presummer "the marmara bodrum" wedding

so it was a very beautiful may day in bodrum. not too hot not cold very moderate weather; nature had just woken up it was the celebration of spring. and miray and enis had their union on this beautiful day. i met miray 2 years ago for the first time in göcek at her best friend's wedding. now it was her time. the marmara bodrum as the first day wedding venue, located at the very top of the hill of bodrum, famous with its whole view of the town. miray as a very well organized and perfectionist bride, had thought about very detail both about the wedding and the guests. she worked with lovely la lumiere events on wedding planning and i believe they made great work on that. all the guests staying at the hotel had their welcome boxes and hangover kits; bridesmaids had their own beach bags special for them, and all the guests received scarfs for the cold of the nite time and peshtemal towels &flip-flops for the beach party the next day. everything was thought and arranged for the comfort and the contentment of the guests. miray also didn't forget about her parents, and her in-laws to present them lovely gifts for the memory of the day. as some details miray's dress was from la sposa and classic lovely manolo blahnik shoes as something blue for her big day. she was flawless like the wedding! and if you ask for the groom he enjoyed the day as much as he could with his own gang! his suit from ralph lauren, cufflinks tiffany&co. their invitation, prepared by la lumiere, was inspired by classic bodrum houses covered with fuchsia bougainvilleas which also set the theme of the wedding. they said i do under those beautiful bougainvilleas in front of all their loved ones. 

this wedding is one of those where all the party enjoys the most out of it. the video down below by my colleagues dugmefilm proves that too! to admit it even we enjoyed and danced around a lot! it is a long post so be prepared! i am so glad to be a part of this special day and it was great to meet up with my former couples at this wedding too! dear miray and enis, i hope you guys will be as happy as this day and be the live proof of happily ever after! <3 

 

bodrum in september..

damla and alex got married in a beautiful september day in bodrum.. i believe september is the best month to get married especially in bodrum. it is such a beautiful season in which the weather serves you perfect! damla caught a bouquet on 2013's göcek wedding, and this past year i got to shoot her colorful wedding! it took a while for me to prepare this blog post but before i did they were already on other blogs like flyaway bride and germany's amazing hochzeitswahn exclusive magazine! which made me very proud of! 

damla's liveliness was reflected on her wedding details and every little detail turned out great with the beautiful nature of the venue Flamm. they all wanted to have a sincere wedding even though it wasn't a small one with more than 200 guests all over the world. damla and alex met in london and bodrum was the place to get everyone together. she arranged every single details and worked with nilyum wedding for the organization. blue and orange were the main colors of this costal wedding which reflected the mood of the area. even her gorgeous louboutin's were orange and alex designed his suit to fit the theme and made it tailored to the amazing la misura. damla's wedding gown was a very stylish monique lhuillier. her orange blossomed bouquet was done by her long lasting florist friend ege soley. one of the best details were the names engraved mint&orange nike id sneakers for the comfort of their feet through out the day. their legal ceremony was done in the states in the spring that their beloved friends held the ceremony part with laughters. it was really good experience to witness that joy. 

you can watch this whole joyful day from dugme film's video at the very end! i am so grateful that i got to capture this amazing day and witness the love of these two amazing people along with their loved one! dear damla and alex, i hope to witness more of your joyful days and still waiting to meet in london soon!

i hope you enjoy it as much as we did! have fun!

 

gorgeous coral and blue destination wedding in sarıgerme

damla and volkan are such lovely people and a great couple that i really do not have the right words to describe them precisely.  i published their e-session previously here and wrote how gorgeous they were! so you all know how excited i was about this wedding. not only because my couple is amazing people but also because it was taking place at one of my favorite places in this world..  it was a very lovely april day at sarıgerme, mugla at club magic life, where damla's childhood was spent. i love the nature of sarıgerme and the golden sandy beach that goes for kilometers.. you can easily get lost in the peacefulness of the area.. here is damla's words for sarıgerme: 

"Sarigerme had always been a special place for me. I was 3 years old when my mother first took my brother and I there, to start the construction of a holiday resort. Back in the 80s, Sarigerme was so deserted that my mother had to set up tents on the beach for us to sleep in since there weren’t even any inns to stay at… I started going there to spend every summer vacation. I brought along my closest friends from elementary school through college, and together we created our fondest memories. I have a deep connection to that place, and I absolutely love the beauty of its nature and of its people.  These close friends ended up being my bridesmaids, and we were all aware of how much more special Sarigerme had just become. Our wedding was a big reunion and a celebration of not just love, but friendship. I knew this was the perfect place to connect my past to my future; my very best friend, dearest husband Volkan. Growing up makes you yearn for the innocence and simplicity of your childhood. As we created so many of our own memories with my fiancé there, we knew Sarigerme would be the best place for us to cherish these innocent memories as we say " I do " in front of our family and friends. The one thing which we favor the most was the extraordinary beauty of the nature, especially the white sanded long beach of Sarigerme.."

i also got lost within the details of the wedding too! damla and volkan and both their families basically planned everything themselves and the result was just wonderful! turquoise center piece vases, colorful peonies, orange nutmegs, lace table runners and the amazing diy altar made up of real sea shells, starfish and sponges that damla's mom specially got from mexico. she did an amazing job with the decoration details!  

damla wore a gorgeous yolan cris gown specially tailored for her, and her veil was just beyond beautiful! just like the way i love on a bride! volkan was looking amazing in his hugo boss attire who is my favorite designer when it comes to tuxedos! and damla's amazing bouquet, in which i am still in love with, was done by talented deniz kulacoglu,, of lisan-i ezhar, who's also damla's good friend. i still cannot get enough of that bouquet which reflected the theme perfectly and lasted great deal even though it travel to sarıgerme from istanbul. the big wedding cake was done by talented le firin and small one serving ones from lovely five o'clock. everything was planned according to the theme.. another great detail was beach totes that they give to each guest that has their message and dates on! plus the special room cards that were printed with their photo on was also a great little gesture! well i think they planned every little detail very personally and the result was great! dügme film was also with me as usual and we had great time capturing these great moments! you can find the video at the end of the post. 

damla and volkan, thank you very much for making me a part of your special day which inspired me tons! your love keeps inspiring me each day! you guys are wonderful together and i am hoping to witness more of this wonderfulness in the future! may your love blossom each and every single day more and more!

i hope you all enjoy this great wedding as much as i did while capturing it!

blush wedding gown and many more.. beautiful summer wedding in ceşme

duygu&yüce got married this july in beautiful izmir, çesme at altın yunus hotel.  i have been waiting for this wedding for over a year cause i knew that all the details would make me feel like i was in heaven! and i was! first, duygu's wedding gown was blush! yea an amazing lazaro gown. and all the other pink details were just dreamy! ofcourse yüce's suit was so stylish too. specially tailored for him at born to tailor new york and all the other fabulous accessories were from brooks brothers.  duygu and yüce brought everything from new york, where they both live. they have arranged their wedding from long distance and made a great job! they were with friends starting early in the morning and they had fun til the morning! it was great to capture their energy along with my great friends dügme film! i hope you all enjoy the details as much as i did! 

beautiful vintage and pink details made me feel like i was in heaven!

lovely french-turkish summer wedding in bodrum

ayperi and olivier got married in beautiful bodrum. venue was sianji wellbeing resort gardens of babylon with beautiful nature! they live in paris and the guests were from all over the world! which i like the most! having a diversity in a wedding is just so much fun! different cultures getting to gather offers so many different varieties which makes me very happy in terms of photography!  the wedding organization was done by istisnai projeler bodrum, with ayperi's own contributions and as end products cute details were everywhere! i enjoyed every bit of their wedding! i hope you can feel their energy through photos too! 

and we had a beach session after the wedding too.. this time it was in izmir, çesme..

european wedding congress in the netherlands

it was a great march day for northern europe and it was a gorgeous castle in north of holland. we drove to this gorgeous place with my lovely friends carina & david from belgium to attend this year's european wedding congress that was  hosting internationally known guests,  mike larson, jana willams, lawrance chan and Vanessa van Wieren of alchemy fine events. and of course to i had the chance to meet with other great photographers and videographers from all around europe.  first day it was the conference day for everyone and the second day it was time for the action. to learn and experience more from famous mike larson. below photos are taken during his workshop which was created by talented people like katie larcombe make-up remix, don florito flowers, covers couture. i cannot thank them enough for creating us this opportunity for us! it was such a pleasure to meet with all those talented people and i feel so blessed to be a part of this international organization. hope you all like the photos as much as i did! enjoy! ♥

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