8 images from an Istanbul, Turkey Civil Marriage at the Municipal Belediye - Elopement Photography by Nilufer Nalbantoglu
Due to the fact that they were finally a married couple, whenever their eyes met each other they burst into laughter.
Tolga and Cem were one of the luckiest couples in 2020. Considering the restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, many couples had to postpone their weddings but Tolga and Cem were able to have a small ceremony with their loved ones just when the restrictions were eased off.
The excitement and happiness could easily be felt by everyone who witnessed the day. The day began with Tolga’s preparations and as a tradition continued with the most sensitive family home visit that I’ve ever witnessed. There was joy, there were laughter, tears, and everything. After they tied the knot, the day was crowned with a surprise cake.
Makeup with mask and gloves during Corona days.
Remembering her own wedding day, the bride’s grandma is sharing her memories.
Registration Photo from a Civil Marriage in Turkey Wedding at the Municipality Belediye showing the bride and groom were covered behind masks due to the pandemic
Just before the ceremony, the bride and groom were covered behind masks due to the pandemic but nothing could bring the mood down.
Turkish Marriage Registry Office Belediye Istanbul Wedding photo showing loved ones were not at the ceremony
Many of the loved ones were not able to be at the ceremony, but the flowers that they sent made the couple feel their presence.
Istanbul, Turkey Bodrum, Belediye Office Wedding Photo of The bride’s uncle taking the role of lost father
The bride’s uncle taking the role of a recently lost father was a touching scene.
Istanbul, Turkey Wedding Couple Photo of the couple sent to the ceremony with local dances and money
As a tradition, the couple was sent to the ceremony with local dances and a money shower.
Local Municipality Belediye Istanbul, Turkey Wedding photo of the Tossing of bridal bouquet in front of the registry office
A social distance bouquet toss in front of the registry office.
The ceremony’s last kiss was behind the surprise wedding cake that the bride’s sister brought.