Charlotte And Steve’s Tiffany & Co Wedding by Sacha Miller


Today on the blog we have a stunning wedding beautifully captured by Sacha Miller. Charlotte and Steve’s Tiffany & Co wedding was too beautiful not to share with you. Sit back and enjoy this absolutely stunning big day. ~ Kate … Continue reading

Cwtchfest Exhibitor Spotlight:part 7

Hello Cwtchers!

We have three more fabulous Welsh suppliers for you today who will be exhibiting at #Cwtchfest2016 on the 17th April at the Glanusk Estate, Crickhowell.

If you are yet to get your tickets you are just one click away…



Established in 2012 in the Welsh seaside town of Penarth, the Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique is fast becoming a hub for beautiful handmade dresses and accessories by Welsh Designers. Alongside vintage dresses which all tell a story.

Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique - 'Deryn' - handmade by 'Ffrog'. Photo By Jon Turtle Photographer.

Image by Jon Turtle

The Boutique’s unique approach offers every bride an exclusive 2 hour appointment, in which she can have the Boutique to herself with free reign to try on as many dresses as she wishes.

Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique 'Prim', 'Rae', 'Greta', 'Mable', 'Willow' handmade by E&W Couture. Photo By Costa Sisters Productions

Image by Costa sisters Productions

With an eclectic range of non-traditional dresses the Boutique is proud to be giving women an opportunity to do bridal in their own way!

Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique - 'Efa' (back #1) handmade by Amy Mair Couture. Photo By o&c Photography

Image by O&C Photography

Rachel is proud to be championing dress collections from Amy Mair Couture, E&W Couture, Ffrog & Helen Rhiannon Designer Label – all the dresses are made right here in Wales by the designers themselves, something Rachel is passionate about! The Boutique also stocks handmade accessories from Kate Barlow and Claire Hill Designs.

Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique 'Ava' (full back) handamde by Helen Rhiannon. Photo By Simon Gough Photography.

Image by Simon Gough Photography


Little Green is a unique eye catching ice cream bike. Our vintage ice cream bike has been built using reclaimed timber upcycled using beautiful potato pallets and utilising re purposed items we aim to provide a totally unique ice cream service, perfect for your beautiful funky green ecofriendly marquee wedding.


Imagine the delight of being served fresh clotted cream ice cream in a waffle cone in the sun. Nothing could be better.


We are proud to sell only the best local Welsh clotted cream ice cream made by our friends Llanfaes diary. With so many flavours to choose from why eat anything else!


Pop along to our stand at Cwtchfest and say hello!


John Mark Films Wedding Videography is run by myself Mark Tancock. We believe in Affordable, Fun & Professional Cinematic Films. Our packages are very simple because really we only have one so it’s easier for you. One Package, One Price, One Amazing Film.

We are fully licensed company who can supply aerial drone footage as part of the film to provide unique views unrivalled of your special day. There is two of us on the day to make sure we cover all the important angles.


Myself, I am married with a great family and dog named Alfie. A lot of our wedding work is centred on our experience going through the process and understanding what each bride & groom expects from a film to last a lifetime.


We look forward to meeting everyone at Cwtchfest 2016 and showing our work and what we can offer on your Wedding day.

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Keep watching the blog to meet more of our amazing Cwtchfest exhibitors as we count down to #Cwtchfest2016

Cwtchfest Exhibitor Spotlight: Part 5

Hello Cwtchers!
The tickets for this years #Cwtchfest2016 have been flying out over the weekend and today we bring you a spotlight on three more fabulous Welsh supplers that will be exhibiting at this years event.  Today we welcome To Have and to Hire, PartyBales®  and Anne Morgan Jewellery.
This year #Cwtchfest2016 is being held at none other than The Green Man festival site, The Glanusk Estate, Crickhowell on the 17th April.  Along with our amazing collection of the best in the Welsh wedding industry we also have Live music, workshops, demos, food stalls and bars allowing you to fully enjoy the wedding planning experience.
If you still have not purchased your tickets to this truly unique event what are you waiting for…
To Have and to Hire is a bridal studio like no other. Located in an historic Victorian arcade in the heart of Cardiff, we welcome brides from all over the UK and beyond.
TH&TH-logo-master-bridalstudioWe hire outstanding designer wedding dresses and accessories that have been gifted into the scheme by private ‘lenders’  – women who’ve already paid the designer price tag so you don’t have to.

 Because of the unique way we are supported, brides can benefit from a range of unique services:

  • Access up to 85 wedding dresses, and over 25 designers in one location
  • Try up to 15 bridal looks during each 2hr fitting
  • Enjoy wedding dresses already tailored to your size and height
  • Customise your look with matching high end accessories
  • Receive a written summary of your fitting after every visit
  • Take as many photographs of your fitting as you need to
  • Have your wedding dress couriered to your home for 2 weeks around your wedding dates
  • Have your wedding dress sent to your location abroad
  • Liaise with the same person throughout your wedding dress journey
  • Feel free to change your mind should you fall in love with a newer arrival
  • Organise a home fitting should you have mobility issues

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To Have & To Hire CM 2013

Anne Morgan Jewellery

Award winning jeweller Anne Morgan offers the best of contemporary jewellery within her unique interior styled gallery.


Anne Morgan Jewellery showcases over 30 selected designers promising quality craftsmanship and shop-16

Having designed and made jewellery for the past 20 years Anne now shows her contemporary designs alongside some of the best makers in the UK. Everything on show is handmade using precious materials such as gold and silver to plastics, leather and wood.. Anne’s own work incorporates semi-precious stones and textured metal. She is able to work to clients brief to create stunning one-off pieces.

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With a workshop on the premises Anne and her team are able to offer remodelling and bespoke commissions for any occasion.

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Anne offers wedding ring workshop that allow couples to Design and make their own wedding rings in a one day workshop. Anne will guide them through the process of making their own rings with her expert tuition. They will be able to choose the shape and finish of your rings. Choose from 9ct gold, 18ct gold to Platinum.

PartyBales® are specialists in Hay and Straw Bale hire for weddings, events, festivals and parties and deliver throughout Wales and England. Hay and Straw Bales lend themselves perfectly to outdoor, festival, garden, barn and woodland weddings as they are so versatile and can be used in a number of different ways from seating, signage, decoration, lawn games, bars and photo booths – the opportunities are endless!
In addition PartyBales® hire bale covers, blankets and cushions to dress the bales alongside props and marquees. For inspiration take a look at where there are plenty of ideas or contact the PartyBales® team as we are always happy to give advice and always up for a challenge to do more with bales.
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PartyBales® are extremely excited to be at Cwtchfest for the second year. Last year PartyBales® did awesome things with straw bales and we look forward to seeing what they have in store this year. PartyBales® recently had a new delivery of four pig props. The pigs are going on a PartyBales® tour to wedding festivals throughout the UK and will be coming to #cwtchfest2016, where you can enter the PartyBales® competition to ‘name the pigs’! Make sure you take a seat on a PartyBale® and meet the team.
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Keep watching the blog for more #Cwtchfest2016 suppliers!!!

High Street & Online Wedding Dresses Under £1000

Classic Bride Charlie has been researching High Street & Online Wedding Dresses for you, if you are a bride on a budget or just someone who likes a bargain keep reading!

Nb. All prices correct at time of editing.

For brides on a budget there is no need to spend thousands of pounds on your wedding dress when there are so many beautiful options on the high street. I’ve been doing a bit of internet searching and finding some of my favourite wedding dresses for way under £1000.

You can click on each dress to be taken to it’s webpage 


The Gardenia dress from Phase Eight is now on sale for £499 but only in limited sizes, if you want to buy this beauty you better snap it up quickly!


This gorgeous ivory Grecian style dress from Topshop is an absolute steal at £49.00. Perfect for a summer wedding.


Also from Topshop this white lace dress would be perfect for a registry office wedding or destination wedding in sunny climes, also under £100.


The real surprise for me was this beauty from BHS, yes you saw that correctly! British Home Stores has this beautiful Florence wedding dress for a bargainous £150.


We’re back to Phase Eight for this stunning twenties inspired embellished wedding dress which I think looks like it would cost way over it’s £595 price tag.


The Josefina dress from Phase Eight is another stunner and this one comes in under £500.


This below the knee wiggle dress from ASOS is bang on trend and only £55.


This beautiful silver & white maxi by Chi Chi London from ASOS is only £70!


And this Chi Chi London dress also from ASOS is a gorgeous tea length and has a lace Bardot neckline.



This gorgeous dress from H&M is probably the biggest bargain for only £40!


And finally we are back online for our most expensive (but my absolute favourite!) dress which is from the Etsy UK shop Saras Gowns, this absolute stunner is £830 which is still a really good price if you ask me!

Have any of our readers had a really good experience buying their wedding dress from the high street? We would love to see your pictures and hear your stories, get in touch if you would like to be involved in a future high street post :) x

Lush List Vendor: Blue Bridalwear Announce their 2016 Collection

We have a treat for you today: Lush List vendor Blue Bridalwear have shared their 2016 collection with us and we are sharing it with you! Sit back, put your feet up and enjoy! Cassie_109_B151


Our gorgeous 2016 collection features delicate Chantilly Laces, exquisite embroidered tulles and sumptuous silks; hemlines are prettily tea length or elegantly long; silhouettes are full skirted or figure flaunting slim. The detailing is delicate and the overall look is effortlessly stylish.

Blue Gowns

Blue gowns are reated using silk fabrics. The signature look is an elegant gown with a dash of prettiness. Key pieces include:


Beau is an exceptionally flattering ensemble composed of three quarter length sleeved lace vest and ballerina length gown with a wide belt trimming the waist. Beau_141_B151


Cassie features a delicate ballet wrap style top worn with a full skirted tea length gown to produce an effortlessly pretty look. Cassie_115_B151

We have added new dresses and tops to the mix and match pieces so brides can create their own unique look

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Designed by Welsh designer Angela Pitcher Dowdell, the label is based in Cardiff and production takes place entirely in the UK using carefully chosen beautiful fabrics. Retail prices range from £1900 to £2500 for Blue and £1400 to £1900 for Sky Blue.

Introducing Sky Blue

Our Sky Blue collection features the clean lines and detailing you recognise as Blue but using more price conscious non-silk fabrics. Key pieces include:


Isabel features a silhouette which fits through to the hips and then flares to the hem Isabel_307_B151_SkyBlue


Blake is an all over lace dress with a figure flaunting silhouette. The low cut back is demurely sheer. The neckline, sleeve and dress hems are trimmed with hand applied beaded lace edging. Blake_265_B151_SkyBlue


Joy has a beautiful braided lace and beaded bodice and the flared crepe skirt never fails to flatter. Joy_285_B151_SkyBlue


For more information or to book an appointment  visit the Blue Bridalwear website or call them on 029 2062 4477