Styling The Perfect Hygge Wedding
It’s meant to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside and teach you to love the simple things in life; the Danish concept of hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is already a popular source of home décor inspiration and life style choice that is fast making its mark on the wedding market…
Celebrating the simple things in life, enjoying cosy moments with your nearest and dearest and enjoying everything nature has to offer sums up hygge perfectly. With autumn upon us and winter just around the corner we in perfect hygge season, so sit back, grab a mug of hot chocolate and prepare for cosiness overload with our tips for pulling off the perfect hygge inspired big-day…
Back to Nature
Hygge is all about embracing nature and using beautiful things from the environment to enhance your life. This means floral touches should be kept natural with lots of greenery and seasonal blooms that are abundant in your chosen location. Keep table settings simple – vintage mismatched crockery and glassware with lots of tall candles, greenery and twinkling lights will create the perfect hygge vibe.
Creating the perfect ambience with soft lighting, particularly candlelight is an absolute must. Festoon lighting, fire pits and more fairy lights that you can shake a stick at will also help get the hygge flowing.
Keep It Casual
Your bridal look and indeed what Mr wears should be kept as casual and personal as possible. Vintage dresses and cool accessories such as leather jackets, funky waistcoats and bow ties all work well. To be totally hygge you have to feel like you and be warm, cosy and comfortable at the same time so don’t be afraid to throw on your favourite cardigan or even a bit of vintage velvet to nail that statement Scandi look.
Food For The Soul
Like everything else at a hygge wedding, food should be kept as simple as possible. Think warming casseroles, roast meats and lots of seasonal trimmings. For a full-on winter feast an outdoor hog roast could be a great alternative to a buffet and a boozy hot chocolate stand or cookie and milk stations can be a cute alternative for a cosy dessert.
Choose The Perfect Venue
Rustic romance is the order of the day when choosing a venue. Obviously an outdoor wedding in a tent or tepee is bang on trend but a wedding barn or shabby-chic country pile can work just as well with a hygge theme.