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.
I wonder if the grooms are aware of the pain that the brides go through during preparations 🙂
But looks like it is worth it…
Jenny wore her grandmother’s bridal watch
Final touches before the ceremony…
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.
They also explained the meanings of the Chinese and New Zealand-ese 🙂 symbolism they used on their wedding accessories.