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Your Dreamy Wedding in Istanbul Awaits

Istanbul is the magical destination where some of the world's most striking weddings take place. The unparalleled ambience on the Bosphorus creates a once-in-a-lifetime experience impossible to forget. Here are valuable tips from the most stylish designers of exclusive Istanbul weddings, Aytül Ayke Fıratoğlu and Yonca Bagana.


Turkey Editor

13 February 2017

The designers:

“We represent Jeff Leatham, who is famous as the most creative floral artist in the world, the designer of the legendary flowers at George V Hotel in Paris. It's imperative that we design a wedding that is unique for each couple, and make it a journey to remember for them and for their guests as well. That's why we don't just design the wedding evening, but the whole process that comes before and after it. We do a colour analysis of the couple to determine the correct colours we should use for the bridal gown, the tuxedo and even the decor at the wedding. Depending on the theme, we work with different artists and designers to create an extraordinary atmosphere.”

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The venue:

Çırağan Palace Kempinski is at the top of our list for those who wish to tie the knot in one of the most beautiful palaces of the world, against the backdrop of the magnificent Bosphorus view. Four Seasons Bosphorus is another great alternative for large-scale weddings on the Bosphorus coast. For a cosier event, you could cross over to the Asian side to pledge your vows at the Sumahan on the Water.”

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The gown:

“It all depends on your style. One of the leading fashion designers in Turkey, Gamze Saraçoğlu is among the first names to consider when looking for that perfect dress. Banu Bora Mumcu's refined taste in fashion makes her a go-to address for every occasion, but especially so for understated elegance. Finally if you're looking for a glamorous dress fit to be the talk of the town, go directly to Nedret Taciroğlu’s Nedo.”

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The suit:

“We suggest one name only: Ferruh Karakaşlı. The designer's special tuxedo has been the perfect fit for many a bridesgroom.”

The jewellery:

“You'll fall in love with the bridal collection at Sponza Jewellery's store in Zorlu Center.” 

The cake:

“Sinem Ekşioğlu's Five O'Clock team does a meticulous job in making your dreams come true – in cakes and sweet buffets, of course!” 

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The bouquet:

“The bridal bouquet is the most striking accessory the bride has, and it's as important as the gown itself. The flowers must go perfectly with the gown and also reflect the bride's character. Studio Fiorito in Istinye has a beautiful selection to make many happy brides.”


The gift:

“If you're a guest without a gift, we suggest you stop by at RB Living, where you can find many sophisticated options from bedsheets to china and even furniture. With its large roster of home decor brands such as Ralph Lauren and L'Objet, Luxuria offers something for every taste.”

The hair:

“Founded by the experienced hair designer Ibrahim Zengin, No 21 Hair Design will help you pick the best look that goes perfectly with your gown.”

The make up:

“Make-up artist Hakan Kültür is fantastic at giving a natural look to the brides he works with. We pick the bride's ideal colours and he does the make-up accordingly.”

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