Coffee and Collaboration: Northern Michigan Style

Photo Credit: Allen-Kent Photography

Life is full of celebratory moments, and coffee is one of those universal beverages that brings people together in magical ways. Nothing brings us more joy than the opportunity to serve incredible coffee and toast life’s memorable moments, so when we had the chance recently to come together with an all-star cast of creative industry professionals, to create a show-stopping styled shoot featuring our coffee truck, we put down our coffee mugs and got to work.

Photo Credit: Allen-Kent Photography
Photo Credit: Allen-Kent Photography

The vision was to create a whimsical, bohemian-style wedding reception set against the stunning woods of Northern Michigan.  There is nothing more satisfying than working alongside a group of talented individuals and creating something from nothing. It all starts with an idea, which may initially seem far fetched or daunting to approach in the beginning, but once it takes root, and sets in motion, it takes on a life all its own.

The first step was to find the location. One popped into my head immediately, and I knew I had to reach out to a fellow business owners, Chris and Stephanie Crumb, to inquire about their breathtaking venue, the Blue Bridge Event Centre. Once they agreed to generously lend their beautiful venue to serve as the backdrop, then it was time for Fox and Fern Events to begin working their magic, creating the style board, and reaching out find vendors to participate and to procure all the accoutrement necessary to create the glamptastic scene.

Photo Credit: Allen-Kent Photography

On the day of the shoot, Meaghan and her team worked like bosses to create the mis en scene of furniture, decor, and arrangement of the delectable dessert bar spread  pictured in front of the coffee truck. The artists from M.O. Hair + Beauty transformed the bride tribe’s hair and makeup to bohemian-chic perfection, styled stunningly by One Oak Bride. Finally, it all rested in the fading sunlight and the extremely capable hands of Allen-Kent Photography to capture all the dreaminess.

Photo Credit: Allen-Kent Photography

Interested in having a similarly bodacious set-up for your upcoming special event? Fill out the form on our Contact page, or find us on The Knot and Wedding Wire to learn more about how we can provide our custom specialty coffee service for your next event.

Photo Credit: Allen-Kent Photography

Here’s a rundown of all the out-of-this-world vendors who helped make this collaborative dream a reality, and who can help make your dream event come to life:

Photography: Allen-Kent Photography (http://allen-kentphotography.com/  and @allenkentphoto)
Planning & Design: fox + fern events (http://foxandfernevents.com/ and @foxandfernevents)
Venue: Blue Bridge Event Centre in Traverse City, MI (http://bluebridgeevents.com/ and @BlueBridgeEvents)
Floral: Stems & Sprigs (http://www.stemsandsprigs.com/ and @stemsandsprigs)
Bride’s Dress: Rebecca Schoneveld Bridal (http://www.rebeccaschoneveld.com and @rebeccaschoneveld_bridal)
Wedding Dress Boutique: one oak bride (http://oneoakbride.com/ and @oneoakbride)
Bridesmaid Dresses: Joanna August (http://www.joannaaugust.com/ and @joannaaugust)
Hair & Makeup: M.O. Hair + Beauty (https://www.mohairandbeauty.com/ and @m.o.hairandbeauty)
Calligraphy and Signage: Spoonfeather Designs (@spoonfeathers); spoonfeatherdesigns@yahoo.com
Handmade Details: The Makery (@themakerybypaula)
Coffee Truck: Planetary Coffee (http://planetarycoffee.com/ and @planetarycoffee)
Desserts: Cakes by Aunt B (cupcakes and cookies – @cakesbyauntb), Baked by Josephine (chocolate gems – http://www.bakedbyjosephine.com/ and @bakedbyjosephine), Peace, Love & Little Donuts (donuts – https://www.facebook.com/PLLDofTraverseCity and @littledonuts.tc)
Furniture: Empireblu Vintage Furnishings (https://www.facebook.com/Empireblu and @empireblu)
Décor Rentals: 307 Events (http://307events.com/ and @307events)