A hygge winter wedding

Some people hear the words winter wedding and think cold and uncomfortable.  Those aren’t the images that come to my mind.  I think curling up by the fire, reading a book and drinking a warm mug of hot chocolate (with those mini marshmallows).  Winter is a time to cozy up to the one you love most, which makes it a perfect time to have a wedding.

The Danish have a term called hygge.  Hygge is a complicated word without a good translation in english which is super unfortunate.  Hygge roughly translates into the feeling of coziness and love that happens when you’re snuggling under your favorite blanket with the person you love most in the world.

For this elopement shoot, I wanted to capture this feeling of warmth and closeness.  When the warmth of love fights back the coldness of winter…now that’s romantic.

Want to get this look for your own DIY wedding?  Click here for links to all the products we purchased when we planned this event.

Getting Ready

 

The Winter Wedding Ceremony

The ceremony was kept simple and sweet.  The bride wore a gorgeous fur lined cape and a dress from www.SmittenBridal.com–a local wedding dress shop here in the High Desert.  Her flowers were by Kristin Smith Floral Concept and ohhh those anemones!  They’re the white flowers with the black centers.  I love them.

 

The Warm and Happy Hot Chocolate Bar

I am so happy we finally got to plan a hot chocolate bar.  The copper moscow mules went perfectly with the copper hot water container dating all the way to 1906 that sat on top of the old crate.  Peppermint candy canes were the couple’s only nod toward christmas–the rule was christmassy, but NOT CHRISTMAS.  Lol, I think we embodied the feeling of christmas without any santa claus or reindeers galloping around.

 

The Frosty Sweetheart Table

Fur over the chairs and under the centerpiece flowers really helps lend to the scandanvian inspired winter wedding theme.  Fur is a central tennant of the hygge philosophy as are candles.  The overall look is cozy and comfortable.

 

Want to get this look for your own DIY wedding?  Click here for links to all the products we purchased when we planned this event.

Venue:  Flip Flop Ranch

Photographers: Serina Harvey Photography and Rogone Photography

Dress:  Smitten Bridal

Florist: Kristin Smith Floral Concepts

Planning and decor:  Flip Flop Ranch