Heritage Revival: Scandinavian Wedding Inspiration

If you, like many Minnesotans, have Scandinavian ancestry, your wedding day may be the perfect time to honor tradition with stylish touches of Nordic décor and desserts.
From: Fall/Winter 2013 edition

(above) Peruse the shelves at Ingebretsen’s Scandinavian Gifts in Minneapolis for table accessories, such as stone candleholders and reindeer goblets.



(above) A sophisticated cheese spread will please every palate.



(above) Be sure to take some time throughout your big day to cozy up to your new mister (pipe optional).



(above left) Go ahead, dig in! The traditional kransekake (wreath cake) begs guests to indulge.
(above right) With the soft afternoon light streaming through the window, a sumptuous dessert spread never looked so tempting.



(above) One way to honor your heritage: Pore over recipes passed down from generation to generation to create a delectable dessert display. Coconut pecan pie, anyone?



(above left) A bountiful bouquet of magnolia, thistle, scabiosa pods and muscari, like this one designed by Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling, looks like it was picked fresh from a backyard in Norway.
(above right) No need to restrict the décor to the tabletops; cascading florals and wreaths can wow all the way to the floor. 



(above) Understated pops of red and gray-blue anchor this invitation suite, appropriately titled “for alltid” (“for all time”), as it expertly mixes modern type with a traditional vibe.



(above) For a playful touch, dig through Grandma’s attic to find a traditional Dalecarlian horse. Kids and adults alike will get a kick out of it. 



(above) Blondies, salted caramel bars, brownies and seven layer bars—your sweet tooth will thank you for these classic desserts.

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Sylist
Flowers
Desserts
Invitations
Linens
Norwegian accesories
Farm table
Gown
Suit
Hair & makeup
Venue