Happy weekend Cwtchers! Our November competition is here from Ultrabooth!!!

Are you looking for that something extra for entertaining your wedding guests?

This month we have our fabulous Lush List members Ultrabooth on the blog offering an amazing competition to win an unique and stylish photo booth that fits in well with any wedding.



The lovely team at Ultrabooth are offering you their fabulous Ultramirror for your wedding!!!

What is Ultramirror I hear you ask?!  For those of you who attended our fabulous Cwtchfest you may have already had a chance to use this yourselves but if not just click on the below video…

    • guests can see themselves in the mirror
    • animations play to guide them to touch the screen and even sign!
    • the hidden camera flashes behind the mirror and guests receive an instant branded print

    • it’s a totally new concept that you guests will not have seen before
    • Mirrored Screen shows guests in real time interacting with the booth
    • Touch screen interface used to start the booth and signing photos
    • Instant Prints from the UltraMirror
    • Hidden technology (it looks just like a mirror!)
We simply need your name, date of wedding and any other entertainment you may have booked
Terms and Conditions apply

Closing date for entries is midnight Wednesday 30th November 2016

2 hour hire period

The winner will be drawn on Monday 5th December 2016

Cwtchfest Collaborator – iGency

Need a band for your big day? If so, you are going to LOVE todays post. Not only are we super excited to have iGency performing at Cwtchfest again this year. But today, we have iGency’s Suzanne here to explain the ins and outs … Continue reading

Cwtchfest Contributers- The iGency

Today we have the fabulous Suz from iGency telling us all about the great live music acts they are bringing to Cwtchfest in April. EEK! we’re so damn excited!

Hello all you lovely Cwtch readers…we are thrilled to be involved in the amazing Cwtchfest once again!

It is going to be even bigger and better this year and being held at the home of the Green man Festival Glanusk Estate.  It is a super cool event and a really refreshing change from your typical wedding fair, we are very excited…you are in for a real treat.

If you are yet to get your tickets don’t worry you can still get them here

click here for tickets

The iGency is a live entertainment agency based in South Wales. Run by myself  & my partner Ryan, between us we have over 30 years professional music industry and performance experience. My background is West End Theatre & Ryan is one of Wales’ top session drummers and has toured the world with numerous international superstars. We believe our invaluable experience really helps us to understand what it takes to be a first class act.


We personally vet all our acts and hand pick only the finest and loveliest talent ensuring you get cool, stylish, stress free entertainment of the highest standard. We supply spectacular entertainment to hundreds of weddings every year through the UK & internationally and have thus become ‘wedding entertainment experts’. We can help with all aspects of the entertainment for your big day, we can even offer bespoke solutions for your event,  get in touch and let us know what you require. We are passionate about providing our clients with top quality entertainment, when you book an act from The iGency you can rest assured you are booking the best. We work closely with a huge team of world class musicians, and vocalist whom we call upon to bring your event to life. You are guaranteed exceptional attitudes, a cool contemporary look and sound, and electrifying performances from our team.

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The iGency will be supplying lots of great entertainment throughout the day at  Cwtchfest. If you are thinking of booking entertainment for your big day come and see our team live on 17th April. In most circumstances it is not possible to see our bands live as they perform at private functions. Cwtchfest is a rare and exclusive opportunity to see for yourself  the magic a live band can bring to your wedding. Amongst the line up on the day will be our top bands iPop, iRock, Indienational & iLectric who’s vocalist Shellyann has recently appeared on ‘The Voice’. We will also be showcasing some other great wedding entertainment options.
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Live entertainment is such a special part of any wedding it will be a talking point for years to come. So much of the feedback we receive talks about the ‘band making the night’,  ‘creating an amazing atmosphere’, ‘filling the dance floor’… the right band truly does just that, nothing else beats it.  My advice when booking a band would be do not just go for the cheapest option like anything you get what you pay for, anyone can call themselves a “wedding band” but chances are the reason they are cheapest is because they are not as good.  When booking one of our acts you pay for experience, professionalism of the highest standard on & off stage, great equipment and a stress free booking process. A great band will make the night a bad band can break it… ;) You can select one of our brilliant ready made acts or let us create something completely bespoke to make your vision a reality.
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We hope to see you at Cwtchfest on 17th April for a taster of what we offer, it would be great to meet you.  Drop us a line before hand if you are interested in a particular band and we can advise you on the schedule for the day.
Along side running the The iGency Ryan & I perform in the band iPop. iPop is where it all began…

Since forming in 2010 iPop have become one of the most established wedding bands in the UK. We play at over 100 weddings and events every year. The entire band have extensive industry experience and are full time, highly experienced, professional musicians. We know exactly how important booking the right wedding band is and we are really passionate about making your big day the best it can be.


 As we all know weddings can become expensive, we keep our prices affordable by offering our stylish 4 piece line up. Prices include the whole evenings entertainment, a state of the art PA sound system, lighting and all music between sets played via DJ software. If you have a larger budget we can include our additional vocalist, sax player, & percussionist. Traveling the world is fabulous but we love performing here in Wales…especially since we recently gained a new addition to the iPop team….our whirlwind daughter ;)) As we are based in Wales you guys get our absolute best prices & we are currently offering a special deal to Cwtch readers having Welsh weddings. Please get in touch and mention ‘Cwtch The Bride’ for details.

 iPop specialise in modern chart floor fillers but with our years of experience and huge repertoire of the best party hits of all time we can adapt our set list specifically for you. We can also offer an acoustic set for the drinks reception or wedding breakfast, & a super cool live DJ to compliment the band. Your entertainment can be individually tailored to suit your style and budget.

If you are looking for a stylish, versatile, fun, friendly, professional party band iPop are the band for you.

Visit www.ipopband.co.uk for more details, take a look at our live videos, demos & reviews from other happy couples… we would love to hear from you.
Catch iPop live at Cwtchfest April 17th 
Video Links:
  • Watch interview here
  •  Wedding Rolling : here
  •  Corporate roundhouse: here
iRock: iRock are an incredibly in demand wedding band, since forming in 2011 they have fast become the band to have. They perform at around 80 weddings plus per year and have a super cool yet versatile playlist. They perform hits from all your fave indie rock/pop acts including Mumford & Sons, Bastille, Fratellies, Stereophonics, Kaizer chiefs, Killers, Kings Of Leon & many more. The boys are not only super talented they are lovely too and know how to make your day extra special. Visit www.irockband.co.uk for more information.
Video:   Live Studio watch here
iLectric: iLectric’s lead vocalist Shellyann recently appeared on BBC’s ‘The Voice’. She is a pop powerhouse! Their brilliantly broad set will appeal to all as they perform the coolest party hits ever. Covering both up to date modern chart hits and old school classics. Their repertoire includes tunes from Bon Jovi to Bruno Mars. iLectrifying vocals and great musicians. Visit www.ilectricband.co.uk for more information.
The Voice here
The band here
Indienational are our latest addition and are taking the event scene by storm. This band look the part, sound the part and can absolutely rock the party! They are the masters of Indie Pop & Rock, and with endless super cool tunes, charisma and rock star good looks, this epic line line up will bring your event to life. 
Catch all these amazing acts live..plus many more  at Cwtchfest on  17th April


Today Cwtchers we have one of our fabulous Lush list members Music For You on the blog with their three top tips for you.  But first they explain a little on what they do….

Music for You is run by professional musician Andrew Jones, who has been involved in the industry for in excess of 25 years and who prides himself in providing quality professional musicians, who perform live music, to the very highest standards.
Weddings & Romance

When selecting the type of music you want for your “Special” Day, Andrew understands the importance of getting things just right and will personally talk you through the many options available to you, in order to provide a bespoke service, tailored to your individual needs and tastes.

The Music for You Brass Quintet

This will include all aspects of your wedding Day, right from the “big moment” for the arrival of the Bride, the music played during the signing of the Register, the Recessional music as the newly-married Bride and Groom exit the Ceremony, the Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast, through to the Evening Party and the music for the First Dance.


Image by Maria Farrelly photography

It’s also important to get the right musical combinations to suit your day, which is why Music for You takes time to get to know the Bride and Groom properly and to find out what their particular musical tastes are from the outset. Are there any special pieces of music which you both like? Is there a recurring theme for the Wedding and would you like music that reflects that? Would you also like the musicians dressed in a particular style?

Music for You can offer anything ranging from a Brass Quintet and a team of Fanfare Trumpeters, to a String Quartet and Harpist, right through to a 60’s soul Band and a 15-pice Big Band. The choice is yours.


For further information, just visit the web-site www.andrewjonesmusic.com/weddings music.html or call Andrew on 07973 869621.

Our 3 top tips for Brides-to-be


  1. If you’re having a Civil Wedding Ceremony, remember that you must not have music performed, (live or recorded), that contains ANY religious connection or connotation whatsoever.


Image by Maria Farrelly photography

2.  Don’t underestimate the power that music has on your special day – especially live music. The entrance of the Bride is probably one of THE most important moments of your life, so choose your music with that in mind.


Image by Maria Farrelly photography

3.  Remember that it’s your Wedding Day, so if you would like something slightly different to walk down the aisle to, there’s a chance we can do it for you. As our motto goes – “Music for You – it’s just that!


Image by Maria Farrelly Photography

Featured Post – Guest Who

Today Cwtchers we have our fabulous Lush Listers Guest who who do an alternative to the usual photo booth.  They have their top 3 tips for brides to be but first they explain a little of what they do so very well…

In a nutshell we (Dylan and Leanne) provide a lightweight, pop-up mobile studio, a fresh alternative to the usual photo booths, you know the ones we mean (black box.. in the corner of room… 4 people in like sardines…)


We like to think that the ‘Guest Who’ Photo Booth has a touch of the handmade, DIY quality that fits in with many current wedding styles, but with all the professionalism of a commercial photo booth machine.

Whatever theme or style you have for your wedding, we can incorporate it into the booth…. you could say that we are style chameleons!


Based in South Wales, but we do travel all over the UK, Guest Who prides itself on being more personal than all the ‘others’.


We love crazy prop requests (we make specific signs for in jokes, phrases) in addition to the usual Photo booth sayings, we source specific prop requests (provided we can get it) to the needs of the happy couple.


We do all this through a meeting (ideally at the venue) prior to the event… just to iron out all the info, such as timings, so we don’t bring in our stuff in the middle of the grooms (or Brides) speech, where the booth will go (so we don’t set up in the middle of the buffet area) and any other issues… But also, its great to put a names to faces.

Our top 3 tips for Brides

1.  Get involved in the speeches. Why let tradition dictate

2.  Take flat shoes for the evening so you can dance all night

3.  Hire a Photo booth, your guests will love it, especially ours

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