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. Here is the story of her Bosphorus Palace Hotel wedding.
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.
Leaving home, Burcu and her dad had a heart-warming embrace.
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.
We left the unfortunate event behind, and returned to the excitement of the day.
After the official ceremony, the couple held a small coctail.
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.
We had our posed photos before the reception.
At The Bosphorus Palace Hotel, the venue for the wedding reception, preperations were almost ready.
That was where I took one of my award-winning photographs.
After aeeiving at the venue, the couple spent some time with their friends, and walked downstairs for a symbolic ceremony.
The couple went back to their room and worked on some last minute arrangements with the seating plan. Then they joined the reception to celebrate with their loved ones.
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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