Marsala wedding palettes were all the rage not too long ago… and ya know what? We kind of miss it! Today’s elegant manor inspiration with bright white hues and deep purplish-reds will have you feeling that way too – believe me. From the formal, yet artistic invitation suite with texture abounding to the statement seating chart with vellum and classic French molding vibes, this polished story goes to show that sometimes, you don’t have to re-invent the (color) wheel!
From Cecelina Photography: A few quiet moments to yourselves are so valuable in the midst of a sometimes hectic wedding celebration. It is a beautiful thing to have all your friends and family together in one place – every face you see is familiar and loved. A wedding brings up many feelings and in this storm of emotion, fun, and activity, hours pass quickly. As wedding professionals who brought celebrations so many wonderful couples, we’ve seen the advice they have appreciated the most is to ‘take a break’.
“A wedding day goes by incredibly quickly” we are sure you’ve heard from numerous newlywed friends. It really goes by in a flash, so we love when our couples plan in a few small “breaks” in the itinerary where they can take a few quiet minutes just the two of them. Take in each other, your promises and allow yourself to be present. A perfect time to sneak away is when your reception room is all laid out, waiting for the festivities to begin. It is a magical sight to find your vision realized and see all the tables set up with your flowers, crockery, and decor. And as a wedding vendor, when we see your amazed faces – this is one of the absolute highlights of the day!
We wanted to create an inspiration shoot around this idea, to hone in on the importance to take it all in together. In a little corner of Krusenbergs Herrgård, an hour’s drive north of Stockholm, we found the perfect place to bring forth this vision.
In Europe, winter weddings tend to be small, intimate celebrations and we see more and more couples choosing to dine with just their families. This take on a European winter wedding, collecting inspiration from a crispy winter or autumn’s day, when the light is scarce and the day is short. In many parts of Sweden during winter, we are only blessed with a few hours of daylight. Therefore beautiful and light indoor spaces and the light from candles become the only way for us to survive the long season of darkness. We make the most of the available light and use seasonal flowers and food as we gather to spend time with our families. Our wedding receptions are filled with fun traditions and games. Our favorite is the empty chair placed opposite the bride and groom so that any guest can sit down for a few minutes and have a chat. It’s a beautiful way of making sure you have a chance to speak to all of your guests.
Newly engaged Sara and David became our bride and groom as we set up our winter’s reception in the Gejer pavilion. Hand-painted, delicate fabric frescoes adorn the walls inside these rooms, whilst large window provides that all important light. In the centerpiece and bouquet, the last of the Peonies for the season was paired with autumn’s Dahlias and winter’s first Ranunculus. The table was decorated with delicate stationery from Elins Art Studio and a pop of color through seasonal fruit. It all amounted to an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere, where the bride and groom can spend a few moments together, before being joined by their guests to continue the celebrations.
Loving the infusion of fruit in this European wedding inspiration as much as we are? Check out some other fruit-inspired wedding ideas here!
Photography: Cecelina Photography
Planning, Design & Flowers: Fanny Staaf Events
Venue: Krusenbergs Herrgård
Stationery: Elins Art Studio
Rentals: Style By Sandy
Hair & Makeup: Tove Dalsryd
Dress: The WOW Closet – –
Suit: Steens Hero mode
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes:
Hair Piece: Clare Lloyd Accessories