Today I want to share with you TEAM TWEETUP.
These are the people that helped me make the Big Fat Scottish Tweet Up what it was, a huge success!
I need to say an incredible amount of thanks to everyone involved as they were the people that made it special.
Wedding Ideas magazine @wimagazine, and in particular Rachel Southwood was the person that gave me the push to actually think about organising such an Event so I want to say thank you for making me push myself further, and also for sending the 100th Issue up for placement in the goody bags.
Wedding Ideas isn't one of the UK's best-selling wedding magazine for nothing… Unique to the market, it is jam-packed with practical, down-to-earth and sisterly advice. It's stylish, understanding and warm and we all love it and its fab team.
The incredible team at the Scottish Wedding Directory @swdbridalmag were such a great help at the Event. From sending magazines to helping me run the Raffle they were so very supportive and I really appreciate it.
Special thanks to Liz Howells for being my wingman on the night.
The Scottish Wedding Directory is your one-stop-shop for everything you'll need to plan a wedding in Scotland. The magazine is packed full of practical advice as well as inspirational fashion shoots, which are shot at locations across Scotland. Each issue is formatted like a traditional directory of wedding services and there's dedicated sections for fashion, planning, photography, health and beauty and more – all with a list of recommended Scottish suppliers
However without the fabulous Venue “29”- @29Glasgow @29_weddings, there wouldn't have been the Tweet up.
I was really lucky to work with David Smith, who is not only a real laugh but a very focused and lovely individual.
29 Private Members Club occupies 2 floors of stunning 19th Century blonde sandstone premises in the hub of Glasgow's vibrant cosmopolitan capital. The area is internationally renowned for its spectacular architecture, contemporary shops, museums and art galleries.
Kristin Mitchell of Struve Photography @kssmitch was on hand to capture all the fine little details from the Event. She was like a stealth Ninja creeping around taking wonderful images but being as unobtrusive as possible. The images are awesome.
Kristin graduated from Glasgow Metropolitan College in 2009 with an HND in Professional Photography, and then went on to achieve a Professional Development award [PDA] in Photography, which is equivalent to an Advanced Diploma and is a fresh new talent in Scotland.
Her Business Struve Photography has just celebrated its 1st Birthday.
The incredible Candy Buffet was brought together by Julie Le Blanc Smith of Julies Candy Cart- @juliescandycart
The sweeties looked amazing in their shiny glassware and tasted delicious, and our fabulous little bespoke Big Fat Scottish Tweet Up sweetie bags looked awesome
Julie did a twist on her usual service which usually involves her bespoke Edwardian Candy Cart.
The cart was handcrafted by her husband for their Wedding this past summer.
The Cart is a stand alone Centre piece and can be colour co-ordinated to any Event.
The exquisite Dessert Bar was a group effort.
There was incredible mini cupcakes by Nikki McCourt of Cup Couture in scrumptious turkish delight and sticky toffee flavours, absolutely delish. @cupcouture
Cup Couture create stylish, elegant and refined cupcakes tailored exclusively for the more discerning palate, and are baked fresh to order using real fruit compotes, homemade caramels and the finest chocolate Ganaches
Lindsay Rao of Sixpenny Blue @sixpennyblue made the outstanding Tablet in 3 yummy flavours and some Coconut Ice,
Beautifully presented in loveheart shapes, this went down a storm.
Sixpenny Blue make beautiful handcrafted stationery for weddings and other occasions, favours, gorgeous little extras and accessories from exclusive designers for your big day.
Irene McNamee runs I Craft and the Renfrewshire Wedding Directory @MrsIcraft @renfrewshirewed
Irene made the scrumptious Vanilla Cheesecake on display.
I - craft understand the importance of creating a personal look for your wedding or event, and create handmade and crafted Wedding Stationery and Wedding and Celebration Cakes and cupcakes.
She also runs a her Wedding directory where local Brides can meet local suppliers.
Lynsey of Custom cakes by Lynsey made the outstanding cake pops on the Dessert Table- @customcakes1
Lynsey is a qualified Pastry Chef with around 13 years experience of working in some of Scotland’s most prestigious restaurants and hotels.
She had always loved cake decorating and so decided to venture out on her own and turn that hobby into a career.
She make cakes for all occasions; Weddings, Birthdays, Christenings and Graduations but who says you need a reason to eat cake.
Chris Dinwoodie of Top Class Magic - @magicwoody provided strolling magic and a fun addition to the TweetUp.
Professional Scottish magician Woody is one of the most highly rated magicians/entertainers in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Scotland. He combines slight of hand illusions with his unique Glasgow patter to break the ice as the wedding magician, corporate magician and party magician.
The wonderful name tags were made by Norlyne of Pen 2 Paper Calligraphy. @calligrapher2012
Norlyne's hand penned wedding calligraphy will give your special day or event that feel good factor from when the guests recieve their invitation through to their lovely on the day stationery.
The incredible Photo booth which was so much fun and really let people let go was supplied by the fabulous Nicola Leckie of Smilebooth – @SmileboothUK
Smilebooth's instant photo booths are a unique, fun and entertaining addition to any event. They are completely portable allowing set up in any space. The booths have a fully automated, easy to use touchscreen, great lighting and professional grade photographic equipment.
The very chic black tablecloths that added an air of sophistication and glamour were supplied by
Trish McGhee at PMG Events- @PMGEventsLtd
PMG was launched in 1992 by Trish, an experienced and respected events organiser with an excellent eye for detail and high regard for customer care. Now two decades later, PMG is one of the most prominent linen hire and event styling companies in Scotland.
The beautiful floral arrangements were created by Di Graham of Roots and Fruits - @Rootsfruits
Striking pink gerberas stood out and gave a certain boldness and beauty.
Roots Fruits & Flowers are a leading name in Glasgow's West End for all things floral.
For nearly twenty years they have been suppliying our clients with stunning floral displays. The success and phenomenon of Roots Fruits and Flowers stands alone.
With a passionate commitment to creating beautiful floral arrangements, specialising in unique inspired ideas that push convention and challenge tradition we create stylish contempory flowers.
On hand on the evening to destress and beautify was Lesley Devlin of Lomond Beauty- @Lomondbeauty
Lesley was very busy doing nails and massges for the assembled guests who were thrilled to get pampered.
Lomond beauty is owned by Lesley, an HND qualified beauty therapist and she offers a range of luxurious, yet affordable beauty and wellbeing treatments in the comfort of your own home.
An amazing start to the evening was provided by the Arunda Wind Trio - @arundawindtrio
They played some relaxing background music as guests were arriving, and a set later in the evening, and were incredibly enjoyable.
Arunda is a young and dynamic wind trio of graduates from The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, The Royal College of Music London and The Conservatoire à Rayonnement Région de Marseille. This versatile and enthusiastic trio enjoys bringing music to a wide variety of audiences, events and venues.
Arunda plays the standard repertoire for reed trio as well as easy listening popular music that everyone knows and loves. The trio is open to requests and is constantly building on the repertoire it plays. Arunda is committed to delivering high quality live music for all occasions.
The other entertainment was provided by the wonderful Rianne Downey. Rianne may only be 11 years old but has a voice and talent that tops her years.
Her performance was outstanding and enjoyed by the gathered guests and an ausio sample can be heard HERE.
I was incredibly lucky to have Ruby Majani of Paper Whispers on board- @paperwhispersuk
Ruby did my graphics for the Tweetup page on my Website and also created the email invite that everyone recieved. As I am not technologically minded it was great to have an expert on board.
Ruby also created lovely little labels for the dessert table.
Paper Whispers creates vintage inspired as well as contemporary Wedding Stationery for the discerning couple.
A visual and audio account of the evening was captured by Steven of Gryffe Weddings @GryffeWeddings
He expertly took in all the little details of the evening and the footage of this should be coming out soon.
Gryffe Weddings is a wedding videography company based in Bridge of Weir.
They have over 10 years experience in video production so you can be assured that your video will be produced to the highest standard with professionally captured footage.The professional wedding video packages suit whatever budget you have in mind enhanced with a touch of special motion graphics.
The outstanding Champagne arch and Big Fat Scottish Tweet Up Balloon Column was created by Balloons by Inspiridiation.
The balloons were an eye catching spectacle and focus point and brought the room to life.
Inspiridiation consists of Norah and Suzie who are fully qualified balloon decorators.
My sparkles for the evening were borrowed from the lovely Louise Graham at Wedding and Baby @weddingandbaby who was alos exceptionally helpful with helping achieve gifts for the goody bags.
Wedding and Baby are specialists in Vintage and Vintage inspired accessories, and can bring an heirloom to life.
Sophie Edwards of Sophie Edwards Make Up @sophiemakeup was my fairy godmother for the evening helping me to look presentable and pretty.
Sophie is a nationally travelled makeup artist working in fashion, TV and film.
She has fast become a top bridal makeup artist and hairstylist, creating personalised looks for any occasion using only the best products in the industry.
Then there's me -Alison Tinlin – Plans and Presents - @mrspandp
I orchestrated the TweetUp, brought together and organised the suppliers and styled the event
[I hope I made it look pretty!]
Plans and Presents is a Glasgow, Scotland based Wedding and Event Planning business founded in 2009.
As a planner my job is to work with clients to create a stylish and elegant Wedding or Event, letting them enjoy the preparations without the stress.
I would also like to thank the Contibutors to the Goody Bags.
The yummy Cakepops in the bags were made by Hosanna Fisher of Sweet Everythings - @SweetEvrythings and seem to have gone down really well from what I have heard on the Twitter grapevine.
Sweet Everythings is a dessert boutique creating handmade cupcakes, cake pops and confections for our custom designed sweets and dessert tables.
The fabulous Scottish Wedding Directory donated @swdbridalmag pens which were very useful for taking down details.
The awesome Lyndsey McAuley of Love Created @LoveCreated donated gorgeous little bath treats that made the bags smell completely divine.
Love Created is a Handmade natural soap company, Lyndsey uses the finest natural oils & butters to create luxurious soap and bath products that are great for the skin.
The brilliant teaming of the Scottish Wedding Directory and Wedding Ideas magazine were an excellent read for the guests @swdbridalmag @wimagazine.
A late addition but still absolutely amazing were the little marshmallow bags by Vanilla Buffet
The marshmallows just melt in your mouth and then some, they are delicious.
Vanilla Buffets was formed in 2011 and creates corporate, and party buffets and also these wonderful marshmallows that can be colour co-ordinated to your events theme and are awesome for Wedding Favours.
The marshmallows are hand made.
The lovely wine glass charms were handcrafted by the splendid Odyssey jewellery and I have already seen them in action.
And the bags wouldn't be Goody Bags if it wasn't for the creativeness and design finesse of Yvonne Cassells of Angelfins @angelfins
The fabulous little personalised tags made the bags look brilliant and the Business card plaque for the pin board was outstanding.
Angelfins Wedding Stationery creates the WOW factor for all your wedding stationery without a large price tag. Her designs are created with a love of polka dots, textures and all things that sparkle!
Not forgetting each incredibly generous and wonderful donators of Raffle Prizes.
I am so incredibly grateful to each and every one that took time to send me their beautiful products and vouchers for services.
We are proud to have raised £460 on the night so £230 to each charity.
List of Contributors .HERE
A link to all images from the Event is HERE. All images copyright of Struve Photography except where indicated.