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The Cuddliest Morning Giveaway: Pin-to-Win a Slaapaap Pillow for Two

Category: Give-away   |   Author: Elizabeth   |   4 comments No colors

Few things are as romantic as waking up, spooned next to your loved one in the morning… And we love that the Slaapaap pillow for two compells us to do just that! It’s such a wonderfully romantic gift, don’t you think? It’s perfect as a wedding gift, anniversary gift, birthday gift, Valentine’s gift, Just-Because gift… right?

Well, you are lucky, my dear readers! My friends at Slaapaap have been so kind to offer to give away the most romantic pillow and pillowcase of them all – the “No Better Place” pillow for two – to one of you! I personally love the concept, and I love the sweet designs that they come in – but for sure, the “No Better Place” pillow is my favourite :)

So how do you win? Simply create a moodboard on Pinterest, describing the cuddliest, snuggliest, most romantic morning you can imagine. Would you be waking up to mellow jazz tunes in the morning? Would you be having waffles in bed? Would you be sharing the view of the sun rising over the Eiffel Tower out of the window?

If you don’t already have a Pinterest account, no worries – feel free to write me a comment below and I’ll send you an invite :)

Read on for the details…

To enter the giveaway, do the following:

  1. Create a Pinterest board called “The Perfect Cuddly Morning”
  2. Pin any image from Slaapaap’s website onto you new Pinterest board
  3. Now, pin more images onto this board, which describe the perfect morning. The board should contain a total of 6-8 pins.
  4. Finally, leave a comment on this post below with a link to your board so we can go check it out! Feel free to add a description of your board, in the same comment, if you like.

Please note:

  • After leaving the link in the comment, you are free to keep editing the board, as long as at least one image from slaapaap.com is present. The final board must be ready by the contest deadline: Sunday the 10th of June at 8pm CET.
  • The winner will be the person with the best board – the most inspiring, beautiful or atmospherical board.
  • The contest is open to European residents only.
  • The winner will be announced on Pretty Chic Blog on Monday, 11th of June.

As the hostess, I’m a little bummed I can’t participate in this contest, but it didn’t stop me from creating my own Pinterest board… maybe it can inspire you? Here’s my take of a dreamy, perfect, cuddly morning… in a snug tent, with the rising sun’s rays seeping through the tent opening, and the sound of sweet morning songs being played on the ukulele. Perhaps I’ll be surprised with crepes, made with love over an open fire :) (Is that feasible? I don’t know, but I sure would love it!!)

I simply love this challenge – and I’m so excited to see your perfect mornings!

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Guest blogging at This Little Street

Category: About the blog, DIY   |   Author: Elizabeth   |   2 comments No colors

I’m guest blogging over on This Little Street today – a lovely blog which features all kinds of handmade treasures, homes and recipes, all through the eyes of my friend Audrey. I decided to contribute with a DIY of my own while she’s enjoying a vacation in the south of France. The above picture shows the materials I used… check out my post right here to see what I used them for!

Oh, and if you leave a comment, I’ll love you forever :)

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Maria ♥ Christian – The Fashionista’s Wedding

Category: Real Weddings   |   Author: Elizabeth   |   1 comment |

Photographed by Flemming Leitorp from Bryllupsglimt – full gallery here

If you are a fashion blogger, or read fashion blogs, you most probably know the bride of today’s wedding, Maria. The Danish fashionista behind Style Intuition married her Christian last summer at a rather stunning and classically elegant affair at Sophienberg Castle (a venue which, as you may know, has a special place in my heart). A classic black and white event to keep a timeless look – peppered with mint and lots of little DIY projects.














 



“Since I work in the fashion industry, as a manager of a PR Agency and a fashion blogger on Style Intuition, we knew we wanted our wedding to be very timeless chic and understated so we wouldn’t look back many years from now and wonder what we were thinking back then. We chose to draw inspiration from the three cities that have had a great influence on our lives: Miami, where my now-husband invited me to when we were only friends four years ago and we started dating; New York, our favourite city in the world where we lived for two years; and finally Paris, which is a favourite vacation spot of ours for its romance and beauty.

Miami was incorporated in the color scheme as the shade of pastel mint green you see on the art deco buildings along Ocean Drive. It inspired the wedding cake, as well as the outdoor reception, and the wedding pictures taken on the beach. The light flowy wedding dress was also inspired by outdoor weddings on South Beach. From New York, we drew inspiration from the many weddings with an elegant, classic atmosphere, and therefore we chose Sophienberg Castle as our venue, which could provide us with the right elegant feel for our ceremony and dinner. The cake table with the cupcakes was yet another New York element, while the homemade invitations also were inspired by classic New York printers. When you see pictures from Paris they’re often in black and white, so we chose black and white as the primary colors with the mint green being the only accent color. We always have Ladurée macarons when we visit Paris and my mom was so great and made more than 100 French macaroons in mint green for the cake table. The flowers were also inspired by the bouquets of flowers found along the Seine in Paris with peonies, roses and baby’s breath (which is actually called “brides veil” in Danish). All of the inspiration was mixed with the modern simplicity Scandinavian style is best known for. As a bonus, all the chocolate favors were wrapped in paper with pictures from these three cities and Sophienberg Castle, as a little trip down memory lane.

It was amazing walking down the aisle and looking into the eyes of my fiancé knowing we were about to say our I do’s and become husband and wife! We had my father in-law give a speech before the ceremony and sing a modern psalm before we did the traditional ceremony. After the ceremony our guests congratulated us with bubbles, and we invited everyone to the reception, where we had champagne and the cake table with our three-tier wedding cake, cupcakes and macaroons and even homemade lemonade with our own labels on the bottles. We left for our wedding pictures after the cake cutting while our guests enjoyed the outdoor reception with cake, champagne, lounge music and some played a few rounds of croquet. The talented fashion photographer Flemming Leitorp who normally does fashion photography took our wedding pictures, while my best friend and one of Denmark’s top hair & makeup artists Monika Grensteen made sure not a hair was out of place in the pictures. After the dinner and various speeches and entertainment, it was time for the Danish traditional Bridal Waltz, which must be danced before midnight. We just made it with ten minutes to spare. It was an amazing moment flowing across the dance floor as newlyweds while all your beloved ones gather around you and move closer until you cannot dance anymore and have to kiss each other. Then the DJ started playing and everyone danced the night away as a happy ending to the best day in our lives.”

Thank you so much, Maria, for sharing your beautiful day with us!

I you all have a lovely day – summer has finally hit Denmark, and I am off into the sunshine!

Vendors:

Wedding Photography: Flemming Leitorp of Bryllupsglimt
Wedding Dress: Pronovias “Mali”
Bride’s Veil: Pronovias
Bride’s Shoes: Azzedine Alaïa
Bride’s Earrings: Chanel
Hair + Makeup: Monika Grensteen of Unique Look
Groom’s Suit: J.Lindeberg
Groom’s Tie: Hugo Boss
Groom’s Shoes: Prada
Mother of the Bride’s Dress: Burberry
Wedding Cake: KageKompagniet
Wedding Invitations and stationery: DIY
Custom chocolate bars: DIY
Wedding Venue: Sophienberg Castle
Florist: Orangeriet

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Sponsor Spotlight: Rutko Photographers

Category: Vendor spotlight   |   Author: Elizabeth   |   1 comment No colors

I really hope you have checked out the work of Ania and Michal of Rutko Photographers, a couple based in Poland but who travel world wide, photographing weddings in a fantastic, modern style.

Rutko Photographers‘ style is such a perfect match to a modern, Scandinavian wedding with clean lines and contemporary style. I love the combination of fresh and crisp detail shots and the photojournalistic moments… like the groom’s expression as he waits for his bride, a tender moment by the altar, and the feeling of release when the confetti raining down. Detail pictures, which capture the essence of the day, and the clever use of minimalism with great effect – such as the couple dancing in the courtyard, looking almost like cake toppers. Crisp, fresh and clean.

Check out the rest of their work on their website right here.





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Charmaine ♥ Stefan – The Winter Wedding in Iceland

Category: Real Weddings   |   Author: Elizabeth   |   7 comments |

Photographed by 2 Brides Photography – many, many more pictures in the gallery.

There’s such a poetic stillness to the Icelandic landscape, where nature is allowed to speak its voice, loud and clear. Many compare the out-of-this-world landscapes to feeling that they are on the moon – there’s just nothing like the magical nature and remoteness of this land. Add to that the month of February where a soft blanket of snow encompasses an intimate and oh so cosy party, with dancing until the next morning. The hushness and the warmth, all captured by Isabelle and Emmi-Sabina from 2 Brides.

Yeah, I know. I get to show the best weddings.






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Charmaine explains: “We wanted to have a different kind of wedding compared to the norm, that’s why we chose to have it in the wintertime. We chose to get married on Iceland because we love nature and have always wanted to visit the country. We thought it would be an ideal place to combine our honeymoon there too. We’ve always wanted to see the northern lights, Icelandic horses and breath-taking landscapes. The sceneries were so graphical, with the backdrop of snow and the black mountains. We were able to experience all the above and much more. It was definitely our fairytale adventure.

For us it was important to organise our wedding well from beginning to the end. It had taken us approx. 6 months of planning, mostly researching online, emailing and a few phone calls. We wanted our wedding to be very intimate, so we chose to keep our wedding party to a small group so that we could spend quality time with everyone. We care very much about our family, relatives and close friends and are extremely blessed that they wanted to be there to share our wedding trip. We all met up for dinner the evening before the wedding day at a cosy restaurant called Carusos in Reykjavik. On the wedding day, we chose to get married at Oddi church in Hella. It was important to find an intimate, small church to match our wedding plans. We held our reception dinner at Hotel Ranga in Hella, a beautiful log cabin style hotel out in the countryside. It was important to choose a place that was surrounded by nature. Hotel Ranga gave us fantastic help organizing our wedding reception and floral arrangements. Our wedding table decorations were purple and silver with hints of red. We arranged our own wedding invitations and wedding programmes. We also made our own favours for personal touches. We had blessing lanterns after the meal. After the wedding day, our group went on a private tour of the Golden Circle tour.

It was an unforgettable experience that we will cherish forever!

We are truly grateful to Isabelle and Emmi-Sabina being able to capture our magical day!”

Thank you, Charmaine and Stefan for sharing the details from your beautiful day!

Vendors:
Photographer: Isabelle Hesselberg and Emmi-Sabina Forsberg
Wedding dress: Benjamin Roberts dress from Bellamore
Groom’s attire: Suit and shoes hired from Brudgumman , waistcoat and tie hired from Söders Högtidskläder
Wedding shoes from John Lewis
Headpiece and long gloves bought on the internet.
Hair: Arranged through Hotel Ranga
Makeup: Arranged through Hotel Ranga
Venue: Hotel Ranga, Hella
Catering: Arranged through Hotel Ranga
Cake: My mother made the first cake, the second cake was arranged by Hotel Ranga
Flowers: Arranged through Hotel Ranga
Invitations & Stationery: made personally by us
Entertainment: Arranged through Hotel Ranga

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