Wow, what a wonderful wedding photo shoot adventure! When Sonya and Josh first met me, they blew me away with their amazing wedding dreams and plans. They were so thrilled and it was totally contagious! Alright then, let’s take a trip back in time and relive the highlights of our Marmaris Sogut wedding photos.
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These two British lovebirds eagerly made the decision to have a destination wedding. They chose a little-known gem of a place called Söğüt village in Marmaris as the location. They had fallen in love with the region during a previous vacation and knew it was the perfect spot for their big day.
As for me, I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical about traveling to popular tourist destinations. But after discovering all the stunning and serene spots in Marmaris, I changed my tune. And Söğüt? I was visiting for the first time and it was just fantastic! This sleepy village of 2000 residents offers a true haven for relaxation. It boasts a crystal clear sea, fresh forest air, and charming seafood restaurants. Across the bay, you can see the beautiful island of Symi. Dining on octopus with that view is unforgettable, let me tell you.
Bademli Bahçe Boutique Hotel
The wedding ceremony took place at the Bademli Bahçe Boutique Hotel. The six-room boutique hotel located on a hill in Söğüt, boasts lush gardens filled with century old almond and olive trees. The hotel offers breathtaking views and is run by a Turkish-British couple.
I arrived just in time to capture the preparations with Sonya and Josh geting ready and having some fun in the pool with their relatives. Sonya even did her own bridal makeup using notes she had taken beforehand. By 3:30 in the afternoon, all the guests had arrived and the official wedding ceremony complete with a mesmerizing view of the Aegean Sea, took place.
Reception and More
Later, we captured some beautiful shots of Sonya and Josh during sunset and even a group shot with all 28 guests by the pool.. Their loved ones filled the dinner in the garden with heartwarming speeches, which was then followed by a lively dance party with Turkish drum and zurna music. And the celebration by the pool? Let’s just say it continued well into the night.
Overall, it was such a warm and joyful experience and I will never forget Sonya and Josh’s kindheartedness and the simple beauty of their wedding. I wish them a lifetime of happiness, fun and good health!
Marmaris Sogut Wedding Photos by Ufuk Sarisen