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  • Writer's pictureArman Marazyan

Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul Hotel Wedding Photos / Gülce & Alphan

We witnessed the marriage of Gülce & Alphan, the parents of dear Aslan.

Düğün Belgeseli Fotoğrafları, Turkey Weddings, İstanbul weddings, Hagia Sofia Mansions Hotelinde düğün çekimi

We documented the happy days of the beloved Gülce and Alphan and their son Aslan, who had to face various obstacles to finalize their childhood love, but whose love grows day by day.


You can find the details of the story of this unique day, which we went as a team and took about 18 hours to shoot in the style of a Wedding Documentary, in the rest of our article.


We started our shootings early in the morning at Alphan's house in Başakşehir. We shot the house where Alphan lived and his family. We left the house to shoot the groom's shave. After traveling for about five minutes, we arrived at the hairdresser. We completed our shootings at the hairdresser.


It was time for Gülce's preliminary preparation and exit shots. After a 10-minute car ride, we arrived at Gülce's house in Başakşehir, where Gülce's preliminary preparations would be made. When we arrived home, make-up artist Yağmur had completed her preparations and was about to start make-up. Gülce's mother Mrs. Vildan, her father Mr. Haluk, her sister Melis and Gülce's friend Esra were at home with dear Aslan. It is much more enjoyable to shoot in a house with very sweet, humble and sincere people.


(Every moment and every detail is very important in the preparatory stages. We don't even have time to blink our eyes, so to speak. You can catch a facial expression when you least expect it. We realize our shootings by keeping our concentration at the highest level and we get the results perfectly).


The preliminary preparation of our beautiful bride Gülce was over and we were waiting for Alphan to arrive. Until Alphan arrived, we continued to take photos of Gülce and her family...


And then the expected moment came. The doorbell rang. It was our handsome groom Alphan. Gülce's excitement was written all over her face. As is customary, with Mr. Haluk's mischief, dear Aslan wouldn't open the door to his father without an allowance. We continued shooting Gülce and Alphan until they got into the bridal car. Dear Aslan was coming to the wedding venue with his grandfather and grandmother. Thus, we completed the exit from the house.


(It was time to go to the wedding venue. About 1 hour of driving was waiting for us. This was an unmissable opportunity for us to rest a little bit, gather our energy and have a snack. Because we had just completed the first 4 hours of shooting. We had 14 hours of shooting left).


Our wedding venue, Hagia Sofia Mansions Hotel, was a boutique hotel with an authentic interior architecture. The rooms were very nice, bright and spacious. The hotel staff was very helpful to both our couple and our team...


After arriving at the Hagia Sofia Mansions Hotel in Sultanahmet, we had a meeting to review the plan for the day. Each stage had to be complete. It was very important to follow the plan in order to avoid any possible mishaps. After the meeting, we started Gülce's detailed preparations without wasting any time...


With the start of the detailed preparations, we started our detail shots. Our beautiful bride was turning into a princess with every passing minute. So we had to create images worthy of princesses...


After a while, we started shooting the details and preparations of our charismatic groom Alphan. And dear Aslan had arrived at the hotel. It was time to visualize Aslan's preparation phase...


The preparation stages took longer than we expected, but it was finally over. It was time to reunite the princess and the prince. Since Gülce and Alphan's preparation rooms were facing each other. First we took Alphan out of the room, then we took Gülce out of the room. As Gülce walked towards Alphan with heavy steps, the excitement and happiness of both of them was worth seeing...


Unfortunately, the long preparation stages had unfortunately shortened the exterior shooting time we had planned in advance. At 18 o'clock the guests would start arriving and at 19 o'clock the food would be distributed. Our time was very short. But this could not be an excuse and we had to make the most of this time. Without wasting time, we realized a mini exterior shooting. Afterwards, we took family photos and waited for the wedding time.


At 20 o'clock the wedding ceremony took place, the signatures were signed and the first dance... It was very romantic. After the first dance, the table visits started. With very sincere and tight hugs, we got images where the excitement and happiness were at the peak. With the invited guests filling the dance floor little by little, our cameras were loaded with a lot of fun until the cake arrived.


The cake was cut at 22:30, champagne was popped and glasses were raised. Gülce & Alphan made a thank you speech to the guests...

The fun was in full swing. First Gülce danced with her sister. Then Alphan danced the Harmandalı...


What's a wedding without throwing flowers? Of course not. Gülce's flower toss was eagerly awaited. Gülce turned her back... She threw the flower... And it was her cousin Naz Tuğçe who caught it. Her joy was worth seeing...


The clocks were ticking and it was 00:00. We had reached the end of the evening entertainment. The guests were leaving the venue one by one. But our shooting was not over yet. There was the after party at the end of the night...


The After Party was to be held at Sarnıç Restaurant. The historical texture and magical atmosphere of the place energized us even though we were tired. We started shooting without wasting time. The fun continued from where it left off...

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