Monday, April 4, 2011

Brewed Inspiration

I thought this lovely bit of inspiration was quite fitting for a Monday morning, as I'm in need of extra strong coffee in my cup to get going today.  Lisa from Studio del Fiore sent me this perfectly Portland, coffee inspired shoot.  Reflecting on the now famous Portland lifestyle, Lisa and her team envision a small bridal shower or late intimate evening reception held in the familiar atmosphere of a coffee shop.  

For those of you not from the Pacific Northwest and gulp down a cup of Dunkin' Donuts on your way out the door in the morning, you may not follow the hip vibe of Case Study Coffee but nevertheless, nothing could be more conversation simulating or comforting than a gathering at your local barista.  

Here is Lisa to explain more:

We went the night time small reception and used soft yellows, caramels, oranges and creams with a touch of browns as our color palette, and tried to keep the decor simple and modern to fit with the coffee shops rich colors. The shoot took place at Case Study Coffee a local coffee shop owned and operated by two of the city’s best trained baristas.

The flowers designed by Studio del Fiore had a soft romantic feel with garden roses,  berries and warm copper tones.

The beautiful cake designed by AK Cake design had the most gorgeous had crafted sugar flowers, which seems to be a dying art form.

The favors were custom made coffee cozy’s and a personal size bag of coffee beans. The cozy’s were made by Studio del Fiore and the coffee bean bags came from Swanky Tables with labels designed by 1st Comes Love.

1st Comes love designed the stationery items including, invitation, menu card, and favor signs.

Floral Design: Studio del Fiore -
Styling and Table Decor: Swanky Tables -
Rentals: Swanky Tables --
Cake: AK Cake Design -
Desserts: Swanky Tables --
Photography: Jasmine Photography –
Cinematography: Ambient Sky -
Location: Case Study Coffee, Portland, Or. -
Stationery & Printed Elements: 1st Comes Love  -
Favors: Coffee Cozy & Coffee favors -

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