Looking for a unique way to supercharge your wedding with charm? Look to your past!
A growing wedding trend blends heritage-based traditions and details with modern flair. Face it, nothing adds meaning to a wedding like time-honored, genealogy-inspired refreshments and decor.
A focus on Northern Europe can pull heartstrings, with Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway and Sweden) and The Netherlands (Holland) offering beauty, taste and color.
While planning your 2012 spring or summer wedding, prepare to hear collective gasps of wonder as guests catch sight of Scandinavia’s most-grown flower, the Peony–ethereal, graceful,and the scent of heaven!
Peonies make it easy to showcase delicate details.
I think Scandinavia’s consummate cookie, the ornate and delectable Krum Kake (pronounced “Crumb kah kah” is as elegant as it is enchanting–especially dusted with confectioner’s sugar. Perfect for receptions.
While traditional Krum Kakes were made over a stove with a specialized iron (still available for purists!), the modernized, electric Krum Kake maker is easy to use, especially with step-by-step instructions available at www.whiskblog.com.
Straight from the Netherlands–and increasingly spotted in retail shops everywhere–the stunning contrast of delft blue-and-white infuses charm with tradition. The color pair’s Nordic fame originated in the pottery first made in and around Delft in the Netherlands, below:
The hue makes a striking and memorable bridesmaid’s dress, as well:
You can incorporate shades like the lighter blue of this gorgeous cake:
Contrast is the key! In this cake, the draw of a blue-and-white theme is the stunning contrast the colors share.
It’s easy to find white service ware to complement the table linens with this color scheme: