Well what can I say, absolutely gorgeous bride called Figen who tralled the internet to find a wedding filmmaker that would film her wedding just the way she imagined – yes she found us! I am delighted that she did we had an amazing time down in London! Figen looked stunning in her ivory strapless figure hugging lace wedding dress delicately encrusted with diamantes.
I love seeing the hussle and bussle of the suburban towns on the outskirts of the big city – big red buses all the things you just don’t see when you live in a small town. We didn’t actually meet with the happy couple until the actual wedding day but we had exchanged plenty of emails, talked on the phone plus their photographer Kerim was a guest at a previous wedding we’d filmed. A lovely guy to work alongside with and we really got on well as a team. For more details about Kerim and his work please follow this link
The day was sunny not that warm but pleasant. Figen and Erol held their marriage ceremony at Enfield Registry Office before hosting a huge banquet at the Grand Palace in Wood Green for all their family and friends.
This was our third Turkish themed wedding and yes we absolutely love filming them. The dancingand believe me the floor is packed solid pretty much all night, the Turkish customs, the bridal entrance everything is just fantastic as the atmosphere is great everyone smiling, eating, drinking, not forgetting the music with everyone just generally having a wonderful time! There is such a lot to film. So what happens… 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 sometime by the bride other times by a single lady 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 this occasion though the gift giving was by way of cards rather than the more traditional money pinning.