Dear Carole

Adele and Greg foxwell
11th June 2018
Gemma and Mark
11th June 2018

Dear Carole Our story goes something like this….. As we met on holiday in Turkey it seemed the only logical place to get married there too. My first idea was to have a garden wedding but when I started my research it became apparent that this would be very expensive and I didn’t really want a beach wedding. Then a friend that lives in Ovacik, Turkey said “Carole & Tayfun do weddings on their yacht” We had been on a few boat trips so were familiar with the company so were confident that they were reliable and turned out to be very inexpensive compared to the bigger tour operators. Having an apartment in Ovacik put us in a very fortunate position – meaning that we could meet Carole and see the yacht dressed for a wedding before we booked. So having seen it we booked and sent the deposit when we got home, then we started the count down… Carole sent us loads of information so that we could get the right documents we required, from where and when. We knew that we would have to take a long trip to Antalya to the Consulate before the wedding so we decided to take an extra holiday in May to get this out of the way. Lucky we did as whilst in Antalya my fiance decided to pull the door off the minibus we were travelling in . So poor Gurer our driver and translator, being the consummate professional that he is, had to make an unexpected stop at a garage to get it fixed before we could travel back safely. Unfortunately this made us late for our appointments back in Fethiye and despite every effort made by Carole & Gurer we had to make new clinic appointments for the following day. This was ok for us but we felt really sorry for the other couple who were getting married the day after (sorry for the extra stress guys). Anyhow onto July. Carole and her daughter Lynnette met us at our apartment a few days before the wedding and we made all the final arrangements sitting in the sun on the balcony with a cold drink – easy. We had already booked the singer and a belly dancer but kept this information from our guests. On the day of the wedding my bridesmaid & I were picked up from our hotel in Fethiye and taken to the hairdressers where Sharon and her team made us look fabulous. I highly recommend them – my hair looked the best it has ever looked. Then back to the hotel to get changed and wait for our car. The groom and all the guests were picked up from there respective hotels etc and taken to the yacht so when we arrived they were all clapping & cheering – I felt like a celebrity. We had a lady Imam perform the ceremony which was lovely. The whole evening went without a hitch. I hadn’t wanted a cake but had cupcakes instead which were gorgeous I’m told!! The entertainment was a great surprise and all the guests had a thoroughly good time especially some of the men who really enjoyed dancing with the belly dancer!! When the end of the night came we didn’t want to leave so with hind sight we should have paid extra for another hour. Everyone piled on the coach and we had a sing along back to Ovacik. The next day, a little bleary eyed, we met Carole for the final paper work and unbelievably she gave us our photo album and cd’s – I couldn’t believe they were ready and are fantastic quality with loads of pictures and the video is brilliant. Dear Carole beach wedding 19th July 2012

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