Hi and welcome to my new post introducing the wedding highlights of Natalie and Dogan who were married at the National Motorcycle Museum this year.
Natalie and Dogan booked us to film their wedding after seeing Dogan’s cousin’s wedding highlights that we had edited together last year. It was so exciting for us as it was to be another fabulous Turkish themed wedding. There is lots to film and the dancing is just incredible and this goes on for pretty much most of the evening! Photographer for the day was the lovely David Purslow of David Purslow Photography and his team, based in the West Midlands. A great guy to work alongside with, as he is really friendly and very professional!
Dogan, the groom is Cypriot Turkish born and runs his own Photobooth Company. Natalie, is a primary school teacher.
So what happens at a Turkish wedding? From the several that we have experienced, there is a civil wedding ceremony followed by a reception and it’s from this point where lots of traditional customs are followed, such as the Giris (Bridal entrance-generally the bride and groom do not make their entrance until their guests are seated) Ilk Dans (first dance), Aile Oyunlari (dancing by the bride and groom’s relatives where lots of money is thrown around the people dancing), Testi Oyuno (the breaking of the clay jug by the bride – after all the single ladies have danced with it and finally the Tebrik (gift giving receiving line)where guests pin money onto red or white sashes worn by both bride and groom- quite emotional for the bride as she leaves her home now to live with her husband.
On the day, Natalie wore a beautiful ivory satin Enzoani dress with crystal and lace detail, complementing her look with a lace edged veil and an up do hair style with delicate crystal and pearl haircombs. She looked absolutely stunning. Dogan and his groomsmen all wore matching grey suits, all looking very smart. Filming commenced with the venue preparation set up, that the groom and his groomsmen were taking care of which Barry filmed, while I went straight to film the bridal preparations at Natalie’s home. I had the pleasure of Joanne Cooper of Joanne Cooper Photography working alongside me as my filming and carrying assistant and what a great job she did too, so a huge big thank you to her. We had a great time filming Natalie and Dogan’s wedding and am really happy to be able to share their wedding highlights with you all.
Some shots of Barry and I in action taken by Joanne!