Hygge is a Scandinavian word for a mood of coziness and comfort, enjoying calmness and celebrating the feeling of warmth, love, and intimacy. Hygge has become super popular as a source of home decor inspiration and as a lifestyle, too, and this trend is now entering the wedding world, and considering its definition – what can be better for an intimate wedding? Wanna know how to pull off such a wedding? Read these tips and take a look at some ideas.
Pick A Hygge Season
While spring and summer have their own ways of being hygge, autumn and winter are the perfect seasons for creating a warming and cozy feel to your wedding. Low temperatures, snow storms or pouring rain only increase that hygge feeling!
Choose A Proper Venue
Think rural barns or country houses with fireplaces and hyggekrogs (that’s a nook or snug). Fireplaces and fire bowls are a total must, you may even choose a fireplace for your wedding ceremony backdrop, this is a very cozy idea and the fireplace may be decorated in many very beautiful ways.
Get Right Decor And Atmospheric Lighting
Wooden decorations and natural décor overall are a perfect way to bring the outside in and celebrate your surroundings. There’s something incredibly comforting about vintage and shabby chic, so it makes perfect sense to include a vintage touch in your hygge wedding decor. Whether it’s in your outfit or your decorations, it’ll be a great addition.
Lights are an important part of venue decor and you should pay much attention to them – don’t make the light too bright to preserve that cozy feeling. The flickering flames of candles create a wonderfully relaxing and cozy environment and look great scattered around your venue or in table centerpieces. Fairy lights, lamps and lanterns will work well too.
Keep Your Outfits Casual
Keep your attire simple and casual, no formal wear for your big day! Forget too many accessories, too many embellishments, don’t choose a morning suit for the groom, keep it all cozy and you’ll feel much cozier on your big day. That goes for your guests, too.
Serve Hygge Food And Drinks
Comfort food is a definite yes for a hygge wedding and dishes like casseroles, beef wellington or a traditional roast dinner will go down a treat and what about a mouth-watering sticky toffee pudding or classic apple pie instead of a traditional cake? As for drinks, think mulled wine, hot chocolate and cocoa – these will be a perfect idea for maximal coziness, especially in the fall and winter.