Bosphorus Palace Hotel Wedding : Burcu & Murat

It was a suprisingly sunny October day in Istanbul. When I joined Burcu at her parents’ home in the morning, we were unaware of the surprises we were about the have later that day.

Burcu had her make-up done at home.

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The Turkish people loosely believe that the blue beads protect them from Nazar, the “evil eye”. As the day unfolded, we saw that the nazar bonjuk hanging on the wall would really help Burcu from being a victim of a thievery.

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Leaving home, Burcu and her dad had a heart-warming embrace.

Gelin evden ayrılırken babasına sarılıyor

Burcu picked an award-winning hairdresser (just like she picked an award-winning wedding photographer like myself). She needed to put on her dress before her hair was done.

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Near the end of the preperations at the hairdresser’s, there was an air of suspense. One of the employees had her purse stolen by someone acting as a client. The thief managed to leave before anyone realized what was happening. We tuned in to the security camera footage to assess the damage. That was when we thought the nazar bonjuk saved Burcu from being the victim of the thief.

Gelin kuaförün güvenlik kamerası kayıtlarında hırsızı gösteriyor

We left the unfortunate event behind, and returned to the excitement of the day.

Gelin çiçeğini inceliyor

After the official ceremony, the couple held a small coctail.

Damadın babası ile selfie

Murat’s bow tie, which appeared crooked after too many hugs and kisses with the guests, was fixed by a close friend.

Damadın papyonu düzeltiliyor

Burcu did not have a chance to have anything to eat since the morning. So she nibbled on the leftovers after the guests left. This is the reason why I recommend planning a time slot to eat on your wedding day; it will be a busy day, and you may forget to have your lunch. But regardless, I love this photo, where Burcu looks adorable, innocent, and helpless at the same time.

Sabahtan beri aç olan gelin, davetlilerden kalan yiyecekler ile atıştırıyor

Gelin kokteyl alanından çıkıyor

We had our posed photos before the reception.

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At The Bosphorus Palace Hotel, the venue for the wedding reception, preperations were almost ready.

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That was where I took one of my award-winning photographs.

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Düğün pastasının kesilmesini heyecanla bekleyen kız çocuğu

Gelin ve kız çocuğu ile düğün fotoğrafları

It was a beautiful wedding day, despite the events at the hairdresser’s. I wish Burcu and Murat a happy life together.

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