Becca and Rich
We would just like to drop you a quick line to thank you very much for organising our Wedding in Fetiye. From our initial contact, through to the actual day itself and even after, the help, advice and effort you put into our special day was more than appreciated by not only ourselves but also the 32 other guests that attended.
The boat, the setting, the food and the friendly service surpassed anything we imagined and would have no hesitation in recommending you to other people in the future.
Special thanks also to Jamie and Teresa, who looked after us on the long trip to Antalya to obtain the various legal documents, we must admit, we were dreading this day but together, they made the trip enjoyable and could not have been more accommodating.
We would also like to thank the hairdressers who had their work cut out with myself and the bridesmaids, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The hospitality (nice pizza!!) and excellent service made for a relaxing and stress free afternoon.
Many thanks again for making our day so memorable and feel free to pass on our details should anyone require a testimonial.
Feel free to put the photos on the website – will be fun having a look at them on there!
We will no doubt be visiting Turkey again in the future so will make sure we book some trips with you!
All the best
Becca and Rich
THATCHER – YACHT 1ST JULY 2010
TINA AND PETER JENKINS
We just wanted to say how pleased we where with the service you provided for our wedding and how much we really enjoyed the whole experience, from going to Antalya with the lovely Teresa and Jamie , everything was sorted for us, all we had to do was pick our colour scheme and the cake. to you sorting out the hairdressers. the beach venue was suberb and lovely views and the champagne after was lovely too and i don’t usely like it.
to start with when we booked the wedding we where really worried that we where going to be ripped off but you kept in contact with us by email and also let us know the date of the wedding, not long after booking.
when we arrived in turkey you gave us the date to go to the consulate and even though it was an early pickup Teresa and Jamie put us at ease and Teresa did most of the work herself, we just did what she told us, it was a long day but worthwhile getting all the wedding paperwork sorted out , we picked the cake on the way back and the other couple with us, also getting married where taken to the flower shop to pick there flowers.
The next day we met you (carol) and you went through everything with us, where we where sitting and also the vows, you gave us a mobile to use if we needed it ( dozy me left it in the room when i went to hairdressers and could of done with it as the resort we where staying on, left the driver waiting twenty min before they let him in ), the hairdressers where fantastic, it was just me and my mum getting our hair done and i was so pleased with mine, i started crying, i had my makeup done too and my mum had her eyebrows , hair and makeup done and looked lovely.the prices where all in English and i paid in English.
we had a minibus pick up my hubby to be and 14 guest, me and my mum got picked up after they left and the journey there was lovely.
when we got there, carol told us when to walk and the bridesmaids walked in front, when the music started, i had tears in my eyes, the whole experience was beautiful, the cake tasted lovely and we could take our time having photos and our music played in the background.
After the wedding we had arranged to have our meal at the resort where we where staying ( the club Letoonia ) as it was A/I.
All in all the whole experience was beautiful.
Thank you to you Carol and your lovely staff xxxx
TINA AND PETER JENKINS
BEACH 1ST OCTOBER 2010
KERRY AND DAMIAN GRANT
hiya carole how are you all?we are great thankyou,cant believe it has been almost 6 months since we were there for our wedding.how time flys!!hope you are well.everyone is still talking about our wedding and how fantstic everything was.
Our auntie who lives in turkey gave us the info on your boat and beach weddings and as soon as we saw it we knew it would be perfect for us.from the first emails we exchanged everything was done proffessionaly and if i ever had any questions you were always fast to respond.we just couldnt wait to get to turkey.the trip to antalya was a long day but your driver anne made it pleasureable.she was a laugh a minute.very nice lady.the boat
Looked absolutly amazing i was blown away by how beautiful it was,you matched our colour scheme perfectly and everything from the table decorations to the food was outstanding.every one of our 32 guests said how great everything was and how well it went.we didnt want the day to end.the wedding car was also decorated lovely.it truly was the best day of our lives,im so glad we have all the gorgous photos and dvd to look back on.
We cannot say thankyou enough for the day you gave us and we would reccomend you to anybody looking for this type of wedding.everything went smoothly thanks to you and your team.please feel free to use our photos and email.ps:the wedding cake was also fabulous.x.xhoping to be back in turkey next year,just miss it too much!
KERRY AND DAMIAN GRANT
YACHT 1ST JUNE 2010
Gary & Julie
Thanks for organising a fantastic wedding experience for us. It was so relaxing and stress free considering we were only in contact with you a couple of times before coming to Turkey. The documents we were required to bring were clearly listed by you and when to apply for them. Even the trip to Antalya was straight forward.
The ceremony was simple, in a lovely setting and well set out. As we were only a small party, the change you suggested of having the after ceremony meal in a restaurant worked out wonderfully with a great atmosphere. The photos and DVD were just perfect, a realistic reminder of our special day, which we wanted to do all over again the day after.
The Microlight flower drop was a nice surprise for our guests, who all thought it was a great touch.
Once again thanks to you and your team for making our day one to remember and we would recommend you to anyone who wishes to get married in Turkey.
Gary & Julie
BEACH 2nd August 2010
Lindsay and Nick
‘From the moment we were looking at getting married in Turkey, we typed this into a search engine and a few sites popped up at the location we wanted. Carole was one of them and after much deliberation over which one we were going to go with we chose them. We felt that they had the best value for money package, as it included a lot as well as being able to add and customise the package to suit yours and your guests needs and requirements.
We went for the Full wedding package. We only had 13 guests so just paid the per person charge for these. With other packages through different operators they seem to have a fixed price for a certain amount of guests, which ends in you paying for guests that you dont have.
All organising was done via email and this was done with ease. Carole took no more that 48 hours to reply to emails and always gave sufficient information.
I liked the fact that when we arrived we met with Carole and was given a mobile phone to use if we ever needed to contact her.
I chose to have my hair and make-up done at the salon recommended which was only a five minute drive from the Olu Deniz resort. This was excellent as it was only myself and my bridesmaid there and we didnt have the hassle of others doing stuff around us, it was all very relaxing.
I had been told previously that the trip to Antalya is the worst part of the journey as it does take the whole day. However, having someone present that knew what they were doing (Theresa) made it a little more tolerable and the car was quite comfy too!!
On the day of the wedding, myself and Bridesmaid were picked up in the car and the rest of the guests in a bus. This was very well planned out considering our guests were spread between about 6 different hotels!!
The part of the lagoon the wedding was held on is stunning with a beautiful mountain backdrop.
After the ceremony we had our photographs taken and this continued throughout the evening getting some good shots of ‘those moments.’
The meal was very nice and one guest said it was the best dinner they’d had in Turkey!! The cake was also lovely, we went with chocolate filling, wish i could’ve brought some home!!
The package even includes local alcholic and soft drinks so this made it even better as the guests didnt have to worry about bringing any cash with them!!
All in all..it was a brilliant day..lovely photographs, the wedding video is great too and I couldn’t recommend this company more for your wedding in Turkey!! I would also recommend having a belly dancer, it was a good laugh and got everyone up dancing!! The video says it all, I have never laughed so much!!!
If you would like to contact me personally my email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Carole for an unforgettable day!!!
(special thanks to Susie and Theresa also for their help throughout)’
Look forward to seeing the pics on the site,
Lindsay and Nick
BEACH 3RD September 2010
Andrew and Rachel Beesley
Hope you are well and have plenty of bookings for the coming year. We have already recommended you to a
number of people.
Words cannot express how grateful we are to you and your team for making our wedding everything we wished for and more.
You were incredibly understanding and flexible, we couldn’t have asked for a better wedding planner.
Everybody who came complimented us on the day, many saying it was the best wedding they had been to. I can honestly say that
from start to finish it was a stress-free experience and this is mainly down to you.
As you may remember we had a little surprise up our sleeves, announcing our pregnancy to the guests on the day. We are now looking for
any excuse to return.. christening, a special wedding anniversary or simply a reunion trip! We really did have the best wedding and holiday.
Let us know if you feel like branching out into boat parties!!
Thank you so much for your patience and planning.
Hope to see you again in future,
Andrew and Rachel Beesley
August 5th 2010 YACHT
Emma and Bruce
i just wanted to say thank you. My wedding was more beautiful then i could of imagined. I just wish that i could do it again now as it all feels like a dream. The venue was beautiful all the work you and your team done was amazing . I was not looking forward to all the trip to Antalya but it was made in to a really nice day by the lady who took us.
Everything was just done for us no queuing or translation problems it was more like a day out. The flowers were beautiful the champagne was lovely i could not fault any aspect of it at all .also the photographer was amazing we loved the pictures thank you for making our day perfect .
Emma and Bruce
BEACH 5TH September 2010
Amanda & Paul
We have just returned to sunny England, and we thought we would send you an email to tell you how lovely our wedding was.
Thank you so much for organising our wedding, it was absolutely fanstastic! Everything ran smoothly and was very well organised. It was just perfect.
All of our guests have said its the best wedding they have been to, so we are really pleased about that! You and your team are lovely and very professional.
Please feel free to use any of our pictures for your website.
Thank you once again.
Amanda & Paul
YACHT 10TH JUNE 2010
Lyndsay and Dave Fairhurst
Dear Carole and crew,
Sorry its taken us so long to drop you a line we have been very busy since getting back.
Our wedding on the 11th June 2010 was the most amazing day of our lives so far, everything was perfect from the location to the food and the entertainment. The paperwork etc although tiring and frustrating at times was arranged with military precision. We cant thank you enough for taking care of everything for us and making us the most chilled out bride and groom possible which allowed us to just enjoy the day. Everyone who attended has said it is the most amazing wedding they have ever been too and we can only agree
(although I guess we are slightly biased)
We also cant believe how great the photos and DVD are, we are currently on photo album number 3 we have that many photos
I have already recommended your services to several people.
Thanks again for everything
Lyndsay and Dave Fairhurst
BEACH 11TH JUNE 2010
Max & Spencer
Spencer & I hope that you are well & that life in Fethiye is treating you o.k….
It’s now 3 months since we married but it only feels like yesterday… Our special day was everything we could have hoped for and more! From the first email in February I knew that we had chosen the right team for the job and that we had nothing to worry about.
You guys took care of everything and the legal preparations before and after the ceremony were well organised and stress free. We were also pleased that we decided to come out to Turkey before the wedding itself to make the trip to Antalya.. as this left us free to enjoy the days before the ceremony.
The day itself was fantastic, the trip to the salon was a perfect start to the proceedings and the girls there were fabulous.. Brides to be, don’t bother having your treatments at home… Have them done whilst you’re on holiday, you will pay a lot less and get so much more!!
The transfers from our resort to the venue were brilliant, the drivers were professional and very friendly, putting us at ease so that we weren’t quite as nervous… There was nothing that we would change at all (well maybe the temperature).. I have been recommending you & your team to everyone and am even trying to persuade other couples to marry in Turkey as opposed to the traditional wedding at home…
It’s a no brainer really.. What’s not to like, a beautiful venue, guaranteed weather, competitive price and excellent service from fantastic people..
And even when the day itself is over, it doesn’t stop there…The photo’s and video are also amazing… Our friends and family think we look like film stars thanks to the airbrushing of the photos that are selected for your album..
Carole, thanks again for everything, you made our special day PERFECT.. & if we decide to renew our vows we will be back!!!
Max & Spencer
BEACH 11TH AUGUST 2010
lisa-marie & paul bull
just wanted to send a huge thanks for a fantastic wedding. It was like a fairytale. Everybody who attended loved it and said it was the best wedding they had been to. Every detail was perfect. The food was lovely and the venue was gorgeous. The microlight was lovely and so different. And the belly dancer was fantastic. She really made the evening. Everybody loved her and she got everybody involved, even the children, which was fantastic.
We were so pleased with the photos and dvd. There were so many photo’s and they are all gorgeous, we just dont know which ones to have printed. And the dvd is perfect. The whole evening was so relaxed but organised at the same time and it worked perfectly. The dj was also great. The car i have to say was the icing on the cake. It was amazing, you see the old american convertables in movies but never dream of going in one. Everybody was beeping and waving at us, and the driver was fantastic. And he even played american rock and roll. Driving to the beach in this car made me feel like i was in a movie. And what a bargain for £70! Amazing.
We were dreading the trip to antalya and even though it was a tiring day it wasnt that bad. The people carrier was so big you could stretch out and sleep. Which is what we done. Ann was lovely, she was a great chauffer.
I have recommended you to everybody i speak to, and anybody who is planning a wedding in turkey should definitely book there wedding with you. They wont be disappointed and will have the wedding of their dreams.
We hired a boat off to for our guests to relax on and it was perfect. Such a lovely day sailing around different coves. The crew were great. And the food was lovely to. Could not fault it. Everybody loved jumping off the diving board into the sea.
If anybody wishes to contact me please dont hesitate in giving them my email address. And please feel free to use any of our pictures.
Thanks again carol for all your help and for a wonderful wedding. From the first email i sent you to the time we left turkey you were always there for us. Thankyou so much.
Take care, kind regards
lisa-marie & paul bull x
email@example.com – BEACH 12TH JUNE 2010
Sean and Michelle Connelly
sorry for the late reply we have just bought a house so its all been a bit mad!
Heres our testimonial;
We had originally booked our wedding with a large travel company but had to cancel only 3months before our set date as they had made some large errors with our booking.
We found Weddings Turkey on the internet and after having no contact with the first company,had daily updates from Carole and quick replys. She put us at ease giving us lots of details into the ceremony. On arriving in Turkey she arranged a meeting where we arranged the final details and she even took us to a local florists to pick our own flowers.
The beach location was beautiful and the minister David was really good in writing personal ceremony for us. The ceremony itself went smoothly and our family and us had a really great day. Better than I could have imagined.
Sean and Michelle Connelly
BEACH 13TH JUNE
Mr and Mrs O’Hara
Sorry it has took so long to send our testimonial, well how do you put it in to words !!! the wedding was amazing we are so glad we opted for the yacht wedding as it was better than we could have imagined. We really did enjoy every minute of it and it was truley the best day of our lives.
We were very impressed with the belly dancer she was an absolute stunner and really did get everyone up on their feet and to top that was the british singer he kept our guests entertained and dancing through the evening. The service felt very personal and romantic and i dont think there was a dry eye on the yacht simply stunning.
The whole experience was fantastic and we would recommend anybody who is thinking of getting married in Turkey to use your company, it was great to have people who make everything simple and yet so perfect.
You are welcome to use our wedding photos and if anyone wants to contact us regarding using your company please feel free to do so.
Many Thanks for everything
Mr and Mrs O’Hara
YACHT 15TH JUNE 2010 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sally and Darren Wade
Thanks Carole for a fantastic and unforgettable wedding I would highly recommend you to anyone, it was totally stress free we had a fantastic time feel free to use any of the pictures on your site.
I found Carole weddings on Google, from the 1st email I sent Carole she responded within the day answering any question I wanted answering.
I would highly recommend having your wedding in Olu Denise and choosing Carole to plan it all for you I had 59 guests come over with us and every person loved olu denise and thought the wedding was beautiful.
I booked my wedding about 14 mths prior confirming the date and just paid a deposit I kept in touch with Carole via email only, we didn’t speak on the phone at all, I told her my colour scheme, the amount of people, chose to have a petal drop by the micro light plane which went down a storm the guests loved it, had a fire show, great for the kids and a dj. Carole did the rest, no stress at my end at all.
Once we arrived in Turkey Carole came to my Hotel we stayed at Hotel Karbel which was lovely and most guests stayed with us which was nice, I gave her a reading, cd of entrance, toast and 1st dance and my seating plan table numbers and names and favours, there were actually Turkish delight favours on the tables supplied by Carole!, she then booked my hair with the English hairdresser and told me about our trip to Antalya to complete the legal stuff, we also were given a phone so we could keep in contact if need be.
We were getting married on a Friday and on the Tuesday we were picked up at 6 to commence our trip we picked up another couple on the way which was nice as it was a long day, had breakfast did legal stuff started back had lunch (lovely food)! All included and proceeded back then broke down! (This is the 1st time this happened to any couple) they did everything they could to get us back we finally arrived home early evening. We had a laugh though with the other bride and groom (an unforgettable day)!!!
On the Wednesday we had to go to Fethiey to pick our flowers and cake this would normally be done the same day as the Antalya trip on the way back but as we broke down we didn’t have time. We picked our cake and then went to the florist, I picked Lilly’s and roses had a bridal bouquet 3 bridesmaids and 6 button holes and it was 240 ytl (120 English pounds) which I thought was really cheap and they were lovely.
On the Friday I was picked up and taken to english hairdressers and dropped back off again, my husband and the kids were picked up and the guests in a coach and taken to the venue (beach) I was picked up slightly later in a car.
The ceremony started at 7 with the heat was perfect time as it was 40 degrees +!!
The setting was beautiful, had the ceremony, toast, pictures, petal drop by micro light plane, meal, (food was excellent) speeches, fire show, cut the cake and first dance then dancing till the coach came to take all the guests back and a car for me and my husband.
We all went back to our hotel and carried on drinking there.
The following Tuesday I met carol I got a DVD of all the professional photos 350!!! An album with 17 in ( excellent quality) and a DVD video of the full night which is great to watch back.
on’t hesitate to book your wedding with them you are in safe hands and it was far more beautiful than expected.
Thanks so much Carole and team
Sally and Darren Wade!!
BEACH 18TH JUNE 2010
Louise and Carl Alsford
Hi Carole, we would like to say thankyou so much for making our wedding day so beautiful and memorable. We were very impressed at the organisation, there was literally nothing we had to do, you took care of everything! Thanks to you the wedding day was the least stressful part of our holiday!
The trip to antalya wasn’t as bad as we had feared and was definitely made easier by having teressa and james to guide us through the process.
The beach was absolutely beautiful and the ceremony was very emotional. This was our first visit to Turkey but we know we will be back year after year to relive our fantastic wedding experience.
You are more than welcome to add our pictures to your website, we are very proud of them!
Louise and Carl Alsford
BEACH 18TH September 2010
Andy & Faye Chambers
We have now been husband and wife for a fortnight and we just wanted to thank you and your team for making our special day truly memorable.
It is with a great deal of gratitude when we say that your company really is second to none and I would thoroughly recommend your full wedding package to anyone who wants a stress free and romantic wedding day.
Im sure a lot of people are slightly concerned about getting hitched abroad when considering the legalities process and language barriers etc but the service which you and your team provide completely eliminated any concerns we had.
We would like to make a special mention to Theresa and Jamie who accompanied us to Antalya as well as having the “honour” as being our witnesses. The day trip to the consulate/florist/cake shop/medical etc is a long one and the roads are on occasions “interesting” but we can honestly say that we thoroughly enjoyed the day and their company.
The beach setting/table decoration and BBQ were absolutely lovely and all of our guests were extremely impressed, which was great.
The only negative comment which we would make is that the DVD is very amateurish. As the Cameraman/Album and CD are so thorough and professional we don’t feel the DVD is necessary. (in actual fact we are missing the first 10 minutes including bride entrance and ceremony which is a shame. If you have the capacity to send a second DVD then this would be appreciated).
We would like to wish you all well for the future and thank you once again!!!
Andy & Faye Chambers
BEACH 19TH JUNE 2010 xx email@example.com
Karen and Andy
Hi Carole ,
Hope you are well and not missing my consent flow of emails!
We would just like to thank you once again for making our wedding day absolutely fantastic. We can not fault it one bit. Everything ran like clockwork, our guests were collected exactly when you said they would be, the yacht was just perfect, the ceremony lovely, the meal very tasty and plentiful, etc, etc, etc…We could just carry on as every aspect was “spot on”!
After trawling through the internet we stumbled upon your site and boy are we glad we did, you gave us the best day of our lives.
For anyone wanting to get married in Turkey we can not recommend Carole enough, she organises everything with military precision. We were a little apprehensive (who wouldn’t be letting a total stranger organise their wedding day without even meeting them!), but we can honestly say there is no need to worry, Carole organises everything for you, she’s only an email away and any question or query you might have is answered virtually by return.
We weren’t looking forward to our day sorting out the boring legal stuff, but it actually went surprisingly quickly. We were collected from our hotel at 6am the week before the wedding and were taken to Antalya (British Consulate’s office and another office, to get our papers stamped) then back to Fethiye to registrars office (I think!), then to florist to choose the flowers. We met Carole for the first time, to go over our final arrangements for “the big day”, she even gave us a mobile phone so that we could contact her easily if we had any further questions or concerns ( we didn’t need it, we had no worries!) Then we were taken back to our hotel, we got back about 5pm, (long day, but necessary).
We were watching a report on Watch Dog the other night about Thomas Cook Weddings abroad, it just seemed like a fiasco, very impersonal and rushed, definitely not the dream wedding you wish for, if you want a perfect wedding, again we’d recommend Carole and her team… EXCELLENT!!!
Thanks again, and look forward to seeing you again next time we’re in Turkey
Karen and Andy x
YACHT 19TH AUGUST 2010
Kevin and Caroline
Hi Carole ,
Hope you are well and enjoying some time off after your busy season. We must say thank you so much to you and your team for making our day so special. We had 29 guests ranging from 2-75 years who all said how much they enjoyed the day.
From the moment we contacted Carole last October 2009 everything was explained ,The trip to Antalya was fine and Jamie and Teresa who took us were both lovely people and made the day seem shorter than it was. We were taken to the wedding venue before our big day where we met Carole who went through all the fine details. Nothing was to much trouble.
Music wise we had decided not to have a DJ but make our own compilations up and play them through the venues sound system which sound wise was excellent. On the day of the wedding all of our guests met at our hotel for drinks and the coach picked us up at 5.30pm to take us to the lagoon. Caroline was picked up at 5.50 pm in a decorated Mercedes and walked down onto the beach to the music of Kenny G’S Songbird. Everything about the wedding could not be faulted.
The wedding itself was just what we wished for. So relaxing and the setting in the lagoon was stunning. At the end of our lovely day we all decided to be dropped off next to the beach and partied on at the help bar before walking back up the main street to our hotel.
The photos and video were ready within 2 days.The album of A4 size pictures were perfect and there was nearly 300 on the cd. It was great to watch the dvd on returning home and will always be a lovely reminder of our day. In summing up we would recommend you to anyone thinking of getting married in Olu Deniz and we will be returning in the near future.
Love and best wishes.
Kevin and Caroline
BEACH 19TH September 2010 Caroline.firstname.lastname@example.org
Allan and Yvonne aka Mr and Mrs Stewart
Hi Carole ,
20th September 2010
I can honestly say that getting married in Turkey was the best decision we could have ever made. We never dreamed it would be as amazing as it was. Everything was perfect and I would like to thank you and your team for making it possible. You answered all of my questions in the run up to coming out to Olu Deniz and made me feel assured that everything would run smoothly (I am a terrible worrier).
The holiday week before with our family was great and Olu Deniz as a resort is beautiful. The location for the wedding itself was gorgeous and the way it was laid out I could not have pictured it any better. My purple bridesmaid colour was matched perfectly and made the setting on the beach and reception stand out.
The ceremony was perfect and being married in such a beautiful setting in front of our close friends and family made it unforgettable. I would recommend your company to anyone who wants a hassle free perfect day. All we had to do was pretty much turn up and enjoy ourselves and that’s exactly what we did.
Everyone who came out to celebrate with us had an amazing time and all couldn’t believe how relaxed it all was. We took advantage of the unlimited bar and partied the night away, only downside it all just went in too quick. I guess that’s a true sign of just how much fun we were all having.
So thanks again for giving us both the most relaxed and perfect wedding we could have only dreamed of. We are hoping to return to Olu Deniz in the future and it will always be special to us.
Thanks for everything,
Allan and Yvonne aka Mr and Mrs Stewart (still not used to being a Mrs J)
BEACH 20TH September 2010
Nikki and Andrew Fletcher
Hi Carole ,
Sorry for the delay in responding.
Just wanted to say a huge thankyou to you and your team for making our wedding and planning so stress free. Any questions we had were answered straight away, and you made it so easy once were arrived in Turkey. We couldn’t have asked for more.
The day itself was fantastic certainly one to remember for a long time, I think the whole party were in the sea by the end of the night in our fancy clothes which was fab. The food was lovely, and the free bar went down well with everyone, and the fire show was amazing, so glad that we booked it for our entertainment. A great day was had by all. It all went so very smoothly.
I would certainly recommend it to anyone who would like a very stress free wedding.
Thanks again to you all
Nikki and Andrew Fletcher xx
BEACH 22ND AUGUST 2010
TRACY AND MARK PEREIRA
Hi Carole ,
just wanted to let you no we both injoyed our wedding experience so we would just like to say a BIG thankyou to you once again for our fabulous wedding we was both over the moon with everything you done for us there was nothing we would of changed we had 52 guest and every single one of them said it had the wale factor we highly recommend you so once again carole thankyou
kind regards tracy x
TRACY AND MARK PEREIRA
BEACH 23RD SEPTEMBER 2010
Kirsty and Anthony
We were not disappointed with our beach wedding in Turkey at all. You are in safe hands with Carole and her team. Believe me, I was nervous about organising a wedding in a country I am not familiar with but you get what you are promised from Carole’s weddings.
The lagoon beach setting is absolutely perfect, with the mountains surrounding you, the quiet waters, gorgeous sandy beach – you can’t get better. The registrar, although Turkish and not able to do the ceremony in English, was a really lovely lady, and the ceremony still felt very special and genuine. The translator was very well spoken, looked lovely for the occasion (she is in the pictures!) and the words of the ceremony were truly meaningful and memorable.
The reception was great, I was particularly impressed with the layout of the tables, which looked great in the sunset, and the table decorations that are Carole’s own are tastefully done. We did add some of our own decorations but the combined result was beautiful. Nerves got the better of us and we didn’t eat much food but what we did eat was lovely. If you like fish, go for the sea bass as its cooked beautifully. Our guests reported that they enjoyed the food very much.
Our trip to Antalya was also very, very well orchestrated. It is a busy day with many stops but you are in safe hands with the staff operating this part of the procedure like clockwork. Beware though, their own advice not to take children with you is very true. We thankfully didn’t have to take our three children but if we did, the day would have been exhausting for everyone!!
This wedding was personalised, and such great value for money. There is no way you could get this kind of setting for the price anywhere in the UK, that is for sure. And so much better than some of the travel agent options where I have heard of horrendous experiences.
If we had to do it all again, we would still do it with Carole on the beach, except I wouldn’t be nervous and would try take in every second!
I would also like to recommend the hair and beauty salon that Carole uses. The couple who own the place are truly lovely, and nothing is too much for them to do. Very good quality of work from all the staff, I had eyebrow threading and eyelash extensions and they were don’t really well.
I have recommended Carole’s weddings to many people since our special day, and will continue to do so. Well done Carole, not an easy job but you make it look that way!
Kirsty and Anthony
BEACH – 24TH September 2010
Dave & Kim Lea
On behalf of my wife and myself we would like to thank you for a perfect wedding day onboard the “Carole Ann ” 25th may 2010.
We would not change one single thing about the day as it was absolutely perfect and will stay in our guests and our memories forever.
Starting with the trip to Antalaya with our escort anne down to last trip to the consul with yourself made the whole experience stress free.
We would like to say a big thank you to yourself, Anne, and Suzie and all the crew aboard the” Carole Ann” who made the wedding unforgettable
for all involved.
Can you also thank the guys who took the video and photographs as they exceed our expectations. Any one reading this testimonial and thinking
of getting married in turkey, we highly recommend Carol and her team.
once again many thanks
Dave & Kim Lea.
YACHT 25TH MAY 2010
Lynsey and David McGhee
Sorry its taken us so long to get round to writing to you but we just wanted to let you know how happy we were with everything on our wedding day.
We first had the idea about getting married in Turkey while on holiday in Olu Deniz in 2009, we had been on a trip and picked up one of your brochures and thought it was perfect as we have always loved Turkey and have had numerous holidays there. We contacted you when we got home and within weeks we had our wedding day booked! Everything was very easy, even getting the paperwork we needed in England was not a problem as you reminded us what we should be doing and when, which we were very grateful of!. The only other thing we needed to do then was get outfits and rings and we were sorted!!
We arrived in Turkey 5 days before our wedding date and had the trip to Antalaya on the Monday, we were both really dreading this day as I’m not the greatest at travelling on the roads but we ended up having a lovely day, Theresa and Jamie who took us are a real credit to your company and we had a great time with them as well as getting all our paperwork, flowers and cake organised.
The wedding day itself was fantastic, we had 30 guests and everyone has said what a great day they had, the food was lovely and the Turkish dance group that you arranged for us were brilliant and really got the party going!! We really can not thank you and your team enough, everything was perfect and just as we wanted it to be, we are gutted that it is all over!!
I would be happy for you to pass on my email address to anyone that wanted to speak to past clients.
Thank you again
Lynsey and David McGhee
BEACH 25TH August 2010 email@example.com
TANIA AND PAUL CUTLER
Our Special Day in turkey was fantastic, Carole and her team wee excellent throughout, from correspondance months before the wedding all the way up to and beyond its completion, we arrived at our wedding and had added 4 more guests to the wedding party but forgot to advise Carole, but within minutes a new table was set and laid out in the correct colours etc, the whole wedding experience was a slick process made very easy by Carole.
The setting is wonderful, and i recommend having the belly dancer and fireshow, they were awesome, every single one of our guests without exception commented how wonderful the whole day had been, i know you expect people to say this about your wedding day, but believe me my mother would tell you straight if there was anything she didnt like, and she is still going on about how good it was to this day. Thanks Carole and your team
TANIA AND PAUL CUTLER
BEACH 25TH September 2010 firstname.lastname@example.org
JOANNE & PAUL CROSSLEY
just a short email to say thank-you for a wonderful wedding day and great all round experience. We have been holidaying in Turkey for several years now and having researched about getting married out there with 90% of UK high-street travel-agents, we knew we had done the right thing when we chose your company to arrange our wedding.
We would like to thank all of your team for a great experience and an unforgettable day. Especially Jamie who entertained us on the trip to Antalya with his British interpretation of the Turkish driving
style. The setting was fabulous, the photos were out of this world, the flowers were beautiful and the food and wedding cake were delicious. Joanne and I had an unforgettable day and our family and friends had a great day too. Thanks for everything Paul and Joanne.
Please find attached photos you are welcome to use on your website.
Once again thanks,
JOANNE & PAUL CROSSLEY
BEACH 25TH OCTOBER 2010
CARYS AND KEVIN DAVISON
Kev and I would like to thank you very much for creating our wedding day into one of the most perfect and special days of our lives. The organisation of all the various legal formalities had been carefully orchestrated by yourself and your team. Teresa and John are a credit to your team and they were great fun as well as being professional.
The Antalya trip was effortless because of it. All we had to do was turn up and it all unfolded before us. The trip up to Antalya, the offices in Fethiye and of course the big day itself and the visit to the Consulate office in Fethiye a few days later. We have now received our officially endorsed wedding certificate as well. Please send Teresa and John our kind regards and good wishes for the future
The photographs are the best I have ever seen – the quality of the album we received was phenomenal. We have got two of our most favourite photographs printed onto canvass and they now proudly hang on our lounge wall. When I look at them it fills me with so much happiness and reminds me of that very special intimate and personal wedding that you created. The joy and happiness on both of our faces are a testament to the beautiful, care free, relaxed and well organised day that we had.
We cannot highly recommend you enough.
Wishing you a very well deserved break over the winter. Hope you have a very merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year.
Kev and I would be very happy for you to use our album photos on your website if you so wish.
A very heartfelt thanks once more. We hope to visit next year and we will certainly pay you a visit.
Carys and Kev xxx
P.S. We are so glad that we were handed your brouchure with the Olu Deniz beach wedding details in it when out on a day trip on one of your gulets. Our lives were transformed from that day. Thank you so much.
CARYS AND KEVIN DAVISON
BEACH 26TH September 2010
Joanne & Jason
What can I say from start to finish you have just been the best, our wedding was amazing and even better than we could have ever imagined just PERFECT! We would recommend your company to anyone wanting to marry in Turkey. You are all amazing yourself, Teresa, Suzie and all that made our day the BEST day ever, you have that attention to detail but also without been intrusive.
Nothing is ever too much trouble for you! Every email I sent to you was replied to so quickly and all the details you sent to us kept us fully informed of what we needed to do next etc with documents for the wedding, the wedding itself never seemed stressful at all during planning and seemed so seamless. You even went to the trouble of posting me the colour samples you had that were the nearest match to my colour scheme so I was able to get a better idea rather than just looking at photos (as my teal/turquoise dresses were hard to get a match with).
It was lovely to meet with you once we had arrived in Turkey and to put a face to lady behind all those numerous emails you had replied to sent from me, and was also nice to see the wedding venue (whilst a wedding was taking place on the beach) as this just made us even more excited than we already was. You were also very accommodating when I had to add extra guests a few days prior to the wedding, as a family friend surprised us by coming to Turkey to see us get married.
The trip to Antalya was a long day and we were dreading it especially after a 6am start and even if I did get travel sick, both Teresa and her partner made this day very comfortable and easy indeed, both of them are a credit to your company. Also the couple who we shared our car with were also lovely and funnily enough were also from the midlands how canny. We even met with you in the afternoon after this eight hour round trip to pick our wonderful Wedding Cake and to choose our flowers for the wedding.
The day of the Wedding was just perfect! The whole day was seamless from the hairdressers down to the transfers etc. I would defiantly recommend Sharon to do your hair she was wonderful and made sure you were happy and the air conditioned shop was really nice on such a hot August day! Everything dropped into place perfectly and that is a big thank you to you guys. We went for the fully inclusive package and I would definitely recommend this to anyone the value for money is superb.
The transfer’s for the guest to the wedding and back was great and hassle free for the guest’s and also the hundreds of pictures are just lovely, every single one. The photographer was very good and we have some lovely photos we will treasure forever thanks to him, 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.
The champagne toast and the unlimited bar went down very well with the wedding party and it was nice for them not to have to worry about money on the day. The BBQ reception was superb and there was plenty of food for all, our guest’s said how lovely the food was and also having the pizza for the children went down really well too. To top off a lovely ceremony and meal we opted for some evening entertainment, a belly dancer and it really was the icing on the cake: she was brilliant, really got the party started! Also I loved the fact that the belly dancer had also coordinated her clothing with our colour scheme, (unless it was just a coincidence).
Every single one of our guests said they had a fantastic time, and it was the most relaxed, fun wedding they had been to. 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! You are very welcome to use any photos you wish of our wedding and also we are happy for you to pass our email address on too. email@example.com
Many thanks Carole and I wish you all the success for the future, as know things will only get better for you if you carry on doing what you are doing
Joanne & Jason
27th August 2010 – Beach Wedding
Oh such a perfect day I’m glad I spent it with you! and it was, everything arranged to exactly what we wanted to make our special day even more precious, all our guests had such a wonderful day from the youngest aged 6 to the oldest aged 87! every single one of them was looked after with such great care.
Everyone commented on what a wonderful way to get married, on a boat on the turquoise sea with the sun shinny absolute paradise! our thanks to everyone involved in making ours and our guests such a “PERFECT” day.
Thanks Carol & Ian LEDDY
YACHT 27TH SEPTMEBER 2010
Jamie and kim miles
here is the testimony as promised. Right from the start of booking with carole, the arrangements for the wedding were very organised. Very stress free indeed. We were in constant contact with carole via email and sometimes text or phone.
Even the one day that we had to keep free for all the paperwork was fun. We went with another couple who were getting married, and the driver jamie. It was an air conditioned space cruiser, and that day was fun. I think it was from about 6 in the morning till about 5.
We had to go to british consulate, and the governors office etc. The journey to antalya is like a rollercoaster due to the turkish roads. Only on this car ride can you appreciate the turkish way of life, you will see many sites on this journey, I found the turkish roadworks hysterical.
Once this day was over, It was just the wait for the big day. From the time my bride walked down the aisle, to the time we had to leave, it was a very professional service. I was impressed with the food. The only downside we found was the wedding dvd, the photographer kept getting in the way, and you couldnt hear anything on the dvd so I would recommend someone you know to video the ceremony too. In all carole provided a very good service, and is very friendly.
Jamie and kim miles,
july 2010 x – BEACH 28TH JULY 2010
Helen & George Musgrave
Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you with the testimonial but you know how it is back to work & gloomy britain etc etc.
We got married on the beach on 30th June 2010, amazing & perfect!!!! x x x
Just a HUGE THANK-YOU to Carole & all of your team for the most perfect wedding we could have imagined after being together for 16 years, we had the best day of our lives ever!
EVERYTHING was amazing, from the first e-mail (of many!) to the actual day from getting pampered & looking beautiful at the salon to the ceremony itself through to the reception, entertainment, food, cake..i could go on forever.. but EVERYTHING was perfect, no worrys.
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND you Carole to everybody we know that is looking to get married & also we mentioned you in the local turkish newspaper-the post!
We cannot fault anything, the whole run-up & actual day was perfect, could do it all over again.
THANK-YOU,THANK-YOU,THANK-YOU, can’t say it enough.
All our love
Helen & George Musgrave
BEACH 30TH JUNE 2010
Gemma and Gavin
Thank you for making our day so special and stress free. The yatch was beautiful and more than big enough to comfortably hold our 50 guests. The tables were decorated to match our bridesmaid dresses and definately has the wow factor as we boarded. We were very impressed with the wedding cake(a beautiful 2 tier chocolate cake) and the variety of food. The DJ played a good mix of music and all our guests enjoyed dancing the night away!
We were very impressed with the photographer. The picture’s are perfect and capture the moment, he did a fantastic job and we would like to say a huge thank you…we would be more than happy for you to put them on the website. I would recommend anybody to book their wedding in Turkey through Carole. All our guests had a brilliant time and said it was the best wedding they had been to. Thank you to Carole and your team for making our day so perfect and hassle free.
Gemma and Gavin x
YACHT 30TH AUGUST 2010
Mel & Pete McGee
Hope you are well.
We just wanted to say thank you so much for our perfect wedding day, it is one that we and all of our guests will never forget. From our first email over a year ago to our actual wedding day on 31st August 2010 we didn’t have to worry about a thing as you handled everything and made it all virtually stress free.
We chose the full package and were contacted by you prior to our arrival in Turkey with an appointment to arrange all the legal documentation and we were met on the morning by Theresa and her driver. The journey was arduous but made as comfortable as possible and the day was just a whirlwind of travelling from one place to another with various bits of paperwork.
Good job that Theresa was so efficient and sorted all of that for us as we lost track after a while!! We also chose our cake and flowers with you and saw the yacht on that day too (the pictures do not do it justice), which meant that all we had to do then was look forward to our day.
Our 21 guests and groom were collected in our hotel reception and driven to the yacht where they were shown aboard and given bottles of cool water. The bride and bridesmaids followed 15 minutes later in a beautifully decorated car driven by the captain. The boat looked amazing with the matt gold colour that we had chosen to match the embroidery on the bridesmaids’ dresses and the bridal bouquet was even better than we envisaged (white lillies).
The wedding vows were read in both Turkish and English and were so beautiful that we and most of our guests were moved to tears!
Following the champagne toast and lots of photos with a backdrop of the most amazing sunset and breathtaking views, we went through and took our tables for the reception. Again the attention to detail was faultless with a little dainty parcel of Turkish delight at every place setting.
The food was wonderful with fish, chicken and steak, along with various pasta, potato and fresh salads and most of our guests including ourselves went for second helpings. Our 5 year old daughter helped herself to a whole sea bass and ate the lot!
We had booked the singer, Tom Moss and we can honestly say that he was fantastic and filled the dance floor with both young and old (and the bride!) for the whole duration of his set. He was worth every penny and more and set the mood for the whole night. When he sang “You raise me up” by Westlife and the mast lit up it was pure magic, and as we gazed upward it seemed that every star in the sky was out that night.
The cake was chosen by picture shortly before the wedding day but when it appeared in reality it was beyond our expectations and tasted delicious. We went for the chocolate option which is highly recommended and enjoyed by all of our guests.
Once the singer had finished, we rounded off the night with a disco which was fantastic. Also none of our guests had to worry about money for drinks as they just went to the bar and asked for whatever they wanted. We disembarked at midnight and were taken home via coach to our hotel. All of our guests were in total agreement that it was the best wedding that they have ever attended.
We were amazed to receive our wedding album and DVD along with another DVD packed with gorgeous photos from our night by lunchtime the next day!
Our guests are still talking about our wedding day today, nearly 2 months on, with the DVD still being played in every household on a regular basis.
Carole, you and your team are professional without being impersonal and we would (and have) recommended you to everyone we know who is thinking of getting married. Our only regret is that we can’t do it all again but are already thinking of renewing our vows…maybe once a year!
We wish you all the best for the future.
Mel & Pete McGee
YACHT 31ST August 2010