A Mid Wales Styled Shoot by Rocksalt Photography

Today I am handing the reigns over to Hannah from Rocksalt Photography who will be telling us all about this STUNNING styled shoot she organised earlier this year at a fabulous venue in Newtown, Powys. If you are looking for wedding suppliers then shoots like this are a great way to find inspiration, that’s why we love featuring them here on Cwtch the Bride!

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I organise a Styled Shoot every year, just before wedding season really kicks off, it really gets the creative juices flowing and also a really good opportunity to work with other wedding vendors from near and far!

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I had 3 specific looks I wanted to create this year and these were achieved by the help of the fabulous team that I put together.
I chose 3 genuine vintage gowns supplied and guided by Angela from Castle Brides.
I absolutely love that each dress has its own story and history.

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Putting these shoots together takes a lot of planning, I wouldn’t be able to do it without these fabulous vendors and models, you all ROCK!

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An extra massive thank you to Sam (Sams Sweet Treats) for your support throughout the process and helping me see potential in the surrounding landscape and to Leah (Leah Sims Make Up) for helping to bring all the looks together.

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Contributors

Photography by Rocksalt Photography

Cake by Sams Sweet Treats
Venue: Gregynog
Dresses: Castle Brides
Make up  by Leah Sims
Hair by Hairvolution
Flowers, daisy chain and brooch bouquet by Serendipity Flowers
Veils from With love from Bobbin 
Macaron Lollipops by Calon Macaron
Giant light letters from Little Gem FX
Flower Crown with matching bouquet and table set up: Chillie Breeze
Wedding bespoke keepsake boxes: Caitybell Designs

Bluebell Petticoat: Doris Desgins

Bow Tie : Camellia McQueen 

The Shoot

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What do you think Cwtchers?! Thank you Hannah for sending in these gorgeous photographs! 
If you are a weding supplier who has been involved in a styled shoot Get in Touch!!

CWTCHFEST! Exhibitor Spotlight: Part 1

We are all getting really excited about Cwtchfest! now and we hope you are too! We are going to spend the next few weeks introducing you to some of the exhibitors to give you a small idea what you can expect on the 19th of April. Today we are bringing on the girls and introducing you to three fabulous all-female wedding suppliers: Love-Lee, With Love from Bobbin and Country Bumpkin Bunting

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet – hurry! There’s not long left!

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Love-Lee

Introducing Kate Lee: owner of Love-Lee Wedding Stationery, lover of Pinterest, Macs (the Apple kind), pinwheels and pompoms. Kate is a graphic designer by profession, having worked in the industry for over 12 years.

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Love-Lee has a range of themes in the collection and each theme has a fully designed package including Save the dates, Invitations, Place cards, Table numbers, Seating plans, Order of Service, Thank you cards. They also have a collection of beautiful paper stocks, and always recommend to start with a theme you love the look of and change the wording, colours and paper stocks to suit. If a couple are looking for something different however, the Love-Lee bespoke service means you can customise an existing theme or even better have a design that is completely unique.
Love-Lee will be showcasing all their themes at Cwtchfest and are offering 10% off your first order if you secure a deposit on the day.

 

With Love From Bobbin

Hi I’m Ashley from With Love from Bobbin! I create bespoke bridal accessories which are designed and hand crafted in-house from ‘The Atelier’ studio, High St Arcade, Cardiff. The business is run on a consultation basis and is appointment only. I take time to get to know each bride and their wedding theme, the dress and build an idea of what they like before creating a one off piece for them to wear on their big day. My range includes sashes, headpieces, garters and veils.
Can’t wait to meet you on the day!

Above images by Franka Photography

Country Bumpkin Bunting

We are two sisters who love all things vintage and girly. We believe no event is truly complete without a touch of bespoke bunting (well if it’s good enough for the royals). We initially started a hire business on a small scale and due to overwhelming success in our home town on the coast in South Wales, we decided to venture out and take on the world (well the UK initially). At Country Bumpkin Bunting, we provide an easy, personal and stress free bunting hire service throughout the UK. As a female run business we always go the extra mile for our customers as we believe it’s the small details that count, especially when it comes to planning a stress free wedding.

  • Cheaper bunting hire than any other supplier guaranteed
  • Hundreds of metres of bunting in a wide range of designs and colour schemes
  • More flags per string than any other supplier
  • Event sized, double sided bunting available in 10 metre lengths
  • Made from 100% thick, quality cotton
  • Bespoke orders taken
  • Washed and pressed and ready to use
  • Stress free nationwide delivery and collection included (UK Mainland)
  • Simple ‘all inclusive’ fees with fully refundable insurance premium.
  • Set up service available
  • Soooo much cheaper and easier than making your own

Competition time

One of our beautiful brides will win a completely free rental of their choice for their big day. We will also set up, depending on availability. What’s better than free!!!

Thank you ladies! Can’t wait to see you all on the day. 

We will be introducing you to lots more of our exhibitors throughout April so stay tuned.

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Competition: Bride To Be Christmas Hamper

With the festive season in full swing, Christmas round the corner and Jack Frost making himself way too comfortable in Wales, we wanted to offer you lovely Brides-to-be an extra special competition this month. Its already proving our most popular one this year! With one day left there is STILL TIME to enter! We have teamed up with some of our favourite wedding suppliers to offer one lucky bride to be a Christmas Hamper of delights!

The Prize

A special Christmas hamper filled with some exclusive gifts for one lucky Welsh Bride-to-be.
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A selection of surprise gifts from the following Welsh Wedding Professionals (Worth over £500!)

How To Enter

We’d like to find out a little more about our readers. Simply complete the following questions and you’ll be entered into the competition. Eezy Peezy lemon squeezy!

[contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Wedding Date’ type=’url’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Wedding Venue’ type=’text’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’How long is it from your proposal day to Wedding day? ‘ type=’select’ required=’1′ options=’0-12 months,1-2 years,2-3 years,3-4 years,4 + years’/][contact-field label=’Where are you finding most of your wedding suppliers? ‘ type=’select’ required=’1′ options=’Cwtch The Bride,Google Search,Wedding Fayre,Wedding magazines,other’/][contact-field label=’How often to you read Cwtch The Bride? ‘ type=’select’ required=’1′ options=’Daily,Weekly,Occationally’/][contact-field label=’How many wedding Magazines do you buy a month? ‘ type=’select’ required=’1′ options=’0,1,2,3+’/][contact-field label=’How many wedding fayres have you attended this year?’ type=’select’ required=’1′ options=’0-3,3-6,6-9,10+’/][contact-field label=’What do you like most about Wedding Fayres?’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Which supplier do you need help finding?’ type=’select’ required=’1′ options=’Venue,Photography,Dress,Transport,Rings,Florist,Stationery,videographer,Cake,Entrtainment,Hair/Make up,Menswear,Other’/][contact-field label=’Do you live in Wales’ type=’select’ required=’1′ options=’yes,no’/][contact-field label=’Please state which area you live.’ type=’text’/][contact-field label=’Finally%26#x002c; would you like our upcoming newsletter’ type=’select’ options=’yes,no’/][/contact-form]

Terms & Conditions

  • Competition closes 6pm on Sunday 21st December 2014
  • The winner will be announced that evening via our Facebook page 

What’s in the Bride to be Christmas Hamper?

Take a look…


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KuoniDon’t miss out, make sure you enter!

 

Competition: Win a Bride-to-be Hamper

We have a super exciting competiton for you this month. OH YES…Its a good one!

We have teamed up with some of our favourite wedding suppliers to offer one lucky bride to be a hamper of delights!

The PrizeJZ0C8397

A selection of surprise gifts from the following Welsh Wedding Professionals (Worth over £500!)

How To Enter

We’d like to find out a little more about our readers. Simply complete the following questions and you’ll be entered into the competition. Eezy Peezy lemon squeezy!

[contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Wedding Date’ type=’url’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Wedding Venue’ type=’text’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’How long is it from your proposal day to Wedding day? ‘ type=’select’ required=’1′ options=’0-12 months,1-2 years,2-3 years,3-4 years,4 + years’/][contact-field label=’Where are you finding most of your wedding suppliers? ‘ type=’select’ required=’1′ options=’Cwtch The Bride,Google Search,Wedding Fayre,Wedding magazines,other’/][contact-field label=’How often to you read Cwtch The Bride? ‘ type=’select’ required=’1′ options=’Daily,Weekly,Occationally’/][contact-field label=’How many wedding Magazines do you buy a month? ‘ type=’select’ required=’1′ options=’0,1,2,3+’/][contact-field label=’How many wedding fayres have you attended this year?’ type=’select’ required=’1′ options=’0-3,3-6,6-9,10+’/][contact-field label=’What do you like most about Wedding Fayres?’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Which supplier do you need help finding?’ type=’select’ required=’1′ options=’Venue,Photography,Dress,Transport,Rings,Florist,Stationery,videographer,Cake,Entrtainment,Hair/Make up,Menswear,Other’/][contact-field label=’Do you live in Wales’ type=’select’ required=’1′ options=’yes,no’/][contact-field label=’Please state which area you live.’ type=’text’/][contact-field label=’Finally%26#x002c; would you like our upcoming newsletter’ type=’select’ options=’yes,no’/][/contact-form]

Terms & Conditions

  • Competition closes 6pm on Sunday 21st December 2014
  • The winner will be announced that evening via our Facebook page 


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Featured Vendor: With Love From Bobbin

Remember lovely Ashley from our “One dress, three ways” post? (If you missed that then quick, go back and read it now! :) ) We thought it was time we took a more indepth look at the girl behind the bespoke wedding accesories business, so we asked Ashley to tell us a little bit more about herself…

After Graduating in Textile Design and designing for brands like Coast; With Love From Bobbin stems from my love of fine silk and antique lace. When searching for a head piece for my own wedding I found it almost impossible to achieve the look of a bygone era…under the constraints of a realistic budget that is!

So, I took to my sketch pad and attended numerous courses, even jewellery making, to help move my handcrafting skills along. A year later and my business and I have fallen endlessly in love, especially seeing as my Bobbin Brides looked so stunning this summer!

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I am proud to be part of the Little Wedding Emporium where I get to know each bride individually, over a china cup full of tea. It’s important for me to find out as much as I can about my brides plans for her Big Day. This allows me to suggest ideas that reflect an individuals personality and style, whether it be just a headpiece or a garter and shoe clips to match.

Sourcing materials close to home is something I am passionate about as I love to support UK businesses, each of the elements I use from silk, rhinestones and lace are sourced individually to match details of the dress.

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There is something enduringly sentimental about incorporating jewellery, lace or silk that belongs to loved ones of my brides. Handcrafting something that itself becomes an heirloom. I recently worked on a headpiece, garter and dress applique for a bride (Cwtch’s very own real bride, Cath) which was constructed using lace from her grandmothers attic, the lace turned out to originally belong to Mrs Tinne.

Whilst I don’t work exclusively bespoke and am in fact gearing up to my launch my very first online off the peg collection, providing a personal service and hearing stories from my Bobbin Brides about the treasures they bring me makes me happy …. I’m just a hopeless romantic!

Isn’t she a sweetheart?! :) We absolutely love Ashley, and are so proud to have her on the blog. If you want more of an idea of what she can produce then check out the beautiful photos in the gallery below. Including a gorgeous “Winter Tiara” that went from this:

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To this:

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Stunning, right? :) Prices for bespoke head pieces start from £100, garters from £30 and shoe clips from £25.

Photos courtesy of Franka Photography

Contact Details

www.withlovefrombobbin.com

Twitter: @LoveFromBobbin

Facebook: /withlovefrombobbin

Email: withlovefrombobbin@gmail.com

Blog: http://withlovefrombobbinblog.blogspot.co.uk

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