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Sisli Evlendirme Dairesi, Istanbul, COVID Wedding picture of mask removal during a little outdoor shoot in front of the hall

Sisli Evlendirme Dairesi, Istanbul, COVID Wedding Image | a little outdoor shoot in front of the hall

After the wedding, we did a little outdoor shoot in front of the hall. Meanwhile, Defne and Ali took off their masks, as the environment was calm.

Defne and Ali are a wonderful couple who got married in Istanbul. There were too many feelings within the family and guests, like fun and emotions because the couple would move to Lausanne, Switzerland, after the wedding. The day started with the preparations at the couple's home. The preparations continued at the hotel where the couple will stay, at the Çırağan Kempinski Hotel. The wedding ceremony was held in Şişli Wedding Hall. Pandemic measures were applied here and the number of guests was kept at about 30 people. At night, the ceremony was held in a tent in Bebeköy Momo Restaurant. Luckily, it was a good wedding under Covid-19 conditions. 

Istanbul, Turkey Wedding Photo photo of The bride preparing for the wedding at her own home

Istanbul, Turkey COVID Wedding Photography | The bride wanted prepare for the wedding at her own home

Defne preferred to prepare for the wedding at her own home. Early in the morning, the make-up artist and hairdresser came and prepared Defne and Ali's mother and close friends.

The make-up artist is making the final touches to Defne. The salon of the house had turned into a great beauty center.

COVID Wedding Prep image from Istanbul, Turkey of brides best friend on video call technology

COVID Wedding Prep Pic, Istanbul, Turkey | The brides best friend was able to follow the whole process by video call technology

During the entire preparation process, Defne's best friend was able to follow the whole process by video call technology. Thanks to this meeting between London and Istanbul, Defne was not separated from her friend.

Çırağan Kempinski Hotel, Palace Wedding photo of the groom w/ His groomsmen with him

Çırağan Kempinski Hotel, Palace Wedding Images | His closest friends as groomsmen were with him

Ali made all his preparations in the room at Çırağan Palace Hotel. His closest friends as groomsmen were with him. By the way, they had a lot of fun.

Ciragan Kempinski Palace Hotel wedding image of a toast when there was very little time left for the wedding ceremony

Wedding Pic at Ciragan Kempinski Palace Hotel | there was very little time left for the wedding ceremony

After the preparation, Defne and Ali were very excited because there was very little time left for the wedding ceremony. But Ali knew the solution: a full glass of champagne.

Covid-19 wedding lockdown, distancing measures were at the highest level in this hall image with masks

Sisli Evlendirme Dairesi, Istanbul, COVID Wedding Hall Pic | Covid-19 measures were at the highest level in the hall

Covid-19 measures were at the highest level in the hall where the wedding would take place. Before the wedding, they only let the couple in and a barrier was put between them and the guests.

Sisli Evlendime Dairesi official COVID wedding marriage hall image of The first kiss moment as officer says you can kiss the bride

Sisli Evlendime Dairesi - official COVID wedding hall photos | The "first kiss" moment in the wedding hall where the officer says you can kiss the bride

The "first kiss" moment in the wedding hall where the officer says you can kiss the bride. In Defne's hand, both the wedding wallet and the mask, which is the mandatory symbol of 2020, are together.

Wedding portrait of the bride and groom at Sisli Evlendime Dairesi showing The couple shooting was pretty fun

Wedding Photographer for Sisli Evlendime Dairesi | The couple shooting was pretty fun

The couple shooting was pretty fun. Just as we finished, a solid rain started, but this just added to the couple's joy.

Momo Bebekoy Istanbul Restaurant Wedding Venue photo of Two friends dancing at the reception party

Momo Bebekoy Restaurant Wedding Venue Image, Istanbul | Two friends are dancing in the front

Two friends are dancing in the front while Defne is hugging Ali and her close friend. All the guests had a lot of fun towards the end of the night in Bebeköy Momo. The wedding ended at 22:00 due to the pandemic rules.