Competition: Win an Ice Skating Experience for Four at the Celtic Manor Resort’s Christmas Kingdom

Ooo… the lovely folks at the Celtic Manor Resort are giving you the chance to win an Ice Skating experience for four at the Christmas Kingdom.

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Win an Ice Skating Experience for Four at the Celtic Manor Resort’s Christmas Kingdom

Whether it’s a fun night out with friends or a fab treat for the family, get that festive feeling as you glide around the all-weather undercover ice rink at the Celtic Manor Resort, then warm up with a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate at the bar and a sizzling hot snack.

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Feel the cold tingle of winter air on your face as you glide around the sparkling ice rink set against a backdrop filled with pretty twinkling lights.

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The Celtic Manor Resort is offering you the chance to win a Skating Package for four people which includes 45 minutes on the ice, skate hire, choice of hot chocolate, soft drink, mulled wine or a pint of beer.

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You can also choose to take the prize at any one of these fun special skate sessions – Capital Ice PartyGlide and GlowLet it Snow (family skate night),  Dylan’s Family Ice Disco or Night Glide(adults only).

Prize includes
45 minute skating session including skate hire
Hot snack from our Bratwurst Hut
Choice of hot chocolate, soft drink, glass of mulled wine* or pint of draught beer*

Prize to be taken by 7th January. Dates and times subject to availability and exclude 25th December.

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Competition ends this Sunday and the winner will be announced on Monday 11th December via our Facebook Page

 

Ice skating at Christmas Kingdom starts from £10.50 adults and £8.50 for children aged 3-12. For more information and to book, click here

Sophie and Simon’s beautiful St.Fagans engagement shoot by Lewis Fackrell

Today we are sharing Sophie and Simons’s beautiful engagement shoot at The National Museum of Wales, St.Fagans. Photographed by Lewis Fackrell Photography. 

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The weekend we choose for our pre-wedding photoshoot with Lewis was significant for us.  We had celebrated 18 years together just two days beforehand!

Simon and I met at school in 1999. I had developed a huge crush on this handsome sixth-former who I used to walk past on my way to my GCSE Physics lessons. After pointing him out to a friend, it turned out that she knew him! A cinema date was arranged, to watch the (hugely romantic!) American Pie and the rest is history!Sophie-Simon-St-Fagans-pre-wedding-photographer-Lewis-Fackrell-Photography-©-4

Fast forward to Christmas Eve 2016, when tradition dictates that we each unwrap a present from the other. Simon said he had to go to his ‘Man Shed’ to find mine as he had been hiding my gift in there and then asked me to close my eyes.Sophie-Simon-St-Fagans-pre-wedding-photographer-Lewis-Fackrell-Photography-©-2

He seemed to be taking a long time to hand me the present and I could hear him breathing quite heavily! At this point I started to suspect something, and sure enough once I opened my eyes there he was on one knee holding out a ring box.

Having been together for so long and knowing marriage was on the cards for us, we have talked a lot about wedding plans and I have always said that I would be happy with a Haribo ring and to choose my own ring if Simon was unsure what to go for.
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When opening my eyes the first thing I saw was a Haribo, but then I spotted the sparkle underneath. Knowing I adore all things vintage, Simon had picked a beautiful antique ring for me. We then dashed over to tell our parents and the prosecco was swiftly opened, getting our Christmas off to a very merry start!Sophie-Simon-St-Fagans-pre-wedding-photographer-Lewis-Fackrell-Photography-©-1
We are very excited about our wedding in May 2018, and so happy that Lewis is photographing our big day! We literally didn’t stop laughing on our pre-wedding shoot, and know that our wedding day will be just as much fun!

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Cwtch of the Week: Our Carnival Couple Cwtch

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We have a blummin lovely cwtch, yet again, for you today! Our gorgeous Lowri and Simon, aka, The Carnival Couple, shared this amazingly beautiful moment on their big day on 5th August this year.  Shot by the very lovely Camera Sioned, we will be sharing their entire wedding very soon, so heres a little teaser…….

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Our Carnival Couple Cwtch

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What a wonderful day. I hope that the photographs help keep the memories alive and that they live up to your expectations. It really was a joy to work with you – and all your friends and family – on the day. I wish you all best for a happy and healthy future together – Sioned

Cwtch Of The Week: Kirsty & Matt’s Vineyard Cwtch

Happy Monday folks and a huge congratulations to Kirsty & Matt who tied the knot a few weeks ago at the stunning Llanerch Vineyard.

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This Beautiful cwtchy image was taken by the talented wedding photographer and founder of Cwtch The Bride Maria Farrelly.

 

If you’d like to feature as our Cwtch Of the Week, simply send us your favourite cwtchy photograph to anna@cwtchthebride.com 

Review: The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny

Today we have a wonderful review of the beautiful Angel Hotel, Abergavenny.

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Awarded AA Hotel of the Year in Wales, The Angel Hotel is something very special. I was invited to come along to view their wedding showcase a while ago and experience an overnight stay. Our boobless Bride Dawn also joined me for the evening. And what a great night we had too!

There is literally something for everyone to enjoy here. Their award winning Afternoon teas for one are legendary (great for treating mum or your bridesmaids!). But today, we’re focusing on weddings and what they can provide for you on your big day!

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If you’ve yet to book your wedding venue, then I honestly think you should take a closer look at The Angel. They have a variety of packages to suit all budgets and if you are looking to get married this year… they have a great offer running too!

When I arrived at the hotel, I was greeted by friendly staff, all very warm and welcoming. I was then shown around the different locations they offer for weddings.

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Inside the hotel itself, you have the Ballroom or Brecon Suite to choose from for the ceremony. Two very different and unique spaces.8788a62158f657378425a5c0a9d74941

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I felt they have all the bases covered. Even with being situated on the high street, once inside, you felt like you were miles away. And if you were worried about where you can have your wedding photographs taken…don’t.  The beautiful Abergavenny Castle is a two minute walk away!

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So, if you are thinking of taking a closer look, do it… we did and loved our stay!

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