Dave and Sue Mattey
Arranging a wedding at any time can be a daunting task, doing it in a foreign country can be a minefield, that is, until we decided to use Carole and her team to assist with our big day. We had been to Olu Deniz on holiday, visited the Blue Lagoon and saw the advertisement for beach weddings and thought how brilliant it would be to be married on the beach there. Once we returned home and done some research via Carole’s website, read the testimonials, even trip advisor, we decided that we would be foolish not to use her knowledge and experience, we definitely made the right choice. After a few excited e mails, we came up with the date for our wedding and duly paid our deposit.
Carole made it clear that we wouldn’t hear from her until the new year but if we had any questions whatsoever then just e mail her and she would get back to us ASAP. I can only imagine that she gets bombarded with questions which nervous brides and grooms have probably asked her a thousand times, we tried to limit the questions to her, but true to her word, any we had were answered quickly and precisely. Might I add that the wedding forum is superb for all your questions with past couples putting your mind at ease over your worries about your big day. The e mail arrived telling us to get paperwork in order and giving us all the info we needed for entertainment, food, music etc. We made our decisions, let Carole know & then started counting down the days. A few days after arriving in Turkey, we were met at our hotel by Carole’s assistant, Aaron. What can I say about this guy that hasn’t already been said ? We weren’t really worried over anything but Aaron put our minds totally at ease. He explained everything fully in detail of how the day would pan out
. He listened to some of our requests that we wanted to put into the service and was more than happy to accommodate our needs. The phone was given to us for communication with Him, Carole and Sharon the hairdresser, should we have any last minute requests, more reassurance. The trip to Antalya for your paperwork is an early start but honestly isn’t as bad as some people make it out to be, especially if you share the trip with a great couple as we did. The medical is hilarious followed by a visit to the bakery to choose your cake.
Try not to arrange your stag and hen night on this night as we did or it becomes a very long day lol. And so to our wedding day. Another assistant, Kelly, was at the hotel to see our guests onto the buses and then at the beach to assist Sue before she made the walk down the aisle. Aaron met me, wished me luck and then it happened. The service was short, but beautiful, all translated by the lovely Emma.
The Dj, Bulent, who I can highly recommend, played background music whilst photos were taken, which along with the video were excellent quality, still trying to choose from the 850 taken !! The tables were decorated beautifully, and Alex and his team at the beach did us proud with the food. All our guests commented on how good it was, a choice of steak, kebabs and fish, all freshly cooked and served with beautiful salad selections. The food was hot and plentiful. Our guests made great use of the inclusive bar. We opted for some entertainment to surprise our guests and chose the belly dancer and fire dancer, both were brilliant and the belly dancer gets everyone involved creating a great atmosphere. We were then left to dance the night away under the stars to great tunes from Bulent. A few days later, we were met by Carole who handed us our beautiful photo album, filled a bit of paperwork in, and that was that. We can’t rate Carole and her team highly enough, they really did everything we wished for and more to make our day so special and nothing was too much trouble.
We have made new friends through our experience and will gladly pass on any tips or recommendations to future brides and grooms. So if you’re looking for a wedding in Turkey, that will be planned with care and expertise, look no further than Carole and her team
Dave and Sue Mattey
Beach Wedding 19 September 2013