The moment we first connected with Elizabeth from Kaleidoscope Craft Brew Coffee, we were smitten. Their delicious Craft Brew Coffee and their charming, vintage beverage trucks were a perfect fit for many of our engaged couples! We are so excited to share their story and this special Kaleidoscope Crafted Wedding.
Tell us a little about yourself and how your company started.
“We’re a couple of dreamers who have often ventured down the road less traveled. Before we met, Chris had left his American life and moved to Australia to pursue graduate school in architecture. Meanwhile, I (Elizabeth) had moved to Haiti to begin a therapy clinic for children with special needs. This road less traveled has led us to many great adventures.
Early in our marriage, we had been tinkering with coffee on the side while working our steady jobs, when Chris had that spark in him that said, “I think there’s a better way to do this.”
He started experimenting on a small scale with new ways of coffee brewing. His goal was to create a craft cold coffee that was crisp, refreshing, and full of flavor.
One day, he came to me with a huge smile on his face, and with a twinkle in his eyes, he said, “Babe. I did it.”
A handful of years into marriage and now with two small children in tow, we left our jobs, sold our dream house, and officially launched Kaleidoscope.
Now our Craft Brew Coffee is being sold in cans at retailers all over the St. Louis area, served in restaurants on draft and in coffee cocktails, and shipped all over the United States. We’ve had a blast bringing our trucks out to events across the city and witnessing awesome “first-taste reactions” with people at events like Taste of St. Louis, Sauce Magazine’s Food Truck Friday in Tower Grove Park, the Maplewood Coffee Crawl, Eckert’s Pumpkin Jamboree, among others, as well as private events!“
What services do you offer for weddings?
“We’re the couple that did everything for own wedding… and loved it! We wanted our guests to have an experience that reflected who we are as a couple – our taste, style, and personalities. Now with Kaleidoscope Crafted Weddings, our goal is the same – to create a unique experience that reflects the style and personality of the couple, from the menu of Craft Brew Coffee to the environment we help create for their big day.
“We have two Vintage Brew trucks – Huckleberry and Moby – who serve our Craft Brew Beverages straight from the tap. We not only offer our current selection of Craft Brew Coffee on draft, we can also create a custom drinks list along with the couple to complement the food menu for the event.”
- A Brew Truck loaded with draft coffee served straight from the truck’s taps.
- Staff to serve draft coffee and create coffee cocktails to order.
- Kegs of Craft Brew Coffee, cups, ice, and everything needed to serve guests.
- Cans of Craft Brew Coffee with the option of custom labels.
- An interactive experience – the Brew Trucks are not only functional for serving coffee, they can be used as a photo op! Moby even doubles as a selfie booth… he’s quite cozy inside!
We are the type of people that are passionate about enjoying experiences in life. We want people to have a completely new and exciting taste experience, remember how they felt walking into our space, and make memories around our brew truck.“
“The nature of our product is that no matter the season, we have a Craft Beverage that will fit the personal taste and style of the couple planning their wedding day. Brides and Grooms can even personalize their beverages by naming them to honor the people, places, inside jokes, and memories in their relationship that mean the most to them.
For those couples who want to wow their guests to the next level, we can create custom, personalized labels for our cans of Craft Brew Coffee that can be served at the reception, used as a thank you, or even a wedding favor to send home with guests!”
What is your favorite way to enjoy your coffee?
“A Craft Brew Coffee experience that includes the classic charm of a Vintage Brew Truck is our favorite! We love pouring a cold, crisp, refreshing brew straight from the truck into a glass or over ice.“
Photography: Shot by Chelsea
Bridal Gown: The Bridal Parlour
Venue and Florals: The Pour Vineyard
Cake: Artistry on Cakes
Bride: Emily Rothlisberger
Groom: Kevin Rothlisberger
Brew Trucks + Coffee: Kaleidoscope Craft Brew Coffee