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!