Saturday July 22nd 2017

2011

1130x480_banners_testimonial
1
BWBC_logo02

Mr & Mrs Barnett

Hi Carole

Hope you well, would just like to say thank you for the best day of our life’s it was amazing so much better than we could ever imagined. Everything went just the way i wanted it so relaxed, all my guests had the best time ever. The buffet was perfect too lots of choices.The weather on the day was perfect, thank you again to you all.

Mr & Mrs Barnett
Beach wedding 19th May 2012

2

Mr & Mrs Luke & Louise Alemanno

Hi Carole

myself and my new husband would like to thank you from the absolute bottom of our hearts for giving us the wedding that was beyond our wildest dreams. We knew it would be good, but never ever imagined it could exceed our expectations a million times over.

You and your team are an absolute dream to work with and to say you are organised is an understatement. Everything went to plan beautifully and even the smallest details I had thrown at you were met. You are obviously an expert at this and its also obvious how much pleasure you get from organising weddings, despite doing them back to back.

We weren’t looking forward to the Antalya trip if I am honest but Guru (hope i have spelt his name right) was such an interesting and personable guy and made it a really lovely day, and allowed us the space to also enjoy eachothers company as it was the day before the wedding – which was great considering we had spent all week with 30+ guests and our two year old, in hindsight perfectly timed to allow us to relax before the big day.

I am so sad it is all over, however we have beautiful pictures and video not to mention memories forever…. the photographer was amazing and not intrusive. Everyone loved the food and the entertainment was just unbelievable….. we had the folk group, belly dancer, fire show, microlite and DJ and would do the same all over again.
I will keep in touch as we plan to renew in 5 years!! As you know my parents live in the Fethiye area and so I am very familiar with the area and so if any potential brides wish to contact me they are more than welcome louise.barnes@hotmail.co.uk.

Thank you for making all our dreams come true…… Carole, Guru, Suzie, Melanie, Sharon & Bayrem @ Goldfinger and all the rest of the team you are an absolute credit to the industry.

Mr & Mrs Luke & Louise Alemanno xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
wedding beach 7th Sept 2011

4

Mr & Mrs Killingsworth

Hi Carole
Just dropping you a few lines to say thank you for organising an amazing wedding for us, everything was perfect and we couldn’t have wished for a better day, all our guests agree it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to.

We would recommend you and your team to anyone wishing to get married in Turkey and to anyone looking for something different and special, the yacht wedding certainly delivers.
Once again thanks for everything and all the best for the future.

Kind Regards,

Mr & Mrs Killingsworth
Yacht Wedding 8th September 2011

5

Lynn & Graham

Hi Carole

We would like to thank you Carole and your team for a fantastic and unforgettable wedding day,i would recommend you to anyone,from the moment we booked our wedding,1 year before you made everything stress free and run like clock work,you were easy to get hold of, your emails were always responded to quickly,or if i needed you for a quick question you were just there on the other end of the phone,

We had 69 guest of mixed ages,and they were speechless at how everything was so perfect,they were very impressed,everyone loved it and are still taking about the day now,it was more than we ever dreamed of,the best day of our life’s(PERFECT)

The day itself run so smoothly,the pick ups for the guest etc,the table decoration was dressed to perfection,stunning location,excellent food,something to eat to please everyone,free bar for the guest,you do not get that at home,not unless you have won the lottery,excellent value,we had the belly dancer we had a good laugh.well worth having,also we had Michael the DJ he was brilliant,good choice of music,he had everybody up dancing,

The photo album is lovely,and lots of pictures on a disc,the video is a must we still keep putting it on(i still keep crying)

The whole day from start to finish,and the organisation of the wedding is faultless and truly amazing,also before i forget the hairdressers what you took us to are brilliant,hair nails makeup etc,there were no worries there,the list is endless of thank you,keep up the good work Carole and thanks once again,we coming over in June we will pop down the beach and relive our day,IL bring some tissues,just in case i see a wedding,
many many thanks again Carole

Lynn & Graham
beach wedding 9th September 2011

8

Mark & Sue

Hi Carole,

Just wanted to say a very big thank you to you & your team for making our wedding & the planning of so stress free.. from our first email to you ( always answered promptly & with the right information ) right through to the marriage registration & receiving our wedding album & dvd ( both of which were excellent ) in fethiye every thing was so professionally done that we are so pleased we chose you.

The wedding day itself could not have been more perfect, from being picked up for the hairdressers to all our guests being picked up from their hotels & driven to the beach venue, everything was on time with no dramas (phew ).

The beach setting itself was absolutely stunning from the backdrop of mountains to the way you arranged the tables, chairs & wedding gazebo to our colour choice… it just looked so romantic THANK YOU.

The ceremony, photos & dvd, plentiful delicious food, endless drinks & an evening full of fun & laughter really was more than we could have dreamt of…. a VERY VERY SPECIAL DAY that we will remember all our lives.

All our guests said how much they had enjoyed the day with some saying it was the best wedding they had been to …. it really was that good & a lot of that is down to you & your team so once again a big big thank you.

Anyone thinking of getting married in turkey we would highly recommend using carole as nothing is too much trouble & everything is so organised & to such high standards & at such a reasonable cost.

Kind regards,

Mark & Sue
Beach Sep 11 2011

9

Donna & Kiran

Hi Carole

We just wanted to thank you very much for helping make our wedding day the most special day of our lives. The setting was beautiful and the decor was gorgeous. All of our family and friends had an amazing time, they said it was one of the best weddings they’d ever been to!

The petal drop was a great touch and the champagne toast after the vows was beautiful.
The food at the reception was lovely and I’m sure everyone enjoyed the free bar! The cake was delicious too!
Thank you so much for your attention to detail and always replying to my many many emails very quickly!

We’ve had nothing but amazing comments about the day and that’s all down to you. I couldn’t recommend your wedding service more! We were over the moon with everything!

Please feel free to use our photos on the website and if anyone would like to contact us my email address is donnamarie282001@yahoo.co.uk.

All the best and many thanks again,

Donna & Kiran – Sept 2011

10

Love Mr. and Mrs. Baker

Hi Carole

I would just like to say a big thank you for our wedding. When we decided to book our wedding with you it was honestly the best decision we ever made. Once we had decided to get married in Oludeniz we looked at various different operators, including British Operators.

After we found your website we could not find a more flexible and cost effective package. I emailed you with some questions and booked the all inclusive package shortly afterwards. We booked mid-week as we knew that some of our guests would only be coming for a week, and this would give them a few days before and after the wedding.

This worked out perfectly for everyone. Leading up to the wedding you emailed me to let me know all the information I needed and you answered any queries I had within 48 hours. As soon as we met up with you in Fethiye and you ran through all the details with us, I knew it was going to be brilliant. I was very impressed with you and your team throughout the whole experience – you all really know what you’re doing!The legal process was more straightforward than I anticipated.

All we had to do was get our Certificate of No Impediment from the local Registry Office and make sure we had full birth certificates and passports. You and your team sorted out everything else. The trip to Antalya was no problem. Of course it was a long day, but it was stress free because everything was done for us. We also got to meet the lovely couple getting married the day before us, and choose our wedding cake and flowers.The wedding day was brilliant from start to finish, and the organisation second to none.

The ceremony was simple but moving– just what we wanted. The location was better than I ever imagined from the photos.We booked the DJ so that we didn’t have to bother sorting out all of our own music. He was great and downloaded songs for us that he didn’t already have.

We also had the fire show – she was AMAZING and excellent value for money. The photographs are gorgeous I just can’t stop looking at them. A huge thanks to Cathy and the ladies at the salon, I’ll never forget how much they looked after us. I could keep writing forever, so if anyone has any specific questions I would be more than happy to answer, please email azitta51@hotmail.com.

Thank you so much

Love Mr. and Mrs. Baker xxx
wedding beach 14th Sept 2011

13

Donna and Michael

Hi Carole

Apologies for not getting in touch with you sooner but married life has been very busy since returning to the UK. We’d both like to say thank you very much for the most perfect wedding.

The reason we chose your service rather than organising it via the holiday company was the level of personal attention we received before arriving at our resort. We were guided through everything we needed to do before our wedding and any questions we had were answered quickly to put our minds at ease.

It was really nice to know exactly what we were to expect. On a day that is potentially stressful, you and your team were professional and attentive at all times and we felt we could trust you all to take care of every detail.
We had to spend a day of our holiday with a visit to Antalya which was tiring but necessary. The whole trip was very professional and we were pleased to have the driver guide us through everything with the minimum of fuss.

To anyone else using your wedding services I would recommend getting their hair and nails done at the salon. It was a really nice to chill out and be taken care of on your big day.

Everything about the wedding was so perfect, we couldn’t have asked for a better day. The wedding was exactly what we wanted – relaxed and in a beautiful setting. The photography was amazing and has given us so many photos to enjoy.

We also got a video of the ceremony and reception which we love to watch to reminisce. We chose to have the Turkish dancers at our reception who were amazing and included us all in their dancing at the end which was a nice touch.

I would highly recommend Carole weddings, all of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to and everyone said they had a great time.

We would like to thank you all for your hard work in making our day so special. We also had an amazing holiday to go with it and booked quite a few excursions through Carole.

Thank you so much

Donna and Michael
15th September 2011

15

Kevin & Jean Armstrong

Hi Carole
We just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with our whole wedding experience.  To be honest we were a little worried organising the whole thing by e mail , but actually we really didn’t have to do anything at all because you and your fantastic  team did it all for us.

Once we had decided on the date and beach rather than yacht venue everything  just slotted into place.  We decided to come to Turkey  a couple of months before the wedding to deal with all the legal documents etc, which I have to say we were dreading !

We had read about the early start and long day…………..but luckily there was another couple joining us for the journey ( Hi Rob & Sherri !!) and because we all got on so well the day just flew and ended up having a fab day.

Jamie   & Teresa who took us  to Antalya were great, just pointing  us in the right direction & telling us what to sign etc.  Once all the legalities were sorted out and we were heading  back , a quick stop in Fethiye and flowers and cake were all sorted out as well !!

We also met you Carole down on the beach a couple of days later and we were able to discreetly watch a wedding and then afterwards you showed us where we would stand and talked us through the ceremony itself.  Met you again at our apartments to take care of payment which we wanted to get out of the way and not have to worry about money on the day and you gave us a Turkish mobile, which was nice to have but only used it once to ring the hairdresser!

The actual wedding day was the most perfect day and Kev and I would not have changed a single thing, the scenery, the setting, the table decorations, the food  were all fantastic. We opted for a DJ and a firedancer which were brilliant.  We loved our wedding album and wedding video, must of watched it about ten times now.

We both want to thank you so much for making our wedding day so perfect, our 16 guests can`t stop talking about it and that’s from our 6 year old grandson to our 81 year old mum!
We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending your company and feel free to use any of the photos on your website.
Thank you so much

Kevin & Jean Armstrong
BEACH WEDDING 16th September 2011
Armstrongk50@yahoo.co.uk

16

Annie and Mick Richardson

Hi Carole
Happy New Year to all of you
We are great and excited to return to Turkey soon
Especially with the weather as it is at the moment
Here is our testimonial, sorry its taken so long
Do you need me to send photos or send it to your website
xxxxxxxxxxxxx thanks again Annie

CAROLE
This was our first time abroad and with 2 young children so we were slightly anxious. We were worried about such a long trip to sort out
alot of paper work, but actually it was so easy and we had a nice time as we shared a minibus and our day with another English couple
due to get married the following week. Carole had arranged our transport to and from our hotel and even though it was an early start and late

finish, was a memorable part to our wedding and holiday. We made plently of rest stops and had breakfast and lunch. We had our breakfast
sitting amongst the most remote mountainous breath-taking views. The owner and his family served up a traditional Turkish breakfast for us

and made us feel very welcome. People in Turkey are so friendly and give you alot of their time, nothing is too much trouble for them. We
instantly knew we had made the right decision to get married here. Its totally changed our views about travelling and we are already planning
our trip back to Olu Deniz.

Carole arranged transport, entertainment, flowers and food to our choice, even altered our wedding cake to match my flowers. It was our
sons birthday on our wedding day also and arranged a cake for him with sparklers. They take away all the stress by organising every last detail for your wedding day allowing you to enjoy your holiday. We were given a mobile phone so we could keep in communication. I have never felt so much at ease, this is definetly how weddings should be. too many brides and their familes get lost in all the stress of organising they cant relax. We were totally felt relaxed from beginning to end.

A driver was even arranged to pick up my bridesmaid and myself and we were taken to a beauty nail bar, my nails looked amazing. Everyone commented on my nails even when we got home.

The photographer and videographer were brilliant. We must admit we were dreading our pictures but to our amazment couldnt believe how beautiful they were. The photos captured the feeling of the day .We always get people remarking how special the pictures look.

The blue lagoon is so peaceful, warm and the most perfect natural set scene you could wish for your wedding or special party. The sunset is
remarkable. We only had a small group of 12, which was perfect for us. Whatever the size ,whatever the age you will enjoy every moment. Our children played in the lagoon and on the sandy beach till dark.

Olu Deniz is a true hidden treasure, the place, the people, the culture , the food and especially the weather. We strongly recommend using Beach weddings By Carole, their years of experience shows and with their friendly organised approach you can be assured they will make your day truely memorable and the day you dream of.
Thankyou so much Carole for everything you done for us

Annie and Mick Richardson 18-09-11

19

Allishia and Joanne
Hi Carole

We would like to say thank you so much Carole and your team, for making our beach blessing on Monday 19th September 2011 more than we could ever have hoped for. It was amazing.

From the first communication with you right through to our special day we received excellent service, all emails were replied to promptly and every question was answered, we were really impressed with your reliability, something which is very important when you are trying to sort something out in another country.

This made us immediately feel confident that our day would run smoothly and to our satisfaction, nothing was too much trouble and every detail or request was met.

Carole sorted everything leaving us with nothing to worry about.  The location was just what we were looking for; beautiful scenery in an intimate setting, the ceremony took place just before the sun started to set.  We are so pleased with the hundreds of wedding photographs and the DVD giving us a full version of the whole experience.  Please pass on our thanks to the photographer and video ographer.

We also had the confetti drop which was an extra special touch and all our guests were amazed by this.  The food, music and service were first rate. We would definitely recommend Carole and her team’s wedding service to anyone interested in finding a very special and personalised wedding service in one of the most beautiful locations.

Allishia and Joanne
19 September 2011 – Beach Blessing

20

Rachael and Ken
Hi Carole

I would like to thank you and your team for our perfect wedding, every final detail was done for us the ceromony was perfect,the reception on the beach was great apart from the lightening but that could not be helped, the selection of food was to everybodys liking and all our guest have said that it is one of the best weddings they have been to.nothing was too much trouble for you and your team.

You replied to every email i sent with all questions answered.when we met with you on the monday the week before the wedding you went through all the details with us gave us a list of times that the guests would be picked up and when the car would pick myself and the bridesmaids up,we opted for the disco as it would be good for everyone,the dj was great and supplied a great mixture of music.

The hairdressers you recomended were great and made me feel very relaxed,they also did my 3 bridesmaids hair and my mums and also did my nails they ordered us sandwiches in and made us coffee,all the staff there are brilliant ,we hope you will still be doing the weddings there in 10years time so we can come again to renew our vows.the photos we received from the photographer are amazing and the video is of quite good quality apart from it is a shame he could not edit the wind in the background .

You and your team were recommended to us and i would highly recommend you to anyone thinking of getting married abroad,it was a stress free weddiing and we just want to come back and do it all again lol,thanks once again from me and my husband and all our family and friends for a perfect day x and although the trip to antalaya is a long day it is worth it when you get your dream wedding at the end of it and the driver is great and explains to you on the way where we have to go and he does all the documents for us we just had to sign,and the bakery you use for the wedding cakes well can i say i wish we had them home here in wales,absolutely fab.

Rachael and Ken
wedding beach 21st sept 2011

22

Mr & Mrs Brearley
Where can i start, what a truly wonderful day and a perfect start to married life.
From our first contact 18months before our big day to the final few minutes of our wedding night you kept us informed and helped us with every little detail to ensure us and our 24 guests had a magical and memorable time.

You started our wedding day with booking me into the salon with my girls for an afternoon of pampering and relaxation i felt totally at ease as the girls in the salon (Sharon and staff) made me feel like a princess as any girl should on their big day, I initially went in convinced about which hair style i wanted and came away with a totally different one thanks to Sharon knowing just how to make an impact and that it did, my husband loved it. My nails were also done beautifully.

The pick up of our guests from different hotels went as planned and my arrival was perfectly timed and i felt amazing as i was driven along the coastal road in Olu Deniz with everyone smiling at me. The venue and beach setting was just breath taking i just cannot explain how good it felt walking down a red carpet along the beach watching my husband to be with such an amazing backdrop.

The ceremony was just as we had hoped with all our guests wiping tears away as the vows were taken. It was nice that we all got given a glass of champagne on the beach to toast our marriage. We then went onto having our stunning photos which your photographer was very professional and most of all friendly with over 400 photos being taken throughout the ceremony and the evening.

The DJ was a great guy who was more than happy to play anything you requested and picked a very fitting song for the father and bride dance. Food, which was chosen by us before the day lived up to expectation with all our guests plates piled high as there was more than plenty. we chose our wedding cake also prior to the day and it was very nice with everyone getting a slice once the cutting of the cake had taken place.

The final entertainment was the fire show, oh my how he didn’t set his pants on fire I’ll never know !! He was just outstanding and would highly recommended him. You returned us and our guest back to our hotel to carry on our celebrations.

Four days later we met you in Fethiye to finish off the legalities and to collect our wedding album which to be honest was far better then we could have ever wished for, from the choice of wedding album and the photographers choice of pictures we were totally blown away and could not wait to view the hundreds of pictures and DVD of our perfect day.

So we would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to you Carole and all your fabulous staff that made our day a dream come true, you have given us magical memories that we will never forget.

Louise and Dave Brearley

from our hearts Carole thank you so much, wishing you a wonderful xmas and all the best for 2012 i hope its another busy season full of happy couples getting memories like ours. Take care

Mr & Mrs Brearley…………Lou & Dave xx

24

Loren and oliver
From the start of planning the wedding from England with Carole it was such an easy relaxed process. Everything was taken care of with paperwork and all the legalities which was a weight off our minds when you have so many other things to think about!

On arriving in turkey we met with Carole to discuss finer details and for her to go through our trip to Antalya. She took care of organising our trip and what paperwork we needed it was stress free. The trip to Antalya was a long day but it was nice to take in the sights whilst in turkey and we had a chance to chose our flowers and the cake.

The day of the wedding soon came after a week of relaxing by the pool! We had organised a hairdresser through Carole, who was excellent, she is an English hairdresser who made my morning stress Free and after being pampered in the hair salon we were taken back to our hotel which was a nice touch we really felt looked after from start to finish.

It was time to get in my dress and wait for the car to arrive. Our guest had already been picked up and were en route to the ceremony, my dad surprised me by being in his full Scottish suit which was amazing! A very relaxed drive to the beach at the beautiful olu deniz lagoon, where a photographer was on hand to take those nice relaxed photos before the ceremony. Carole was there to meet us and all the guests were ready. I walked down the aisle to a song that we chose before heading to turkey, to be met by my lovely husband and by the beautifully decorated ceremony area, I couldn’t have done it better myself! Amazing!

The ceremony was beautiful not a dry eye in the house or beach should I say! Champagne toast, then onto photos. It was a big hectic, family photos always are! But the photographer was excellent and he really did an amazing job the photo album was more than we could’ve hoped for!

The food was great and suited our whole party which included small children. We had the belly dancer who I would highly recommend for not only adding a bit of turkey to the wedding but also it really got the atmosphere and party started everyone loved it! The cake was amazing, the table decorations were beautiful as were the flowers! I really was amazed at the level of service we received, our day was so perfect and relaxed we really enjoyed ever moment! It just went to quickly! Carole and her team were on hand all evening and organised for our party to be taken back to their apartments at the end of the night!

I would highly recommend Carole to plan a wedding, she made it personal, beautiful and exactly what we wanted and we cannot thank her enough if only we could do it all over again!!

Thank you to all of the team that made our day absolutely perfect x

Loren and oliver xx
wedding beach 24th September 2011

28

Lisa and Ziya Duran
Dear Carole,

We are writing to thank you so much for our wonderful wedding which took place on Tuesday 27th September 2011.
Turkey has always been an important part of our lives; we own a holiday apartment here and got engaged here in May 2010. We moved to Turkey in April 2011 and it was the easiest
decision to get married in this wonderful country.

We had seen the Carole Ann yacht moored in Fethiye and always loved the thought of getting married on it. Carole came highly recommended (bizarrely I met another bride to be in
the wedding shop in my hometown in Worthing whose wedding was being organised by Carole as well!) so we both felt happy when we decided on a wedding date.

I was very nervous about organising a wedding but Carole took all the stress and problems away. She was incredibly professional and methodical and was always very prompt in
replying to emails and any questions we had. It gave us such confidence and able to look forward to the day. Even the consulate visit to Antalya was so organised we just followed
our driver around and responded where necessary!

On the wedding day itself everything was just perfect. Carole was on hand at quayside to check the final details and then her staff took over once the boat set sail. Her staff were
amazing and put myself and Martin at ease every step of the way. Nothing was any trouble from changing the table arrangements (and blowing up inflatable canaries for our theme)

to ensuring our guests had drinks whilst relaxing in the hot afternoon sun. The wedding ceremony went so smoothly and was incredibly romantic for us both. The registrar was lovely
and it was so nice to have our marriage vows in english and turkish. The food was amazing and abundant and the boat’s staff were brilliant in making sure everyone was well fed.

The rest of our time on the boat was very relaxing and chilled which made it so special for us, our families and friends.
Another mention must go to the photographer and videographer who were with us for the whole wedding. The photos and video was absolutely amazing and summed up the entire
day for us. Fifteen photos were mounted and presented in a beautiful wedding album which was ready only twenty four hours after the wedding (unheard of in the UK!).

This was so wonderful as we were able to share them with our wedding guests before they returned back to the UK. We were also given a CD of all the photos taken which was beautifully presented with a cover of us and the date of our wedding.

We have no hesitation in recommending Beach Weddings by Carole’s Weddings to anyone who is getting married. The cost, professionalism and the attention to detail was second to none and made it the perfect wedding for us and all our wedding guests.

We cannot thank Carole and her amazing staff enough for making our day so wonderful.
Lisa and Ziya Duran
Beach wedding 30th september 2011

32

Mr and Mrs Crowter
Hi Carole ,

We would like to say a big thank you for our fantastic wedding day…we couldn’t have asked for better, it really was perfect.

Honestly, when we started looking at getting married abroad I had no idea where to start. We had never been to this part of Turkey before but after reading countless positive reviews we decided to contact you. I am so glad we did!

It started from there, a simple email asking what dates were free for our planned time abroad. You responded quickly to every question I had big or small throughout, nothing seemed too much trouble.
It seemed too easy at times!!! There wasn’t much planning needed from our end as it was all done for us and to be truthfull I felt more stress organising a party in the UK for when we returned.

The day trip to Antalya was tiresome but was made very pleasant by our chaperone who made sure we were comfortable, stopping for breaks on the way. The only tip I can give is to take a cardigan or jacket because of the early morning it felt rather cold. We were worried about the language barrier but he did all the work and before we knew it we had done everything needed and was on the way to meet you.

As soon as we met you at the venue, we immediately felt at ease, going through everything and being handed a mobile phone in case we needed to contact you. I have to say my “husband” was nervous about the ceremony but after speaking to you he said he felt at ease.

I was worried about my hair as I had a particular style in mind that I had trialed here in the UK. You recommended Goldfinger Hair salon (british hairstylists) for our hair and nails etc. They were fabulous accommodating myself, six bridesmaids and six extras that originally weren’t booked in. They made us feel at ease, ordered pizza and champagne and most of all made us all look and feel a million dollars. They worked from the pictures I took with me and I needn’t of worried, it actually ended up looking better.

The wedding day itself went without a glitch, the wedding guests all 31 of them were picked up by an air conditioned coach and taken to the venue whilst my dad and I were taken by a decorated car. It made a huge difference to the nerves when we met you, you helped get the bridesmaids in order and told us all when to walk down the red carpet onto the beautiful beach. I was in awe with the location, the red carpet, the decorated gazebo and the chairs and I can happily say it was very emotional.

After the ceremony, we celebrated with a glass of champagne poured on the beach with a beautiful backdrop of sea and mountains with the sun going down. You certainly don’t get that in England and I have many photo memories to treasure! The reception was decorated beautifully and the food was lovely, we have a few fussy eaters in our party but we had nothing but good comments on how lovely it was. I have to mention the belly dancer…she was amazing and made it that little bit more special. After an emotional and exhausting day we all went back to our hotel very happy. I had many comments from the guests that it was the best wedding they have ever been to.

What more can I say but a heartfelt “thank you”, you made our wedding dreams come true. If any brides-to-be would like any information or have any questions, I am very happy for you to pass on my email.
Good luck for the future to you and your team.
Mr and Mrs Crowter.
September 28th 2011

34

Claire and Kev Younghusband
Hi Carole ,

Very sorry for the late reply.

Myself and Kev cannot thank you and your team enough for how truly amazing you made our wedding day.
When we first planned to get married abroad we were very excited but apprehensive about getting married in a foreign country.
You put us straight at ease, letting us know we didnt have to do anything apart from go to the embassy and turn up on the day.
This was very true, having you arrange absolutely everything, your guide picked us up from our villa and took us to all the places we needed to go to, completely stress free.
I honestly dont know how we would have managed to do the legal side alone.

On our first meeting with you, we met at the location which was truly stunning, we were blown away and couldnt believe how beautiful it was.
You were so down to earth and had us at ease straight away, Kev especially liked your no nonsense approach.
Everything we wanted was possible and even though i changed my mind on the decor and colour at the last minute this was not a problem, We met some of your team that day and what lovely ladies they were. Everything was arranged our cake, flowers, DJ and entertainment so all we had to do was wait for our big day.

On our Big day, my pampering started with getting my nails done and my hair along with a lovely pedicure at Bowfinger as recommended by you, and again what lovely people they were they couldnt do enough for us. Back at the Villa once i was dressed and our guests were picked up one of your lovely ladies came to get myself my dad and our little boy to take us to the location for my big moment. When we arrived at the location it looked even more beautiful, the nerves kicked in and i was in desperate need for a wee (ha ha) i think it was melanie sorry cant remember the ladies names, helped me to the toilet and held my dress for me (above and beyond the call of duty) so thank you.
We then got MARRIED, everything from the ceremony to the reception was truly amazing.
The way you dressed the reception was stunning and perfect, my flowers were better than i thought they would be. Our wedding cake was lovely.
The food was absolutely delicious and a total bargain for the all inclusive option, the bar staff were very kind down to earth.
We thought the photographer was great and such a funny guy, the DJ was the best dj we have ever heard at a wedding he just knew exactly what song to put on at the right time, our guests just danced the night away. We would highly recommend the fire dancer he was fab, mind you he did have me on the edge of my seat a few times but excellent entertainment.
We loved the fact that you were all around looking in making sure everything went accoring to plan, and it certainly did.
We honestly cant begin to thank you enough, you were all amazing and made our big day the best day of our lives, our guests said it was the most beautiful wedding they have ever been too and really enjoyed themselves.

We are definately wanting to come back and renew our vows in 10 years time and we hope your all still doing the amazing work you do.

Thank you so much, Lots of love from
Claire and Kev Younghusband xxxxxxxxx
2nd August 2011

36

Cansev & Islam Yavuz
Hi Carole ,

From the moment we decided on a Beach Wedding in Turkey, we began searching the internet for ideas and came across your website. We initially contacted you as we wanted to learn more about the different packages you offered and what we should expect from your company on the actual day. You were very informative and gave us all the information we needed. It sounded perfect and so we decided to confirm and paid our deposit to secure our chosen date.

During the course of the 8 months towards the lead up to our wedding day you always kept in contact via email and always replied quickly to any questions we had. I often worried that we asked too many questions but you were always happy to reply and understood that we wanted everything perfect and never made us feel we were being a nuisance. We were updated by you with information such as when to apply for the Certificate of Non-Impediment in the UK, when to confirm guest numbers, ideas we may have on themes, colours, entertainment etc.

We were even given the opportunity to let you know our preferred music choices for the DJ to play at the reception which was great as we wanted a mixture of both English and Turkish music. We booked the DJ through you but we made our own arrangements for the Traditional Turkish folk dancers which eliminated any agency fee.

After we let you know our travel dates to Turkey for our Wedding, you arranged for our appointment with the Embassy in Antalya for our Marriage Application. The fees and transport for this was included in the package price. The visit to Antalya was a day trip with an early start. The driver was very helpful and explained what to expect at the Embassy. On our journey back from Antalya we were given photo albums to choose our Wedding cake and Wedding flowers. I had an idea of alternative flower arrangements and so I asked if we could request these instead and you ordered them for us and they were beautiful.

Once we arrived at Oludeniz you arranged for us to meet with you to pay the balance and to also pass to you any wedding favours, seating plan, choice of colour for decorations, order of service and instructions for the day. We also exchanged details of where guests were staying so that you could arrange for their transfers to and from their hotels on the wedding day.

Our wedding day took place on Monday 15th August 2011 at 7pm at at Nicolas Genc Beach. Joining us in celebrating our special day were 35 of our closest family and friends. It truly was a magical day. The wedding ceremony and reception itself was beautiful and just how we imagined.

Cansev & Islam Yavuz
Wedding Day: Monday 15th August 2011
Nicolas Genc Beach, Oludeniz, Turkey

39

Malcolm and De
Hi Carole ,

hope the season went well and your leg is better, thanks again for everything, our day was great and hassle free.
Myself and Deborah wanted a very simple wedding with only a handful of guests planned and Carole accommodated this superbly and didn’t give us anything less than 100% effort even though we didn’t require the evening part of the wedding package.

We arranged with Carole that as we were only a small group we didn’t require the party after the ceremony as we had arranged our own reception at a family run hotel in ovicek.

The whole wedding process ran like clockwork, from initial e-mail contact then the to and fro of questions regarding documents, setting, music and colours etc there was never any misunderstandings and it was crystal clear what was required from both parties.

The meeting in Turkey was very informative and our only doubt (which was the photographer quality) was put to bed when we met our photographer and viewed fabulous shots of a wedding days before. The trip to Antalya was long but a beautiful journey and the traditional Turkish breakfast was fantastic on route. The wedding ceremony was excellent, Carole was there when I arrived , everything looked perfect and the beach was deserted at that time of day so no gathering spectators, great.

The vows were easy to follow and all the paperwork was completed for us the next day along with our beautiful photo album and dvd’s.

I could only recommend Carole for a Turkish beach wedding and our British registry paperwork can through to our home address about two weeks after we got home.

Many thanks again

Malcolm and De
wedding beach 17th august 2011

41

Mr and Mrs Longstaffe
Thank you very much for a fantastic wedding.

From the moment we arrived in Turkey you were there for us meeting whenever we needed and also on the other end of the phone too (and we did get good use of the phone you loaned to us too, but I’ll get on to that)
From our very first meeting you were very helpful and arranged out day out to go to the consulate and other important offices.

If we had to do this by ourselves I don’t know how we would have done it.  Although it was a long day we were with another lovely couple and we were driven and taken around everywhere which was very good.  During that day it was great to be able to pick what cake we wanted and also what flowers I would get (at a very reasonable price too).

The day of the wedding- the 1st try– I never thought that there would be a freak storm on the day of our wedding in turkey, well you don’t really expect it to pour with rain for hours in August when the rest of the holiday had been so clear and beautiful but it did and you and your staff were excellent in keeping me informed on what was happening.

As our guests told us the yacht was beautiful and it would have been a lovely wedding but due to the rain it had to be postponed, I am a tad jealous that the guests got to see it and I didn’t but when it’s raining that heavy I’m glad I didn’t get out of the wedding car.

The day of the wedding- the one that happened.  You were fantastic in rearranging it for us.  Due to the time we had left in turkey we had to rearrange it for 2 days later which meant the yacht was already booked for another function/trip but you arranged a beautiful wedding for us on the beach which was what I secretly wanted in the first place but as I chose everything else I thought I’d let Rich chose the venue.

Sharron and everyone else in the hair salon were fantastic and although I think with the trial hair do, the practice wedding and the official wedding I spent more time with them than anyone else it was a lovely experience.  They were especially helpful when we needed to go back for another full afternoon for the second attempt at getting married.

The help you gave us with rearranging the wedding was fantastic, hair food, marriage certificates, cars, everything was great.

The wedding was the best day of my life and we have you and your staff to thank for it.  The memories we will have from this day will last forever I’m just glad we didn’t get our rings engraved with the date until we got home ha ha.

Thank you very much and i will definitely recommend you to others.

Mr and Mrs Longstaffe
Please feel free to add my email if you would like: sarahlongstaffe@hotmail.co.uk

43

Lyndsey and Aly
Hi Carol,

Sorry havnt got back to you cant believe how the year has flown aalmost 6months since the wedding we are
both fine thank you have some great news im pregnant so thats been keeping us busy!Anyway just wanted to let you know

how pleased we are with the whole sevice you and your staff provided for us, right from when we first booked with you

You were really quick at getting back to me through the emails and made me feel better about any little thing i was stressing about.We were dreading the trip to Antalya but it wasnt as bad as we thought there was another couple that were getting married that were in the car for the trip to and they were really nice so the day didnt seem as long.

We quite liked how we picked our flowers and cake and went through all the details in the same day it meant we only used one day on organising and could get back to see our guests and enjoy the holiday.

The wedding day soon came around, it went perfect and better than I imagined the beach location was bueatiful you matched our colour scheme perfect the chamapagne was lovely and so was the photographer he took some lovely pictures and he was really patient with all the family!

The food was wonderful and all our guests loved the surprise micro light plane that dropped petals on us and the fire show we chose to have.We were impressed with getting our photos back within three days they were really good aswell it was good how you sorted out out the paperwork to register the marriage in England to.

We would highly recommend your company to anyone looking to get marred in Turkey.Cant wait to go back to Turkey.Thanks to you and all your team love

Lyndsey and Aly
(Beach 1st July 2011)

46

Claire & Chris Hughes
We just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to you and the team for ensuring our wedding was perfect. We feel so lucky that we found your website and booked with you, our boat wedding was truly amazing. You made the whole experience hassle free answering our emails quickly with our many questions, and we cannot stress enough how smoothly you made the whole booking process.

We’d also like to say a special thank you to Susie and Ann who made sure everything ran smoothly on the boat. Every one of our 20 guests had an amazing time and were so well looked after by you all.

The boat itself looked fantastic, the bar staff were extremely helpful and friendly, the food was fantastic quality, the flowers were beautiful, the photographer and videographer were both brilliant, the music was a great mix which everyone loved and the vows were absolutely beautiful. The wedding cake not only looked exactly as we’d ordered but tasted divine.

The wedding dvd is perfect and we can’t believe how many amazing photos we have too, both on the disc and in the beautiful wedding album, though how you got them printed and in an album in less than 2 days is beyond us.

Please could you also pass on my thanks to Sharon the hairdresser, I absolutely loved how she did my hair and make-up (the manicure and pedicure were a treat too). If any of your future clients have any questions or queries about booking with you please feel free to pass on my email address (claira28@hotmail.com).

I know it’s a cliche but you really ensured that we had the best day of our lives, thank you so so much. We’ll be back in Turkey in the next year or so and we’ll definitely call and see you.

Kindest regards,
Claire & Chris Hughes xxx
Yacht Wedding 5th July 2011

49

Emily & Mark
Sorry for the belated response.

We would like to say a huge thank you for making our special day soo perfect from start to finish. You completely took the stress out of any preparations by ensuring all our requests were met and that the day ran smoothly.

From first contact via email Carole guided us through our wedding plans and ideas and dealt with all of our questions promptly. When we arrived in the beautiful resort of Olu Deniz we met with our guide within a couple of days and took our trip to Antalya. We had the perfect guide who dealt with all the paperwork and we didn’t have to do a thing but sign on the dotted line and answer a few questions. We were given a Turkish mobile which was very helpful when we had to make contact with Carole and the hairdresser. We were even able to go and see another wedding that was taking place a week before ours which reassured us that everything would be perfect.

Both my mum and I had our hair done by the hairdresser recommended by Carole in Hisaronu. It was only a couple of minutes drive and we were picked up and returned to our hotel. She did an amazing job and I was soo pleased that she new exactly what I wanted it was perfect.

Our big day ran perfectly with an outstanding effort by Carole and her team we could not have asked for such an amazing day and we have the most amazing pictures to prove it. The photographer and videographer were fantastic and the video and CD of pictures was amazing value along with a beautiful album for instant memories as I don’t think I could have waited to get home to see them.

Our guests all said what an amazing wedding and we’ve recommended Carole to so many people.

Once again Carole thank you soo much for making our day soo special. Now i’ve just got to persuade my husband to return to renew our vows in a few years time! :o)
Kind regards
Emily & Mark
Wedding 6th July 2011

50

Sheila
Hi Carole

well here goes!!

How do you write a testimonial for the perfect wedding?

I first came across Carole whilst on holiday in Hisaronu back in May 2010, I had just picked up their trip brochure while out and about shopping. When I got back to the hotel I read all about the trips they where offering, then I came across the back page of the brochure, Their wedding advert. That set the wheels in motion, that brochure went in my suitcase and came back home with me. My husband and myself had just got engaged in Turkey in March and I knew I didn’t want to get married anywhere else. But could my dream of a beautiful turkish wedding come true?

Well the the expertise of Carole and her wonderful team, it did.

Once back home and settled back into day to day life, I told my fiance about the idea of a turkish wedding. His initial reaction was that it would too difficult to arrange from England. I assured him it wouldn’t. I told him about the brochure and got a bit excited about it all. He then said, ” You arrange it and I’ll be there”!

We had already booked a holiday in Ovacik for July 2011, so on my next day off, I picked up the phone and called Carole in Turkey, I told Carole about the idea of the wedding I would like and she just checked her diary and found that she did have a date for the wedding in July of 2011. Without a second to think about it I heard myself saying, “Book it for me please”.

All Carole required was a small deposit and an email about what we would like on the big day, We opted for the full package, sent out the invites and Carole did the rest.
We sent each other about 10 emails in all and everything I wanted or needed to change wasn’t a problem at all for Carole. I even changed the colour scheme 2 days before the wedding and still this wasn’t a problem!

We had 22 people at our wedding, we went for the gulet wedding, it was so romantic and different, so much better than anything offered in England.

We had the full package and I can honestly say there was nothing missing, there was nothing at all that we could of added to that, everyone said how wonderful it was, the food was a big hit with everyone, even my sister how is a very strict vegetarian was impressed. There was plenty to go around and some even had seconds and thirds. The wedding cake was a lovely banana sponge and has to be one of the best Ive ever tasted.

Even the dreaded trip to Antalya was fine, yes it was a long day but it was broken up with stops for breakfast and lunch, we also went with another couple so there was someone new to talk to and compare wedding ideas with. The dreaded day was turned into a pleasant trip to the capital.

Carole even accompanied me to the florists and helped me choose my bouquet. Anything I needed help with she was their for me. You would definitely not get this levels of service in England for the price Carole quotes, and on another note, the prices quoted are genuine, there are no hidden extras or nasty surprise that you would back home.

The only bad thing I can say about our wonderful dream wedding is the fact that it all went so fast, we sailed back to Fethiye at midnight but I we could of easily added another couple of hours to this.

All in all, we had the best wedding ever, everyone of our guests said how wonderful it was, how different it was and how memorable it will be.

We have a wedding album, a disc of over 200 professional photographs and and hour and a half wedding dvd. Along with this we both have the most wonderful memories and we cant wait to go back and see Carole, next time we are in Fethiye, I’ll pop in and say hello, and maybe just maybe Carole will see us again in about 10 years and we are over to arrange a renewal of our wedding vows and do it all over again 🙂

If anyone would like to contact me for further information, you can find me on Carole’s facebook page.

Hope this is what you were looking for,
Sending my love to you and your team,
Sheila,xx
7th July wedding Yacht wedding

52

Sharon and Ryan Morton
Hope you are ok – weather here is rubbish (as usual)! Just to let you know that it actually only took 4 weeks for me to get the marriage registered here in the UK.

Sorry for not being in touch sooner but it has been hectic here. Just wanted to say a BIG thank you to you and your team for such a wonderful day. Everything from the trip to Antalya to the actual wedding day was superb.
It was a long trip to Antalya but we went with another couple who were lovely so we had a great day, we also chose our cake that day.

The paperwork was sorted out and on the way back we met you. You gave us a mobile to keep in touch with you and our hairdresser Sharon in case we needed anything. We met you a couple of days later at the beach venue where you went through everything with us from where we would be sitting, our vows through to the menu for our meal etc.

On the day of the wedding, myself, my bridesmaid and about 5 other girls went to get our hair and make up done in Hisaronu (you had arranged a car to pick us up and drop us back to our hotel). Sharon done my hair and what a wonderful job she did.

She spent so much time and effort on my and my bridesmaid’s hair that it looked absolutely stunning. All the others were also very pleased with what they had done. The car took us back to the hotel where I got dressed. In the time of me getting ready, the guests were all picked up and taken to the beach venue. When I was ready, I went in the car with my bridesmaid and my mum to the venue.

I was completely gobsmacked as the venue looked absolutely stunning. The ceremony was conducted and then we had the champagne reception. The photographer took lots and lots of photos. He was an excellent photographer who took a lot of natural photos of us dancing, eating etc.

We must say the drinks were flowing and the meal and cake were delicious. You provided everything we asked for. We had a DJ who was also brilliant and played everything we asked for.

There was one little bit of a disaster and that was because my son drank some cherry juice (which I had told him to drink)! He was allergic, however you got a member of your team to drive one of the guests back to the hotel and collect his tablets – which helped him clear his allergy within a few mins!! Phew!

A couple of days after the wedding we met you in Fethiye where you handed over our wedding album. What a fabulous album. We were also given every single photo that was taken on the day on disc….this was a great surprise because I hadn’t seen the pictures that were taken prior to me getting to the venue. We were also given the DVD of our wedding.

We could not have asked for a better Wedding Day which was planned to perfection by you. It was absolutely fantastic and we wish we could do it all again.
Thank you so much for everything.
Sharon and Ryan Morton
BEACH WEDDING – 9 JULY 2011

54

Sherri and Rob Allen
From start to finish it was so Fantastic. It all began when I searched for weddings on the Blue Lagoon and came across your website. My Parents have a holiday home in Turkey so we know the area and knew we wanted to get married there. I asked a few people who knew the area to see if anybody had heard of your company and it all came back good. We also particularly like the look of your company as it seemed more personal and reasonably priced.

I emailed you to ask a few questions and you replied immediately. We then arranged a meeting a few months later in Turkey.

We met you on the beach whilst a wedding was taking place. My soon to be Husband and I were extremely choked as the whole thing was very emotional and looked beautiful with the backdrop of the lagoon, chairs with the ribbons on the backs and gazebo with flowers etc… I knew then that this would be perfect!.
We had several meeting after this as our Wedding wasn’t for another two years and we were in Turkey at least twice a year. Although you really don’t need to meet before.

I remember saying to you our Wedding would be quite big, We were hoping for around 100 people! Obviously some people do pull out for lots of different reasons and the average Wedding is around 40! You obviously knew this and thought that would probably be the case ha ha! .

I booked the Hen do on your boat for the Sunday night before the Wedding which was on the Tuesday.. My theme for the Hen do was Toga. Seeing 43 of your friends and family all dressed up is very funny and a great start to any party. We hired the whole boat with a meal and disco. The boat was massive, giving you loads of room to dance or like me just jump up and down like a 5 year old! The food was excellent and the disco great fun. Something we are all still talking about.

The Big Day!
My daughter and I stayed at the Nicholas Heights the night before. We met up with my Sister and the other Bridesmaids in the afternoon at the Hairdressers (Sharon) We all had our make up and hair done which I strongly reccommend! Although make sure you have plenty of time. Then back to the Hotel for photo’s. We paid extra for this and again I would reccommend.

The Bridesmaids left first and then my Dad, Daughter and I went with Mel in the car to the Beach. The service was only 10 minutes long and really lovely words, so many people were crying! as it was really emotional. We had the petal drop and the fire show and they were fantastic and everybody was completely shocked as we didn’t tell anyone before hand!

The food and table arrangements were also brilliant infact we wouldn’t of changed a thing. Carole and her team did us proud! I can’t express how amazing the whole day was! Everybodies jaw dropped when they walked on the beach and saw the setting. and still now we’re all still talking about it. Everybody said it was the best Wedding they’ve been too and we’re having a reunion next year.

Please contact me if you need any advice sherrichillicouture@yahoo.com
Sherri and Rob Allen
12th July 2011 Beach
Mobile 07900 930 937

57

Lyndsay and Anthony
Hi carole,

“We had a perfect day and cannot thank Carol and her team enough for everything that they had done to arrange our day. I was a bit oppressive at first booking our wedding over email but with Carols help and assurance this easily put my mind at rest. Once we had decided on a date and had chosen the beach location the arranging of our wedding could not have been more stress free and simple. The one thing that worried me at first was applying for the certificate of no impediment which in the end turned to be out very straight forward process at our local registrar.

Our colour scheme and all other arrangements for the day were all arranged over email. Once we had arrived in Turkey we went straight away the following day to Antalya to finalise the legal documents. This was a very long day. We were picked up from our hotel along with another couple at around 6.30 AM and did not return until around 5.30PM. Although the process only takes minutes once at the consulate office the journey there and back is a good 6 plus hour’s drive. We left our three year old son with family for the day (which I would definitely recommend if you do have children) as taking him on this journey would have been a disaster.  We were also able to choose our wedding cake and flowers while stopping for lunch on the way back which broke the day up.

On the morning of the wedding the bridal party received a call (on the mobile supplied by Carol) from the hairdresser and makeup artist to confirm the pickup time from our hotel. We arrived at the salon in plenty of time for our wedding party to be pampered. We were then brought back to our hotel to continue to get ready.

We had arranged for all our guests to meet at our hotel where the coach picked everyone up and took them to and from the wedding venue. This was a great service, all running on time with plenty of time e to spare.

The ceremony itself was brilliant. This was only short but was exactly what we wanted. I would definitely recommend the beach location. It was a beautiful setting.

We had provided a table plan and favours for our guests which Carol and her team set out for us before we arrived at the venue. This again was set out perfect, just as we wanted it.

The food we had chosen was a BBQ with a selection of chicken, steak, fish, rice, salads etc. This was all amazing, I want to eat it all again just thinking about it. There was enough choice for everyone and plenty to choose from for the kids as well. The wedding cake we had as out dessert which was delicious.

The whole evening seemed to have whizzed by with ourselves and our guests dancing into the night. The coach took us back to our hotel just after midnight where our hotel allowed our guests to stay and carry on the party into the early hours.

The whole day was amazing and a day that we will never forget. I cannot fault Carol and her team at all. Thank you all for making our day so special and a day that we will never forget. I only wish that we could do it all over again! “’
Lyndsay and Anthony
wedding beach 13th July 2011

58

Sahar and Neil
Hi Carole,

We had an absolutely beautiful wedding in Olu-Deniz. The resort itself is very nice and relaxing and you can take part in different activities, while you are in the resort.

Decoration and table arrangements, were very beautiful, and I liked the option that I could mix and match two colours.All the legalities and paper work were covered perfectly and we received our certificates and documents and all we needed.

Before the wedding I was a bit worried about the photos, but carole has a professional photographer and our photos were absolutely beautiful, and he takes loads of photos, so if one is not right you can choose another one and at the end we received a beautiful photo album, with our chosen photos in it.

You can take your CDs or Ipod with you, but DJs there were good too and they have all you need for fun and dance.

In summary, we had a great wedding and all guests really enjoyed themselves,very pleasant experience.
Sahar and Neil
wedding beach 15th July 2011

60

Jane & Mark Stapleton
Hi Carole

We are sorry this is late but……..

We would just like to say a big thank you for our special day, and organising everything from the moment we arrived in Olu Deniz, the trip to Antalya where you organised all our documentation etc and also to Fethiye where we chose our flowers etc. You was always at the other end of the phone when we needed you.

Everything was perfect, all our family and friends really enjoyed themselves and had a great time.

Our ceremony was magical, and it all looked so beautiful with the chairs with covers & bows tied round and the flowers, could not have asked for anything better, am filling up right now as I am typing this to you as we are so happy. You made our day so special!

Also, what made it special was when all the locals were congratulating us and giving us best wishes. That was great!

Everything that you did for us was fantastic. The reception and the food & the service were absolutely out of this world. Our tables and the decorations were gorgeous and we couldn’t stop smiling. The flowers were beautiful and were exactly what I wanted, I was so pleased. Our cupcakes were really delicious and also were exactly what we wanted, we just can’t thank you enough as everything was better than we could ever have hoped for.

The Hair & Beauty Salon that you recommended were amazing. The beauty girls were great and so friendly & Sharon the hairdresser was so lovely and she was brilliant, she made our hair look great!.. Would recommend her to anyone!.. She really helped me out of a sticky situation with one of my daughters hair!! (teenagers eh?). Oh, & what a bonus, she was also from Leeds!

The microlight plane was awesome and we got some brilliant photos of that with the petals dropping down, the Bellydancer was amazing, everyone had so much fun and the DJ was excellent. I will definitely be recommending all of these to anyone that may want them at their wedding!

Thank you so much for the car with the ‘ just married ‘ sign and the cans tied to the back of the car. That, I will never forget. It was brilliant and just finished our special day off perfectly.

Oh, the photographer was amazing, his photos are brilliant & we just cant stop looking at them.

God, theres so much I want to say and hope I dont miss anything or anybody out. I am more than happy to and will be recommending your services WeddingsTurkey to anyone that are looking to get married in Olu Deniz. I am also happy to answer any questions and share our photos and help anybody that are wanting to use your company so that they may have a magical day that we had. My email:-j.cole1090@ntlworld.com

So here it is again, A big massive thank you to you and Suzi and everybody that made our day so special.

We will cherish it forever and will be returning next year!!!

All our love and best wishes to you and Suzi and everyone that helped.
Jane & Mark Stapleton
(From Leeds) – Wedding 16th July 2011.

62

Lisa and Andy
Hi Carole

we would like to thank you for all you did on our special day . . . From begining to end it was absolutely perfect down to the last detail . . if there is anyone reading this testimonial we would thoroughly recommend booking your wedding through carol who arranged everything for us initially via email and then we flew out a week before our wedding .

We were taken to do all the formalities and choose our cake and flowers it was quite a long hot day but a wonderful day was had by us and the other couple with us . We then met up with carol at the beach and saw a wedding ceremony and finalized all the arrangements music food etc . The day of our wedding arrived and i along with my bridesmaid and mum inlaw were taken to the beauty salon hair nails and make up were done perfectly . . .

Whilst i got ready at the hotel my fiancee and guest were taken to the beach where they steadied their nerves with a welcome drink . . The wedding car arrived and took us through the main street where everyone cheered and beeped their horns . I was very nervous by the time we reached the beach but carol and the girls reassured me everything was fine .

The ceremony went without a hitch followed by the photos our barbeQue reception and wedding singer Tom Moss if was outstanding . We were then taken back to our friends restaurant the lemon tree in hisaronu where the party continued into the early hours .

All in all we couldnt have wished for a more perfect day it was magical thank you so much carol. Since our wedding we returned in October and are due to fly out again in June . . .

Lisa and Andy
Beach wedding 17th July 2011
Mr and Mrs carlisle email us
lkware666@Googlemail.com

64

Amy & Owen Taylor
Hi Carole

We would just like to take this opportunity to say a BIG thank you to you and all your team for organising our amazing wedding. It was perfect in every way, from start to finish.We couldn’t have asked for a better day. Everything was done so profesionally and it took a massive weight off our shoulders having a hassle free holiday while your team planned and organised every little detail.

For the price we paid, we weren’t expecting such a high standard in everything you did, we could have paid DOUBLE the price and it would still have been a BARGAIN ! We had 40 guests and everyone of them have commented on how amazing and relaxed the whole wedding was. So again a massive thank you for everything, wish you all the best for the future, and you never know might even see you again in a couple of years to renew our vows or maybe even as guests as we have recommended you to all of our friends!

Amy & Owen Taylor
Beach 22nd July 2011

66

Leigh and Jessica Dale

Hi Carole

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for making our special day unique. From the moment we contacted you everything was done professionally and our emails were replied to quickly and efficiently. With your company offering   beach and yacht weddings at fantastic prices, we were torn between which one to have, so we decided to combine the two.

Thanks to you and your team for being so flexible and understanding.
Our day consisted of a beautiful wedding ceremony with champagne toast on the beach, decorated to perfection with colours of our choice, followed by a relaxing, fun reception on the yacht, also decorated to perfection. The day was absolutely superb and the perfect dream wedding!

All twenty four guests who came to celebrate with us, had an amazing time and couldn’t believe how romantic and perfect everything was. We were very impressed with the photographer, the pictures were perfect and captured the moment, and we were amazed to receive a very professional wedding album and DVD of our day and night, along with another DVD, packed with over four hundred gorgeous photos.

All in all, the beach, boat, setting, food and the friendly service surpassed anything we could have ever imagined, the whole experience was fantastic and out of this world! We would (and have) recommended anyone who is thinking of getting married in Turkey, to use your company.

Thank you Carole and the team for an unforgettable day! Please feel free to use any of our photos on your site!

Leigh and Jessica Dale

68

Claire and Andy
Hi Carole

When we first began to plan our wedding we thought long and hard of were we could hold the venue but from the second we sent the first email to Carole we have never looked back.

The communication with Carole and the team was very efficient and although we had never even been to turkey before Carole made me feel confident I had made the right decision.

We had a 9 month old daughter and so was restricted with time I had to dedicate to our wedding planning but this was not an issue as all the planning was done for us by Carole and the team and was very stress free.

I literally just forwarded an email which contained colour scheme, type of cake, number of guests etc and everything was done for us.

The few weeks leading up to our departure to Turkey I had several thoughts a long the line what if it is not as I have always dreamed….but it was definately this and more!

Our whole wedding day was so special and will stay with us forever! The lagoon setting was so perfect, with great entertainment and food. Everyone of our 49 guests had an amazing time.

Thanks Again

Claire and Andy
2nd June wedding Beach

69

Hi Carole

When we chose to get married in Olu Deniz, we were excited yet apprehensive about planning a wedding in a different country and having everything run smoothly.

Carole was fantastic right from day one. Before we even met her, I had confidence in her and had read so many gleaming reviews on wedding forums.  Carole was very easy to communicate with and always replied to my emails within 2 days.  Her (very reasonable) costs were agreed at the outset and there was never any dispute.

Wedding package: We had the all inclusive guest package, which was incredibly good value and everyone commented that the food was delicious. There was some confusion when our guests were collected in that no-one came into reception to inform them (so just make sure your guests keep an eye out!) but everyone was collected and arrived at the venue on time so no harm done.

Entertainment: We opted for the DJ and belly dancer. The DJ was brilliant and played a great variety of music. I had worried that being an outdoor venue the sound quality might be poor but it sounded great.  He was a nice chap and very discreet (no talking over a microphone). The belly dancer was outstanding, not to mention extremely beautiful; it’s fair to say a few jaws needed picking up! It was a great way to get everyone involved and created a focal point for the reception.

Decoration: Caroles team went to a lot of effort to make sure it looked how I wanted and I was not disappointed. The venue looked absolutely beautiful when I arrived and the guests were blown away by the set up. The seated reception area is in such close proximity to the sea, it makes an amazing backdrop. The gerberas I chose were beautifully presented and extremely good value (approx £100 for 3 bouquets, 8 buttonholes and a centrepiece).

Ceremony: The officiant was one of the nicest chaps we’ve met and delivered the ceremony with real sincerity. We were also able to add our own personal vows.

Photography: we opted not to have the package photographer and instead arranged this independently with a lady named Jan McGready. There were no issues or problems in doing this.

I cannot fault Carole’s wedding planning and organisation. She was extremely professional and efficient and I found her very straightforward. She knows how to get things done and did not mind my incessant emailing and bridezilla demands! I cannot thank Carole and her lovely team of ladies enough. Our whole wedding day experience was better than I could ever have hoped. We will never tire of looking through the albums and reliving our special day. I would not hesitate in recommending Carole to anybody wanting a relaxed, intimate and beautiful wedding celebration.

72

Teri-Anne & Robert Motley

Hi Carole

We would like to take the opportunity to say a very big Thank You to you for organising our wedding and making it a very special day. We were recommended your company by Emma Eken of the Festival Hotel, Hisaronu, and from the day we first contacted you to after the wedding we found your service exceptional.

The day was thoroughly enjoyed by not only myself and Robert, but by our friends and family that joined us on the day.

The beach setting was idyllic and the flowers and seating decorations provided were perfect. The champagne toast on the beach after the ceremony added an extra little bit of sparkle on the day! The bridal car and transport arrangements for our guests was much appreciated and together with the efficient and friendly service of you and your team we were able to relax on the day and not worry about any of the arrangements.

We would also like to Thank the hairdresser, Kathy, and her team who worked very hard on the day to make the seven ladies look even more beautiful than they already are!

Overall our wedding day was very special and it surpassed our expectations. We had a wonderful reception at the Festival Hotel in Hisaronu and would like to thank everybody involved.

We would recommend your company to anybody wishing to fulfil their dreams of getting married in Turkey and will be sure to catch up with you when we visit in the future.

We have also provided a selection of our wedding photographs with this testimonial.

Kind Regards

Teri-Anne & Robert Motley
4th June 2011 Beach

94

Melony & Ian Dexter

Hi Carole

We want to thank you both for making our wedding day on 7Th June 2011 at Dolphin Beach so perfect.

From the time we first contacted you regarding our plans you were very helpful and reassuring. You made everything so stress free, and answered all our emails with honest and valuable advice, even though I was a bit of a pain to start with, asking you so many questions, you always answered them!!!

You and your team were very organised and made everything so easy to deal with.  The trip to Antalya was long but necessary, and not as bad as we thought. The taxi driver made it very pleasurable by taking us for a traditional Turkish breakfast and pointing out lots of interesting sites.

You organised my nails and my make up for me, which i was very pleased with.  The wedding venue was magical and perfectly organised. Everything about the decor was beautiful, and combining our colour scheme perfectly.
Everyone had a wonderful time, and so many people have commented, saying its the best wedding they have ever been too.

The entertainment we picked ( Turkish Dance Group) added the perfect Turkish theme to our wedding, especially when they got many of our guests up dancing!!!

The Microlight definatley got everyone laughing with its attempts to scatter confetti over us……..so romantic.
The food was great too.

Carole we cannot fault anything about our day, it was truly amazing and would say to anyone thinking of getting married in Turkey to use your wedding services. It was better than we had ever imagined.
Even after the ceremony your care and perfection continued, getting our photo album and cd to us the next day!! we are amazed at the turnaround and how beautiful the pictures and album were that you supplied.

Carole, You and your team are truly special and we will never forget what you did for us
Love from


Melony & Ian Dexter
wedding beach 7th june 2011
email: melonyjones@hotmail.co.uk

74

Mr & Mrs Tran and Baby Tran due

Hi Carole

Originally me and my husband were going to book our wedding with First Choice but after lots of messing around (on their part!) we decided to look elsewhere. And thank God we did!
Booking our wedding through Carol  couldn’t have been smoother and was a pleasure to organise. Just a few emails to Carol and the wedding was booked, a date confirmed and little else to do until the New Year!
Carole responded to all emails within hours and we really felt in safe hands.
As we would be going to Turkey the year before we asked Carole if we could meet her and see the beach where we would marry and this was no problem at all. It was worth doing as it gave us an image of what our day would be like and a face to the person that is organising your perfect day and believe me it is perfect!

At the start of 2011 Carole made contact to remind us to get our paperwork sorted in England and we faxed copies to Carole so she could make our appointments for us ready for when we arrived in Turkey.
Once in Turkey we did the dreaded consulate visits etc to confirm our intention to marry (we did this approx 5 days before) and it all went smoothly thanks to our amazing driver/translator. It is a long day so pack snacks and drinks!
We also chose our cake and flowers whilst out on this day – the cake from a portfolio and we went to florists in Fethiye to haggle over the price of gerberas!

We met Carole and Suzie a few days before the wedding to finalise all details – timings, food, music etc. We gave Carole our favours, table plans and various other things I had to make our day special.
Once we had this meeting we really relaxed – we could tell they knew what they were doing and we found it to be very individual and tailored to us.

 

Wedding day!

I had booked in with Goldfinger beauty salon myself as I’ve used them previous years but you can do this through Carole. We were picked up by Ozzy at 12pm and taken to the Ovacik Salon for a day of pampering!
There were seven of us and we had the Salon to ourselves! The team knew exactly what they were doing and organised us well. They even went and got our lunch for us!
Sharon did my hair and make up and what a great job she did! A little tip girls – have one of your bridesmaids carry powder foundation for you ready for photos! (Shiny cheeks is not a good look!)

We were then dropped back to our hotel about 5pm to get ready! Eeeekkk!

Carole organised a coach to transport our group – 33 in total, which picked them up outside our hotel. I then had a car to take me, my mum and dad to the ceremony. I will point out I stayed at a different hotel the night before with my bridesmaids so it was easy to hide from my husband to be all day!

The drive to Nicholas Genc beach is short about 15 minutes and my bridesmaids, with flowers were ready and waiting!

I have to say however focused I was on my husband waiting for me under the flower archway I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful everything was! I had been apprehensive about other people on the beach and sun loungers on either side of the gazebo but you don’t even see them as you’re in your own little bubble!

The ceremony was short but meaningful and it’s nice to sit down during the service and be able to see all your friends and family watching you!
Straight after the ceremony was champagne toast and photos – amazing photographer! We also had the micro light plane drop flower petals which is fantastic and some of my favourite photos of us underneath it.

The rest of the evening was perfect – tables were decorated beautifully and the food was amazing. So much choice for everyone and lots went up for seconds!
The free bar went down well and I think we got our money’s worth judging by the hangovers the next day!

We also booked the DJ, belly dancer and fire show – and I would recommend you all do the same!

The DJ played the best music and organised our first dance. He also suggested a father daughter dance which we hadn’t planned but were so grateful he did this as it was a lovely moment for us.
Fire show – OMG!!! This man is amazing and had everyone mesmerised from start to finish.

Belly dancer – Highlight of our wedding DVD is watching the men belly dance, badly! Best belly dancer we have seen in all the times we have visited Turkey.

The cake isn’t like a traditional wedding cake (but who wants traditional in Turkey!) due to the heat it’s generally a fruit sponge and ours was banana which went down well.
The DVD is a great touch to help you remember things that you’re too overwhelmed to take in on the day.

A few days after the wedding we met Carole in Fethiye to have our marriage registered in the UK and received our wedding album, DVD and all our photos on a disc. The album was stunning as were all the photos.

All in all we had the best day of our lives to date and can’t thank Carole and her team enough!

If you’re thinking of booking – do it! You won’t regret it.

Please feel free to give others my email address if they have any questions – I’ve missed out so much, it’s the little details that made it perfect.
lynzhowse@yahoo.co.uk
Lots of love
Mr & Mrs Tran and Baby Tran due
July 2012!!!! xxx

75

xx Wedding

Hi Carole

I would just like to take the time to thank the both of yous still 5 months down the line our wedding guest are still commenting on our wedding.

We had out beach wedding on 14/06/11 and it was perfect down to the very last detail.

I was a bit wary about paying for a wedding over in a different country as it wasnt done through a travel agent but i strongly reccomend carole to anyone i fought i might of been a pain with the 20 daily emails i sent asking every question possible but carole always wrote back within a day ( even when she hurt her wrist).

Every detail was all orgainsed before the big day liek colour scheme n all the legal work.

On the day everything went perfect we had the fire dancer who was awesome everybody commented on him, we had british dj who had every body up dancin away we also had the confetti drop which just slighty missed us but it was a nice suprise for everyone to see.

The food was lovely steak and chickhen and there was plenty for everyone.

Our wedding cake was soo tasty for our recpetion back home a paid £600 for our cake and my husband and prefered our turkish wedding cake as it was tasty it had real fruit in it.

The only downside to the whole weddin was getting married at 7pm as our night flew in as we were having so much fun it was over n done with too fast 🙁

Once the wedding was finshed we received our pics n dvd 2days later n the photo album is stunning the qulaity of the pics are really good, i even got some of the pictures put onto canvus n put up in our house.

For anybody with any doubts please put them out ur head the now as ur guantreed a perfect wedding the amount of time and effort that is put into each of their weddings is impressive.

If you would like to ask me any questions you can unafleming18@hotmail.com

xx wedding
14th June 2011 Beach

77

Katy + Vance

Hi Carole

Just to say a big massive Thank You to yourself and your team for organising our perfect day!

It seems like our wedding was such a long time ago now however we still think about it all the time and guests who attended still talk about what a lovely day it was. A few friends who attended are now thinking twice about getting married in a Church in the UK as it just wouldn’t compare to our wedding on the beach.

We had the fully inclusive package wedding on the beach as this was convenient for us with a large party of 49 guests. The food was excellent and tailor made for us and there was certainly plenty of it. Two of my bridesmaids and I decided to have our hair done by the hairdresser recommended by Carole. We was picked up from our hotel and dropped off at the hairdressers just a five minute drive away, we was all really pleased with our hair as she did it exactly how we wanted it. All of our guests were picked up from their hotels scattered around Olu Deniz this was a big help as people didn’t have to worry about transport to the venue.

We had paid for a micro light plane to drop petals over the ceremony however when I got to the venue I was told that its not possible for us to have this as the clouds were too low although I was given a full refund when we met after the wedding. I had also asked for a singer a couple of months before the wedding which Carole said would be fine however a week before the wedding I was told that he is unable to sing at our wedding. (so if you want entertainment make sure you give plenty of notice in advance) We had a friend who worked in a bar in Hisaronu and he said he knew a good singer, when I asked Carole if we could bring our own singer she said this was fine which we were really pleased about.

The whole day ran smoothly and was the best day of our lives, we just couldn’t wait to get home to watch the DVD. The DVD was brilliant along with all 300 odd photos which was given to us on a separate disc. The photo album which we collected a few days after the wedding was of a very high quality and we were very happy with them.

All in all it was the perfect day for us only thing is it just went too quick!!!

Katy + Vance
15th June beach wedding

79

Russell & Joanne Mount

Hi Carole

We wanted to write to thank you and all your staff for making our wedding perfect.

Right from the start everyone was so helpful and friendly. Everything was organised perfectly and a great day was had by all.
All our guests commented on how beautiful the day was and most importantly how good the food was !!!
We really couldn’t of asked for more. What a setting to have your wedding with the perfect weather and clear blue sea 🙂
Considering the large group, i must admit we worried that someone may get missed on the pick ups but that also went smoothly.
The wedding yacht was decorated just how we imagined and the colour scheme looked fantastic. The DVD and Photo Album are
just perfect and great memories for us to keep.

I must admit we weren’t looking forward to the day trip to Antalya, but it was a comfortable and enjoyable trip. It was nice to see a bit
more of the surrounding areas and everything went fine.

Again, we would like to thank you all for making our day so perfect, memorable and truly the best day of our lives. All the best for 2012.

Feel free to use a couple of our pictures on your website.

Russell & Joanne Mount
Yacht June 20th 2011

81

Matt and Yasameen

Hi Carole

We opted for the beach wedding as we had 2 small children & there was a little play see saw that kept them busy during the ceremony.

The beach setting was perfect & times nicely with the sunset so the pictures were captured with enough daylight & then moved into perfect sunset pictures.

We didn’t find ourselves too hot & bothered during the ceremony as the timing of the evening is just right. We did go in June, so presumably it may be hotter moving into July/August.

Overall we had a very nice day & the pictures of our wedding are perfect especially those with the beach/sea in the background.

21st June 2011
Matt and Yasameen

85

Loren & Craig

Hi Carole

Just wanted to thankyou for making our wedding day so fantastic! We can’t believe it was 2 months ago already!
From the moment we first contacted you enquiring about having our wedding in Turkey you couldn’t have been more helpful. We decided on the beach option which was absolutely perfect.

Our guest list kept getting bigger & bigger & in the end we brought 66 guests with us, who all said what a great day & beautiful setting it was.

We told you our colour scheme & when we saw everything set up were so happy as it was even better than we could have imagined, the ceremony itself was really emotional & the photographs & DVD are just what we had hoped for. The bellydancer was a great ice- breaker she had everyone up dancing & the food was exceptional.
Fifteen of us went to your hairdresser for hair ups, nails & some for make up, it was a wonderful start to the wedding day as we were all pampered together & all the girls were so pleased with the finished results.

The only thing that is a shame is that it’s all over now! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you & your team to anyone thinking about marrying in Turkey, you made it so stress free.
We will be back mid October so hopefully we can meet up with you then.
Thanks again Carole

Loren & Craig x
Beach Wedding 24th June 2011

86

Brenda Millst

Hi Carole

Thank you so much for creating such a magical day when my daughter got married in Turkey on 27th June 2011.
Our group of 21 guests all agreed that it was the most amazing wedding they had ever been to, my granddaughter thought it was like a fairytale wedding and my daughter said it was a dream come true.

I must say contact with you was excellent, the wedding package was superb and we were able to customise it our way for a very stress free experience.

My daughter thought the journey to Antalya was a long but trouble free trip and she was excited when they returned because she knew all was well and that the wedding day would soon be upon us.
We spent the next few days relaxing at the beautiful Club Tuana Hotel where you kindly came along to meet us to go over all the details for the wedding day.

When we arrived on the wedding day the weather was great and the venue looked beautiful and we were so delighted to see that you had been able to match our colour scheme perfectly.

What a perfect setting on the shores of the stunning lagoon with the beautiful mountain backdrop. How wonderful it was to have the wedding on the beach followed by champagne, great food, a fabulous cake and then dancing the night away to great music alongside the lagoon.

The pictures are out of this world and all the magic and fun has been superbly captured on the DVD so we will always be able to recall those happy memories.

You made a special day absolutely perfect and it certainly was the best day of our lives. The day itself was expertly planned and everything was handled in a very professional way. Everyone was so helpful and friendly,

what great service from an excellent team.
I don’t think we’ll ever forget the joy of that day.
An unforgettable wedding – highly recommended.
If any future brides would like further details or help with the UK side of things feel free to email me at bm002e5781@blueyonder.co.uk

Thanks again.

Brenda Mills.

88

KEVIN & EKATERINA

Hi Carole

Thank you for all you did for me and Ekaterina to prepare for our wedding blessing in the beautiful area of the blue lagoon in Olu deniz , Turkey.

From the day we decided to use your company, all our correspondence emails where answered so promptly and from when you came to meet us at our hotel, you just made us feel so at ease from sorting out our bouquets , to hairdressing, color schemes , music and the cake etc, and David the minister talking us through every aspect of the ceremony was just a first class service throughout , you even gave us a mobile phone incase we needed you for anything which was a reassuring touch in itself.

Me and Ekaterina was married in Bryansk , Russia on the 19th march 2011, and we thought to have a follow up wedding blessing on the 28th June 2011 would just be the icing on the cake , which it was, it was fantastic everything went so beautifully , the ceremony and the words that David the minister said was just great, and the fact he made it all work with our own renewal vows too.

As for this area on sugar beach, you cannot begin to imagine an area so tranquil and beautifully set against the mountain backdrops, perfect for any wedding.

On the day Ekaterina and her bridesmaid where taken away around 2 O clock in the afternoon to the hairdressers, to have there make up and hair done, Ekaterina said “I was so pleased with the service and the proffesionalism of the team it was second to none, and the fact I had taken my own hair extensions and they made this work for me was just great ”

Myself and the rest of the guests were picked up in a nice air conditioned mini bus around 45 minutes before Ekaterina was due to leave with her father and bridesmaid in a nicely decorated car, the ceremony was beautiful, food was the best I have ever tasted in the 5 times I have traveled to turkey and the entertainment of the belly dancer was a great touch too, and brought my family so many laughs when she got us all to participate in it also.

The photographer and videographer did a fantastic job, and what was provided in the album we received will be treasured forever.

Thank you Carole for the best wedding blessing imaginable.

Look forward to looking at our testimonial on your web site

all our love

KEVIN & EKATERINA 

PS We look back on this day through the many photos we have , and I know that one day in the future we will come back and renew our vows again here x.

If any one wishes to know or ask any questions please feel free to email myself or Ekaterina on the below email addresses.

KEVIN & EKATERINA
nesbit34@hotmail.co.uk ekaterina88@hotmail.co.uk

90

Kristie and Adam Taylor

Hi Carole

We are sorry for the late reply, we have been all wrapped up with getting Christmas and New Year out of the way.

How is everything over there? We cant believe that its been almost 8 months since our fabulous wedding day. Every moment of the wedding day was everything and more that we ever could have dreamed of.

We cannot fault the service that we recieved from yourself and the team that you have there aswell. Every niggly question that i had, i would email and would get a reply within 12 hours! At first me and Adam was a bit aprehensive about booking with a company that we have never met before, but after speaking to you and being able to communicate with you so easily, we could not say no.

We initially booked our wedding through First Choice, then came across your website once we had booked with First Choice. Afetr discussing prices etc with you, we cancelled with First Choice and booked with you. I can imagine that ammount of money we have saved will be in the thousands!

The trip to Antalya is definatly an experience ha! If i can give any advice… it would be to wrap up, it gets so cold going up and down those mountains! This takes a full day from around 6am until around 4 – 5pm depending on where you are. Teresa made this journey barable for us, blasting out ABBA all the way there and all the way back having a good sing along haha! She is a lovely lady and we wouldnt have been able to do that day without her. She knows Antalya and the mountains like the back of her hand.

We couldnt have wished for a better day. Carole you advised us to have our wedding at 5pm or after because of the heat, but us being as stubborn as we are, wanted the wedding at 3pm. We met half way and had the wedding at 4pm, looking back you are definatly right! Even though the wedding was at the beginning of May and the heat isnt that intense, it was so hot on the beach! Even so… it was still fabulous!

The wedding grounds are stunning and people are constantly saying that the wedding pictures are amazing. The setting for the photos is gorgeous! The ceremony is a traditional Turkish ceremony where the Bride and Groom sit down facing the guests and say their vows.

We both had a few tears in our eyes whilst saying our vows!
The meal at the wedding was a buffet of BBQ food which you chose yourself, such as steak, fish, chicken, rice, potatos and a gorgeous salad. Everyone at our wedding has said that it is the best meal that they have had all holiday! You do get to chose your own wedding cake aswell on the trip to Antalya, Teresa shows you a selection of Tukrish cakes to chose from. We took our own wedding tooper with us, and she arranged for it to all be done.

A few days after the wedding we met up again with you Carole to finalise everything and get our wedding license. I cant belive how fast everything went… from the first time i emailed you to now me writing my testinmonial. I would 1000000000% recommend you and your team to anybody that wants to get married in Turkey. My husbands mum and dad enjoyed it so much…. that they have arranged there wedding through you for next May, so we get to go back and enjoy the wedding as a guest now.

If anyone has any questions then please feel free to email me or Adam kristie_adamtaylor@hotmail.co.uk and we will try and help you out as much as we can.

Thanks again Carole for everything that you have done for us, we hope that you have enjoyed your Christmas ans Happy New Year!

All the best….

Kristie and Adam Taylor 🙂 xxxxxxx

92

Steve and Elaine Antcliffe

Hi Carole

To All who read and are thinking of getting married in Turkey. Got to the experts, the proper wedding planners. Thompsons/Thomas Cook do holidays and flights and bus transfers well. Carole at Weddingsturkey does weddings really well. She/they are the experts.

We got married in May on the beach at Olu Deniz, having been to Elaine’s niece’s wedding, organised by Carole, the previous year. That was a fantastic day and we really enjoyed the day. So we decided to get married there ourselves and trusted Carole to organise and plan everything.

Did she disappoint us? No, everything went smoothly and we had a fantastic day. All paperwork was correct and everything efficiently done. Not the slightest problem or hitch , we could not have asked for more.
Would we recommend Weddingsturkey and Carole and her team? Absolutely yes. No hesitation.
If you wish to get in touch to confirm this is our honest opinion, then feel free.
Enjoy your wedding!

Steve and Elaine Antcliffe

93

Nicola Crawford

Hi Carole

Thanks for your email and we are happy that you have had a busy and successful season. Please find our testimonial below and we will definitely look you up the next time we are in Fetihye

We just wanted to say thank you for making our day so specialLet me start by saying that it was a pleasure working with you to plan our special day. It is one thing to see your work online and in pictures, but it another to see it in person.

You made all the planning a smooth and painless experience, and that was exactly what we were wanting . Everything was exactly the way we imagined and we couldn’t be happier..

We will always treasure our ceremony on the beach, thanks to you and your team. Many thanks to all of you in helping our dream come true and for making it possible
Regards

Nicola Crawford
12 May 20011 wedding

94

Mr and Mrs Archer (Mo and Steve)

Hi Carole

Re: Wedding 21st May 2011
We just wanted to drop you a line in thanks for all you and your team did for us, and how easy and smooth you made the day and how painless the preparation was. Beginning with the trip to Antalya with Jamie and Theresa, who were both helpful and informative whilst still being professional and actually taking care of everything for us, we just followed them around while Theresa did all the work.

Then we were shown the setting for our wedding on the blue lagoon, it was breathtaking, couldn’t of wanted anywhere more beautiful or tranquil.

On the day of the wedding all the stress was taken out of our hands by your fantastic team, we were picked up by yourselves and delivered to the already decorated and prepared venue, the ceremony was carried out and translated for us against the backdrop of the lagoon it was perfect.
The seriousness of the occasion was dumbed down a bit when we all, including Susie the translator and the registrar all got a fit of the giggles, which relaxed us completely through the rest of the ceremony, which does not take long, but is still very romantic.

following the service the bar was available for us and our guests and the DJ (English) played our chosen selection of oddities for us, we tested him but he managed to come up with all the rubbish we wanted to hear and dance to, which after the consumption of alcohol (lots) we did!!!!

We had asked for English style BBQ food and we got exactly what we wanted, steaks, baked pots, chicken etc all done beautifully and with plenty for everyone.

Anyone considering marriage abroad couldn’t do any better than Turkey, and Carole and her team, thank you so much for making the best day of our lives the easiest.

thanks again

Mr and Mrs Archer (Mo and Steve)
please feel free direct anyone to us via email should they require a recommendation.

96

Jan Clowes

Hi Carole

Sorry it’s taken so long to write this testimonial I honestly don’t know where the summer went and it doesn’t seem like two minutes since the wedding in May.

Since we’ve got back I’ve been passing on your details to whoever would listen as I honestly don’t think they will find a better venue or wedding planner anywhere in Turkey.!

I can say that everyone who came along and shared the day with us had a fabulous time. The setting on the beach was gorgeous and it looked amazing with the decorated gazebo and the way you had put the candle holders along the red carpet. The whole thing was magical.

We couldn’t fault the food, it was really fresh and there was an excellent choice,in fact it was just a shame that we didn’t manage to eat it all. The cake was also really delicious and moist.We also thought the DJ did a really good job and was pleased that we decided to have him rather than playing our own CDs as he somehow managed to pick the right songs for the setting somehow.

To sum up I don’t think there was anything I would change at all. It was great that I basically just turned up and everything had been arranged. It was stress free, I didn’t have to do much at all other than decide on what food to have and what outfit to wear (that’s another story)!

You take a leap of faith sometimes when you let someone else take the reins but I can honestly say that there was nothing to worry about at all,you were very professional from start to finish

The team you have working for you are lovely girls and nothing was too much trouble for them, they didn’t have to give us lifts back into town after our meetings but they did and it was very much appreciated.

I just want to express our thanks again. Jenny & Nathan are still talking about their wonderful wedding and holiday.If  anyone is thinking of using your services then I can’t recommend you highly enough.
Jan Clowes
( Jenny & Nathan) – 25/5/2011)

99

Ley & Robert

Hi Carole

From start to finish, the whole experience with Carole Weddings was simple and stress free. Whilst on holiday in Sept 2010 we arranged to meet up with Carole to briefly go over the dates. We then went over in April 2011 and took the trip to Antalya to do the legal stuff. (Which may I say; was a lovely and interesting day out).  Until our arrival in May, everything else was done by e-mail.

The communication from Carole was excellent. Our wedding day was on 26th May 2011.  We had around 23 guests which was intimate but enough for the boat, the weather was perfect, the boat was decorated beautifully and the food was gorgeous.

The staff and crew were amazing.  Robert and I didn’t want what we call the pomp and all that comes with it like top tables and speeches and such, we wanted a more relaxed approach and even though all of that was on offer, it was no trouble at all for our wishes to be accommodated.

They say your wedding day should really reflect you as a couple and after enjoying our holidays to Turkey over the past 10 years, especially the numerous Gulet’s we spent time on, we thought the Gulet was right for us. Everybody has dreams of their wedding day and how it will run and ours turned out to be the dream and more and it really did reflect us.  Our guests felt it was one of the best wedding they’d ever been to and are still in awe of the whole experience. My Sister wanted to renew their vows again because it was so beautiful. “It really was the perfect day.”

We met up with Carole a few days later to complete the final stage of registering the marriage and were presented with a disc with around 400 photo’s and the video of the day and the most beautiful album full with large photo’s (All airbrushed, “Marvellous”) On returning to the UK, we watched the video and cried buckets as we relived the dreamy day all over again.

“Carole, we can’t thank you and your team enough for the most perfect day of our lives so far.  We can’t speak for the Beach venue but the boat was awesome.  You were awesome.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts”

Ley & Robert
Yacht 26th May 2011

101

Mr & Mrs Meagor

Hi Carole

We have been back home and happily married now for two months, I thought it was about time that I sent my thanks for all the hard work that you did for us!

We got engaged on the 14th February 2010, and within a week our wedding with you was booked! You made everything so easy, within a few emails we had our date set for our wedding! There was so little we needed to do before we came to Turkey, just choosing a dress and deciding on a colour scheme!

We already had a date to sort the paper work before we arrived in Turkey, and although not the most fun day, it was easy. On the way back we also stopped off and choose our flowers and cake, all of which we were very pleased with. When we saw the beach venue we were so pleased, it really is a very beautiful setting!

Unfortunately we were very unlucky with the weather, and it rained on the days leading up to our wedding. When I woke up on the day of our wedding to discover it was still raining my heart sank. But, I rang you and you put me at ease – we would be getting married – rain or no rain! You arranged for a lovely make up lady to come to our hotel, I was delighted with the results and the price!

At 5.30 the rain stopped and the sun came out, I can’t tell you how happy I was!
Our 38 guests were all collected by bus from their different hotels, and I was picked up in a lovely car to be taken to the venue. Think I probably started to get nervous at this point!

When I walked down the beach to the music we had chosen I was so happy, everything looked so beautiful!
The ceremony went without a hitch, and then the party began! You organised for us to have canapés on the beach with the champagne. They were lovely and very much appreciated by the guests. We then had the confetti drop, before sitting down for the meal.

The food was lovely, and enjoyed by all. The cake in particular was delicious with nearly all guests saying it was the nicest wedding cake they had ever eaten!
For entertainment we had the belly dancer, DJ and fire show. The belly dancer was fantastic and got everyone up dancing, even my Grandad had a go! The DJ played great music all evening, and also had everyone up dancing.

The Fire show came towards the end of the evening and I can defiantly recommend him!
In all our wedding day was amazing, and we wouldn’t have changed a single thing about it!
Thank you carol for an unforgettable day!

Best wishes,

Mr & Mrs Meagor
Beach wedding – 30th May 2011

102

Adele and Greg foxwell

Hi Carole

we want to say the most massive thank you to you and all your team for making our wedding day the most special and personal day we could have wished for ,it was without a doubt the easiest and most relaxed wedding we could have wished for .
From the very first e mail right through to the wedding day you were on hand to offer your support and expertise, you knew the answer to every question we put to you .
The whole day for us was just magical , we had such a lovely relaxed day and were even still swimming in our hotel pool at half 3 in the afternoon , as we had nothing to take care of other than getting dressed and waiting to be picked up and taken to the beautiful beach setting, where everything was layed out perfectly , the ceremony was very quick but so lovely all the 18 children that were with us had a fab time splashing about in the lagoon looking for fish whilst we had our photos taken, they very much enjoyed the petal drop and so did we , we have the most beautiful photos taken by the brilliant turkish photographer,the food and service were also wonderful and having the all inclusive package is a must as you just don’t have to worry about a thing .
The legal side of things was what we were most worried about but you just organised everything and were never in a flap even when i was (leaving my passport locked in my hotel safe on the final legal trip !!!).
All in all you and your company made our dreams come true we and our 47 guests had the most magical time in turkey which was topped off by the best wedding we ever could have wished for the guests are still talking about the belly dancer and what a fab party we had late into the night so for now a big big thank you from us both for making our dreams come true with much love

adele and greg foxwell xx
Adele Catley 31th May 2011