Monday, October 10, 2011

naz & lilian's turkish/french wedding at the historic shelbourne dublin

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


  1. Lovely! the cakes and cookies look so scrummy, I would have been sorely tempted to sneak one :)

  2. The cookies were so sweet and came all the way from Turkey! Yes, I did want to sneak one of the cupcakes. Yum!

  3. lovely photos! and her flowers are so so pretty.

  4. Forgot to say that the streamers on the bouquet are a Turkish wedding tradition!

  5. everything was so beautiful...All the best! x

  6. What a beautiful, elegant wedding.. I'm so sorry I missed it! All my love to naz and lilian.

  7. Lovely work Lisa. I'm beginning to discover Turkey so was waiting to see how this couple would celebrate their day. The bride's French lace veil was stunning.

  8. Gorgeous work Lisa. I especially love the berries on the boutonnieres. And congratulations to Naz & Lilian, they look so happy together.

  9. Gozde (Naz's Cousin)October 19, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Dear Lisa, wonderful!!! pictures, reflecting the elegance of the ambiance,the happiness&beauty of our young couple and the effort put through to make this day perfect...and I'm also amazed to read your article and the details you have captured,one can see that you shared all our emotions and excitement.this is not only photographing but also being a part of it,my thanx and congratulations to you...

  10. Thank you everyone for your positive comments! Gozde, what a beautiful comment. Your gorgeous family made me feel so welcome and I had so much fun! It was a honour and a pleasure to be there :)


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