Istanbul wedding : Jenny + Sahan

Jenny and Sahan live in The Netherlands. That’s why Bilge Hanım, Sahan’s mom, was doing most of the organizing for the wedding in Istanbul. After a few mails between Jenny and me, Bilge Hanım called me to find out who “that photographer that the bride and groom liked so much” was:) We had some lovely conversations with her over the phone. And finally we met when the couple visited Istanbul.

The day before the wedding, I had a chance to join, though for a short while, the coctail where the families from different countries attended. This way I had the opportunity to meet the two lovely families before the wedding.

The night before the wedding, Sahan stayed in his mom’s apartment, while Jenny spent the night at Sahan’s aunt 5 minutes away. In the morning and after the breakfast, the day’s program started with “the switch”; Jenny came to Bilge Hanım’s apartment for her preparations, while Sahan left for his aunt’s.

Groom in the morning

Bride's makeup

Bride's friends watching as the makeup is being applied

The mother of the groom is admiring her sister

The veil is being put on

I wonder if the grooms are aware of the pain that the brides go through during preparations 🙂

The painful process of putting the veil on bride

But looks like it is worth it…

The bride and her veil

Bride putting on the wedding dress with the help of her friends

Bride getting ready for Istanbul wedding

Jenny wore her grandmother’s bridal watch

Bride putting on the watch of her grandmother

The bride is almost ready for her wedding in Istanbul

Bride's shoes

The bride meets the groom in Istanbul wedding

Bride leaving home

Istanbul wedding photography

Final touches before the ceremony…

Getting ready for the wedding

fixing the bride's lipstick before the wedding

Bosphorus Istanbul wedding photography

Jenny and Sahan had been secretly practicing a choreography for their first dance, and even their closts friends and families didn’t know that before the show started.

The first dance of the bride and groom in the Istanbul wedding

Istanbul wedding photographer

The after party in istanbul wedding

They also explained the meanings of the Chinese and New Zealand-ese 🙂 symbolism they used on their wedding accessories.

Bride and groom briefing the guests about the meanings of the Chinese and New Zeland-eze symbols they used in their wedding in Istanbul Turkey

Wedding guests enjoying their dance

wedding guests on the dance floor

bride and best friends bridesmaid on the dance floor