The wedding celebration of Cobus & Neriman at the Point Hotel Barbaros in Istanbul, Turkey.
It seems like an eternity ago when Cobus and Neriman invited us to shoot their wedding in Istanbul, news that came completely unexpected and welcomed with open arms. A combination of excitement, nerves and loads of planning followed for months until the moment we set foot on Turkish soil a couple of days before the wedding.
The week leading up to the wedding Cobus took the task of being our personal tour guide and showed us all the historic sites and unique tastes of Istanbul while Neriman and the Yilmaz family invited us to experience the Turkish culture beyond what tourists usually see.
The question most clients and friends have asked is what was the wedding like? Well, different and unique in many ways but yet similar, if it makes sense! The family, feast of food and welcoming of newly made friends & family is something that we have experienced in most of our local weddings, but the dancing and party during reception, showering of the couple with gifts and cutting of the cake is very unique and pretty amazing to capture and experience.
We feel very blessed that we were able to experience the wedding of Cobus & Neriman and will post the non-wedding touristy images of Istanbul on the Google+ page in the coming weeks.
A word of thanks from Cobus & Neriman in their own words:
Hair: Kenan Ali Gur, Fulya
Make-up: Serkan Ali Gur, Fulya
Flowers: Vesaire Butik Cicek Atolyesi
Wedding Co-ordination: Point Hotel Barbaros and my parents Sevgi Yilmaz and Oner Yilmaz
Brides Dress: Pronovias Covers, Utrecht
Rings: Golden rings (Altinbas), diamond ring Roux de Preez Designs
Venue: Point Hotel Barbaros
Cake: Point Hotel Barbaros
Lighting Assistant & Second Shooter: Comien Visagie
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