Dominique from Hello Love Photography commissioned this Scandinavian Christmas inspiration photo shoot. She hand-picked some lovilee vendors to take part of the shoot and asked myself and my family to be part of this special collaboration. Thank you to Makeup by Monique who made me look totally awesome by doing my hair and makeup for the shoot.

Scandinavian Christmas Inspiration

Scandinavian Christmas inspiration

The term ‘Scandinavian Decor’ has become more and more prevalent in recent times. Inspiration taken for interiors or events from countries who is exposed to colder weather and warmer interiors. The idea is simple yet effective… Start with a neutral white or cream base, add minimal furniture or design and pops of colour. These Nordic interiors are often characterised by the use of natural light, caosiness and warmth, candles, use of natural elements and soft textures.

Then there is the word ‘hygge’… Hygge in danish means cozy and it is without a doubt the most important and secret ingredient to the Scandinavian design and lifestyle.

Scandinavian Christmas tree
Scandinavian Christmas Chocolate Christmas Tree
Gold foiled wrapping paper
Gold foiled wrapping paper
Scandinavian Christmas inspiration


Scandinavian Christmas inspiration

And off-course I had to throw in my new Metacraft geo-location art piece that has the GPS coordinates of where we tied the knot!

Metacraft Geo Location art

Scandinavian Christmas tree decorations

This in my opinion was one of the most exciting parts of this shoot. Most of the tree decorations were edible! You will not believe when I tell you that even the Christmas tree below was made from the shiniest chocolate I have ever seen! Jack Rabbit Chocolate Studio was responsible for the chocolate treats in the fillable baubles, the Chocolate trees and other Christmas baubles on the tree.

JackRabbit Chocolate Christmas Tree Baubles
JackRabbit Chocolate Christmas Tree Baubles
JackRabbit Chocolate Christmas Tree Baubles
JackRabbit Chocolate Christmas Tree Baubles

The Jack Rabbit team recently walkes away with Silver in the World Finals of the International Chocolate Awards this year for their South African Milk Tart Bonbon, held in London after their Gold Award in the European Open Section. You can purchase some of the goodies used in the shoot on their website.

JackRabbit Chocolate Christmas Tree Baubles
Edible Christmas tree decorations

The cookies are by LunaBerry.

Christmas Tree Cookie Decorations

Scandinavian Christmas Stationery

The Scandinavian Stationery was beautfully designed and put together by Nova Bespoke Studio. This lovilee lady also created a lovilee garland that was tied between the teepee and Christmas tree. There were golden perspex cut designs that were used as part of the Christmas tree decorations, but also on the table settings. I am totally in love with the gold foiled look of the wrapping paper also designed for the shoot.

My tiny teepee

Scandinavian Christmas decorations
Scandinavian Stationery Design

Teepee

My Tiny Teepee literally made a teepee to my crazy specifications, after some consultation, ups and downs, it had all the detail and frills I wanted and more. I will be introducing you to this lovilee girl boss early in the new year and this amazing brand.

How cute does the princess look in her outfit that my lovilee neighbour sewed up for the shoot!!!


Lifestyle image of kids in front of Teepee


Scandinavian Christmas decorations

Wreathing and wreaths has finally made it to our lovilee country, I made some olive branch wreaths for the shoot that I also presented at a recent Your Family Magazine DIY Workshop. We also have a few DIY wreathing tutorials that you can have a look at here.

We made use of Olive branches on the table as a runner as well as some red onions. The white ceramic crockery was made by myself and the natural cotton serviettes complimented it perfectly. All of the Wooden Lasercut Elements were done by Craft Cut. Which included some really nice candle stands.

Scandinavian Christmas table decoration with olivebranches
Scandinavian Christmas table decoration with olivebranches
Scandinavian Christmas table decoration with olivebranches
Scandinavian Christmas table decoration with olivebranches
Scandinavian Christmas table decoration with olivebranches
Scandinavian Christmas table decoration with olivebranches
Scandinavian Christmas table decoration with olivebranches
Scandinavian Christmas table decoration with olivebranches


JackRabbit chocolates

Scandinavian Christmas table decoration with olivebranches
Scandinavian Christmas table decoration with olivebranches
Springbok Christmas Cake
Scandinavian Christmas table decor with olive branches
Karen Kelly Lovilee image
Karen Kelly Lovilee image

Scandinavian inspired Christmas cake

The absolutely stunning cake was made by Héloïse Haupt from LunaBerry. The idea was to capture the Scandinavian inspiration, but with a South African feel. Making use of the springbok instead of the traditional reindeer.

Springbok Christmas Cake
Springbok Christmas Cake
Gold Foiled print by Nova Bespoke

What sets LunaBerry apart is Héloïse’s keen eye for detail and perfectionism, ensuring that each and every cake is beautifully made using only the finest quality ingredients. Her creative background helps her design over the top and one of a kind cakes for birthdays and special events ensuring that each and every item has her own unique stamp of approval.

Sprinkbok Christmas Cake
Olivebranch Christmas Wreaths

Thank you to all the lovilees who made this shoot possible!

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Karen Kelly is the founder and editor of lovilee.co.za. KaRi is also owner and creative director of weddinghangers.co.za. Learn more about her here and connect with her on social media on the links below.

4 Comments

  1. Lynette Lourens

    Lovilee and beautiful photo’s of the Kellys