Cosy Hygge Wedding Styling Inspiration

You’ve probably heard the word hygge, pronounced ‘hoo-ga’ or ‘hue-gah’. It’s basically a word to reflect a mood of cosiness and contentment, and this wondrous hygge wedding styling will get you right into the Christmas spirit.

Created by the magnificent Kirsten, aka The Little Wedding Helper, these ideas give a cosy approach to Christmas and winter wedding styling. The concept also has a rustic feel, and it’s all so inviting.

A dark colour palette of purple and green offers an alternative to tradition Christmas colours, and what better florals to use at this time of year than purple hydrangeas, elderberries, and ivy? These elements combine to create a fabulously styled wedding tablescape. A large trailing ivy table runner creeps around vases of hydrangea and taper candles in glass bottles. So beautiful, it’s an easy way to create a stunning feature of your wedding table, and it’s inexpensive too, as you could forage the ivy yourself.

Wedding place setting with hygge styling

Cosy Vibe

One of the best places to create a cosy vibe is in a country pub, and The Battleaxes in Wraxall, just outside Bristol, provided a wonderful setting for this shoot. Throughout this stunning venue, carefully placed rustic decor creates feature points for the styling. Every little detail, such as the wooden stag head, wicker hearts, vintage books, lanterns, candles and soft blankets, all help to bring the hygge wedding styling to life.

The cosy vibe continues up the stairs of the pub, where trailing ivy is woven around pillar candles flickering between dark purple hydrangea. This looks great, but of course be careful at your wedding venue to place real candles out of the way of people’s path! You can get great artificial candles though, and some venues prefer these, so it’s best to check to be on the safe side.

A wedding wouldn’t be complete without a cake or two, and a wonderful styled sweet treat table adds to the cosy, rustic vibe. Naked wedding cakes, a decadent chocolate drip cake, and the cutest gingerbread houses are all displayed on oak slices. For me though, the pièce de résistance for this shoot is the spectacular hot chocolate bar, sure to give you a warm feeling inside (and leave you wanting one!).

Huge thanks go to Sam Gibson Photography for these amazing pictures of this hygge wedding styling inspiration…

Easy to Recreate

“The Danish word ‘hygge’ has become a bit of a buzz word. I keep pronouncing it as ‘huggy’, because it’s how it makes you feel. Meik Wiking, author of ‘The Little Book of Hygge’ defines it as ‘togetherness, relaxations, indulgence, presence and comfort’.

“It got me thinking about weddings and how this Danish concept can lend itself to the planning and design of a wedding day. Many couples who I talk to often become overwhelmed with everything, all consumed with Pinterest and wanting to create the right look for their day. They can become lost in so many details that they lose sight of what the day is actually about. Don’t get me wrong, I love the details; it’s what my job is about. However, it’s important that they’re meaningful and personal. When your guests walk into your ceremony and reception they should see the both of you entwined throughout. It’s not just about how your wedding looks, but how it feels too.

“After reading more I wanted to create hygge wedding styling that encompassed all its elements and, more importantly, was easy to recreate.

“Thank you to all the suppliers who really got what I wanted to create, and also to The Battleaxes for allowing us to take over a corner of their beautiful venue. It is perfect for any winter wedding, with its log fires, wooden tables, mismatched chairs, and as much hot chocolate as a wedding stylist could drink!”

Small wedding table with hygge styling

Candles and plates on rustic table to create hygge wedding styling

Cosy, rustic wedding table with candles, ivy runner and white plates

Pot of purple hydrangea on wedding table

Rustic table with hygge wedding styling

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Winter Wedding Styling at Breckenridge Distillery

Any wedding that starts with ‘take a shot and take a seat’ gets my vote, and I certainly give a great big vote to this uber-cool winter styled shoot at Breckenridge Distillery, Colorado.

Created to showcase the flexibility of Breckenridge Distillery, this shoot shows what an awesome space it is for weddings. The creative team decided on a winter wedding theme, and a lot of winter weddings feature a colour palette of reds, silver and gold… but not this one! This winter styling has a vibrant colour scheme with a plethora of cool styling details.

The colour concept of muted pinks and purples with pops of blue looks fabulous, especially in the floral arrangements. Beautiful florals feature heavily, from the bridesmaid’s most astonishing floral necklace, to the fun tassel-tied bouquets and the wedding cake with sugar flowers. Even the wedding stationery has a floral theme in keeping with the styling.

Bridal party posing with cigars at Breckenridge Distillery

Quirky Styling

There are also many quirky styling ideas, such as the Cigar and Whisky Bar, ceremony backdrop of coloured tassels with flowers above, Macramé and floral decorated chairs and quirky signs. These ideas are just part of what makes this shoot such fun, and would be perfect for a relaxed wedding.

Of course, the great thing about having your wedding in a distillery is that the main decor is already there in the form of the barrels and bar. The styling team gave a nod to the surroundings with the inclusion of the whisky bar ‘Take a Shot and Take a Seat’ sign I mentioned before.

The bride and groom’s styling matches the relaxed, cool ambience. I love the bride’s long sleeved lace top and full length pink tulle skirt, and her style complements the groom’s relaxed look of chinos and tweed waistcoat.

Everything about this winter wedding styling at Breckenridge Distillery is beautiful and fun. I’m getting a little excited about winter now after seeing the pictures of the couple in the snow at the end of the shoot. Castorina Photography and Films has captured every detail so beautifully…

Purple floral winter wedding stationery

Whisky shot wedding table plan

Take a Shot and Take a Seat sign

Wedding chairs with macramé hanging from back

Winter wedding table with colourful floral centrepiece

Purple wedding menu on blue charger plate

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A Natural, Relaxed Village Hall Wedding

Today I’m sharing pictures from a beautiful, relaxed wedding in the Norfolk countryside. Jess and Tom’s wedding style was rustic and elegant, with so many pretty details. Jess created a lot of the wedding details herself, including the stationery and table decorations; she is very talented!

I really love Jess’ bridal bouquet. Full of foliage, it works so well with the rustic vibe. Their reception venue, a local village hall, provided a great space to style with rustic wedding decor, including a cool pallet bar, wooden seating plan, hessian bunting, lanterns and beautiful rectangular tables with white wooden chairs.

Bride holding bouquet in air as she walks in field with groom

Jess’ bridal style is so relaxed. Her lace Monsoon wedding dress is absolutely gorgeous and shows that you don’t need to spend thousands on the perfect dress. The blush pink bridesmaid dresses from Next really complement Jess’ lacy number too.

If you’re looking for wedding inspiration that’s natural and rustic but with a modern twist then you’ll love these wonderful ideas, captured by Grace Elizabeth.

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“Tom and I met through a mutual friend when we went out for a meal.

“Tom’s proposal was cute and relaxed by the river near my parents’ house; a route we’d very often walked. We’d spoken about getting engaged but I had no idea it would happen! That made it even more special.”

Wedding dress hanging in tree

Close up of flowers and foliage in bridal bouquet

Earrings

Bride having hair done

Bride's mother fastening bride's necklace

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Table with rustic wedding styling in The Cowyard Barn at Pengenna Manor

Rustic Wedding Styling at The Cowyard Barn, Pengenna Manor

Cornwall is one of my absolute favourite places in the UK because of the incredible scenery and spectacular beaches. If you are looking for a unique, hidden beauty of a wedding venue in Cornwall then look no further than Pengenna Manor.

Pengenna Manor is such a fabulous building steeped in family history, and this 200 year the old cow shed has been converted into a rustic barn venue – The Cowyard Barn. It’s a beautiful blank canvas for couples to create the wedding of their dreams. Amber Pearl Photography photographed this wonderful rustic wedding styling concept that shows how you can transform the space.

Table with rustic wedding styling in The Cowyard Barn at Pengenna Manor

Long, rustic, banquet style tables and folding wooden chairs formed the base for the rustic tablescape. The styling shows that tablescapes don’t always have to be big and lavish. The gorgeous foliage table runner works wonders and creates a real focal point for rustic styling. I love the old milk churns brimming with eucalyptus – very in keeping with the surroundings and the history.

So if you love Cornwall too, visit The Cowyard Barn at Pengenna Manor and see just how perfect this wedding venue is.

Natural, Rustic Vibe

“Pengenna Manor in North Cornwall is an 800-year-old private family home set in over 300 beautiful acres. The venue recently celebrated the completion of its new events space, The Cowyard Barn, with a gorgeous rustic wedding shoot featuring some of the South West’s top suppliers.

“Dressed for a beautiful yet simple indoor ceremony and a fabulous wedding reception dinner, the natural, rustic vibe complemented the new space perfectly.”

The Cowyard Barn at Pengenna Manor

Rustic wedding ceremony set up at The Cowyard Barn at Pengenna Manor

Urns of foliage in front of rustic wedding ceremony chairs

Hand tied bouquet tied to wedding ceremony chair

Flower and foliage arch at end of wedding ceremony aisle in The Cowyard Barn at Pengenna Manor

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Bride and groom kissing in cornfield

A Pastel Pink Wedding at Mythe Barn

I’m delighted to feature the beautiful wedding of Hayley and Chris that took place at the stunning wedding venue, Mythe Barn. Delicate pastel colours are always a popular choice for summer weddings, and when paired with gorgeous flowers, beautiful natural wood and romantic candles, they set the scene for a beautiful rustic wedding.

If you’re having a summer wedding in the countryside then it lends itself to being a floral-filled day. Hayley and Chris chose pretty country garden florals in shades of pink and white, which form the base of this rustic wedding styling.

Bride and groom kissing in cornfield

Flowers adorn each of the wedding tables, surrounding large storm vases with pillar candles that sit upon and around natural oak slices for a touch of rustic elegance. Hayley’s posy style bouquet with roses, dahlias, daisies and astilbe is also perfect for a summer wedding.

Surrounded by the Leicestershire countryside, the rustic elements are right at home. I love the DIY touches like the Prosecco and popcorn stations (my kind of wedding) and the beer barrel cake stand surrounded by gypsophila covered crates. Even the wooden place names on the tables add to the rustic nature of this beautiful wedding.

With cornfields surrounding the barn, photographer James Andrew captured Hayley and Chris in a fun, relaxed way that tells the story of their wedding day perfectly.

I hope you enjoy the pictures of this pretty pastel pink wedding at Mythe Barn.

Mythe Barn entrance sign

Sheep in field by Mythe Barn

Mythe Barn

Bridesmaids opening gifts

Bridesmaid hugging bride

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