On 07.08.2022 we were married at Alesta Beach.
Myself and my bridesmaids spent the day at Kathy Joan Salman Goldfinger Salon and we all commented on how quick, easy and seamless it all felt. We arrived at 10.30am, my bridesmaids left at around 2pm and I left at around 3.30pm. We booked two nights at a local villa called Villa Turquaz . It’s a stunning place with a quiet shared pool and beautiful gardens which we used for a mini photo shoot of our own!
We were then picked up by the wedding car plus an extra car as there were 5 of us at 5pm on the dot. We were driven to the Alesta Hotel where we were taken to the rooftop bar for photos. We ordered a bottle of prosecco and tried to keep cool. We saw the groomsmen arrive at the harbour and head to their speedboat which they said was well worth the extra money.
We were then taken to our boat by our lovely photographer Simi. I was greeted by Aaron and my dad at the dock. He explained the next steps and before I knew it we were walking down. The whole ceremony was simple and sweet. I had a long veil which Lynette had to keep fixing for me. I was so worried about wearing it but so glad that I did. The longest part of the evening was the photos but they are so good it was worth the time. The whole night flew by as we had to jam pack everything in. The cake was decorated beautifully and everyone commented on how delicious it was. We got both chocolate and the fresh fruit but I think the chocolate won! The fireshow was another highlight and well worth the money. It was a surprise for the guests and they said it was a fantastic idea.
As the men were all in full linen suits, I promised them after the first dance that they could all change. They wasted no time. Seconds after, they were stripping down and within 5 minutes they were all in the sea. They eventually came out and dressed in their second outfits of the evening feeling much better
The only thing that would have made the evening 100% perfect would have been a later/slower close to the evening. 11.30pm on the dot everything was packed up and turned off. It felt a bit rushed and we didn’t really get to say bye to everyone properly. In hindsight, we would have liked to have booked longer but couldn’t justify the price for an extra hour or two.
The whole process overall was seamless and easy. I didn’t know how anything would really work but it didn’t matter. Aaron, Lynette and their team were professional, organised and incredibly helpful. I’d recommend them to anyone and I’d do it all again in a heartbeat. They used my extra decorations perfectly and what they didn’t use they packed back up for me.
We had our welcome sign, confetti, Turkish heart poems and name cards made and delivered by Bits and Bobs Vicky. She was amazing. Fantastic communication, easy payment process and even went above and beyond in helping us book a mini bus to Fethiye and booking us a restaurant at the Fish Market on a busy Saturday night. Thank you again!
We also livestreamed the whole evening as I had a lot of family who couldn’t make the trip. They said it was fantastic and they felt like they were with us. It meant a lot especially to my grandparents who would have loved to have been there. The venue doesn’t have WiFi so I used Mr. Dongle – Portable Internet Technology. He was amazing. I ordered the dongle for 10 days for £50 as I knew others would use it when we were out and about. It worked really well. He tops it up everyday and any issues comes to fix them immediately. It allowed us to stream the whole evening easily via FB live. My husband and I spent the next morning watching the live videos back which was really lovely for us to do.
I can’t wait to go back and celebrate a future anniversary. It was definitely a unique wedding and worth every penny.
Thank you from Mr & Mrs Toft