Competition – Become Our Next Blogger

One thing I love about running Cwtch The Bride is giving awesome people a platform to share their thoughts and ideas on weddings. This isn’t restricted to just professionals. Oh no… This blog is for everyone. It’s become a place that many brides, grooms, family members & friends flock to for advice, inspiration and a bit of a nudge to get organising.

As Cwtch The Bride continues to grow, we’re now on the lookout for new writers. We want to hear YOUR STORY. This is a safe place to share your excitement, worries and thoughts surrounded by a team of people that ‘have all been there’. Well, maybe not all of us! This lady in particular has a very unique story that has recently gone viral in the international press and I’m so proud our ‘boobless bride’ is now a great friend of mine too.

If you’d like to become part of our wonderful team, then come on, have a go at filling out the form below. Its really easy and I’d love to hear from you~ Maria (creator of Cwtch The Bride). 


Become Our Next Blogger

Are you about to embark on planning your wedding?
Are you making literally everything for the big day?
Are you trying to plan the ultimate hen or stag?
Are you trying to write your speech?
Do you want to just curl up in a ball and pretend it will all just sort itself out or are you loving the organising?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions then we want to hear from you!

If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them (just follow, we’re not that mysterious)….maybe you can join The Cwtch Team

How To Enter

Email Address
Date of your Wedding

The Rules

Don’t worry there aren’t many!

  • All entries must be received by 31st January 2017
  • In order for our readers to have time to get to know you we are limiting entries to weddings happening between May 2017 and April 2018.
  • If you win you must be willing to write one post a month up to the wedding and (if you’re a bride or groom) allow us to have the exclusive feature of your wedding on Cwtch the Bride
  • There has to be a Welsh connection

And that’s it! We don’t care if you are male or female, traditional or off-beat, we just want you to connect with and inspire our readers.

Get writing! If you need some inspiration here’s a taste what you’ll be talking about, from our winners 2015:

Dawn – Our Boobless Bride


Ali – Our Spring Bride


Katie – Our Crafty Bride


Vicky – Our Graceful Bride


Victoria – Our Valleys Bride


Kathryn – Our Traditional Bride


Kirsty – Our Rustic Bride


Jess – Our DIY Bride


Lets Hear it for the Boys: The Poker Game

Good morning lovely people. So as you seen, we started collecting images of you handsome boys at the big day.  Today’s is just fabulous. Captured by the talented Steve from Art By Design, I shall hand over to him to tell us all about it. Over to you Steve……..

Let’s Hear It For The Boys – The Poker Game

This image was of the boys playing poker was taken at the Bear Hotel in Cowbridge and I always like to include a photo in a wedding that shows the couples personality or include a hobby. In this wedding the groom was a big poker player and so wanted to create a moody image with his mates. So at the end of the evening we took them into the courtyard and set up a game. I let them carry on playing whilst trying to capture the atmosphere and banter between them.
Steve Wheller - LHIFTB Poke Game
 Thank you so much for sharing Steve.  I love an image that shows us a bit of personality of the subject. This is brilliant, feeling inspired boys!?

Lets Hear it for the Boys – The Carried Groom!

Traditionally, you see the bride being hoisted up by the groomsmen, in a slightly awkward but always funny, pose.  Carly Turner however, decided it would be better if the Groom got lifted this time, by his mates, and it is fab! Here is Chris the groom with his boys….

Lets Hear it for the Boys – The Carried Groom!

Carly Turner LHIFTB R&CImage by Carly Turner Photography

Fabulous dapper looking boys! Congratulations Chris! You make a fabulously elegant groom and the others don’t look like they’re struggling to hold you at all! :-)



Taa Dah!….

Our LUSH LIST is finally  launched!

A fabulous collection of our favourite Welsh Wedding suppliers. All hand picked by us and highly recommended by our readers.


To access this awesome directory, press the LUSH LIST icon sitting on the right hand side (if viewing on a computer or tablet)- Scroll down if you are using a phone.

It looks like this:

side bar button

Simply click on it and it will take you to a page that looks like this:

lush list iconsSelect the category you need and then choose from our list of highly recommended suppliers.

All the companies listed have links to take you to their own websites, Facebook page & Twitter feed. This is a great way to follow them if you’d like to get to know them a bit more before booking.

Vendor logo

Most of these companies will already be featuring our approved vendor badge on their websites too. This is to give you peace of mind that we’ve either worked with them, Used their services or some of our readers have highly recommend them.

So, there you have it. We do hope you love it and find it a valuable resource to your wedding planning. Have a good look around the directory, click on a few links and let us know what you think. You can send us your feedback here.

We will be adding LOTS more suppliers to our LUSH LIST throughout the year so do keep popping back. We’ll also be inspiring you more by sharing their work over on our Facebook page.

If you run a lovely welsh wedding business (especially in North Wales!) and would like us to consider you for our Lush List. You can get in touch with us here.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday evening xxx


Cwtch of the Week: James & his Best Man by Gareth Scanlon Photography

This week is mostly dedicated to readers Annie & James who took Wales to Berkshire for their wedding on the 31st of May this year. On Thursday we will be featuring their Engagement Shoot which took place at The Gower and on Friday their wedding will be gracing your screens. Here is a little teaser from their wedding day, James and his best man Gareth enjoying a cwtch! Image by Gareth Scanlon Photography.

James & Gareth's cwtchMake sure you come back Thursday and Friday (and why not Tuesday and Wednesday too!) for the rest of Annie & James (and Gareth!)’s story.