Mr & Mrs Tran and Baby Tran due

Malcolm and De
11th June 2018
Russell & Joanne Mount
11th June 2018

Hi Carole Originally me and my husband were going to book our wedding with First Choice but after lots of messing around (on their part!) we decided to look elsewhere. And thank God we did! Booking our wedding through Carol couldn’’t have been smoother and was a pleasure to organise. Just a few emails to Carol and the wedding was booked, a date confirmed and little else to do until the New Year! Carole responded to all emails within hours and we really felt in safe hands. As we would be going to Turkey the year before we asked Carole if we could meet her and see the beach where we would marry and this was no problem at all. It was worth doing as it gave us an image of what our day would be like and a face to the person that is organising your perfect day and believe me it is perfect! At the start of 2011 Carole made contact to remind us to get our paperwork sorted in England and we faxed copies to Carole so she could make our appointments for us ready for when we arrived in Turkey. Once in Turkey we did the dreaded consulate visits etc to confirm our intention to marry (we did this approx 5 days before) and it all went smoothly thanks to our amazing driver/translator. It is a long day so pack snacks and drinks! We also chose our cake and flowers whilst out on this day – the cake from a portfolio and we went to florists in Fethiye to haggle over the price of gerberas! We met Carole and Suzie a few days before the wedding to finalise all details – timings, food, music etc. We gave Carole our favours, table plans and various other things I had to make our day special. Once we had this meeting we really relaxed – we could tell they knew what they were doing and we found it to be very individual and tailored to us. Wedding day! I had booked in with Goldfinger beauty salon myself as I’ve used them previous years but you can do this through Carole. We were picked up by Ozzy at 12pm and taken to the Ovacik Salon for a day of pampering! There were seven of us and we had the Salon to ourselves! The team knew exactly what they were doing and organised us well. They even went and got our lunch for us! Sharon did my hair and make up and what a great job she did! A little tip girls – have one of your bridesmaids carry powder foundation for you ready for photos! (Shiny cheeks is not a good look!) We were then dropped back to our hotel about 5pm to get ready! Eeeekkk! Carole organised a coach to transport our group – 33 in total, which picked them up outside our hotel. I then had a car to take me, my mum and dad to the ceremony. I will point out I stayed at a different hotel the night before with my bridesmaids so it was easy to hide from my husband to be all day! The drive to Nicholas Genc beach is short about 15 minutes and my bridesmaids, with flowers were ready and waiting! I have to say however focused I was on my husband waiting for me under the flower archway I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful everything was! I had been apprehensive about other people on the beach and sun loungers on either side of the gazebo but you don’t even see them as you’re in your own little bubble! The ceremony was short but meaningful and it’s nice to sit down during the service and be able to see all your friends and family watching you! Straight after the ceremony was champagne toast and photos – amazing photographer! We also had the micro light plane drop flower petals which is fantastic and some of my favourite photos of us underneath it. The rest of the evening was perfect – tables were decorated beautifully and the food was amazing. So much choice for everyone and lots went up for seconds! The free bar went down well and I think we got our money’s worth judging by the hangovers the next day! We also booked the DJ, belly dancer and fire show – and I would recommend you all do the same! The DJ played the best music and organised our first dance. He also suggested a father daughter dance which we hadn’t planned but were so grateful he did this as it was a lovely moment for us. Fire show – OMG!!! This man is amazing and had everyone mesmerised from start to finish. Belly dancer – Highlight of our wedding DVD is watching the men belly dance, badly! Best belly dancer we have seen in all the times we have visited Turkey. The cake isn’t like a traditional wedding cake (but who wants traditional in Turkey!) due to the heat it’s generally a fruit sponge and ours was banana which went down well. The DVD is a great touch to help you remember things that you’re too overwhelmed to take in on the day. A few days after the wedding we met Carole in Fethiye to have our marriage registered in the UK and received our wedding album, DVD and all our photos on a disc. The album was stunning as were all the photos. All in all we had the best day of our lives to date and can’t thank Carole and her team enough! If you’re thinking of booking – do it! You won’t regret it. Please feel free to give others my email address if they have any questions – I’ve missed out so much, it’s the little details that made it perfect. Lots of love Mr & Mrs Tran and Baby Tran due July 2012!!!! xxx

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