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The Wedding Collective Bridal Market Sunday 30th October

 
 

Planning your wedding can be very disorientating. With so many suppliers and such a vast range of new different wedding centric business ideas it can be very stressful times indeed.

We were certainly feeling a little lost when we began planning our wedding in early 2015 and felt like we had found salvation in the form of the Wedding Collective. A directory of likeminded individuals and small business who have amazing little ideas. A couple of times a year TWC hosts a wedding market in Glasgow and so it was with great excitement that we set off for our very first bridal market in July. With our second outing coming up in October we thought we would share a little about our first experiences with the bridal market, and why you should come along in October!

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The event itself has varied in guise over the years, from long full day events to this much shorter, more intense evening!

It really is the perfect platform for any budding brides or future husbands to get a sense of all the options available for their wedding.

We were amazed at the variety on offer. From stationary and decorations to alternative venues, from photography and wedding videos to DIY bars and coffee pop ups ;), and from flower and dress makers to jewellery makers and cake bakers.

Groups from the Wedding Collective Bridal Market Something Brewed Coffee for Weddings & Events in Scotland
Groups from the Wedding Collective Bridal Market Something Brewed Coffee for Weddings & Events in Scotland
Groups from the Wedding Collective Bridal Market Something Brewed Coffee for Weddings & Events in Scotland

All this made for a exciting bustling evening. Potential punters were ushered in at 5pm and we could hardly believe it was time already. Having spent most of the day planning and organising ourselves for the event, somehow it was now upon us!

 

From the word go we were absolutely stowed out! A queue often forming to chat to us, either from the sight of our cart and the interesting decorations, or from the smell of fresh ground coffee which emanated throughout the venue. The market brought us directly to the type of customers who we love chatting to. Coffee lovers were happy to stand and chat to us for 20 minutes at a time, testing our coffee and sampling the homemade lemonade we brought for the less coffee loving folk.

We managed to get loads of great chats with brides to be, keen to get a wee treat or surprise for their coffee loving fiancee, and with couples like ourselves who see coffee as more important on the big day as the booze!

 

Our experience of larger wedding events is that instead of helping you narrow down your options, and zero in on the style of wedding you wish to organise, it adds to confusion. The sheer scale of what is out there is vast. Finding reputable businesses, personable people and planning the perfect day is perplexing enough. The wedding collective has honed in on a style of wedding which suited us perfectly, and evidently there are hundreds of couples out there much like us, looking for this exact style of business.

 

Since that Thursday evening back in July we have had so many amazing messages from budding brides and grooms, other suppliers we met on the day, and from venues who were keen to get in touch to potentially help each other out. It helped us zero in on our exact customer base and the experience was invaluable. If you are in the process of planning your own wedding and are still a little bewildered, or even if you think you have everything sussed we would urge you along to The Wedding Collective Bridal Market on 30th October at St Andrews in the Square.

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Please check out our other Wedding Collective chums. All these guys will be at the Bridal Market too so come and say hello

Getting to Know You!

 
 

We are very excited to announce that we have gone live on The Wedding Collective!

We have been big fans of the Wedding Collective since they came to our attention a couple of years ago when planning our own wedding. Our friends told us about them and explained how they were the perfect directory for the kind of wedding we were planning, and they helped couple who were looking for something alternative, unique and hand crafted.  

Planning a wedding can be fun and exciting, but it can often be very confusing and at times stressful. Trying to find the right suppliers, reliable people and getting the most for your money, can sometimes take the fun right out of it. However on discovering TWC it became very clear that they have done a lot of the leg work for you! They showcase a small group of local (Scottish) businesses who offer specialised services but no matter what, each supplier has a distinct personality and displays the right kind of creativity, like minded style and design that link them all together.

They also host their own Wedding Fairs and we came home after attending their "Bridal Market" absolutely bursting with ideas for our own wedding, and we felt much happier and more focussed with the planning after that. 

We used Three Isles Designs for all of our flowers as well as our cake decorations:
(By the way - these are all SILK! So the now all sit proudly on my mantlepiece...) I cannot recommend Gigha highly enough - she has an amazing eye for design, she was an absolute joy to work with and her flowers were better than I could have ever imagined!

We also used Cinemate Films who produce gorgeous cinematic wedding films - we were actually the first wedding of their sister company LoveLock Films who we cannot reccomend highly enough. See for yourselves! 


The website was very easy to use, and we very quickly managed to target the types of service we were looking for, as well as the specific style for our wedding. This coupled with the collective passion that each supplier conveyed, sold us on The Wedding Collective as the directory we wanted to use ourselves when we finally got the business up and running.

Something Brewed are delighted to be joining this team of folk, who are just as passionate about their offerings as we are about our own Coffees.  
We will be exhibiting at their next Bridal Market on the 28th of July in Woodside Wearhouse, Glasgow.  Tickets Here. 
 

 
 

Brew Debut

On Friday, 26th of February 2016 around 7.30pm, there was a faint and charming aroma of freshly ground coffee emanating from the reception room in House for an Art Lover...
Half an hour later, the hustle and bustle of cousins, uncles, anties, mums and dads lining up to get a look and of course taste of all of the wonderful sights and smells that were being produced from our little wooden cart. 

It was of course CRAIG & GILLs own wedding which we of course hosted our own Something Brewed Brew Bar! Our good friends and talented Baristas Heather & Charlotte offered to help us out on the night (we were a little too busy to work ourselves!) 
We knew we wanted our food and drink to be centre stage (apart from us) and our wedding was always going to be the debut of the new business idea, and it could not have been more successful! 
As we had predicted, our similarly minded friends and family members absolutely loved it. Aside from the visually pleasing aesthetic of our beautiful brew bar and the enticing aroma of coffee permeating the dance floor, our guests could not get enough of drinking our incredible coffees.

We had our signature Costa Rica, Finca Santos in the hopper for Espresso based drinks and we also had Ethiopian, Rocko Mountain and Brazil, Ouro Verde on offer for our hand brewed Filter Coffee.  All of which went down a storm and we even heard on the odd occasion - "Same again?" 

Our wedding day itself was spectacular and it made it all the more special that we got to host our own little business for our friends and family too.  It was a pure joy to behold, and following a sojourn around Europe sampling the finest coffee we could find in Berlin, Budapest, Vienna and Munich on our honeymoon, we have returned to Glasgow itchy to bring our new venture to the next wedding.

Hopefully see you at a wedding soon. Gill and Craig x 

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Hello!

Hello! 

We are Something Brewed, a couple of coffee nerds who just want to share their passion with you on your big day! 

It all started when we got engaged and were looking for venues and options etc. The one thing we knew about the coffee at weddings was that it was really not very good.  You can have the most plush and beautiful venue but after your meal and you are handed a cup full of burnt tar it - for us anyway - really dampens the mood.  However, being in the industry, we really wanted give our guests a chance to taste what it is that we drone on and on about to them! 

Speciality Coffee designed exclusively for weddings just didn't exist! Candy floss, popcorn, sweets we could find hundreds of but nothing of what we really wanted. So we started our own company doing just that!

Gill's dad built the cart out of up-cycled apple crates and painted and varnished them.  Then Craigs dad put on all the burlap sacks and helped us finish it off.  So it really is a family business!

We are getting married 1 month today (26th of Feb 2016) in House for an Art Lover in Bellahousten park and will be hosting the first outing of the coffee cart and our good friends will be working at it.  We just thought now would be a great time to launch the business just in time for our own wedding so stay tuned for some pictures from that and to hear how we got on.  

We'll be honeymooning it around Europe till mid march so please get in touch if there is anything we can do for you once we're back!

We look forward to hearing from you to chat about your big day and let us help you make it more personalised and special.  

Gill & Craig xx