CWTCHFEST EXHIBITORS

Today we have a little thank you post to the exhibitors from our events that support our lovely blog.   This week we celebrate our 4th Birthday and we have met some amazing people throughout Wales who have incredible businesses and truly LOVE what they do.Cwtchfest-April-2016-Owen-Mathias-Photography-221-500x332Written in Lights

Our next event is on April 9th in the beautiful St Fagans National History Museum and if you are yet to get your tickets you can find them HERE

click here for ticketsWhen we arrange events like #Cwtchfest2017 our main aim was to organise events we would enjoy when we were planning our weddings.

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We want you, our lovely brides and grooms to be, to have an amazing experience where the wedding industry in Wales shows you what they can offer.  Live music, workshops, demos, samples and more in a fun, relaxed and inspiring environment.

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In order to offer a different kind of event we like to attract like minded businesses and offer them support through our lovely blog so they get more than just a stand when they attend our events.

We hope (and so far its worked) that because they get so much from our events and because they are MEGA lovely people they plough their efforts into ensuring you get the most from the day.  We work with 100’s of businesses throughout the year and it is impossible to name them all in one post but from the bottom of our hearts WE LOVE YOU GUYS!

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All images are by our very own honorary Cwtch lad – Owen Mathias Photography

If you are an amazing business and would like to get involved in a Cwtch event email Lindsey at cwtchfest@cwtchthebride.com

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Sweet Peony Floral Design

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And last but not least the lovely Grant from the fabulous Boutique Disco

Colour Inspiration: Pantone- Rose Quartz and Serenity

How the heck do you chose the colours for your wedding? You could go with your favourite colour of perhaps his. If like me your other halfs favourite colour is orange then perhaps not. Do you fall in love with a bridesmaid gown and go from there? Perhaps you fancy being right on trend. Every year Pantone releases a colour of the year. It has a massive influence on the colour palate of the year and this no doubt filters through to weddings. This year was unprecedented they they decided to give us two colours. The amazing Rose Quart and Serenity demonstrate the balance between warm and cool.

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Who says you have to white on your wedding day! I didn’t and everyone loved my dress. What about this rose and blue toned gown from Lazaro? I LOVE it and think you would feel like a proper princess in it. I find it so striking and yet still bridal appropriate.

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We have all see the trend towards mix and match bridesmaids. Why not ask your bridesmaids what colour they would rather  be in and then go from there. It can make for a beautiful relaxed and rustic feel to your big day. It could also be lovely by mixing different fabrics such as chiffon and lace.

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Shoes Shoes Shoes! Maybe you aren’t brave enough to wear a colourful dress but why not give a nod to your wedding inspiration with your footwear. You will give your guests flashes of this amazing colour combination. pantone2Photo Credit: Pinterest

Lets talk about your hair, nails and make up. These days there is no such thing as a bridal look. Its all about having your day your way. Your make up and hair colour can say so much about you as a person. It can really show your personality so why wouldn’t you want that to show through on your big day. I have seen many a bride whose have there amazing hair colours and there is always a person who says what colour will your hair be on your big day? If it is something that you love and feels like you….Keep it!pantone3Photo Credit: Pinterestpantone11Photo Credit: Pinterest

There are so many beautiful blooms out there that match this colour scheme. I love the fact that it really ties in with a rustic feel for a wedding. Keeping it natural and not too formal. Why not add more blue to your bouquet and then you can match your shoes to your flowers. I personally would never want to take these little beauties off. I adore them!pantone7

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Lets talk tables. Can we just take a minute to appreciate this beautiful table! This subtle wash of colours can create a stunning simple yet elegant tablescape. This will really give your guests the wow factor as they walk into the reception. pantone

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Cuttung the cake is one of the traditions that I really wanted include in my big day. I don’t know if I would have wanted to cut one as beautiful as this. Using fresh flowers is a great way to tie your flowers to your cake. pantone4

Lastly lets discuss our men. Like wedding dresses there is no right or wrong for the grooms. Their suits can be whatever colour they want them to be. Now Im not sure that I would be able to persuade my hubby to wear something as bright as this but you could take elements of it. A tie and a pocket square will be a lovely little nod to your wedding theme. pantone8

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I hope we have inspired you to use some different colours. We love these Pantone- Rose Quartz and Serenity colours. Did you have these colours for your wedding? Why not email us to submit yours for a real wedding feature- info@cwtchthebride.com. ~ Kate 

Colour Inspiration: Powder Blue

When it comes to weddings there are certain colours that come up time and time again and powder blue is a little bit different. It is not a colour that we come across everyday and we can’t understand why? It is so blinking beautiful! The thing that we love is that it has that little nod to bygone eras. Lets hope that this post changes your mind about this breathtaking blue. 

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Colour Inspiration: Powder Blue

Powder blue is just a beautiful, soft and elegant colour. It’s perfect on its own but even better with a splash of white or a subtle pink, making it a wise choice for your bridesmaids. What’s more, it has a really ethereal and whimsical feel which of course I can’t get enough of. This beautiful blue is taking the wedding industry by storm with its soft and subtle appeal, which exudes romance and elegance and all kinds of prettiness.

It is a perfect colour for different wedding themes. Think how beautiful it would be for a french, rustic or even a 1950’s theme. You can decide how much or how little you want to include in your big day. Would you be brave enough to go for an Ian Stuart Bluebird gown? We are in love with this designer!

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The one thing that I love is the fact that the men can get some colour in their outfits. How handsome would they look wearing this lovely suit? Think of a lovely warm spring day and all the groomsmen lined up having their photos taken. Your photographer would love this look. Alternatively powder blue could look amazing of a winter wonderland wedding theme, the men in tweed suits with blue accents.

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When I got married I wanted to have that wow factor when the guests walked into the wedding breakfast. The tablescape is so important when it comes to bringing in the atmosphere of the day. Its the first thing guest see when they see when they sit down. Don’t just think about the flowers, think about the crockery and the linens. even just adding a little napkin in the powder blue can make an impact.

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Start by setting the tone of the day with the invite. The guests with take note of the colours that are on the invitation and hopefully think about their outfits and which colours to steer clear of. These blue invites have a lovely feel of romance and renaisance and I adore them.

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Flowers, flowers, flowers. Now blue is not a colour your would naturally think of when it comes to flowers. Actually blue flowers are the rarest in the world and when you have a little look you can find that there are some amazing ones that will look stunning. (Hydrangeas, iris, forget-me-not and delphiniums.) I love it when they are teamed with peaches and light greens. They will look amazing next to any wedding gown and even better as a buttonhole.

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Lastly but perhaps I should have spoken about it first! Accessories! This is the perfect way to add a splash of this delicious powder blue to your bridal look for the day. You could have your shoes, garter or your jewellery as your accent colour and they will bring a beautiful pop of colour to your big day!

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I hope that we were able to inspire to think about a powder blue wedding. Its just so blinking pretty! Go out and buy your bridesmaids dresses and include this lovely colour in your wedding!

Cwtchfest 2016 video by Loz Morgan Films

Today we’re sharing something very special to us.

Here are the highlights to the awesome wedding festival us Cwtch Girls organised back in April at The Glanusk Estate. Cwtchfest2016 was a huge success and we were thrilled with how many people got involved and attended the event. Huge Thanks to Loz Morgan Films for this awesome footage!

Owen Mathias PhotographyThe Cwtch Girls left-right: Anna, Charlie, Maria, Kate, Lindsey, Donna, Dawn. Image by the fabulous Owen Mathias Photography.

Loz Morgan Films:

CwtchFest2016: Glanusk Estate by Loz Morgan from maria farrelly on Vimeo.

The lovely folks at Bears & Butterflies also managed to capture this beautiful piece of drone footage before Cwtchfest started. It has a lovely peaceful feel to it and really showcases just how magnificent The Glanusk Estate is.

CwtchFest2016- by Bears And Butterflies from maria farrelly on Vimeo.

And if all that isn’t enough to get you excited about our next Cwtchfest, then make sure you pop back to the blog tomorrow as we have an exciting announcement to make! ITS BIG! and you are going to all LOVE it.

 

Colour Inspiration: Peach

Today I decided to give quite a controversial colour a whirl. Colour Inspiration: Peach.
Is just so pretty, I refuse to believe that it has been packed up into a chest along side St Elmos Fire, 16 Candals and The Breakfast Club.  It will not disappear with Martika and Dave Lee Roth’s solo career. I refuse to believe it will be left in a draw alongside my leg warmers and fish net finger less gloves.
Peach is light and happy and deserves to be brought back.  I agree that many things from the 1980s should stay right there, but peach?  Peach is not one of them.  Read on and find out why.
Anna x

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Colour Inspiration: Peach

We know, we know. Peach! It immediately conjures up hideous poofy 1980’s bridesmaid dresses with matching over sized hats, squashing down a fresh perm. Either that, or one of those toilet roll doll cover things, that everyone’s Nana had. You know, to make the toilet roll fancy.

But seriously – Peach! Its beautiful.

Its so soft and gentle and gives a natural feel and look. Its slightly dreamy and conjures up images of ethereal, daisy chained bridesmaids, dancing through a wheat field with pollen floating around, on a warm summers day.

It definitely wouldn’t rain if you wore peach!
(*disclaimer* Cwtch The Bride can only dream like the rest of us that the sun will shine on all you lovely Brides and Grooms.  We have no actual power over the weather)

Pair with some lovely hessian and lace, and you’re all set for that gorgeous vintage country feel.

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Bridesmaid Dress – Coast at Asos

Bride held Bouquet – Sweet Peony

Room Decor – Dear Florence

Shoes – Rachel Simpson at Elegant Steps

Bottom Bouquet – Forbesfield Flowers

I mean come on! Look how beautiful it is! So, I hereby announce that peach is once more, on trend.  Go forth and peach it up, and please, share your photos with us! xx