As much as we love the balmy summer nights when the leaves on the trees turn orange and start to fall, we wrap up warm, hunker down and snuggle up in front of a fire.
So with this in mind, choosing a summer or winter wedding can be a difficult choice. There is something about the idea of a winter wedding that makes you feel cold, yet cosy at the same time. However, it is not so much a winter wedding you are looking for but rather an image - the warmth of an open fire, the light of flickering candles, family and friends, happiness and joy. We have no exact word for this feeling, but the Danes do: ‘Hygge’. The Danish nation is the happiest in the world and Hygge has much to do with it.
Creating a Hygge wedding is more than just styling candles and pine cones. It is something that involves many parts coming together in the right place, at the right time. Picking the right venue is key - follow your heart; you will know the moment you walk in when you have found your Hygge venue. Next is candles - you simply can’t have a Hygge wedding without candles (the Danes burn more candles than any other country) so hunt for one that allows naked flames and has some open fires.
A true Hygge wedding is about enjoying the good things in life with good people. Keep your guest list to those you really love and who really love you. Enjoying the day together is what it is all about. There will be a moment during the day when you will pause and look around you; surrounded by your friends and family, their smiling faces lit up by candlelight, you will know when that is a true Hygge moment - a true Hygge wedding.
In your hunt for the perfect Hygge wedding venue The Pilgrims Rest might be just what you are looking for. Full of rustic charm and historic soul The Pilgrims Rest is the perfect spot for your Hygge wedding. Join us this Sunday 7th October 2018 for our wedding show case. For more information please go to www.pilgrimsrestbattle.co.uk or contact Amy on 07552 873448.
Photography by Sarah Williams at www.sarahwilliamsphotography.com