Hollie and Owen’s Seaside Wedding By Owen Mathias

Owen Mathias Photography

We have such a treat for you today! Owen Mathias has been his usual amazing self with Hollie and Owen’s seaside wedding. This wedding is perfect inspiration for all the brides wanting an laughter and emotion filled day.   What was … Continue reading

Cwtchfest Exhibitor Spotlight- Part 3

Welcome to the weekend Cwtchers!

Today is part three of our #Cwtchfest2016 exhibitor spotlights  introducing you to our fabulous Cwtchfest suppliers and today we have three more to inspire your wedding planning.  

You do not want to miss our wedding festival.  Cwtchfest is being held this year at the beautiful Glanusk Estate, Crickhowell on the 17th April.

Don’t forget tickets are bought by just clicking the below link.


Today we bring you the wonderful Stephanie Allen Couture, Claire Hill designs and Piece of Cake Wales

 Stephanie Allin Couture


Stephanie Allin creates the most inspirational and talked about photography in the bridal market every year to showcase her Collections. She is one of Europe’s leading designers of bridal and evening wear with major international stockists of her designs located in Paris, Dublin, Zurich and USA. The designs are regularly featured in top bridal and fashion publications in the UK and Europe notably Brides UK, You & Your Wedding, Perfect Wedding, Oui [France]. Stephanie has made couture award-winning wedding dresses for over 25 years and her unique creations are loved for her attention to detail, femininity and impeccable fit. She is renowned for her exquisite use of the most luxurious fabricswhich she hand picks every season.

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The 2016 “Love letters”  Collection was inspired by the romance, intensity and expression of feelings mirrors the classic Love Letter; the classic romantic way of showing one’s feelings of love”.  Stephanie says: I create your dream dress to an original design with extreme attention to quality and detail by specially qualified and trained dressmakers, personally supervised by an expert “couturier” throughout the construction process and finished to a very high standard. Stephanie’s skills as the designer include the ability to create an original design interpreted and designed by herself to incorporate your specific style and as we make everything ourselves we have the added advantage of overseeing each and every bride’s order.The Grove 2 colour

Claire Hill Designs

Unique bridal headwear for the alternative bride, designed and handmade in Cardiff, Wales. Exquisite hand-blocked millinery in a range of striking polka dots, leopard print and hand-painted feathers.

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Birdcage veils and hand-painted silk hair vines with a twist for the bride who wants to let her personality shine on her wedding day. Using traditional techniques and fine craftsmanship, Claire creates effortlessly wearable pieces which are as luxurious and elegant, as they are fun and glamorous.

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Personally created to suit all ages and looks, this collection is as individual as the bride, bridesmaids or guests who can call these pieces her own.

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Images by Jon Turtle Photography

Piece of Cake Wales

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Piece of Cake Wales specialises in creating beautiful bespoke cakes.
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With high standards and a promise to use only quality ingredients in our freshly baked cakes, we pride ourselves in delivering impeccable attention to detail along with a truly delicious taste.
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Combining your loves, interests and ideas, together we can design the perfect cake for your big day.  Looking forward to meeting you at Cwtchfest soon!

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Stephanie Allin Sample Sale: October 24th & 25th

Good morning our lovely brides to be!! Are you still searching for ‘your dress’?

Today our amazing Lush Listers Stephanie Allin Couture are on the blog with information about their one off sample sale!


The sale will be taking place on October 23rd and 24th at her Mumbles boutique.

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Beautiful handmade silk dresses are available featuring some popular styles including Kelly, Bardot, Arianna and Martine.

All dresses start from £450, a massive 80% discount on some styles!!

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Don’t miss the opportunity to get a couture dress at this one off event.

This sample sale is by appointment only with limited appointments available.

Please contact mumbles@stephanieallin.net or 01792 361477.


Stephanie Allin Couture: The 2016 Collection “Love Letters”

Happy Saturday ladies,

Wow do we have a treat for you this weekend with the launch of our newest Lush List member- Stephanie Allin Couture’s stunning 2016 ‘Love Letters‘ collection.

Last week we had the pleasure of attending an exclusive preview of the collection and the welsh designer’s ‘Style It My Way’ concept in Stephanie’s Mumbles store.

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Stephanie’s unique ‘Style It My Way’ concept shows how one dress can be completely transformed with the addition of individual pieces featured in her new collection.

Stephanie Allin Advert from Rediscover Media on Vimeo.

The video shows how the delicate lace shrugs, encrusted diamond belts and beautiful silk over-skirts personalise a brides style, transform a look from day to evening and allow a bride to add her own style to her big day.


On the night we saw ourselves how easily looks were transformed from a more reserved daytime look to completely vamping it up in the evening. What great way to create two different looks on your wedding day!

A personal favourite was the adapting of a beautiful slip dress into a romantic skirt and jewelled jumper combination- perfect for a winter wedding.



I am a huge fan of lace and was so excited at the beautiful lace additions from little shrugs to full length slip overs which changed a simple elegant dress, adding more coverage and a little bit of sparkle.




However,we didn’t just have the pleasure of viewing the wedding collection. oh no…we were treated to viewing the seriously seductive evening wear.





We absolutely adore the fact that Stephanie has always stayed so close to  her welsh roots running her bridal boutique just doors away from where her grandmother lived in Mumbles,Swansea.

Stephanie we here at Cwtch love you and your beautiful designs. xxx

Maria and Stephanie

Competition: win a pair of tickets to Brides The Show, London


We have teamed up with the lovely and very talented Stephanie Allin Couture in celebration of their new “Love Letters” 2016 collection to bring you the chance of winning a pair of twenty ‘Brides the Show‘ London weekend tickets.



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Organised by Conde Nast Brides magazine,  Brides The Show is taking place 2-4th October in London and promises to be everything under one roof to help you plan your perfect wedding day.  It is the ultimate planning day or weekend for you and a friend or hubby to be.

The show promises a collection of features that is going to inspire your wedding planning.  Take your seat at the Secret Garden catwalk show and you’ll see a collection of dresses from the very best designers this country has to offer.

Make your way to The Imagination Room and let experts take you step-by-step through inventive DIY sessions.

Join one of the live Q&A talks On The Sofa and hear first-hand advice from the very best designers, photographers, wedding stylists and – of course – the Brides team.

You’ll want to take a breather at the pretty Nyetimber bar for a glass of bubbles before you head to the Cake Pop Wall and try to win yourself one of £16,000 worth of bridal prizes, all while raising money for charity, Teenage Cancer Trust.

To enter in this fabulous competition just let us know what your favourite “Love Letters” dress is.  You can view the stunning collection here

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