Alper is a young physician and Nazlı is a medicine student. They are an amazing couple. We started the day at their home in Ulus which was decorated very well. After I played with their cats for a while, we travelled to the barber shop for Alper’s “Groom’s Shave” and then to Esma Sultan Mansion to spend the rest of day. You can read the whole story ofEsma Sultan Summer Wedding in Istanbul” at the bottom of the page (after the photos)…
Esma Sultan Mansion
The building was built in 17th century, then it was renovated during the last days of Ottoman Empire and Esma Sultan, daugther of Sutlan Abdülaziz moved in the Villa in 1889. The name comes from this history. The walls of the preparation room in the outhouse were decorated with beautiful clothes from Ottoman Empire era. Right now, Marmara Hotel runs the place. Most of the time villa is used for weddings and events.
Nazlı and Alper got prepared in separate rooms close to each other. Their best friends did not leave them alone. After the preparations we made and outdoor photo shoot at Esma Sultan using the historical atmosphere and the bosphorus view. We also had the chance to have another outdoor photo shoot at night too. Then the day continued with dinner. I want to thank to Gökçe who was with me all day as a second photographer and Gülşen who assisted.
We had the chance to witness these beautiful people’s wedding at one of the most beautiful places in Istanbul. I wish you a happy marriage.
Esma Sultan Summer Wedding in Istanbul by Ufuk Sarisen