Cwtchfest Exhibitor Spotlight: part 6

Happy Weekend Cwtchers!!

We are now just 2 weeks away from #Cwtchfest2016 and this morning we have three more of our amazing Welsh wedding suppliers joining us on the blog explaining a bit more of what they offer and to give you a flavour of our event at Glanusk Estate on the 17th April.

If you are yet to get your tickets don’t worry there is still time, all you have to do is click on the below link



Emma at Sylvie and Joan works with couples to design and deliver spirited, inspired weddings fuelled by creativity, warmth and personality.

Emma loves to combine two of her great loves – festivals and weddings! With many years experience as director of a festival events company, Emma knows what it takes to pull off a spectacular event!
Emma says;
” We specialise in finding non-traditional wedding venues and organising outdoor ceremonies. Give us a field, a barn, a farm, or a backyard and we’re in our planning element! We offer bespoke design, beautiful handcrafted details and help sourcing truly talented suppliers. Every wedding we plan is so different to the last, which keeps us happy and gives our couples a day which really reflects them.
Based in the glorious Brecon Beacons and covering all areas of Wales, we offer full wedding planning, partial planning services, on-the-day event coordination and creative design and styling.
We also believe that professional wedding planning and styling isn’t just for those with a large budget and we pride ourselves on working creatively within all wedding budgets.. We love a heart-filled homespun wedding and can help bring all those DIY ideas to life.”



I have always been creative and love making things so when I came across Fimo and the idea of making cake toppers, I was in my element.
Working from photographs I create animated figures of people or animals for a cake topper for that special occasion. Whether it is a bride and groom topper for a wedding, a baby in a Moses basket for a christening or just something different for a birthday, each piece is custom made especially for you.
I also make gifts for the bride and groom, such as decorated horseshoes or ‘Mr & Mrs’ bunting, which can be made to match the colour scheme of the wedding.
The options are endless.


We are here to help make your wedding the happiest day of your life, making your dreams come true surrounded by family and friends.

afternoon tea image spiros

From the start of our relationship with you, for Spiros, it is all about your wedding. We believe our friendly, professional can-do attitude sets us apart.


We are award winning bespoke caterers, providing you with individual service and flexibility to make your big day a completely individual and truly memorable occasion.

From consultation to tasting session with our talented chefs, from menu creation to a ‘meet the team’ evening; we’re with you at every step, from start to finish until your big day.

We love being part of your wedding, and we do whatever it takes to give you the day you’re wishing for, with our signature Spiros food and service.

Join us on the blog tomorrow when we will be casting the spotlight on three more amazing Cwtchfest exhibitors that you will have the chance to meet and discuss all things wedding on the day.

Featured Post – Holden’s Catering

Good morning ladies!

Today on the blog we have our Lush List caterers Holden’s Catering who are based in Caredigion, West Wales.

We here at Cwtch have personally experienced Tom’s catering in a wedding and it was amazing!  It was so unique and completely personalised to the couple here they give us their top tips for customising your catering for your big day.

Team Holden's Catering

Three Reasons To Customise Your Wedding Catering

Planning your wedding day is like planning the party of your dreams – and a big part of throwing a truly unforgettable party is having an impressive spread of food and drinks that will delight your guests and keep them satisfied. Once the celebration is said and done the food and drink is likely to be one of the most talked about elements of your big day.

Holden's Catering - Champagne

As a bespoke wedding caterer we love to work closely with couples to design wedding menus that fit their wedding theme or a special location that they have chosen for their wedding.

Holden's Catering New Quay wedding

Here are a few ideas from us about why you should consider choosing a caterer that can offer you a bespoke service to provide exactly what you want for your special day.

  1. Make Your Wedding Day Dreams Come True!

The very first thing we ask a bride and groom when we start planning their menu is for them to tell us what their dreams are for the food on their wedding day.

For us, that is ALWAYS the starting point – listening to their wildest imagination for their wedding food, and working with them to tailor a unique and very special menu that will be perfect for achieving the wedding day of their dreams.

Holden's Catering - oysters

  1. Keep on Trend

You know as well as us that couples are increasingly taking a more relaxed approach to the traditional wedding breakfast and it’s fascinating to see how the idea of wedding fare is evolving.

Many couples still love the idea of a delicious three course sit down wedding breakfast to start their married life, and we work with them to make this meal exactly what they want it to be.

But we also love adventure, novelty and doing things a bit differently.

picnic hamper

So far this season we have provided festival themed food stations, rustic style sharing platters, great big barbecues, picnic hampers, enormous paellas, seaside weddings with fish and chip suppers. We can offer a bespoke option for any type of wedding – whether it’s on trend or something off the wall and completely unique!


Holden's Catering - Sharing boards 1

  1. Keep Everyone Happy

The great thing about a bespoke menu is that it offers you the opportunity to accommodate different tastes, preferences and also special dietary requirements without leaving some guests feeling alienated with a completely different food experience to everyone else. Sharing Platters are a fantastic way to accommodate different tastes, and always provide a great talking point among guests.

Holden's Catering BBQ Sharing Board

The most important thing for us is making sure that every couple’s day runs exactly how they want it to, and our job is to craft and serve every plate, dish, platter, slate board, or picnic hamper of food just how YOU want it.

Holden's Catering trio of desserts

And at the end of the day we measure our success by empty plates and smiling faces. And of course hearing that the guests are still talking about the food long after the day is over….

Holden's Catering picnic hampers

Tom Holden’s Top Three Tips for Brides

Tom Holden is Head Chef and owner of Holden’s Catering. He has catered for weddings from 25 to 475 guests.

Here are Tom’s top three tips for brides:

Tom on the BBQ

  1. Book Early: Last year we had to turn down over 30 brides because were already booked on the dates that they wanted. Make sure you get in early so that you can book the caterer of your choice for your chosen wedding date.

Holden's Catering Rustic Wedding place setting

  1. Find a caterer than can interpret your ideas: You may be surprised to learn how much of a good working relationship we form with all of our brides, especially in the weeks leading up the big day. Finding someone that understands what you need and that you can communicate with easily is very important.

Holden's Catering wedding cocktails

  1. The devil is in the detail: If you want to make sure that the food, drinks and service are EXACTLY how you want them then make sure you give your caterer as much information as possible.

Holden's Catering - meringues

To find out more about Holden’s Catering and see what people have said about our Wedding Catering then take a look at our website

Holden's Catering - BBQ veggie kebabs

Holden's Catering - Marquee wedding

Holden's Catering - Vanilla Cheesecake

Holden's Catering canapes board

Holden's Catering Tom and bride