Very recently, I had a little afternoon of Turkish and French photographic delight at the Shelbourne Hotel wedding of Naz and Lilian. Naz's family and friends came all the way to Dublin from Turkey to celebrate in style. Naz's two best friends from Turkey, Ozge and Orkun, helped with the preparations. Naz's mom, the very talented Zehra, made gorgeous corsages, flower pins, and the ribbon decorations on the chairs. Her parents also brought along her French couture dress from Beyaz Boutique in Ankara, and her mother's antique French lace veil from her own wedding. The cute customised cake-topper and cookie favours (with a Turkish evil eye nazar amulet) were also brought from Turkey designed by Zeynep Yumlu at Mutlu Dukkan.
Lilian's family came from France to join the celebration. His brother Arnaud was the best man. Lilian apparently has a sweet tooth and loves the Queen of Tarts patisserie in Dublin, and so the cupcakes came from there.
I had such a great time with Naz and Lilian and their guests, and Rodolphe from Best Day Productions who is making a super-cool video of their day. There were so many lovely details from the wedding that I hope another publication will share them too.
A big thank you to Naz and Lilian, and the very best wishes for your future!
Bride's Dress: Beyaz Butik (White Boutique) Ankara, Turkey
Bride's Veil: Antique French lace worn by her mother at her wedding
Bride's Wedding Sneakers: The Lovely Bride
Groom's Suit: Aston Formal Wear
Bouquet, and Boutonnieres: Appassionata, Dublin 2
Parent's Flower Pins, Cousin's Corsages, Flower Ribbons on Chairs: Zehra, Naz's mother
Customised Cake-Topper and Cookie Favours: Zeynep Yumlu at Mutlu Dukkan, Turkey
Rings: Tiffany & Co
Cupcake Stand: The Cupcake Tree
Antique Disc Decorations of Ottoman Tulip and Sultan's Sign from an antique shop in Ankara, Turkey
Guest Book and Bubbles: Paperchase
Cinematographer: Rodolphe from Best Day Productions
String Quartet: Astral
Band: Johnnie Be Goode