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A Love Story Reaching Over Hatay from Houston
Iskenderun Hatay Wedding Photos at Besime Mare : The first e-mail from Nuriye and Onur begun as follows: “Hello. I am Nuriye and writing you from America. I would like to obtain some information regarding our wedding which will take place in Hatay and Iskenderun. But first of all I would like to congratulate you for what you have been doing. These works of yours are really beautiful…”. I wrote something like this in my reply. “…. I love Iskenderun very much and 7-8 years have passed since I last visited there. So, we would come there by running:)”. I really would go to this wedding by running.
Continue reading below – after the photos…
We met with Nuriye and Onur before the wedding in Istanbul and conversed for hours. I couldn’t get enough of this conversation. I told them about photography, they told me how they met, their relationship and plans so our conversation was beyond shooting their photos. I thought I was making two more friend.
We arrived Hatay one day before the wedding with my friend, the second photographer. First we have strolled around the old town in high spirits. It was very exciting for us to see old neighborhoods full of narrow streets still in good condition, run across a historic mosque, a synagogue or a church around a corner. But the most joyous moment was eating delicious dishes of Hatay in a restaurant which was an inn once. One would visit this city just to eat even for just one day!
We first met with Onur at the hotel on shooting day, then we went to Nuriye’s house. The time we spent there was very emotional as the family was about to be separated from their daughter who lives in America. Still, our weddings are really interesting. Tears don’t shed for a long time. We can immediately interfere the situation with music and dances and entertainment begins. Speaking for myself, this is a wonderful thing. Then we went to the hotel in Iskenderun, where the preparations would take place. It was time for us to make the photo swssion afterwards on the shore of Iskenderun. After the completion of the shooting, we went to the wedding venue, Besime Mare. Following the wedding ceremony on the pier, dinner and party at the countryside wedding area continued till the late hours.
3K production team doing a great job in the region supported us incredibly in the matter of logistics and friendship. We witnessed a very emotional and joyous night. We are still in touch with dear Nuriye and Onur after the wedding. I hope one day either I would visit them in Houston or they would come to Turkey to visit me. I wish a lifetime long health and happiness to this wonderful couple.
Iskenderun Hatay Wedding Photos at Besime Mare by Ufuk Sarisen