Jason, Lydia and George
Hi Carole, Happy New Year to you all!
Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our whole wedding experience, as it seemed to just go on forever!
So pleased we picked up your excursions brochure in May 2008 and noticed the Wedding Package details, I can still remember sitting in a restaurant in Fethiye with my Wife(!) Lydia, our son George and my Father-In-Law Brian, and saying what a great idea getting married in Turkey would be.
We spoke to you personally that week whilst in Ovacik at our villa, and provisionally booked our eventual Wedding Day a few weeks later via email.
The emails you sent during the winter kept us fully informed of events and also what documents/licenses etc. we needed ready for the actual marriage.
The trip needed to Antalya was the perfect excuse to grab a week of sunshine in May to get the paperwork sorted! It was a long day after a 6am start, but your driver Ramashan made this day very comfortable and easy indeed, and he is a credit to your company. We even met with you in the afternoon after this eight hour round trip to pick our wonderful Wedding Cake and to pick colours etc. for the tables on the boat, and also pick our menu.
We met again in early September, a few days before our Wedding Day to finalise numbers and table plan, and we were all set.
The day of the Wedding was just perfect! EVERYTHING dropped into place perfectly which we think is a measure of how good at your jobs you guys are. We arranged with you for the official photographer to come to the villa before we set off to the boat and photograph everybody there too which was fantastic!
Easy transfers to and from the boat to our guests villas as part of the costs was a huge weight off our shoulders! Arrival at the boat was very special for everybody, and all our thirty five guests were very impressed with the boat, facilities and especially the staff who were also fantastic on the day. They also helped us cater for the three small children in our party. My brother turned up as a surprise on the day and a place was quickly and easily set for him by the crew.
The ceremony was everything we wanted it to be, and the Champagne was cracked open! The photos taken then as the sun was setting were amazing! We even saw dolphins swimming in the bay! The music was playing and the drink was flowing, our guests were having an amazing time!
The food on the boat was the best we have ever had in Turkey, and we have visited many times over the last five years! The complimentary bar also went down a storm with guests and made the celebrations even easier! We even set Chinese Lanterns off as night fell which was just awesome!
We were on the boat for six hours, and it seemed to go in the blink of an eye! Luckily there was also a cameraman filming, not intruding with the day at all (which we obviously didn’t want!). We have a ninety minute DVD which our guests and us have watched many times, and a disk of three hundred photos, and all included in the cost!
We all had a perfect day and cannot recommend it highly enough, many thanks to you all for making our day everything we wanted and more!
See you in June when we return to Turkey
Jason, Lydia and George
JIan and Karen…… Now Mr + Mrs Scott
Thanks again for a fabulous wedding
We were really pleased with everything you laid on for us and would not have changed anything about the day
Our memories will last forever
The Beach Venue was superb,reception too,food great
You looked after us from day one
Hi to Ramazan ( he was brilliant )
Highly recommend you
Thanks Thanks Thanks
JIan and Karen…… Now Mr + Mrs Scott
Andrew and Kerrie
15th may 2009 , hope ur well just wanted to write to tell you how happy we were about our wedding We spoke to you a year before our wedding and you were very helpful, we decided to get married on the boat and what can i say it was amazing!!
We had a day in Antalya to sort out the paperwork and we couldn’t have done it without your help and our lovely driver, everything was taken care of. On the day we were so happy the boat was beautifully decorated,and the food was amazing, everyone said it was the best meal they’d had all holiday!. The whole thing was so personal, we loved every minute and we’d do it again in a shot, we wouldn’t change a thing!
The photo’s were beautiful and the dvd was brilliant we can’t stop watching it, the service was excellent.
I really can’t explain how happy we were, everyone said it was the best wedding they’d been to and we were so pleased we decided to do it abroad,we felt there was less stress and we had a more personal day .
We’re gutted that it’s all over but would like to thank you for everything! we’d recommend it to anyone, and would like to say to anyone that has any doubts about doing it abroad that they won’t regret it it’ll make the best day of their lives even better.
Andrew and Kerrie
Marie and Aaron Folan
Apologies for it taking so long to email you with our testimonial, been very busy since coming home. Please feel free to use any of our photos on your website, as they are all beautiful!
Well firstly, I would like to thank you for such a special, beautiful wedding; it was exactly what we wanted. Every detail was perfect, and we were so surprised to find that you had managed to match all the decorations with the awkward bridesmaid dress colour! We were very impressed! Every single one of our guests said they had a fantastic time, and it was the most relaxed, fun wedding they had been to.
The hundreds of pictures are just lovely, every single one. The photographer was very good; we would have paid an absolute fortune for them here. I have pictures right up until the very end of the evening, capturing the entire day, wonderful!
The food was also very good, and plenty of it! Pizza for the children was really appreciated. I think everybody had had a few to drink by then though, so we may not have been as greedy as I told you we were! I hope not too much went to waste.
To top off a lovely ceremony and meal we opted for some evening entertainment, a belly dancer and a man throwing fire and lights (sorry not sure what to call them!)And it really was the icing on the cake; they were brilliant, really got the party started!
So if anybody is unsure or nervous about getting married in turkey, don’t be! You can trust Carole 100% with all of your wedding plans, and she will deliver you the perfect wedding exactly the way you want it.
Carole, I hope you are keeping well, and thank you so much again.x
Marie and Aaron Folan (wedding 13th may 2009)
Mark and Linda Graham Torquay
Nick & I just wanted to send you an email once again to say a huge “THANK YOU” !
From our first meeting last year you made the idea of getting married in Turkey a reality for us and with the minimum of fuss or stress………..
The yacht was incredible and everyone was blown away with the perfect setting and all the fantastic decorations you and your girls had created. Your team are a credit to you from our escort to the British consulate through to the Captain whom chauffeured us back to our hotel at the end of the wedding night.
Our families and friends have told everyone about the trip and we can’t wait to come back next year (although I think Nick wants it to be just the two of us).
If anyone wants a recommendation please do not hesitate to pass on our firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
I hope your business goes from strength to strength in the future.
23th JULY Torquay
Lynette and Eddie
Hope you are well. Back in England now, raining as usual.
Just e-mailing you to say Thank you so much for organising our wedding, it couldn’t have been more perfect. I don’t think we could have found anyone better to arrange everything for us. Start to finish, it was amazing.
We would recommend your company to anyone wanting to marry in Turkey and in fact we already have.
From the first phone call to the ceremony you were fantastic. Even the trip to Antalya, which we were dreading, was lovely, Ramazan did a fantastic job for us and we seen so much of Turkey also, from the marble mountains to cities, and learned a lot from Ramazans explanations of everything.
The wedding itself was great; we’ve never seen our guests laugh and cry so much at the same time. None of them have stopped talking about it since and one couple may even renew their vows in a couple of years too.
One thing that wasn’t so good though was the DVD. Not that we mind because we have had a good laugh about it, but I would rather let you know for your company’s sake as I know some customers could be unhappy. It was as if a child had gotten hold of the camera and pressed record, and pointed it anywhere, in some places we had no heads or top of heads, (this may be a blessing though the way Eddie cried, Ha).
This aside though, everything couldn’t have been more perfect. Thank you Carole from the bottom of our hearts, for a fantastic wedding which we will never forget.
Hope to see you again in the future. Take care,
Lynette and Eddie.
Caroline and Ritchie Cleasby
Dear Carole, Anne & Sarah
I just wanted to email you to pass on our thanks for the wedding on the 28th September. We were really impressed with everything.
The boat looked wonderful, the cake was amazing and the food went down a treat. All our guests commented on the setting and how impressive it all was and how much they enjoyed the whole event. The photographs are wonderful as is the video for which we are most grateful.
The only thing we wish is that it could have lasted longer – in our minds it was over in a flash and we’d quite happily do it all again tomorrow.
Thank you for all your hard work – especially to Anne for driving us all the way to Antalya and back! Rather you than us!!
The wedding was truly amazing and I’m thoroughly depressed to be back in the UK, at work, where it’s 3 degrees outside. Life is so unfair sometimes.
Take care of yourselves and enjoy the time off that you have.
Caroline and Ritchie Cleasby(!)
Blue Lagoon Beach Wedding October 2009
We booked the wedding day package a year ago, my daughter and future son in law wanted a particular date for the wedding so they were delighted that the date was available. They paid a 20% deposit and the wedding was booked.
After we had booked the wedding day package, Carole kept in touch with us and answered all emailed questions within 24 hours, which we thought was great.
We chose a beach location rather than a yacht because some of our party suffered from seasickness. The wedding day extras we paid for locally were for flowers, buttonholes, hair and make-up, microlite plane petal drop, and obviously we brought with us from the UK the wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses, rings etc.
Plus of course, you and your guests have the cost of your holiday flights and accommodation on top but as we all treated the wedding as part of our annual holiday, it worked out really well for all of us.
We booked a holiday at a hotel in Oludeniz using a UK travel agent. There are many hotels to choose from to suit your budget. My daughter and son in law booked a holiday for 2 weeks with the majority of other guests booking for one week, the wedding was held during the second week.
Upon arrival at her hotel in Olu Deniz, my daughter was contacted by Carole and arrangements were made for the couple to travel to Antalya to complete the paperwork and the medical (NO blood tests are needed for British Couples) they needed the following- a certificate of non impediment which they obtained from the local registry office 3 months before the wedding, full birth certificates, full British passports and 6 passport size photos each.
They travelled to Antalya in an air con car with driver completed the paperwork/medical, had lunch included, then they were driven to meet Carole in Fethiye and they chose the colours for the table/chair decorations and also chose the flowers and cake. They gave Carole a copy of their chosen wedding music, which they had brought from the UK. They were given a Turkish mobile phone to use to contact Carole should there be any problems/questions.
By the time I arrived at the hotel (coming for the second week) everything had been arranged.
At 12.30 on the day of the wedding, we (Bride, Bridesmaids, Grooms Mum and me) were picked up from our hotel and taken to a gorgeous beauty salon in Hisaronu a few miles away from Olu Deniz. The salon was very modern and cool with great air-con and the staff were lovely. A British lady named Sharon ran it and she made us feel very at ease, a lot of giggles went on that afternoon. She had a book of hairstyles that she had done for previous brides and bridesmaids so you could choose any style you wanted. There were also four lovely Turkish staff working on us, doing hair, make-up, nails and toes etc, we felt really pampered.
Because my daughter was going to wear a veil and didn’t want to return from the salon to the hotel wearing it, when we were all ready, Sharon came back to the hotel with us, she waited patiently while we helped the bride to get dressed then she put my daughters veil on for her.
By this time, we had just half an hour left before the wedding, which was booked for 5.30pm. ( I looked out on the balcony of our room and could see that the other guests had all gone to the awaiting coach which was booked for 5pm) I called my husband and told him that our ‘little girl’ was ready…she looked stunning and I felt quite tearful…so did her dad 🙂
We all left the room and we saw that the hotel maids were all sitting on the wall outside our room cheering and clapping, this carried on as we walked through the hotel grounds with the guests all clapping and cheering and the waiters whistling and waving, it really was special. The hotel photographer took a few photos of us in the garden and leaving the hotel.
The day was very sunny without a cloud and my daughter and her dad got into the wedding car with the rest of us in a car in front. There was a lot of ‘horn honking’ and cheering as the wedding car made its journey to the lagoon.
When we arrived at the entrance to the lagoon location, we were greeted by Carole, who pinned on our buttonholes and gave the bouquets to the bride and bridesmaids.
Then the first of the two ‘aisle music tracks’ started the first of which was for the grooms mum and me to start walking, followed later by the bridesmaids.
I walked down the red carpet, through the trees and saw all the guests sitting by the lagoon on white chairs tied with blue ribbon, I went through an arch of flowers and took my place on a chair in front of the decorated wedding gazebo. I turned around and saw the bridesmaids coming down the aisle looking so very beautiful.
Then to the sound of Ennio Morricone’s ‘Gabriels Oboe’ my daughter glided down the aisle with her Dad, there was not a dry eye in sight, she looked like an angel and it was almost ‘surreal’
She was greeted at the arch of flowers by her husband to be; who looked totally astounded at her appearance (She is very much a jeans and tee shirt girl normally with hardly any make up) then the couple went to the wedding gazebo in order for the wedding ceremony to commence. The backdrop of the lagoon and Mountains was so beautiful. The Couple chose traditional Turkish vows, which are very moving. They had two witnesses and a Turkish official conducted the ceremony in Turkish and English.
After the wedding ceremony had finished, we all posed for photographs and when it came to the group photo, we heard the sound of the ‘petal drop plane’ approaching. The first petal drop missed us, which caused great hilarity, the plane did another ‘sortie’ if that’s what it is called, and the second petal drop was more successful.
The setting sun and the colours of the sky and the lagoon had to be seen to be believed, it went from bright blues, gold’s and oranges to pink and purple, simply stunning.
After the photos (The whole event was also being recorded on video) We were all led to the grounds of the restaurant overlooking the lagoon a few yards back from the wedding gazebo, where decorated tables awaited us.
We had some wine then made the speeches using a microphone, the speeches being very funny and very emotional too. I found it difficult to remove the lump from my throat.
Then came the champagne toasts, we then got up to help ourselves to the most delicious food, consisting of kebabs, baked potatoes with cheese, chips, salads, meat, pasta, vegetables, bread rolls and butter, etc. It was really nice and so fresh.
After we had finished the meals at our tables, it was time for the cutting of the cake, which again was delicious.
The wine served with the meals and all evening was superb. Now it was time for the bride and grooms first dance as husband and wife, they took to the floor to the sound of Oasis’s ‘slide away’
Then came more dancing with everyone on the dance floor (patio of the restaurant) then more celebrations and dancing on into the evening. The DJ playing anything requested.
I watched my daughter and son-in law looking so very happy, I watched people wiping away tears from their eyes, I watched my grandson playing in the sand with other children of the party and I felt utterly content, I couldn’t have wished for anything else for my daughters wedding. It will remain etched in my memory always.
Finally at about 11.30 the coach came to collect us and return us back to our hotel, although the bride and groom and some of the younger members got off the coach at ‘the strip’ and continued to celebrate with much applause from holiday makers, waiters, bar staff etc, At one of the bars, the bridesmaids sang a karaoke song for the newly weds.
Would I recommend getting married in Turkey?…with bells on! Everybody is saying that it was the best wedding ever and I would second that.
If you like a lot of formality with pomp and ceremony then perhaps a beach wedding would not suit you, but if, like my daughter and son in law, you want something relaxed and different in a beautiful location surrounded by family and friends, then I highly recommend it.
The photographer gave the bride and groom a wedding album containing photos plus the photo disc with 354 high quality photos plus a very high quality video of the wedding…this was included in the wedding day package, an absolute bargain I would say…. any question please or if you would like to see the wedding photographs please feel free to email me – firstname.lastname@example.org
Love Chris and Nicky Langdown
Thank you xxx
Well we are home now and I would like to say a massive massive thank you for making our day the most romantic beautiful day ever. It was above and beyond our expectations.
Well where do I start!! Our trip to Antalya was long but very well organised and we were taken there by Ann what a wonderful, friendly, lovely lady. Ann really made our trip and our day, she is informative, organised, friendly and warm. Thanks Ann you were great and a beautiful person xx
Then Carole – well what a wonderful, efficient, organised person you are. You certainly know how to make a persons wedding so special. The boat looked fantastic, the photos and album were brilliant and excellent quality, the dvd was brilliant. Every moment of our wedding was captured from start to finish by the photographer and video man. The food was excellent and really tasty. The tables looked beautiful, the cake fantastic, the crew brilliant.
There is nothing I can fault, Carole has a very efficient work force who are a credit to her. We thank them all so much.
If you are thinking of getting married I would recommend Carole as everything is so organised and done to such high standards and at such a reasonable cost. The scenery is fantastic, the boat gorgeous, sun set beautiful, the food brilliant, my friends said it is the most romantic wedding they have ever been to.
I could go on for ages but all I need to say is THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. It was an honour to meet you and Ann and we will hold these memories we shared with you forever
Love Chris and Nicky Langdown xxxx
14th September 2009
Hope your well sorry it’s taken a bit to get back to you were just getting back on our feet with a new house and Christmas ect!I’ve included some pictures which we’re really pleased with and are really happy to be part of your website! It’s nice to show people what a good job you guys done at giving us the perfect day!
Warm Regards Kimberley Ahmet!! xx
“My husband and I would 100% recommend getting married in Fethiye! At first we may have been apprehensive but Carole was really helpful, emailing us in response to any questions we had!
Having not visited this part of Turkey before made it quite nerve racking when planning our boat wedding, however the information on the website along with the correspondence from Carole and her staff simply meant we couldn’t have been in better hands! Initially we did actually look at booking our wedding through a tour operator, but they seemed to have minimal information compared to “weddingsturkey.com”!
Everything was planned perfectly from the moment we arrived. Carole arranges all the legal stuff which includes a journey to the British Consulate (followed by a visit to the florists and to pick our wedding cake). You’d expect this to be a tedious day, considering it was a 4 hour drive to Antalya.
However it was very comfortable as their driver/guide (Anne) are British, so we felt at ease with everything as it was totally under control, and she was a great driver! We visited the boat a few days before our ceremony couldn’t believe how lovely it looked and even better on the day when it was decorated to match our theme. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed their whole experience, claiming that not only was it the best food they had during their holiday, but also how it had changed their opinion about weddings abroad.
The whole day flew by and went very smoothly; Carole arranged allocated times for photographs, speeches, first dance, cutting the cake, throwing of the bouquet and then of course the party! A few days after we met Carole to receive our wedding album which is gorgeous, as well as a CD of photographs and DVD video which we were very pleased with.
Overall our boat wedding was more than we could have wished for and we had the best day of our lives!
Thanks for giving us the dream wedding Carole x x”
Michelle and Chris Short
Chris and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help and for making the Renewing of our Wedding Vows so special.
From booking the day with you right to the end of our holiday, you were fantastic and offered us a first class service. Any questions were answered either by email or phone promptly before we flew out and we felt at ease knowing that you had everything in-hand.
We met you once we’d arrived in the resort and we were able to confirm the last few details face-to-face and also select our menu for the day. The phone you gave us was so handy and useful in case we had any last minute questions.
On arrival at the boat, we were breath-taken ! The boat looked amazing with all of the decorated tables in our chosen colour and all of our family were so impressed at how beautiful it looked. To be honest they haven’t stopped talking about it and my Father-In-Law keeps saying it was ‘like something out of a magazine’ !
The photographer and DVD man were never intruding and the result was hundreds of fabulous pictures and a stunning DVD that has been watched plenty of times. The pictures were so natural and beautiful that they made great presents for our family members and we have several enlargements on our walls. It was great that the pictures and DVD were ready for us when we came off our boat trip 2 days later – such a fantastic service.
The bottles of water you handed out to everyone on our arrival were such a lovely and much needed thought! The food we were served was fantastic and we can honestly say, one of the best meals we had in Turkey – especially the pasta and potato salad.
We danced the night away to the sounds of your DJ and had a fabulous night that we will remember forever.
The crew on the boat were so friendly and welcoming and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending your services to anyone.
You helped make our day so special and our guests had an amazing time celebrating with us on such a beautiful boat in an unbelievable setting.
Thank you so much
Michelle and Chris Short
Michelle.Short1@ntlworld.com 6th July
Kim and Nick
We got married on the ‘Carole Ann’ yacht on September 21st 2009. We had seen the boat decorated for a wedding on our previous trip to Fethiye and it looked so gorgeous that we cancelled our church wedding in England in order to do things a little bit more special, and we were certainly not disappointed.
From our first contact, Carole was extremely helpful, every aspect of the wedding was organized for us, which made everything very smooth and calm for us. It is difficult when both of you are working full time to organize wedding, but there was no stress at all. Carole has done the organizing hundreds of times so every detail had been thought about and dealt with very professionally.
We had seen adverts by holiday companies and other local Turkish agencies sometimes offering to undercut the price but I am so glad that we weren’t tempted to change. Because as Carole is English she understands what British couples want and expect from their wedding day, which perhaps, others may not. The paperwork, which sounds daunting, was a breeze – again due to Carole and her friendly helpful team.
I really can’t stress enough the importance of having someone with you who knows how the system works – we have heard some horror
stories from people who have tried to organize things for themselves in Turkey.
Our wedding day was absolutely the best time of our lives- there were 50 of us on the yacht and ALL of our guests said it was the best wedding they have ever been to – they are still talking about how fantastic it was and its now 4 months on. The staff were brilliant, the ceremony was really moving with lots of tears, the registrar was lovely and the belly dancer was fabulous – a definite must at a wedding in Turkey.
It truly was the best day ever and we wouldn’t change a thing about it. I highly recommend Carole and her great team and we are
currently trying to sort out a trip to Fethiye for our anniversary so that we can go onto the ‘Carole Ann’ again.
Kim and Nick
Farran and Dan
We would like to thank Carole and her team for the perfect wedding day that we will never forget. From my first email until the end of our holiday Carole was at hand to organise and reassure.
Our venue (beach location) was decorated beautifully and every detail was taken care of by Carole.
From the beginning of our ceremony to the end of the night our guests and ourselves were looked after and nothing was too much trouble.
The dvd and photo’s were also amazing and such good value for money along with the whole wedding package.
I would highly recommend using the hairdresser recommended by Carole, she was lovely and did exactly what we asked for.
Lastly the food and the wedding cake were delicious!
If you would like more infomration please feel free to email me:email@example.com
Farran and Dan
Louise & Paul
Carole and her assistant/driver were very helpful with our requests and very flexible and helpful and made the wedding as smooth and stress free. One of the best things we found was being able to deal directly with Carole who were only ever a phone call or email away and thereby giving us a very personal service. Even down to providing a mobile phone to contact her whilst being in Turkey a week before the wedding, so we had no stress in contacting her should we have any questions etc.
From the first communication right through to the day itself we were given an excellent and friendly, personal service and a memorable and romantic wedding setting. One of the initial reasons for us deciding to book with Carole was that their wedding package offered a flexible service enabling us to add or change elements to meet our requirements and dealing with all legal matters. These formalities were dealt with effectively and without any hidden cost and very speedily.
We were so pleased with the hundreds of wedding photographs and the dvd giving us a full account of the whole experience. Our guests at the wedding have not stopped telling us what a wonderful time they had and friends who have seen the photos and dvd so wish they could have been with us.
We would recommend Carole wedding service to anyone interested in finding a very special and personalised wedding service in one of the most stunning locations in the world.
Louise & Paul
Victoria & Howard Maltby
Our wedding truly was an amazing day. It was everything that we could have imagined and more – an idyllic location, fantastic food and wine and sunshine. Surrounded by family and friends, we tied the knot on our own private island just off the coast of Fethiye.
Thanks to Carole and her team, everything ran smoothly from start to finish. We met regularly to plan to details and nothing was ever too much trouble. She was instrumental in helping us create the day of our dreams.”
Victoria & Howard Maltby
20th June RED ISLAND
On behalf of Connie & I can I take this opportunity to thank you and all of your Staff on board the Carole Ann for making our Wedding such a special and Fantastic day which will be in our fondest Memories for the rest of our lives.
Many of Guests have said they have never been to such a lovely Wedding before. All of the organisation done by yourself was so smooth and we did not have to worry about anything it all went like clockwork again this was down to your constant up dates with both Connie and I along the way.
Connie and I would also like to add the Yacht looked Fantastic on the day and the atmosphere was like a fairy tail and of course the weather was glorious. The food served on Board was just right for our guests and was commented on by our guests as being great.
The ceremony on board was so unique and before we knew it we were moored up of Red Island having photos with the sun setting in the back, it such an amazing what a spot. We would also like to say the Photo Album was lovely and both Discs were superb. Carole from the bottom of our Hearts both Connie and I would like to thank you for making our day so very special for all concerned.
I would highly recommend you as the number 1 wedding planner in the Med.
Kevin Anderson 4TH August
Kevin Anderson General Manager
Eurest Services Acacia Wedding & Conference Centre High Street Dartford DA1 1DJ 07763 843208
Laurie & Wayne
We were a little dubious at first booking our wedding online but we are so glad we did! We chose the Yacht wedding and it was absolutely beautiful, we had 17 guests with us including 4 children and everybody had a fabulous time.
We chose the full wedding package which meant all of the legalities were taken care of, i would highly recommend going for this one, it made everything so stress free for us as everything was taken care of.
The Yacht was beautifully decorated as were the tables, the wedding flowers for myself and the bridesmaids were absolutely gorgeous and i couldn’t believe how inexpensive they were, the buffet and the wedding cake we chose were both delicious. The staff were great as was the photographer who took some great photos.
All in all we had a fantastic day and the setting was really beautiful, i would highly reccomend using Carole for your wedding day. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have, my email address is Mayj9@hotmail.com.
Laurie & Wayne
Newcastle upon Tyne
Martin & Janine Blythe
To Carole and the team
Just wanted to say thank you for all the help with our beautiful beach wedding (June19th 2009) and the personal service we got which left us with a stress free wedding day. We could not of wished for anything nicer, we enjoyed every minute from start to finish and our guests were very impressed with the organisation of the day.
All the special touches from the ring cushions to the the brides music were superb which truely made this a day to remember..
The wedding packages that Carole offer are value for money, the photographer was excellent and the wedding album we received was fantasic along with the DVD that was a lovely touch so we can relive the day as often as we like
Thank you very very much!! If you need us to recommend you to anyone thinking about getting married with you we will be more than happy to tell people what a lovely day we had.
Keep up the good work and help make many more couples as happy as you make us
Martin & Janine Blythe
Norwich, Norfolk 19th June
Mr and Mrs Sutton
We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for the most beautiful wedding we could ever have dreamed of. it really was the wedding of our dreams. Everything was so well planned out and the communication with you was outstanding giving the many miles between us. The ceremony was so private and was also decorated so beautifully.
When you took us up to the restaurant I could see in my head how stunning it would when it would be decorated but we was so surprised by it when we saw it, we couldn’t believe it was the same room and the view from the balcony looking out onto the lagoon was the most amazing view to look at with the sun setting into the ocean whilst having our meal.
The food was absolutely delicious; the fish especially was enjoyed the most by our guests. Everyone was well catered for; even the children enjoyed their meals.
The cake was delicious and looked just as good. The photographer was fantastic, just what we wanted. He did what we asked and nothing was too much trouble and he was also very friendly and patient whilst waiting for people. He also had taken some fantastic pictures of our guests as couples and families which they loved and have all been asking for copies which we have gladly provided them.
All of our guests said they really enjoyed themselves even the kids had a great time playing football on the beach to which I still haven’t found out where the football came from.
The trip to Antalya was a long day but we had plenty of stops to stretch our legs and all the scenery turkey had to offer, not to mention the most amazing sites we’ve ever seen. Our stay in Antalya was brief but we seemed to be back in fethiye in no time and thankfully my husband slept most the way but the driver was friendly and we talked quite alot.
After the day had passed and we were relaxing by our villa pool and you came with our wedding album we were surprised at how quickly it was ready and at how stunning the pictures are, treasured memories of the best day of our lives thank you so much
We will be returning to turkey shortly to celebrate our 1st anniversary.
See you then
Mr and Mrs Sutton 27th May
Samantha & Scott Cundy
Myself and Scott would like to take this opportunity to thank you both and all your excellent staff for making our wedding day extra special, and one of the greatest days of our lives. We couldn’t believe how easy and smoothly everything ran, from the day of booking right through to the wedding day, nothing ever seemed like too much trouble.
The beach venue and decorations were perfect and the food and service was superb. The quality of everything was of such a high standard and worked out at great value for money with no hidden costs.
Also the hundreds of photos and the DVD were just amazing and we could not believe that we were presented with a large, beautifully designed album containing 15 of the best photos of our day and the disc of photos and the DVD the day after the wedding with full copyright, something that could never have been done in England. (We have actually had an extra album done at home that we had to wait 3 months for).
All our guests said how beautiful and perfect the whole day was and have said they will definitely recommend you and the resort to all their family and friends and would love to visit again. Since being home another couple who came to our wedding have got engaged and decided on getting married abroad, and my parents are planning on renewing their vows with yourselves in the next couple of years.
Well I think I have mentioned a little of everything even though I could say so much more, but as a last word I would like to say again a huge thank you to Carole for everything and also Ann (our driver and translator) who is an asset to you and really made us feel welcome and at ease on the trip to Antalya to sign the paperwork and was great at answering all our questions.
Love and best wishes and hope to meet again.
Samantha & Scott Cundy
8th September firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen and Adam
‘ From the minute we found the website for Carole weddings, we knew if was right. The pictures looked amazing, the setting fantastic and it was one of the few places we’d found where we could actually get married ON the beach.
We read a few other testimonials before making the first contact and they were all glowing reports so we knew we were onto a good thing! From the minute we made contact with Carole, everything was taken care of, even though we only gave her a couple of months to organise it!
Even the ribbons around the chairs were perfectly coordinated to the sample we sent. The paperwork on arrival and the whole day itself went without a hitch.
The setting was everything we’d hoped for, picturesque, idyllic, beautiful and the sunset just topped it off. The food was delicious and plentiful and all the staff extremely helpful.
I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again!!!
Hope that helps and please don’t choose dodgy pictures!!! he he. Take care
Karen and Adam
Claire and Dan
We had an amazing day. From the very beginning of booking the wedding Carole was very organised and helped us with every aspect of the wedding.
The boat looked beautiful on the day and all our guests commented on what a lovely wedding it was. It really was everything we ever wanted and more. The perfect wedding in the perfect location.
Claire and Dan
Fiona and Gareth
Married life is very good thanking you although it isn’t too much different to before except we now have a baby on the way! We had the most amazing wedding day and our guests still talk about how lovely it was.
When we first decided to get married abroad we had trouble deciding where to do it and what to do as we wanted something different, meanwhile my mum was spending a week in Olu Deniz and I got a very excited phone call from her saying she had seen a wedding on a yacht and had recorded it for me to watch when she got home and had leaflets from you too! As soon as we saw the video it looked amazing and just the sort of thing we would love to do and got straight onto your website and contacted you to get booked up!
Right from the start all arrangements seemed very simple and you answered any questions I had and nothing seemed too much trouble, nobody could believe how relaxed we were in the run-up to the wedding because we knew all the main stuff was being organised by you so we could just enjoy the build up to our big day! Once in Turkey you went through everything with us and it was lovely making arrangements at the harbour side in the early evening sun over a refreshing drink next to the Carole Ann knowing we were going to be getting married on there the following week. You gave us a phone so we could contact you at any time too which I really liked. Choosing the cake, flowers and going through our songs etc was so relaxed it didn’t really feel like we were making the final arrangements for our big day…isn’t that supposed to be stressful?!
On the day me my mum and bridesmaids were picked up from our hotels and taken to the salon where Kathy and the girls really looked after us. We all had a real pampering day and again I felt more relaxed than I ever thought possible!
Once back at the hotel we got ready and were picked up by the driver. Pulling up on the harbour side with our song playing and our closest family and friends…and of course Gareth all looking down from the yacht was just amazing and from that moment on we had the most wonderful time and the wedding was so much more than we ever imagined, we even had dolphins by the side of the boat when the photos were being taken. The sunset was just beautiful and has made for the best wedding pictures that we or any of our friends and family has ever seen.
Everything from start to finish was just perfect and whenever we watch the video we feel we are back there which is so lovely. The pictures though do not capture the unique and wonderful atmosphere of the day but do show just how romantic it was.
Thank you for everything; it really is a day we will always look back on with very fond memories.s
Fiona and Gareth
Torbay 16th June
Claire & Paul (Mr & Mrs Miller)
Hope you are well.
Just wanted to thank you and your staff for all the hard work and effort that you put into making our wedding day the most perfect day that it could have been. For us, it couldn’t have been better. From the outset, some eighteen months before the day we married, from our first contact with you, the communication was great. You always kept us well informed were so helpful in answering all of our questions and the information that you provided was very comprehensive.
On finally arriving in beautiful Turkey, we had already pre-arranged to meet with you and on doing so we had a very pleasant chat over a few drinks in the harbour at sunset which was lovely. Although our original plans for our wedding had to be slightly changed, nothing was too much trouble for you.
Our trip to Antalya with Ann was thoroughly enjoyable and a lot less painful a day trip than we originally anticipated!! (And the breakfast was fabulous..!) From visiting with the consulate in Antalya to the choosing of the cake in Fethiye, everything ran so smoothly and was so hassle free.
The day itself again ran like clockwork, everything was taken care of by you and your team. Sharon took care of hair for my mum and myself and did an amazing job.
The ceremony was absolutely wonderful, made even more perfect by the lovely location of the beach. The menu that we selected was delicious and there was plenty to go around. The cake was fabulous and almost too good to cut and tasted as good as it looked..!
The photographer was great, very professional and taking pictures the whole time, we didn’t even realise how many he had taken – until we looked at the CD!!
We would just like to thank you again for making our wedding day such a perfect day for us both. We had a wonderful time and will cherish the memories forever.
Lots of Love and see you next you next time we are in Turkey.
Claire & Paul (Mr & Mrs Miller)…xxxx
P_MILLER2@sky.com 26th September 2009
Lorna & Luke Mattocks
What we wanted, where we wanted and the way that we wanted – Carol and her staff got it to a tee!
Olu Deniz and the surrounding area has been our destination for a few years now and it only made sense that as a place we loved so much, it should be the place where we got married. We’d previously been on some excellent excursions with Carole, and this was where we saw she did weddings – fantastic!
Initial enquiries turned quickly into a confirmed date and colour choices and Carole kept us up to date with plenty of information & necessary details throughout.
Before the big day, we were driven by Ann to the British consulate and a number of other places to get all the formal paper work done, Ann were a star and we had a really good day and everything went smoothly.
We’d opted for a yacht wedding and it had been decorated beautifully – we didn’t want much, we wanted an easy going, relaxed day. We wanted to be picked up together and not even have a hierarchy of table arrangements – we weren’t fussy over how the tables were decorated or all the extras that Carole’s team are so ready to do – I do think they thought we were a bit mad, but they listened and did exactly what we needed which is what counts!
The food was delicious – all our guests, and we did have some fussy ones, went back for seconds and were kept entertained all evening with good music, great company and a really helpful, friendly crew. Sarah, who was the British coordinator on board, translated the traditional Turkish vows and was generally, warm, helpful and good fun all evening.
This company and all the staff were a delight to organise & spend our wedding with and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them if you’d like a wedding in this area. Thank you, thank you, and thank you!!!!! xxx
Lorna & Luke Mattocks
24 Sept 2009
Anna & Kevin McGuane
Hi Carole and team
Happy new year to you all. I bet you were all glad for the rest at the end of a very busy season! I have been visiting Turkey for about 14 years and always dreamt of getting married on the beach. When we saw your advert whilst on a Carole excursion it seemed to good to be true. When we returned home from that holiday we got the ball rolling straight away, and couldn’t believe we were going to get our dream wedding and such a great price!
For all the years enjoying the beautiful Turkish sunshine it had to be the year we get married that we see terrible weather! It was soo bad that it started to look like we wouldn’t get our dream wedding after all! Carole and the team worked so hard finding an alternative venue, which was beautiful, but not the reason why we decided to get married in Turkey. The hardest decision to make was go for the beach and keep everything crossed that the weather would be on our side. IT WAS!!
The trip to Antalya, we knew was going to be a long day, but it was well organised. We got through the consulate and legalities with ease and was able to choose our cake and my flowers on the same day.
Our actual wedding was brilliant, starting with a huge sigh of relief that the sun was shining, and was still shining at lunch time. That’s when We knew it was still going to go ahead on the beach. The beach was beautifully decorated and was just as we had imagined. The flowers were perfect, the food was delicious, the cake was just right, and the belly dancer was the icing on the cake.
We were soo happy with the way everything turned out and were really pleased with our photo album and dvd. Huge thanks to you all, we will definitely recommend you to anyone looking to marry abroad.
Thanks again x
Anna & Kevin McGuane
13th September 2009
Pam & Jimmy McKay
Our daughter, Laura, and now son-in-law, Scott were married at the Beach on 6 September 2009. Carole and her team were fantastic throughout the whole experience which started around a year before the event took place.
The wedding itself went like a dream and I just wish I had another daughter to put through the whole experience again! We knew the area very well before, having visited Hisaronu/Olu Deniz/Fethiye area since the year 2000, and because of this we knew Carole had always been around and were well established all the time we had been visiting the resorts.
There’s always “wedding nerves” but these were only created by ourselves and each time we met up with Carole or had a question while we were in the UK we were reassured that it would be alright on the night – and it certainly was and we cannot fault the way the wedding went. Every guest (and there were nearly 40 of them (!) complimented us on the brilliant time they had.
Thanks again to the whole team. I also need to thank Alex, the Manager of the Beach, whom we have known for many years and all his staff for keeping our glasses topped up and making sure everyone was happy. Thank you all – just wish we could do it all again…….. It was like a dream come true.
Pam & Jimmy McKay
Laura & Scott Johnstone 6th September
JANE AND BRIAN
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TO, MARRIED LIFE IS REALLY GOOD THANKS, AND WE BOTH COULDN’T BE HAPPIER.
WE WOULD BOTH LIKE TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU AND TO ALL OF YOUR
STAFF THAT MADE OUR DAY VERY VERY SPECIAL, FROM OUR VERY FIRST CONTACT
WITH YOU BY EMAIL AND TO OUR FIRST MEETING WITH YOU IN TURKEY, BUT WHERE
DO WE START WITH THE ACTUAL DAY ITSELF, FROM THE MINUTE I CAME OUT OF
THE HAIRDRESSERS AND MAKE UP DONE, I FELT IT WAS GOING TO BE A GREAT
DAY, THEN THE CAPTAIN ARRIVING TO PICK ME UP AND TAKE ME TO THE BOAT,
WHICH LOOKED ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, AND ALL OUR GUESTS COMMENTED ON HOW
GREAT IT ALL LOOK, ITS WAS DECORATED BEAUTIFULLY, AND THE SETTING WAS
THE FOOD AND DRINK WENT DOWN VERY WELL, EVERYBODY REALLY ENJOYED IT AND
NO-ONE WENT HUNGRY OR THIRSTY, THE SERVICE WAS 1ST CLASS.
OUR TRIP TO ANTALYA TO VISIT THE CONSULATE WAS A GOOD DAY, ANN THE LADY
THAT TOOK US WAS A REALLY LOVELY LADY AND NOTHING WAS TO MUCH TROUBLE
FOR, STOPPING ON THE WAY THERE FOR BREAKFAST, WHICH I MUST SAY WAS NICE
AND THE PEOPLE WHERE REALLY FRIENDLY AND ACCOMMODATING, IT WAS ALONG
DAY BUT ANN MADE IT ENJOYABLE FOR US, EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS FEELING UNWELL
OUR WEDDING DAY WILL ALWAYS HOLD LOTS OF WONDERFUL MEMORIES FOR BOTH
BRIAN AND I, WE HAVE A LOVELY WEDDING ALBUM TO LOOK BACK ON AND A VIDEO
THAT WE CAN WATCH AT ANY TIME AND BRINGS A LUMP TO MY THROAT EVERY TIME I
WATCH AND WE WOULDN’T CHANGE A SINGLE THING, AND ITS ALL DOWN TO YOU
CAROLE, ARRANGING THE WEDDING WAS SO EASY AND WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO
ANYONE, BECAUSE ALL THE HARD WORK IS DONE FOR YOU.
THANKS ONCE AGAIN FOR YOU AND ALL YOUR STAFF FOR MAKING OUR DAY SO SPECIAL.
JANE AND BRIAN
(17TH SEPTEMBER 2009)
Malcolm & Sue Twemlow
Sue & i have now returned to the UK after our vacation and wedding in Turkey, Sue and I can once again thank you and all your team for making our day so special and without any hic ups.
All the planning and co ordination by you and your team was first class and made us feel at ease.
Anne who took us on the Friday was very helpful and pleasant throughout the long trip.
I will have no problem recommending your company in the future
Thank you again and hope to see you again
Malcolm & Sue Twemlow
Lots of love Kirsty and Lee
Just wanted to thank you, Anne and Sara so very much for a perfect wedding. Although the weather was against us, it all turned out perfectly in the end. Everyone keeps saying that it worked out better at the hotel, it was beautifully decorated and the food was fantastic.
We couldn’t thank you enough for what you did for us, even though we were very behind schedule you still managed to get everything done for us which we really appreciate. The wedding album, photo disc and video are all wonderful. Me and Lee nearly decided to postpone our wedding until next year, all considered. But we are so pleased we decided to get married on our chosen day. I can’t help but look at all our photos every day, they are lovely and I can’t stop thinking about our wedding. It was truly spectacular and very special indeed.
It was so difficult coming back home to the UK after such a lovely time, coming back to reality ;-( but hey you get used to it sooner than you think.
Keep doing what you’re doing because you do a fantastic job!
Thanks again for our perfect day and memories we will cherish and love forever,
Lots of love Kirsty and Lee xxx
Leanne and Robin
Hi Carole and Ann
Just thought I would send an email to you now we are back and settled into married life, just to say thank-you for arranging such an amazing wedding day.
We had a wonderful day and everyone that attended (and people that have seen the pics) have said what a unique and gorgeous wedding it was.
The day we arrived back in the UK we found out we were expecting a baby Eastman. So that came as abit of a shock…a honeymoon baby….well almost, thats what we told our Grandparents anyway!!
Anyway thanks again.
Leanne and Robin
Mark & Arlene
just a quick email to say thank you once again for your efforts in organising our wedding.
It was a fabulous occasion and was thoroughly enjoyed by both myself and Arlene and all of our guests.
We would have no problem recommending your services (and have already done so).
Many thanks again to you and all your staff.
Mark & Arlene 9th June
Penny and Mark
First of all can we say a very big THANK YOU to Carole and Sarah for arranging our wedding for 10.8.09. we had been invited to Turkey with friends for a holiday in 2008 and we fell in love with the place, and decided we would love to get married there. When we arrived back home we got on the internet and chose Carole, and booked our wedding for 10.8.09.
The only communication we had was via the internet with e-mails, which was no problem at all, our questions were answered within 24 hours and our minds were always at ease. After a few days of arriving in Turkey a chauffeur came to collect us for the day to arrange all of the necessary paperwork. We meet Carole and Sarah in a lovely baker’s where we choose the cake and the colours for the decorations to go on the boat. Well the big day arrived and all of our 52 guests were collected from the apartments and driven to the boat, the captain of the boat came to get me and my son who was giving me away.
I arrived on the boat with my bridesmaid to Take That “this could be the greatest day of our lives”, it was breath-taking. We set sail for about half a hour where we anchored so that the ceremony could take place. Once we were Mr and Mrs we left the boat to have a photo’s taken on the beach with the most fantastic setting of the sun going down.
Once back on the boat we had glasses of wine, our guest kept say “I feel like a millionaire” we all had the most lovely food that was prepared for us. We had speeches and cut the cake which was lovely, then we all danced the night away. Our guest were all collected from the boat and taken back, and the captain then took us back. We have to say that “this was the greatest day of our lives” in more ways than one! After a few days had gone past Carole contacted us to bring the photo’s to our apartment, and wow! They had done an album and they were fabulous she also left us a whole cd full of the wedding and dvd, which we love to play to anyone that visits us.
We have another wedding to go to August 2010 our friends loved ours so much that they have booked theirs, which we feel very honoured .
We would also like to thank the crew on the boat, who were just amazing, thank you.
Penny and Mark
Heather and John
Thanks for a fantastic evening, we enjoyed every minute, except waiting to hear the words “I Do”
Booking with Carole took the stress out of the organising and allowed us to enjoy the majority of our holiday in Turkey, with minimum disruption.
We were going to organise each element ourselves with the help of some friends. On seeing Carole’s price list and package options we decided to let Carole take over.
The full package was good value for money. The variety of food and drink was great. Everyone commented positively on the choices.
Carole and her crew were very friendly and the boat was fully decorated, with a combination of decorations supplied in the package, as well as the placing of our favours, place names and table plan. They took everything we required onto the boat for us and nothing was a problem for them.
The photographer was very prompt in creating the album and the DVD with each photo on was a fantastic part of the package. We played this at our reception when we arrived back in the UK.
Due to only being in Turkey for 1 day after the wedding, we did not have time to have the marriage registered with the British Consulate, however Carole has offered to meet with us and arrange this in our next visit to Turkey, which won’t be very long off.
We would like to thank Carole and all her staff who helped to create the most memorable evening and have already recommended them to friends.”
Heather and John
Kev and Charlotte
Determined to get married abroad, we scoured the world for a venue and organiser. We discovered Olu Deniz and soon after, widespread praise for the weddings of Carole.
Looking back on our wedding we can only add to those endorsements. The ceremony was nothing short of spectacular and the Weddings Turkey team were great from our first meeting to the end of our holiday.
We arrived in Olu Deniz the weekend before and soon met up with Carole to organise the details for the day. It was quickly apparent that we could shape every aspect of this wedding to our own tastes (literally,
when we got to choose the cake!).
From what we’d read we weren’t looking forward to our trip to Antalya for the legal stuff but it was fine; nothing worse than a day of necessary formality with Anne’s experience and cunning speeding things along where possible. It was a long day but Anne was great company throughout and it was a nice opportunity to chat and learn about the country.
The venue was prepared beautifully with the Blue Lagoon providing an epic backdrop to a quick and simple ceremony followed by champagne and photographs. Everyone commented on the quality of the food, and the
reception and party afterwards were just what we hoped for.
In fact, we were just getting started when the bus returned us all to the hotel, so we headed into town in our wedding outfits, triggering applause from the bars as we passed. When your wedding begins as the
sun sets, it only seems right that you continue until sunrise!
We knew Olu Deniz would be beautiful, that’s easy to see, but it also turned out to be a perfect location that catered for all our guests; from seasoned travellers to young kids. The food is good, the people are friendly and the atmosphere is fun, but you’re not far from adventure in any direction should you seek it. And it’s a good job –
we expected 20 guests, we got almost 50! Maybe sending that iconic photo of Olu Deniz out with our invites had something to do with that…?
On the group photo from the day, every single one of our fifty guests has a genuine smile on their face. It wasn’t just a special day for us, it was a great day for everyone who attended too.
Kev and Charlotte
October 9th 2009
Andrea and Gordon
Enjoying married life back home in England after our amazing wedding in the sun of turkey aboard your yacht in fetihye.
It was the best day of our life’s from start to finish we were well looked after from when we were picked up from the hotel and driven to our dissention with friends and family, including my disable father who had all the support he needed.
The was beautifully decorated no expense was spared colours matched to what the wedding guests and ourselves were wearing. Food was excellent seeming for everyone. the dvd and wedding photos at the end of the wedding were first class and we would advise anyone to arrange their happy day with carole.
Money well spent and we would go through everything again if we had our way. We going back to turkey in June 2010 for 3 weeks because we love the people and the country so much it’s the best time that we have ever spent anywhere during our time together.
It was just very magical and unforgettable and we are looking for would to spending our first wedding anniversary this with friends and family from home and people we have met in turkey.
Andrea and Gordon
Karen and Chris lewis
We decided to get married on your yacht in turkey because we liked the fact it was a bit different and our own private venue.
Initially I was a bit worried about booking over the internet but after speaking to Carole on the phone felt alot less apprehensive as she answered every question with complete knowledge.
I was worried slightly as we had 50 guest with 8 kids however there was a kids table with a chaperone specifically for them which was fantastic as the adults were able to enjoy their meal.
The boat was decorated in our chosen colours of silver and white and looked absolutely stunning.
The ceremony was short and very relaxed which was exactly what we wanted.
I was worried about the quality of the food as it was a bbq reception obviously cooked on the boat but it was fabulous and we all went back for more!!
The wedding was planned with military precision and I would advise anyone to give Carole your basic requirements and then just let her do the rest not to worry she’ll sort any problem or query you have.
We kept the venue of our wedding (a yacht) from our guests and Carole helped us keep it a surprise for them.
The only complaint I would have about our wedding was that it went to fast and I would like to do it all again.
Every one of our guests said that it was one of the best if not the best wedding they’d ever been to.
We went for the full package and there is no way we could have afforded the same wedding in the UK.
We also hired the belly dancer which was worth every penny as it got everyone up dancing and provided lots of laughs.
The photos are beautiful and the DVD fantastic
Karen and Chris lewis