The first time I have photographed Sinem and Can was 6 months before their wedding. They initially contacted me for their engagement party. So it was a great pleasure for me to also photograph their Beykoz Shoe Factory wedding. Here are some photos from that amazing day.
The wedding was a masterpiece. The theme was Yesilcam, a name used for old Turkish cinema. What could be more appropriate for a wedding in a venue which is used as movie set for many productions. And Zeynep Ertürer’s Yalı Organizasyon made everyone believe they were at the premiere of a movie.
I always say that the wedding are for brides only. Here are two photos to proove that. First is Sinem’s line up of wedding shoes. In the months leading to the wedding, she collected the shoes that she liked as candidates to wear for her wedding. And she brought them all with her to the getting ready room. The groom’s ONE pair was sitting humbly on the other side of the room.
And the sign on the bed. Of all the lovely details at the wedding, the only thing missing was the groom’s towel that was supposed to read “Mr.”.
Almost all the couples that get married at Beykoz Shoe Factory have at least one photo in front of the eye mural, or at the wine cellar. But Sinem and Can picked me because I insist not duplicating photos that are too common. So we found this less-visited, but still lovely section of the huge premises.
The accessories well reflected the old Turkish cinema theme. And I loved the way they used one of my photographs from the engagement session as the poster of their movie.
Instead of a boring slideshow of old photographs, the couple actually played in their own short film, shot by VJ Weddings, to be displayed before the ceremony. The movie was named Sevmek Zamanı (The Time to Love), and told their story from when they met, up until the wedding, in a humorous way. The actors were Sinem, Can, and their actual friends, who were also their bridal party.
After the movie was displayed, first the friends who acted in the movie, then the couple, entered the venue, on a red carpet, just like they would do at the movie preimere.
It was an amazing night at Beykoz Shoe Factory. Thanks to everyone who made it possible. My photographs from this wedding were also published at Cosmopolitan Bride Turkey.