I’m a huge fan of all things Danish; their design and general style is amazing. Hygge (pronounced Hooga) was first recorded in the 18th century. It’s all about cosy living, taking pleasure in the simple things, togetherness and cocoa by candlelight. So, no wonder Hygge wedding styling is a huge trend at the moment, and barn style venues work perfectly for this kind of vibe.

Hygge is all about experiencing nature, so adding natural items to your wedding rather than material goods is a great way to incorporate the theme throughout your day. Here are some of my favourite Hygge wedding styling ideas…

Foraged Styling

I love foraged items such as log slices, lichen twigs, moss, pine cones and hedgerow finds. They look terrific on wedding tables, especially long tables to create a single line of natural décor down the centre.

Hygge Wedding Table Styling


Go mad on lighting by adding plenty of candles and fairy lights to your venue and dining tables. Festoon lights work well when placed on hanging greenery decorations from the ceiling, such as ceiling rings.

Festoon Lighting


Create lantern pathways leading to the entrance of your venue for a romantic walkway for guests to follow.

Lantern Wedding Walkway

Cosy It Up

Add sheepskin rugs with lots of throws and cushions to your venue to cosy it up. Create several chill out areas for guests to relax in, and why not provide some delicious cake and hot drinks such as hot chocolate and mulled wine during your evening reception.

Cosy Chill Out Area at Wedding

Wrap Up Warm

Ask guests to wrap up well and switch on some barn glamour with winter outfits. Think fur, trapper hats, walking boots, heavy jumpers with glamorous skirts, and wellies with fleecy liners. These items will create great photo opportunities.

Bride wearing fur shrug

Open Fires

If your venue has an open fire, fantastic. If not, why not create a fabulous firepit outside for guests to enjoy and mingle around.

Firepit at wedding

Swedish Fire Torches

Look out for the new Swedish fire torch craze – a fire made using a single log. It’s rustic, fun and certainly a feature that will make your wedding day unforgettable.

Guest post by Lindsey Hunter of Get Knotted

Images from…

Hygge Wedding Table Styling: Hazelwood Photo

Festoon Lighting: David Walters Photography

Lantern Walkway: Liga Stevenson Photography

Chill Out Area: Archibald Photography

Bride Wearing Fur Shrug: Lindy Yewen Photography

Firepit: Wee Beauty Photography

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