentiment of what is being said and I hope that you don’t get scared off just because it is by a metal band. What do you think….?  ~Kate

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“Nothing Else Matters”

So close no matter how far
Couldn’t be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
And nothing else mattersNever opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words I don’t just say
And nothing else mattersTrust I seek and I find in you
Every day for us something new
Open mind for a different view
And nothing else matters

Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
But I know

So close no matter how far
Couldn’t be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
And nothing else matters

Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
But I know

I never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words I don’t just say
And nothing else matters

Trust I seek and I find in you
Every day for us something new
Open mind for a different view
And nothing else matters

Never cared for what they say
Never cared for games they play
Never cared for what they do
Never cared for what they know
And I know

So close no matter how far
Couldn’t be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
No nothing else matters