Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby’s maid of honour is 28 years. She grew up in Strai north of Kristiansand and currently resides in Oslo. She has a younger brother, Johnny Tånevik (26).
Miss Tånevik has been a close friend of the bride since they met five years ago through mutual friends.
A former hairdresser, she has just completed the second year of the five-year acupunture school in the capital.
Besides her studies she has a part time job at a medical clinic.