Glitzy Norwegian Wedding

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The brides in today’s wedding are gorgeous from head to toe, inside and out. Bedecked in Jenny Packham wedding gowns and surrounded by friends and family in the gorgeous Åmot operafarm of Norway. With images from Mariell Øyre of hjartesmil, we’re still reeling from how positively beautiful this entire wedding turned out to be.

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From the brides, Tina and Christine: We wanted a cozy and simple wedding, that reflected us by being relaxed, not too pretentious or overdone, but still stylish. Since the farm (which has been in Tina`s family since 1890) where we got married is so unique, and the nature surrounding it is stunning, we really felt that the location could play the main role. The menu was based on local produced gourmet food. The main course was the exception, we had reindeer from the very north of Norway where Christine is from.

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We wanted a romantic farm wedding, 1920s- looking, glamorous, simple, including, intimate… For the invitation we had an artist friend make a drawing of us. We had it printed and hand wrote the invitations. At the dining table we had hand written table cards (macaroons topped with small flags), and we made a folder to everyone that described each guest. That way everybody knew some trivia about the people sitting next to them.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t work too much with the details if you’re not passionate about it. Focus on what’s the most important: the unbelievable joy of marrying the person you love, surrounded by people you love! Have a two day event if you have the opportunity – we also arranged a barbeque party Friday evening; it was lovely to have that extra day with everybody. Compose the ceremony the way you want it, not formed after other people’s expectations.

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Wedding Music:
We married in the barn, and walked in to the tunes of a Hardanger fiddle. A young musician played a self composed piece, it was wonderful. During the ceremony, a friend sang her own beautiful version of a Norwegian song called “Din beste dag”. For the recessional the fiddler played a norwegian folk tune. Our friend Henning made advanced Spotify playlists for the dancefloor. Our first dance was to “Be my Baby” by The Ronettes.

Wedding Location: Bygstad, Norway / Photographer: Mariell Øyre of hjartesmil / Florist: Blomsterpaviljongen in Bergen / Ceremony and Reception Venue: Åmot operafarm / Wedding Dresses: Jenny Packham / Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin / Wedding Caterer: Mitt lille kjøkken / Wedding Cake: Ferske Smakar / Musician: Erlend Apneseth / Wedding Invitations: Ronja Svenning Berge and the brides



8 comments
  1. Tess Pace

    THANK YOU for the beautiful feature!! This was a magical day with such a sweet couple… it is a joy to relive it all over again! xoxo

  2. Zoé

    Their dresses are magnificent.. Very classical and elegant. This wedding looks exactly like what they wanted and more!

  3. Mélanie

    These dresses are oh so pretty + oh so magical.
    We can feel the touch of softness around everything. It’s mesmerizing.

  4. Abby

    Lovely dresses! I really love the bead work. Simple yet elegant :) Love also the bouquet.

  5. Delores Miles

    The gowns are so sophisticated. I just love your website.

  6. Franci's Flowers Wedding Design

    Their beauty is stunning! Thanks for sharing because these photo are so full of emotion.

  7. Rei

    What a sweet and glamorous wedding! Very inspiring! Perfect!

  8. Isabelle

    Such a beautiful wedding – both of you were stunning! Thank you so much for sharing your love with us!

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