Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Sea Horse Beach Club, Oludeniz, Fethiye, Turkey beach wedding photography of The bride walking down the aisle with her father, surrounded on either side by their guests

Sea Horse Beach Club, Oludeniz, Fethiye, Turkey Elopement Photos | The bride walks down the aisle with her father, surrounded on either side by their guests

Carrie and Terry from London, UK decided to have a destination wedding in Oludeniz in Turkey. In addition to celebrating the day with their closest friends and almost all of their family, they also got to share the important day with their two children. Their wedding day not only took place in a beautiful beach location in Turkey, making for some truly incredible scenery, but the intimacy of the small wedding made up of a pool of close guests made for a day full of beauty, emotion, and intimacy.

Here, Carrie walks down the aisle with her father, surrounded on either side by their guests. The ceremony took place at Sea Horse Beach in Oludeniz, and Carrie and her father were surrounded by blue skies and mountains as they made their way toward the altar.

Sea Horse Beach Club, Turkey wedding photo showing The bride getting her hair and makeup done in a hair salon in Fethiye

Sea Horse Beach Club, Turkey Bridal Elopement Image | The bride gets her hair and makeup done in a hair salon in Fethiye

Carrie gets her hair and makeup done in a hair salon in Fethiye, Oludeniz which, coincidentally, is owned by another Londoner.

Oludeniz, Fethiye, Turkey Destination wedding image of The bride’s sister working on applying their nail polish

Oludeniz, Fethiye, Turkey Destination Elopement Photography | The bride’s sisters work on applying their own nail polish

The bride’s sisters work on applying their own nail polish as they wait for Carrie to get her hair done.

Fethiye, Turkey wedding image of The bride and the women of her family forming a dressing train

Fethiye, Turkey Elopement Bride Photos | The bride and the women of her family form a kind of dressing train

The bride and the women of her family form a kind of dressing train; the sisters help the bride with her wedding gown as the bride helps her mother with her dress in Carrie’s hotel room.

Turkey Destination beach wedding photo showing The couple’s wedding planner helping out with Turkish law

Turkey Destination Elopement Ceremony Photographer | The couple’s wedding planner helps out in more ways than one

The couple’s wedding planner helps out in more ways than one as she explains the official Turkish wedding ceremony to them, which was held under the Turkish law.

Sea Horse Beach Club, Beach wedding image from Just after the ceremony of the family members on the sandy beach

Sea Horse Beach Club, Beach Ceremony Elopement Picture | Just after the ceremony, all of the family members take a moment to celebrate on the sandy beach

Just after the ceremony, all of the family members take a moment to celebrate on the sandy beach together surrounded by the water and green mountains.

Sea Horse Beach Club wedding day Portrait of the newlyweds who took a minute on the beach

Sea Horse Beach Club Couple Portrait Session | the newlyweds took a minute to themselves on the beach

Just before dinner, the newlyweds took a moment to themselves on the beach. Standing together by the water, they cannot help but laugh and smile at one another, revealing how happy and in love they are.

Sea Horse Beach Club Destination wedding image of The groom becoming extremely emotional while giving his reception speech

Sea Horse Beach Club Destination Elopement Photographer | The groom becomes extremely emotional while giving his speech

During the reception, Terry becomes extremely emotional while giving his speech. He begins to cry and finds it difficult to speak.

Sea Horse Beach Club, Turkey wedding photography showing the groom sharing a dance with his little flower girl

Sea Horse Beach Club, Turkey Destination Elopement Image | the groom shares a dance with his little daughter

At the restaurant in the Sea Horse Beach Club, Terry shares a dance with his little daughter, who is clearly excited to dance with her daddy. The two smile and laugh, perfectly representing the bond that this lovely family shares.