A Simple, Cozy Wedding at Hutton House in Medicine Lake, Minnesota
Franny Quirsfeld and Justin Kaczmar embraced the fall season for their November wedding in Minnesota. "I'm Scandanavian, and given the chilly November date, we thought a cozy Hygge-inspired wedding would be perfect," Franny says. "Hygge is a Danish word that has no direct translation but essentially evokes the feeling of being cozy, comfortable and perfectly content exactly where you are." To that end, they chose a neutral color palette and focused on texture (rather than color) throughout the design. Pampas grass framed the ceremony's fireplace backdrop and lined the aisle. "We wrote our entire ceremony script ourselves, as we wanted that to be completely personal to us. Neither of us is religious, but we had my childhood minister officiate the service, and she was more than happy to accommodate a secular service," Franny says. The bride chose a strapless A-line dress with a delicate texture, adding nude illusion material to make a full neckline and sleeves, as well as buttons extending down the entire back of the gown. She carried a soft bouquet with Cafe au Lait dahlias (her favorite flower), lunaria and soft grasses. Justin wore a custom charcoal suit and dark floral tie. The reception continued the casual, cozy and minimalistic theme. "We had a large pampas grass installation above the bridal party's table, and it framed us like a cloud in front of the large courtyard windows," Franny says. "All of the tables in the reception had a similar look, with ceramic and wood vases holding sticks, neutral flowers and soft grasses." The couple served a dessert spread with various sweet treats, and they handed out personalized matchboxes as favors. "We also used the venue's two fireplaces (one indoor and one outdoor) as focal points for people to gather around, providing blankets for people to bundle up and head outside for some fresh air," Franny says.