Sometimes a blank canvas can be scary. Imagine planning your wedding reception in a room with no color? Let’s look at a wedding inspired by elements of Scandinavian event design to help us get over our fear.
The common colors you’ll see in a Scandinavian-inspired event are cool grey, white, and cream—a neutral color palette. This palette is the perfect place to start. It’s like a blank canvas. And, with some Scandi design elements to guide us, you’ll see how Stacia Baskin of Paper Swallow Events turned a simple space into an elegant wedding reception full of clean lines, personality, and pops of color!Shoutout to Lekisa Smalls of LBZZ Photography for these wonderful photos of this Scandinavian event design.
Scandinavian Event Design Basics
When creating an event around Scandinavian design, it’s fun to add a pop of bold color to the calm, muted tones. Did you know there’s a favorite accent color used with this neutral palette in Scandi design? It’s a bright blue that stands out so perfectly against the white. And, in this styled wedding shoot, which features our custom, imprinted apple favors, there are so many details that include this pretty, bright blue.
Another element commonly found in Scandinavian design is natural, wood elements. The location for this event has beautiful wood flooring and furniture. The wood coloring is enhanced by the use of deeper red hues, like our custom apple favors, with the bright blue color.
Double Duty Design Element: Fun to Eat Fruit™
When you include our personalized Fun to Eat Fruit™ in your event, not only are you presenting your guests with a fun favor, it’s also a fantastic way to make each place setting pop with a burst of bold color. And, when you give the gift of personalized fruit, your little gesture of gratitude towards your guests won’t go unnoticed.
For an extra burst of unexpected color, don’t forget about the cake. Just look at this hand painting on the wedding cake. It’s intricate and coordinates beautifully with the invitation suite.
And, lastly, when bringing Scandinavian design elements into your event, you can look towards clean lines (stripes) as they are a key element in Scandi style. In this styled shoot, the stripes were brought out in the wood pattern of the reception table. With the introduction of the stripes, you will elongate other lines that are present in the room, such as the wainscoting along the reception room walls.
Details Make the Design
In addition to the elements of Scandinavian event design mentioned above, there’s so many other fantastic details in this inspirational styled wedding shoot. Here’s just a few:
– Blue frosted donuts
– Intricate beading on the wedding dress
– Peeks of blue florals in the bouquet
– Wood carried thru into the furniture
– Pretty blue floral designs in the stationery
– Blue patterns carried over into the seating area
What are your favorite Scandinavian design elements in this styled wedding shoot? Please share in the comments as we’d love to know what caught your eye.
Interested in Fun to Eat Fruit for your next event? Send us a request for more info about incorporating Fun to Eat Fruit™ into your next social occasion.