Agh, I don’t know where to start! Selecting photos for this blog post was hard enough but it’s harder to put my feeling in words!
My sister, Burcu, got married in my hometown Bursa,Turkey in April 2018 and I shot her Bride&Groom photos. Well, also her getting ready photos, photos of our family, and a Turkish tradition which Groom picks up the Bride from her family home and they go to the reception venue in a parade together. Before getting in the car, we also like to make some “noise” and let out neighborhood know that there is Bride leaving the home; and we dance in the street with live musicians:) It’s the beginning of the celebration:) That part is probably the most different part then an American wedding. We also don’t have bridal party, and our ceremony is within reception with an government assigned officiant. It happens right after Bride&Groom (to be) enter the reception venue, and they said I do’s in front of the guest before dinner. I have blogged about an another traditional Turkish wedding day before so if interested, you can check it out HERE and some other Turkish Bride&Groom Portraits HERE 🙂
But now, I will just continue with my sister’s day. People have asked me, how did I do it while having my hair&make up done, taking control of 2 kids… I don’t know! I just know that I would not let anyone take their photos, I enjoyed it so much and it happened so fast! 🙂 We were in the same hairdresser for getting ready part, and I was with her the whole day, so why not?! 🙂 They also hired an another photographer for the reception part of the day, so I actually could eat, sit and dance. Well, I still had my camera in front of me and couldn’t resist to snap a few photos but they have a lot more than I took- including a few of my ugly crying face LOL.
Anyways, hope you like it. It was a day to remember, was so much fun and went by so fast. I visit them every year and this year’s trip was dedicated to her wedding. Already missed them but can’t wait to see my MARRIED sister and her handsome HUSBAND!!! next year:) Tears coming again, so I am just gonna end it here and let you enjoy the photos.