Add some irresistible seasonal cheer to your wedding with these gorgeous ideas for your celebration
According to oxforddictionaries.com, hygge - pronounced hu-gah - is "a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-begin (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture)".
As such, it lends itself perfectly to a cosy-cosy autumn or winter wedding - so without further ado, get gorgeously inspired by our round-up of hygge-tastic ideas for your celebration!
If, like us, your first thought when you hear the word 'hygge' is chilly winter days - meaning a chunky knitted shawl is an essential.
Same goes for your bridesmaids, too!
And make sure your guests stay warm, too!
Create the perfect ambience for your reception space
Use foliage - whether in excess or minimally - decorate tables, walls and even the ceiling. Use fresh herbs to add an incredible aroma, too.
Suspended decorations will also add to the magical feel of your celebration. Contrast fresh foliage and blooms with metallic details for a luxe finish!
Alternatively, tap into autumn/winter colourschemes by incorporating natural shades of orange, red and brown into your table and venue decorations.
Create cosy seating areas for your guests - and youngsters will love playing in cushion-filled dens!
Light the way by using endless, endless candles to illuminate your celebration: from lining the aisles of your venue to decorating corners of your reception space. If you're worried about guests setting themselves alight, use fake candles instead of real ones.
Or alternatively: use fairylights! They add a distinct twinkling charm to a reception, whether wrapped around beams or suspended from ceilings.
Be creative with your lighting: display fairy lights instead jars or vases, and wrap candles in cinnammon sticks for a delicious fragrance.
Naturally, food plays an important part in any hygge-themed celebration! Start by gifting your guests delectable foodie favours that they won't be able to resist...
Create signature cocktails or try wintry classics for guaranteed crowd-pleasers. Complete with seasonal decorations for an Instagram-worthy finish!
A hot chocolate bar will be a hit with guests who aren't drinking alcohol - or who simply want to warm up!
Comfort food snacks - such as pizza slices, warming jacket potatoes and childhood-inspired sweet treats - will always be a hit.
Round off your celebration with a little added sparkle! Whether you go for an all-out firework display or an arch of sparklers to mark your exit, it's a fabulous way to end your special day in style.