CWTCHFEST: One Sleep To Go

Eek… its Cwtchfest Eve and we are like little kids running around, ridiculously excited at the delights that await tomorrow.

We do hope you will all be joining us. If you are yet to buy your ticket, you can do so by simply clicking on the link below.

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What time does it all start? 

The event opens at 11am and there are 100 AMAZING goody bags (full of actual goodies!) for those arriving first (one for each engaged couple)

You’ll be given a site plan (see below) upon arrival which will detail where everything is and a timetable for when the workshops, live music & tours of the Glanusk Estate are running.

Our huge exhibitor tent is full to the brim of Wales’ leading wedding professionals. In the Yurt we have our fabulous workshops. There is a pop up tea room in the tipi and Live music and a bar in the main stretch tent. PLUS lots lots more…

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Directions:

You need to come in the main gates to the Estate off the A40 – look for the Cwtchfest banner.  The entrance is about 2 miles out of Crickhowell on the A40, travelling in the direction of Brecon.

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When you arrive on site, you will be directed to the parking area. There will be stewards onsite to direct you. Once parked you will need to make your way to the registration desk to collect your ID&C wristband.

PLEASE remember to bring your ticket with you! Eventbrite will have sent you an email which includes a barcode. We can simply scan this for speed.ID&C wristbands

Can I buy a ticket on the door? 

Yes… but you will need to pay £10 cash (each) as there is no card facility on the site.

Children are very welcome at CWTCHFEST. An entry fee of £1 each is payable on the door.

Who is exhibiting?

A full list of all our exhibitors is printed on our site map which you will be given upon arrival. We have a main exhibitor tent where you will find most of our exhibitors such as photographers, florists, bridal wear etc…  However, across the field there will be many other exhibitors showcasing their larger products and services such as the incredible Show Marquees, Stretch tents, Yurt, Bell tents, VW camper vans, live music, pop up tea room plus most of the catering companies.

There is also a very special surprise waiting for you to discover in the secret chapel! Make sure you make some time to visit it during the day. We promise you won’t be disappointed! There is something truly beautiful in there waiting for you to discover.

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Any other info I need to know?

  • Glanusk is a private estate with 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!
  • We are sorry but no dogs are allowed onto the Glanusk Estate.
  • PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING CASH. There are NO card facilities on site
  • #Cwtchfest2016 is the hashtag of the event- use in your social media feeds so we can find you and see your amazing festival pics.

Last but not least, we want you to all have an amazing day!

My team and I have all worked tirelessly to bring you one epic wedding festival that we hope you will all love. We have collaborated with so many local businesses which have all gone above and beyond what they normally would for a wedding fayre which is what makes CWTCHFEST the best wedding event taking place in Wales. We look forward to meeting you all for a drink at the bar later. ~ Maria x

 

Valentines Day Offer: 50% off CWTCHFEST Tickets

Happy Valentines Day everyone! We hope you have all been spoilt this morning by a loved one.

If you haven’t and they’re looking for a way to redeem themselves. May we suggest you pop this amazing offer under their nose and hope they take the hint.

Alternatively, why not treat yourself?

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Valentines Day Offer

To celebrate our Third Birthday & Valentines Day we have a fabulous offer for you all.  For today only, you can purchase your CWTCHFEST tickets for only £5 each (General Admission is normally £10)!

YES… Thats half price! ARGHH! Hurry!

Valentines day offerWe really want to see you all at CWTCHFEST this year.

Not only do we want you enjoy the magnificent day we have organised, marvel at all the incredible wedding professionals that will inspire and help make your wedding the BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE! …BUT… we want to party with you all too!

Yes we do. We really want to dance like fools in a Wedding Tipi to iPop, sip a cocktail from Alternative Events, wear floral crowns and have a great big cwtch while laughing as we try to figure out how we managed to pull off one of the best events in the wedding calendar! And if it rains? who cares… if you’ve never danced in the rain, you will love it!

So what are you all waiting for? Let us help you plan the wedding of your dreams, enjoy a great party too and when the sun finally sets over The Glanusk Estate, we can all gaze up at the sky together and enjoy the awesome firework display!

Its going to be epic and you NEED to be there!

Bring your other half, bring your bridesmaids, bring the whole family if you like… or why not buy them all tickets and surprise them!

We’re so excited! Arghhh… Can’t wait to see you all there!

Happy Valentines Day everyone~ Maria x

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If you are a wedding professional and would like to get involved in CWTCHFEST We do still have some space available. Email Lindsey at cwtchfest@cwtchthebride.com 

Our Rustic Bride Kristy

I am a massive believer in fate and Our Rustic Bride Kristy is the perfect example of this. How many of us can say we are marrying our university sweetheart. This beautiful lady is going to have a wedding with lots of handmade items but the thing that is going to play a big part of the day is music…cuddle up on the sofa with a cup of hot chocolate and fall in love with Kristy the way we have…..!!! 

IMAG0976Hi there, my name is Kristy and I have been given the wonderful opportunity to share my experiences over the next 9 months heading towards our wedding!! I am now 30 years old and have been waiting for the day that my perfect man would ask me to marry him since I was a teenager. I was lucky enough  to find my English man Kieron when I was 18. It was the day I left home for Cardiff university. Not originally the university I wanted to get into I must admit, but a last minute effort to apply through clearing secured me a place. Unfortunately due to it being a bit rushed I didn’t get into student residences and had to find my own accommodation. The day I arrived (18.09.04) I knocked on the door and this tall, blonde haired, blue eyed boy answered and introduced himself as Kieron. We both went about the business of moving in. When our families left I found myself nervously standing in the kitchen alone, I decided I didn’t want to be alone so I spent the afternoon in Kierons room chatting away. I knew instantly that I really liked him. It was later that night while watching Shrek we had our first kiss. We have never lived apart since. We are best friends and soul mates and I can’t wait to become his wife a day before our 12th anniversary together. As you can see, I have waited a long time for this!

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I was born and have always lived in Wales. I was brought up in a small town outside Carmarthen before moving to Cardiff for university (where Kieron and I met). Since then we have been living in an even smaller town outside of Swansea.IMAG1231

I qualified as a midwife just over two years ago. I think it is definately a calling and I love it. I work both day and night shifts, and going for bridal appointments following night shifts has led to some very entertaining conversations and I think some unusual decisions!more recent 2015

I am an active girl –  I enjoy yoga and pilates. I love to dance, and don my ballet shoes often. I like to get out and about with Kieron and our fur baby Indi. She’s a relatively new addition to the unit, she is the most ridiculous little thing but definitely keeps us on our toes!indi pup

This year, I just cant wait to finally become a Mrs. To have both of our families in one place at the same time. Our families being seperated by the river Severn has not allowed this before. And of course the HONEYMOON!P1020959

CWTCHFEST: Sunday 19th April 2015

Here it is! we can finally reveal what we’ve spent months planning. Wales is getting its First Wedding Festival and we are organising it!

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What is CWTCHFEST?

Cwtchfest is Wales’ first wedding festival.

For anyone planning a welsh wedding, be it outdoor, festival, vintage or modern in style, we’ve got it covered!

On Sunday 19th April 2015, a beautiful meadow near Cowbridge will play host to our event. Gates open at 11am and we have a jam-packed day organised. With free onsite parking, our event will feature live music & DJ, workshops for all you DIY brides, An exhibition marquee with over 50 of wales’ finest wedding suppliers (11-4pm), talks from wedding experts, food & drink PLUS lots more.

As the sun goes down, relax and enjoy more live entertainment & DJ, have fun in our photo booth and see our giant LOVE letters, Sounds great doesn’t it?!!

We are thrilled to be collaborating with some of the best wedding companies in Wales to bring you this unique event and we’d love to invite you to join us.

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Where is it taking place?

The lovely people at Bluebell Meadows have given us use of their beautiful meadow in Llancarfan (3 miles from Cowbridge).

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We also have the amazing Cariad Canvas & Wedding tipi providing their Stretch Tents,Tipis, bell tents and festival flags.

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County Marquees are also on board (hurray!) and they will be providing one of their wonderful marquees to showcase just how fabulous an outdoor wedding can be. They will also house our 50+ wedding exhibitors.

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Live music

The Igency are working with us to provide a variety of live acts to keep you entertained throughout the day and if you happened to watch The Voice last night, we can also confirm Shellyann (from Ilectric) will be performing and yes… you can also book her for your wedding too!

Workshops

The fabulous wedding planner, Emma from Sylvie & Joan will be managing our workshops and we have some great DIY projects for you to try. Also, in the lead up to the festival, Emma will be our guest blogger, sharing some essential planning advice! emma-butler

How do I buy tickets?

This is a ticket only event and numbers are strictly limited, so be quick!!

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Over the coming weeks we will be revealing more details about this fabulous event and the wonderful businesses working with us. Seriously, there is not going to be another event like this in Wales! Do not miss out. Get your tickets today.

Want to get involved?

If you run a welsh wedding business and would like to book a stand at our festival,  we have a dedicated team handling all exhibitor bookings. Simply email cwtchfest@cwtchthebride.com for more information.

If you are are wedding business and would like to come along to socialise with the rest of the welsh wedding industry, you too can buy tickets.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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Illustration by Slightly Wobbly Designs