#Cwtchfest2017 Spotlight: Best Buds By Samara

Hello everyone

On the run up to the awesome #Cwtchfest2017 at St Fagans National History Museum, we will be giving you a little glimpse into some of our incredible exhibitors who cannot wait to meet you!

Today, we have the gorgeous Best Buds by Samara…..

Cwtchfest2017 Spotlight

Best Buds By Samara

Best Buds by Samara is a wedding and event florist and was created in 2014. In a small space of time we have been lucky enough to work with some brilliant couples and help ‘Bring their vision to life’.

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We were a finalist at the National Wedding Awards 2016 for Best Florist which was a massive achievement for us and showed that our brides and grooms loved what we do. From day one you will liaise with me, Samara, I will be there to guide you, offer ideas, support your ideas (however crazy they may seem) and turn them in to reality15037128_1302716333083278_2768247434359136213_n

I don’t have a set floral style and have worked with a massive variation of couples, I work with you to make your flowers unique to you.12670692_1137915189563394_7872487041207106944_n I also have a large collection of hire items that you are more than welcome to use too which means you don’t have to use multiple suppliers, making it easier for you! I am not just here as a wedding florist, I know the wedding and event industry well and know lots of brilliant suppliers so am here to answer your questions and help! Don’t be daunted by planning your wedding trust us to ‘Bring your vision to life’!

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#Cwtchfest2017 Competition: Win Tickets for you and your Bridal Party

Good morning you lovely lot

Its competition time again! This time, you have the chance to win tickets for not just yourself, but your partner and your bridal party.

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Thats a possible 10 tickets!*

*We have to put a cap on it or we’d have an army of you turn up!

To enter, all we need you to do is fill in the form below, telling us your name, email and the date of your wedding. Do this by Sunday 12th March at midnight, and you could be in with a chance of winning!

Name
Email Address
Date of your Wedding

THATS ALL!

So, are you ready????

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand go!

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Its such a great day out for anyone planning a wedding. We look forward to welcoming you all x

Cwtch of the Week: A big St Fagans Cwtchfest Cwtch

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Today’s Cwtch of the week gives us all kind of happy feelings- perfect for a Monday morning!

This is the love we have for all those that do our fabulous wedding festival with us.

At the end of the last Cwtchfest in St Fagans, in what is becoming a bit of a tradition, we grabbed everyone we could for a big mahussive lovely Cwtch to say thank you!

We had a few takes….

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HAPPY ST DWYNWEN’S DAY- CWTCHFEST 2017 TICKETS LAUNCH

What a day we have for you today!!!  They say things happen in threes! Not only is it our very own welsh Valentines- St Dwynwen’s day, but it is also our beautiful Cwtch founder MARIA FARRELLY’s birthday and what better day to launch the sale of our CWTCHFEST 2017 tickets!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIA!!

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Cwtchfest is taking place in the stunning St Fagans National History Museum on the 9th April 2017 and is Wales’ original wedding festival.

From TODAY until VALENTINES DAY you can get your tickets half price at a special Early bird rate.   Yes you read that right – HALF PRICE!

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Let us tell you a bit about Cwtchfest and our events and why we do what we do.

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Cwtchfest is all about helping you, our lovely brides (and grooms) get the most out of your planning experience.

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Here are our first Cwtchfesters through the door in September- at the start on the left and the end of the day on the right.  Goodybag in hand, they had received hair and make up trial, attended workshops including one on making buttonholes with the lovely Eva from The Flowerhive, sampled cocktails, listened to live music in the field whilst having lunch and were just about to get a free henna tattoo from the talented Hennavative.  They loved the entire day!!

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We also wanted to showcase some outstanding Welsh wedding venues and it does not get more welsh than St Fagans National History Museum.  Our very own Lindsey got married here so it holds a special place in all our hearts and holds a lot of nostalgic memories for many.  Just look at what this stunning venue has to offer…

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The event also allows you to experience MEGA outdoor structures that are available for your wedding before booking.  Like the beautiful stretch tents from Stretchevent.  These guys have an amazing array of structures to help bring your outdoor wedding to life.

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Our suppliers are the best that Wales can offer and through our mutual support on the blog we build great relationships which allow exhibitors to go the extra mile at a Cwtch the Bride event.  Over the coming weeks we will be showing off last years events to give you a greater taste of what we do.

But it is safe to say YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUT!!!  GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

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#Cwtchfest2016 St Fagans: All you need to know

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We are so excited to be bringing you yet another awesome Cwtchfest wedding festival and cannot wait to open the doors to you all tomorrow.  If you are still to get your tickets we are going to run a final 12 hour flash sale starting at midday today until midnight!!! This is your last chance!!  Tickets will be available on the door but will be full price.  So what are you waiting for click here

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We have put together a post to help you all make the most of your day!

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Where is Cwtchfest taking place?

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Cwtchfest2016 is taking place at:

 St Fagans National History Museum
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 St Fagans National History Museum is located 4 miles west of Cardiff City Centre, just off the A4232.

For satellite navigation purposes use the post code CF5 6XB.

 Directions:

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by car: The Museum is signposted from junction 33 of the M4 motorway (follow road signs for the Museum of Welsh Life), with direct access from the A4232.

by bus: Buses operate between Cardiff City and St Fagans National History Museum throughout the year (number 32A, 320 and 321). The Easyway 32A bus stops in the main car park of the Museum, and the other two buses stop at St Fagans village. The bus ride between the Museum and Cardiff city centre is approximately 25 minutes.Owen Mathias Photography - Photo 320

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You can plan your journey using the Traveline Cymru website or by calling their helpline on 0300 200 22 33.

The Museum’s website is full of lots more information regarding disabled access, families, dogs etc… take a look here 

Where do I Park?

When you arrive at St.Fagans, you’ll need to park the car in the main visitor carpark.

Please note, there is a charge of £5 per car.  Please bring change as machines cannot accept notes or card payments. FREE for disabled badge holders, motorbikes and coaches. £25 yearly ticket available from Reception.  Remember this money goes towards supporting this wonderful museum.

We recommend if a group of you are coming, that you car share (its great for the environment too!)

Once you’ve parked your car, follow the signs through the museum to the main field where Cwtchfest is taking place. Its is based in the Cilewent field

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When does Cwtchfest start?

Sunday 18th September 11-6pm.

The museum opens to the public at 10am and you are very welcome to arrive early and take a walk around this incredible site. There is so much to see and do at St.Fagans. Entry to Cwtchfest starts at 11am (the first 100 brides/grooms to be will get a goody bag too!).

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Entry to Cwtchfest

Pre-paid tickets:

To maintain speedy entry to the event, you will need to bring your tickets with you. These have a barcode on them which we need to scan. They would have been emailed to you via eventbrite when you made your purchase. Once we’ve scanned your ticket, you’ll be given a super cool cwtchfest wristband which will allow you to come in and out of the festival.

Pay on the door:

If you are yet to buy your cwtchfest tickets, you can pay on the door however, we are advising everyone to buy in advance to avoid long queues and remember they are half price midday to midnight tonight here

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we have 100 goody bags available to the first 100 brides/groom to be. Once they are gone, we have spare bags available should you need one to help gather all the information/offers available on the day.

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What’s on:

  • Exhibitor Marquees: Over 50 of Wales’ top wedding professionals all showcasing their products and services. many will have great offers and discounts exclusively available on the day, make sure you take advantage!Owen Mathias Photography
  • Workshops: Starting at 12 noon we have a range of workshops running every 1/2 hr. You will be given a timetable of when each workshop is running so you can plan your day and more info can be found hereOwen Mathias Photography
  • Live music We are pleased to welcome iGency back to cwtchfest. They will be providing all the live music throughout the day and are based in the lush red Stretch Tent!Owen Mathias Photography
  • Pop up tea room Head to the giant Tipi for afternoon tea and let the awesome Grant from Boutique Disco entertain you with some great music too!Owen Mathias Photography
  • Demos situatied in the Marquees you will find hair and make up artists running demos throughout the day.

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  • Food & drink We’re thrilled to have some DELICIOUS food & drink companies showcasing with us. You will find them dotted around the festival. Bring an empty tummy and some £’s and you’ll leave feeling very happy!

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BRING CASH!

Make sure you stop off at a cash machine before you arrive!! (plenty at Culverhouse Cross!) There will be a lot of opportunity to purchase many things at the festival. There are no cash machines on site and no facility for paying by card. Please remember to bring £’S

Remember

The festival will sadly draw to a close at 6pm with the exhibitor marquee closing at 5pm-

At 5pm we will be doing another BIG CWTCH- please join us and share the love

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#Cwtchfest2016 is the hashtag of the event- use in your social media feeds so we can find you and see your amazing festival pics.

St Fagans has 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!

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

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