The Wedding

From last weekend: Umut and Beysun’s wedding was held in “Rakkas” a multi-purpose venue located in an old Ottoman mansion on the Bostanci coastline, Asian Istanbul. I felt very privileged to be at the ceremony.

Also at the wedding were Mutlu, Fatih, Tuncay, Cuneyt, Gokhan, Ozge, some of Beysun’s and Umut’s relatives and others I had met previously.

It was a great night, as the following photos hopefully show:


The celebrant presiding over the civil ceremony at the start of the evening

Beysun looking radiant (with the 500 lira hairstyle: the standard fee in Istanbul to prepare a bride’s hair)

An amateur in between two professionals

The cake (using the ‘candle’ feature on the camera)

The bellydancer

Umut hearts Beysun

The wedding car

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