Emma and Carl’s Yesteryear Inspired Wedding By Lauren Owens

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Hello you lovely lot! This is one for all you brides planning a vintage themed wedding. Emma and Carl’s yesteryear inspired wedding is stunning. Their eye for detail is remarkable and it has all been brilliantly captured by the ever … Continue reading

Calling All Welsh Wedding Suppliers: The LUSH LIST

Well fabulously, you’ll be pleased to hear we are increasing the size of our LUSH List!

Since its launch over 12 months ago, The LUSH List has become the most viewed part of our website. You lovely lot are using it so much and we love hearing from suppliers telling us their clients found them through it! (It gives us a warm, fuzzy feeling inside). So… as we continue to grow and improve this kick ass Welsh Wedding Blog, we have opened a  few more spaces within each of our categories. Read on to find out what its all about and how you can get involved.

Welsh Wedding Suppliers: The LUSH List

The LUSH List BannerThe Lush list is a fabulous online collection of all our favourite venues & suppliers across Wales that have either featured on our blog, been recommended by our readers or we simply LOVE. We’d love to invite you to be part of it.

It is a wonderful collection from across our gorgeous country, aimed to help and encourage Welsh Brides and Grooms to use Welsh companies.

LUSH List Map of WalesMembership is just a one off payment of £150 for a 12 month listing on our blog within ‘The LUSH LIST’.

What we need from you is

  • 200-300 words about your company,
  • your logo,
  • up to 3 images
  • all your links added (website, FB, twitter, telephone number etc.)

All this works out at just £12.50 per month!

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As a lush list member it will also give you the opportunity to get involved in upcoming features & styled shoots throughout the year which will obviously give you more exposure to our readers.

We’ll also share more of your content on our growing facebook page & twitter account. Bookings are being taken on a first come first served basis and categories are limited.

If you are interested in becoming a member, let us know and we’ll get the ball rolling for you. What are you waiting for! Lets start working together and increasing our Cwtch the Bride family x

Email Lindsey at lushlist@cwtchthebride.co.uk

 

 

Cwtch Of The Week- Georgia and Emily

Morning you lovely bunch of Cwtches!

I hope you had a great weekend.

This cwtch of the week by Jake at Ryan Welch Photography is just amazing!

Emily and Georgia got married in late march this year. The beautiful spring day mirrored the incredible day that these two had. Surrounded by their nearest and dearest at one of our stunning lush list venues the Oxwich Bay Hotel, these stunning ladies enjoyed their big day by the beach. They celebrated with a walk along the shore and sparklers in the evening. The relaxed atmosphere sums up their laid back, intimate relationship perfectly.

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Images by Jake of Ryan Welch Photography

Photographs like these are perfect for what we are looking for when we deciding on a cwtch of the week. If you have one that you would like us to feature please email us at info@cwtchthebride.com

Cwtch Of The Week By Photography First

Morning you lovely lot!
Everyone needs a big old cwtch from their mum and it doesn’t matter what your age is!
Once the mother of the bride had helped her own mum with her fascinator she stepped back and grabbed a big old Cwtch. Ed from Photography First managed to catch this really happy moment and we couldn’t help but use it for Cwtch of the Week.
Ian and Stephanie got married at one of our amazing Lush List venues, the beautiful Oxwich Bay Hotel with its stunning marquee overlooking the beach.

Photography First www.photographyfirst.co.ukIf you have a nice little cwtch of the week photo then please send it in to info@cwtchthebride.com I would love to share them for you. I hope you have an amazing week and manage tick a bunch of things off your wedding to do list. ~ Kate

 

Happy 3rd Birthday To Us!

YAY! Not only is it the most romantic day of the year today but we are also celebrating our 3rd Birthday!

Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us….

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Cwtch The Bride has come a long way in three years. We’re now averaging over 20,000 views a month, we’ve introduced our super popular LUSH LIST and organised Wales’ first major Wedding Festival, CWTCHFEST. We’ve also been shortlisted for some very prestigious awards and rubbed shoulders with some of the worlds best wedding bloggers.

But shhh… none of us are professional writers. I for one take photographs for a living and find this writing malarky really hard at times. It really is a labour of love.

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This whole blog was a crazy idea I had that has somehow snowballed into this beautiful loveable monster which I wouldn’t change for the world.


Three is a good age to be. As a blog, we’ve found our feet, our voice and our curiosity is telling us to try even more new things. We now collaborate with more creatives businesses, explore more ideas and push all those buttons!

Lucky for us, Wales has a great wedding industry that supports our development. Without all these local welsh wedding businesses investing in us, we wouldn’t be able to grow. And all of my crazy ideas would simply remain ideas. So a huge thank you to everyone that has been involved in Cwtch The Bride, I love you all dearly.

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I guess if we were to be called that, I’d take the role of Hannibal (not Lecter). I’m sure they’d be arguments over who’d be BA Baracas or Murdoch…  I’m not saying a word!

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My team is simply the best! The Cwtch Team has grown a lot over the years. These ladies above (besides me in the black) have been more than just work colleagues. They were initially my clients who had each booked me to photograph their weddings. They then each became voluntary writers for the blog and now… we’re all firm friends! I love them all to bits.

Some have now had babies and have reluctantly moved on (once you become a cwtch girl, its hard to leave) However, I now have some equally talented and inspiring ladies now working with me which I’m looking forward to introducing very soon.

What has now become very clear to me as the blog continues to grow is that Cwtch The Bride is more than just a resource for couples and the Welsh Wedding Industry. Its a community. A place for brides to not only seek inspiration but to share their own experiences and offer their own unique advice. I cannot wait to see where the next 12 months will take us.

So… today… lets eat cake, sip prosecco, party and make a toast to the best wedding blog in Wales!

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Cake by The Little Cake Cupboard. Image by Maria Farrelly Photography

A surprise….

Make sure you pop back to the blog this afternoon. We have a fabulous Valentines Day offer you are going to love!

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And finally… if you have woken up this morning to a beautiful wedding proposal and find yourself now engaged. A HUGE congratulations from all of us here at Cwtch The Bride! We are ridiculously happy for you!


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