Some of my wedding couples also ask me to photograph their engagement session. But for Vicky and Alper, this session we did before their Richmond Hotel Istanbul wedding was a little different; they had a little baby, and they preferred the session to be a family portrait session.
But this post is about their wedding story only.
Vicky and Alper live in Switzerland, but since Alper’s extended family was in Istanbul, they chose get married in Turkey. They picked Leb-i Derya Meyhane on the rooftop of Beyoğlu Richmond Hotel as their wedding venue.
Other than the wedding reception, the couple also wanted to give an Istanbul experience to their guests from abroad. So they hired a boat cruise on the Bosphorus. It was a good idea to do the wedding at night in a hotel, and the cruise in daytime. This way, the guests had a chance the enjoy the views of the Bosphorus in daylight.
After the boat trip, we went to Richmond Hotel to get ready for the night. Even though it was her wedding day, Vicky was still a mom, and she never failed to attend her baby girl. Of course she had some help from her mom and her sister as well.
When we went upstairs to Leb-i Derya for the reception, the guests were welcomed by a beautiful view of the Bosphorus. The fun started at sunset. The couple and the guests had a great time dancing and partying through the night.