Real Wedding: A Romantic Barolo Wedding

The honor of your presence is requested at Jeanette & Ole Jørgen's Barolo Wedding

Homecountry: Norway 

Jeanette & Ole Jørgen’s Love Story:  Jeanette and Ole met in modern fashion in today’s digital world: online. Their love took on a love-at-first-sight romance upon meeting face-to-face. After exchanging messages the two arranged to meet in-person for dinner and drinks, followed by a stand-up show. They were immediately smitten and talked so much they nearly missed the show. That date lasted 12 hours and from there they separated only for 6 hours before meeting again…leading to another again, and again, and again. Today they celebrate the date of that first as their anniversary.  

Guests:  35

A Romantic Bohemian Wedding: The Style

Jeanette and Ole envisioned a Bohemian wedding style for the nuptials in Barolo. The most important thing about the day was that all the guests felt welcome and together had a wonderful time celebrating their love.

A Romantic Barolo Wedding: Destination wedding activities

The couple started their wedding weekend with a focus on local specialties. The festivities kicked off with a wine tasting followed by a pizza night at the countryside hotel and event venue. 

The day after the wedding they kept the Barolo adventures going with a Vespa tour from the villages of La Morra to Serralunga, with a picnic in the vineyards and wine tasting.

Bohemian Wedding Ideas: Jeanette and Ole Jørgen’s Wedding Preparations

Colors: Pink and grey

Flowers: Memory Lane Roses; the Bride worked her Bohemian wedding theme into the flowers with floral halos for her and her attendants.

Bride’s Dress: Suzanna M Designs - Special Bridal Day

Shoes: Handmade leather sandals decorated with white beads and MyMarmade ribbon

Photographer:  Vibeke Havenstrøm


A Romantic Barolo Wedding: The Ceremony & Reception  

Ceremony: Jeanette and Ole perfected their Langhe wedding by using the iconic cedar tree of Lebanon in La Morra as the backdrop for the ceremony.

Reception: Palas Cerequio


The ceremony featured a guitar and singer under the cedar of Lebanon. Then, back at the venue a manouche-style guitar duo played during reception. 

Outdoor Bohemian Wedding Ideas: Barolo Wedding Aperitivo 

When the ceremony was over the guests were invited to enjoy gelato served from a gelato bike at boutique hotel in La Morra. The hotel served an array of traditional sweet treats, including hazelnuts and torta di nocciole (hazelnut cake). Guests toasted with the local dessert wine, Moscato d’Asti, a low-alcohol frizzante.

Barolo Wedding: Dinner and Dessert

Later the guests enjoyed a five-course menu, each dish featured a local wine pairing. The couple did not want a traditional wedding cake, so they went with a unique dessert made of three different chocolate layers. And, to keep the food coming during the party they set out a big jar of Nutella with fresh fruits sticks and biscuits to eat with like a chocolate fondue.

As entertainment for the guests, the bride and groom prepared a "surprise". A real "booth" where you press a button, and then the camera takes four pictures. The layout was personalised with the couple's fantastic monogram and this corner was accessorised with really cool props and guestbook. The guests had so much fun !

A Romantic Wedding Favor:

The bride prepared and delivered a specialty bag to each guest room. It was more than a welcome pack and went beyond a hangover kit. The Oh, Shit Kit!, as they called it, contained personalized gadgets with a monogram made for the couple. Guests received a blanket for the Sunday picnic, sunglasses, toothbrush, water, lipstick, mints, a jar of local hazelnuts in honey, and information with a detailed program of the 3 days.

Extraordinary Touch:

One of Jeanette's best friends, Nina Warhuus, made their fantastic and unique wedding monogram.

The groom created a special monogramed jewel necklace for his bride for a ‘morning after’ gift.

"From the first e-mail I got from Barbara I knew that my wedding was in the best hands. She was extremely helpful and creative, and she has eyes for details. She took care of the flowers, catering, the Vespa tour, my hair and make-up - everything was such a huge help to me. Barbara always replied very quickly when I sent her e-mails asking questions. We also had Skype conversations whenever necessary. She was there for us during the three days of the wedding – for me that was so important. It helped me relax since I knew that everything handled." The Bride

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