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A'jia Hotel Istanbul Outdoor Beach Wedding Ceremony image of the bride walking down the aisle with her husband to be

A'jia Hotel Istanbul Wedding Ceremony Photo | the bride walks down the aisle with her husband to be

Here, the bride walks down the aisle with her husband to be, surrounded on either side by their guests. The ceremony took place at Ajia Hotel Bosphorus, on a cloudy day at the water's edge.

Nalan, from Turkey, and Rui from Portugal are living as a couple in Amsterdam. They have chosen Nalan’s hometown, Istanbul, for their wedding. The venue was one of the most beautiful places in Bosphorus, the Ajia Hotel. After the preparations in the modernized historic rooms of the hotel, we went to the seaside yard for the wedding. The wedding was held here, in a plain but elegant setting prepared by La Maison des Fleurs.

Wedding photo from Bosphorus at the Ajia Hotel of The bride checking her eye make up with her close friends from Turkey in the hotel room

Weddings in Bosphorus - Picture from Ajia Hotel | The bride is checking her eye make up with her close friends from Turkey in the hotel room

Nalan is checking her eye make up with her close friends from Turkey in the hotel room. She was so easy going during her preparations, it provided for a relaxing time for all the people around her.

Bosphorus, Istanbul Ajia Hotel Wedding venue photo of The groom getting dressed in his room with 6 groomsmen

Bosphorus, Istanbul - Ajia Hotel Wedding Photography | The groom is getting dressed in his room where There were 6 groomsmen

Rui is getting dressed in his room. There were 6 groomsmen from Portugal and they really had fun together. At the same time, they were so helpful for the groom during the preparation.

Ajia Hotel Wedding venue image of The bride writing the names of her single bridesmaids on her new shoes

Ajia Hotel Wedding Photographers | The bride is writing the names of her single bridesmaids under her new shoes

The bride is writing the names of her single bridesmaids under her new shoes. If the girls' names are deleted, it means their chances for marriage are super high, somewhat like catching a bridal bouquet.

Istanbul Destination Wedding image from Bosphorus - Ottoman of The bride being very emotional at the ceremony

Destination Weddings at The Bosphorus, Istanbul - Ottoman Images | The bride was very emotional at the wedding ceremony

Nalan was very emotional at the wedding ceremony. She tried to control her tears but it was not easy.

Ajia Istanbul Bosphorus Wedding Hotel Venue image from After the ceremony, it was quite fun for the couple to enter the dining room

Ajia Istanbul Bosphorus Wedding Hotel Venue, Turkey | After the wedding ceremony, it was quite fun for the couple to enter the dining room

After the wedding ceremony, it was quite fun for Nalan and Rui to enter the dining room. The bridesmaids and groomsmen made a corridor for the couple's entrance.

Istanbul, Turkey Wedding day image from the first dance at the reception venue party

Istanbul, Turkey Wedding Photography | time for the first dance

It was time for the first dance. All the guests standing watched and responded to Nalan and Rui's wonderful show.

Istanbul Wedding day portrait of the bride reflecting from the hotel window at sunset

Istanbul, Turkey Wedding Photos | a portrait of the bride reflecting from the hotel window at sunset

I wanted to take a portrait of Nalan reflecting from the hotel window at sunset. The sky turned red just after sunset and took a couple of shots.

Istanbul Wedding image from the end of the night when different emotional stories were experienced

Istanbul Wedding Photographers | Towards the end of the night, different emotional stories were experienced

Towards the end of the night, different emotional stories were experienced. The name of the drink in the hand of the girl in front is Turkish rakı. This anise-containing drink is quite strong but also so popular.