Engagement Stories: Tammy and Charlottes Surprise Sunset Proposal

Good morning everyone!

We are very happy to share this beautiful story with you! Not only is it just gorgeous, but we are also welcoming Tammy and Charlotte into the Cwtch The Bride family!

They will be our newest guest bloggers who will be sharing their ups and down whilst on their wedding planning journey! Watch this space for their official ‘Bride to Be Diaries‘ introduction!

But for now, get ready for a beautiful engagement story! If you would love to share your engagement story with us, get in touch!

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Tammy and Charlottes Surprise Sunset Proposal

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Last year I met the love of my life. She was the most beautiful, kind and caring person I’d ever met. She was full of laughs and random facts, like that Penguins will spend a life time finding the perfect pebble to give to their life long companion.

On June 17th 2016 at Ogmore-by-sea beach, I found the perfect pebble for my perfect woman and asked her to be my girlfriend.

Fast forward a year to the day and I’m blind folded heading West to a secret location. Finally we reach it, Ogmore-by-sea beach where she’d set up a tee pee filled with cheeses, nibbles and Prosecco. We spent a gorgeous few hours relaxing whilst over looking the sea and the spot where we got together. Then as the sun went down she pulled out my pebble-she’d kept it.

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As we reminisced about our magical year together she brought out her own pebble and within it was a ring. “Wnei di priodi fi?” (Will you marry me?) she said. “Gwnaf” (I will) I replied.

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The next day, to top it off, she took me on a surprise hot air balloon ride. It was the one bucket-list entry I had. As we floated over the beautiful Welsh country side I looked over at this amazing woman I’d fallen in love with a year ago. She was still the most beautiful, kind and caring person I’d ever met but now she was my fiancé – my dreams had come true.

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Cwtchfest 2017 Exhibitor Spotlight: The Structures

Morning one and all.

We are well and truly on the countdown to #Cwtchfest2017 now, on Sunday 9th April! So its time we started telling you all about who you will have the pleasure of meeting whilst you’re there!

To kick it off, where better to start than the guys who will be housing the fun – the structures.

We have the pleasure of working, yet again with the awesome County Marquees, Stretch Events and over the moon to welcome back, Wedding Tipi!

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, you can by clicking here!

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County Marquee has a  dedicated team of wedding event managers have combined experience of over 50 years in providing high-quality marquees for corporate events. Their range of marquees is extensive and our event managers will help you choose the solution to meet your requirements and your budget.

They have three different styles of marquee available: Clearspan, Traditional and Chinese Hat. Remember though, they can offer combinations of wedding marquee, for instance a clearspan or traditional marquee with Chinese hat for a grand entrance.

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County Marquees will be providing a large traditional marquee to house the exhibitor tent again and it is just beautiful!



Stretchevent is one of the founding stretch tent hire companies in the UK and we bring with that a wealth of experience that will ensure your event runs as smoothly as it possibly can.

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The most important day of your lives made perfect with a stretch tent. A true wow factor! A beautiful space and place for you and your guests to celebrate in.

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At Stretchevent we pride ourselves on the close working relationship we develop with our wedding clients. We are here to support you as you progress through your planning and to help you create the space of your dreams, so don’t hold back on your ideas as we are more than happy to explore them with you and to help you make them a reality.

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I can boldly say we have never had an unhappy customer and we are always honoured with the feedback we get.

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Wedding Tipi is a family run business based in Carmarthenshire covering Mid, South, West Wales and the borders.

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We pride ourselves in providing a high quality service and product. The team really do care about your event and put all their effort in to ensure that your special day is delivered with care and professionalism. The staff in the office and the tipi crew that you meet erecting the tipi’s on site all are there to help and relish in doing a good job.

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Our Nordic Giant Kata Tipi’s & Bedouin Stretch Tents are the perfect celebration tent for your extra special wedding day creating a unique atmosphere and ambience that all will remember.

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Kata Tipi’s & Stretch Tents can house large or small gatherings linking together creating a wonderful event space. Single Giant Hats & Stretch Canopies are great for smaller gatherings  creating intimate and atmospheric spaces. For larger events multiple Tipi’s or Stretch Canopies can be linked together to achieve the ultimate wedding and celebration space.  Bespoke chill out areas can also be created in both structures. For Giant Tipi weddings we create chill out areas by utilizing our cosy Kungsornen Tipi decorated with low tables, leather cubes, internal fire pits. For Stretch Tent weddings we can create lounges within the main tent or create separate areas with additional tents linked to the main space or pitched separately using a matted walkway from one tent to the other with coloured flood lights.

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Cwtch of the Week: A Newgale Cwtch

Happy Monday Cwtchers! To get rid of those Monday morning blues, we have this beautiful Cwtch of the Week.  Meet Jonathan and Abigail.  This dreamy cwtch was captured on the gorgeous beach at Newgale, West Wales, by the fabulous Angharad Thomas.  So, over to Angharad to tell us more about this loveliness….

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Cwtch of the Week: A Newgale Cwtch

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I shot Jonathan and Abigail’s engagement shoot at Easter when they were down in Pembrokeshire for the week. We decided to shoot on Newgale beach as its their personal favourite and a beautiful beach. It was an overcast yet dry day so they got their coats and wellies on and we all went for a stroll! After deciding to have a paddle in the sea, the waves came in and carried their wellies off halfway down the beach which made for some amusing photographs.

They live in Southampton but are getting married on the 20th of August 2016 at the Emmanuel Christian Centre in Haverfordwest and having a gorgeous Tipi reception with Pims and cake at Southwood Farm, Wood Hill, Newgale. Abigail is originally from Haverfordwest. I love this image not only because they’re a fantastic couple but you can really feel the emotion and love in the image. I think black and white photos always tells a story.

Thank you so much for sharing Angharad.  And you’re so right. So much emotion showed in this image, Abigails contently in love soft smile, is like something out of a movie!  Just gorgeous! x