I said “Yes!” without a second thought when Gökhan called me and said that he was going to record his friends’ Osman and Aydan’s wedding and if I could take their photos. Because the wedding was organized in Rize Hemsin and I really love taking photos there.
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We met at Hemşin the day before the wedding. We first started at Zil Kale. The weather and atmosphere were impressive. We moved further towards Ayder from Fırtına River and made a photo shoot on a historical bridge at sunset.
The next day, after the preparations we had photo shoots both at the Black Sea shores and close areas. Aydan really wanted to have some photos in buxus forest. We had a long journey towards the mountains for that. As buxus is a tree species which is generally appears in the nature on itself, there is no other buxus forest in the world. This place has a great atmosphere which is great for taking photos.
The wedding was organized at Taka Garden close to Fırtına River. This is a great location in the valley. All guests including the ones from Mexico and USA, everybody had traditional Turkish dances all night. I met with really great people who know how to have fun.
I can never forget the breakfast we had at Osman’s uncle’s house in Hemsin after the wedding. We had mihlama, honey and Rize tea. It was an invaluable feast at the arbour of the house.
Dear Aydan and Osman, I am grateful that you invited us. Everything was exciting and I wish you a long, happy life.
Turkey Black Sea Wedding Photos by Ufuk Sarisen