Ribbon Box Events Blog

January 11, 2011

Love you a-LATTE

Coffee Beans as Design Inspiration-

-I absolutely love integrating coffee beans into the design of an event. They are a unique design element that can give a pop of color and texture, for a relatively low cost!  It’s fun to see coffee loving couples incorporate them too! Enjoy the snippets below and get inspired!

Coffee beans make a great first impression! Sit your escort cards in a box full of them:

Image: Sargeant Photography for Susan MacDonald Wedding and Event Planning

Image: The Knot

We used coffee beans as votive fillers for cocktail rounds at Val & Mike’s wedding at Normandie Farm. The aroma was amazing and looked great against the wood beams on the ceiling!

Image: Luke Eshelman Photography

They also make great fillers for containers, giving glass vases a fresh new look! and from Val & Mike’s wedding, where half the tables had square vases filled with coffee beans with hydrangeas and lemon leaves and the others had 16 inch long neck vases holding coffee bans tall branches.

I love the contrast in this one below, from The Knot:

You’ve also  got several great options to treat your guests with a taste of coffee at the reception.

Whether it’s a gourmet coffee bar stocked with different syrups, complete with barista, like this one from WeddingStar:

maybe some dipped spoons from Etsy shop Nikid….

Whether served as a late night treats or during cocktail hour at a brunch reception, how cute are these individual cups with a mini-doughnut!

Image: Trendy Bride

How about some espresso flavored gelato? Yum!

Image: Ms. Adventures in Italy

The Perfect Truffle has fantastic espresso truffles that are the perfect ending to the evening! Dark chocolate ganache with an espresso bean on top! Box up two and your guests are in for a treat!

Or, package up your favorite blend for guests to take home. Have some fun with the packaging!

Image: Leigh Webber Photography Image: Bliss Weddings Market

Digital Crinoline will show you how to make these adorable washi ribbon tape bags out of envelopes (yes, you read correctly, envelopes!) in a future post… stay tuned!



  1. Tiffany, excellent write up and photos. Coffee beans make such an excellent filler.And I love how they can be incorporated into the decor. Used them on a past event for an engagement dinner and the guests raved over how we set the centerpieces up. I think we’ll continue to see this trend this season!

    Keep the awesome blog posts coming!!

    Comment by Tywana — January 12, 2012 @ 10:18 am |Reply

  2. Thanks Tywana, so glad you enjoyed it! It’s so fun to work with all different clients and materials to bring these weddings together! We are pretty lucky ladies to be in this great industry!

    Comment by Ribbon Box Events, LLC — January 12, 2012 @ 10:32 am |Reply

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