TRACY AND MARK PEREIRA
Hi Carole ,
just wanted to let you no we both injoyed our wedding experience so we would just like to say a BIG thankyou to you once again for our fabulous wedding we was both over the moon with everything you done for us there was nothing we would of changed we had 52 guest and every single one of them said it had the wale factor we highly recommend you so once again carole thankyou
kind regards tracy x
Kirsty and Anthony
We were not disappointed with our beach wedding in Turkey at all. You are in safe hands with Carole and her team. Believe me, I was nervous about organising a wedding in a country I am not familiar with but you get what you are promised from Carole’s weddings.
The lagoon beach setting is absolutely perfect, with the mountains surrounding you, the quiet waters, gorgeous sandy beach – you can’t get better. The registrar, although Turkish and not able to do the ceremony in English, was a really lovely lady, and the ceremony still felt very special and genuine. The translator was very well spoken, looked lovely for the occasion (she is in the pictures!) and the words of the ceremony were truly meaningful and memorable.
The reception was great, I was particularly impressed with the layout of the tables, which looked great in the sunset, and the table decorations that are Carole’s own are tastefully done. We did add some of our own decorations but the combined result was beautiful. Nerves got the better of us and we didn’t eat much food but what we did eat was lovely. If you like fish, go for the sea bass as its cooked beautifully. Our guests reported that they enjoyed the food very much.
Our trip to Antalya was also very, very well orchestrated. It is a busy day with many stops but you are in safe hands with the staff operating this part of the procedure like clockwork. Beware though, their own advice not to take children with you is very true. We thankfully didn’t have to take our three children but if we did, the day would have been exhausting for everyone!!
This wedding was personalised, and such great value for money. There is no way you could get this kind of setting for the price anywhere in the UK, that is for sure. And so much better than some of the travel agent options where I have heard of horrendous experiences.
If we had to do it all again, we would still do it with Carole on the beach, except I wouldn’t be nervous and would try take in every second!
I would also like to recommend the hair and beauty salon that Carole uses. The couple who own the place are truly lovely, and nothing is too much for them to do. Very good quality of work from all the staff, I had eyebrow threading and eyelash extensions and they were don’t really well.
I have recommended Carole’s weddings to many people since our special day, and will continue to do so. Well done Carole, not an easy job but you make it look that way!
Dave & Kim Lea
On behalf of my wife and myself we would like to thank you for a perfect wedding day onboard the “Carole Ann ” 25th may 2010.
We would not change one single thing about the day as it was absolutely perfect and will stay in our guests and our memories forever.
Starting with the trip to Antalaya with our escort anne down to last trip to the consul with yourself made the whole experience stress free.
We would like to say a big thank you to yourself, Anne, and Suzie and all the crew aboard the” Carole Ann” who made the wedding unforgettable
for all involved.
Can you also thank the guys who took the video and photographs as they exceed our expectations. Any one reading this testimonial and thinking
of getting married in turkey, we highly recommend Carol and her team.
once again many thanks
Lynsey and David McGhee
Sorry its taken us so long to get round to writing to you but we just wanted to let you know how happy we were with everything on our wedding day.
We first had the idea about getting married in Turkey while on holiday in Olu Deniz in 2009, we had been on a trip and picked up one of your brochures and thought it was perfect as we have always loved Turkey and have had numerous holidays there. We contacted you when we got home and within weeks we had our wedding day booked! Everything was very easy, even getting the paperwork we needed in England was not a problem as you reminded us what we should be doing and when, which we were very grateful of!. The only other thing we needed to do then was get outfits and rings and we were sorted!!
We arrived in Turkey 5 days before our wedding date and had the trip to Antalaya on the Monday, we were both really dreading this day as I’m not the greatest at travelling on the roads but we ended up having a lovely day, Theresa and Jamie who took us are a real credit to your company and we had a great time with them as well as getting all our paperwork, flowers and cake organised.
The wedding day itself was fantastic, we had 30 guests and everyone has said what a great day they had, the food was lovely and the Turkish dance group that you arranged for us were brilliant and really got the party going!! We really can not thank you and your team enough, everything was perfect and just as we wanted it to be, we are gutted that it is all over!!
I would be happy for you to pass on my email address to anyone that wanted to speak to past clients.
Thank you again
TANIA AND PAUL CUTLER
Our Special Day in turkey was fantastic, Carole and her team wee excellent throughout, from correspondance months before the wedding all the way up to and beyond its completion, we arrived at our wedding and had added 4 more guests to the wedding party but forgot to advise Carole, but within minutes a new table was set and laid out in the correct colours etc, the whole wedding experience was a slick process made very easy by Carole.
The setting is wonderful, and i recommend having the belly dancer and fireshow, they were awesome, every single one of our guests without exception commented how wonderful the whole day had been, i know you expect people to say this about your wedding day, but believe me my mother would tell you straight if there was anything she didnt like, and she is still going on about how good it was to this day. Thanks Carole and your team
JOANNE & PAUL CROSSLEY
just a short email to say thank-you for a wonderful wedding day and great all round experience. We have been holidaying in Turkey for several years now and having researched about getting married out there with 90% of UK high-street travel-agents, we knew we had done the right thing when we chose your company to arrange our wedding.
We would like to thank all of your team for a great experience and an unforgettable day. Especially Jamie who entertained us on the trip to Antalya with his British interpretation of the Turkish driving
style. The setting was fabulous, the photos were out of this world, the flowers were beautiful and the food and wedding cake were delicious. Joanne and I had an unforgettable day and our family and friends had a great day too. Thanks for everything Paul and Joanne.
Please find attached photos you are welcome to use on your website.
Once again thanks,
CARYS AND KEVIN DAVISON
Kev and I would like to thank you very much for creating our wedding day into one of the most perfect and special days of our lives. The organisation of all the various legal formalities had been carefully orchestrated by yourself and your team. Teresa and John are a credit to your team and they were great fun as well as being professional.
The Antalya trip was effortless because of it. All we had to do was turn up and it all unfolded before us. The trip up to Antalya, the offices in Fethiye and of course the big day itself and the visit to the Consulate office in Fethiye a few days later. We have now received our officially endorsed wedding certificate as well. Please send Teresa and John our kind regards and good wishes for the future
The photographs are the best I have ever seen – the quality of the album we received was phenomenal. We have got two of our most favourite photographs printed onto canvass and they now proudly hang on our lounge wall. When I look at them it fills me with so much happiness and reminds me of that very special intimate and personal wedding that you created. The joy and happiness on both of our faces are a testament to the beautiful, care free, relaxed and well organised day that we had.
We cannot highly recommend you enough.
Wishing you a very well deserved break over the winter. Hope you have a very merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year.
Kev and I would be very happy for you to use our album photos on your website if you so wish.
A very heartfelt thanks once more. We hope to visit next year and we will certainly pay you a visit.
Carys and Kev xxx
P.S. We are so glad that we were handed your brouchure with the Olu Deniz beach wedding details in it when out on a day trip on one of your gulets. Our lives were transformed from that day. Thank you so much.
CARYS AND KEVIN DAVISON
BEACH 26TH September 2010
Joanne & Jason
What can I say from start to finish you have just been the best, our wedding was amazing and even better than we could have ever imagined just PERFECT! We would recommend your company to anyone wanting to marry in Turkey. You are all amazing yourself, Teresa, Suzie and all that made our day the BEST day ever, you have that attention to detail but also without been intrusive.
Nothing is ever too much trouble for you! Every email I sent to you was replied to so quickly and all the details you sent to us kept us fully informed of what we needed to do next etc with documents for the wedding, the wedding itself never seemed stressful at all during planning and seemed so seamless. You even went to the trouble of posting me the colour samples you had that were the nearest match to my colour scheme so I was able to get a better idea rather than just looking at photos (as my teal/turquoise dresses were hard to get a match with).
It was lovely to meet with you once we had arrived in Turkey and to put a face to lady behind all those numerous emails you had replied to sent from me, and was also nice to see the wedding venue (whilst a wedding was taking place on the beach) as this just made us even more excited than we already was. You were also very accommodating when I had to add extra guests a few days prior to the wedding, as a family friend surprised us by coming to Turkey to see us get married.
The trip to Antalya was a long day and we were dreading it especially after a 6am start and even if I did get travel sick, both Teresa and her partner made this day very comfortable and easy indeed, both of them are a credit to your company. Also the couple who we shared our car with were also lovely and funnily enough were also from the midlands how canny. We even met with you in the afternoon after this eight hour round trip to pick our wonderful Wedding Cake and to choose our flowers for the wedding.
The day of the Wedding was just perfect! The whole day was seamless from the hairdressers down to the transfers etc. I would defiantly recommend Sharon to do your hair she was wonderful and made sure you were happy and the air conditioned shop was really nice on such a hot August day! Everything dropped into place perfectly and that is a big thank you to you guys. We went for the fully inclusive package and I would definitely recommend this to anyone the value for money is superb.
The transfer’s for the guest to the wedding and back was great and hassle free for the guest’s and also the hundreds of pictures are just lovely, every single one. The photographer was very good and we have some lovely photos we will treasure forever thanks to him, we would have paid an absolute fortune for them here. I have pictures right up until the very end of the evening, capturing the entire day.
The champagne toast and the unlimited bar went down very well with the wedding party and it was nice for them not to have to worry about money on the day. The BBQ reception was superb and there was plenty of food for all, our guest’s said how lovely the food was and also having the pizza for the children went down really well too. To top off a lovely ceremony and meal we opted for some evening entertainment, a belly dancer and it really was the icing on the cake: she was brilliant, really got the party started! Also I loved the fact that the belly dancer had also coordinated her clothing with our colour scheme, (unless it was just a coincidence).
Every single one of our guests said they had a fantastic time, and it was the most relaxed, fun wedding they had been to. We all had a perfect day and cannot recommend it highly enough, many thanks to you all for making our day everything we wanted and more! You are very welcome to use any photos you wish of our wedding and also we are happy for you to pass our email address on too. firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks Carole and I wish you all the success for the future, as know things will only get better for you if you carry on doing what you are doing
Oh such a perfect day I’m glad I spent it with you! and it was, everything arranged to exactly what we wanted to make our special day even more precious, all our guests had such a wonderful day from the youngest aged 6 to the oldest aged 87! every single one of them was looked after with such great care.
Everyone commented on what a wonderful way to get married, on a boat on the turquoise sea with the sun shinny absolute paradise! our thanks to everyone involved in making ours and our guests such a “PERFECT” day.
Jamie and kim miles
here is the testimony as promised. Right from the start of booking with carole, the arrangements for the wedding were very organised. Very stress free indeed. We were in constant contact with carole via email and sometimes text or phone.
Even the one day that we had to keep free for all the paperwork was fun. We went with another couple who were getting married, and the driver jamie. It was an air conditioned space cruiser, and that day was fun. I think it was from about 6 in the morning till about 5.
We had to go to british consulate, and the governors office etc. The journey to antalya is like a rollercoaster due to the turkish roads. Only on this car ride can you appreciate the turkish way of life, you will see many sites on this journey, I found the turkish roadworks hysterical.
Once this day was over, It was just the wait for the big day. From the time my bride walked down the aisle, to the time we had to leave, it was a very professional service. I was impressed with the food. The only downside we found was the wedding dvd, the photographer kept getting in the way, and you couldnt hear anything on the dvd so I would recommend someone you know to video the ceremony too. In all carole provided a very good service, and is very friendly.
Helen & George Musgrave
sorry it has taken so long to get back to you with the testimonial but you know how it is back to work & gloomy britain etc etc.
We got married on the beach on 30th June 2010, amazing & perfect!!!! x x x
Just a HUGE THANK-YOU to Carole & all of your team for the most perfect wedding we could have imagined after being together for 16 years, we had the best day of our lives ever!
EVERYTHING was amazing, from the first e-mail (of many!) to the actual day from getting pampered & looking beautiful at the salon to the ceremony itself through to the reception, entertainment, food, cake..i could go on forever.. but EVERYTHING was perfect, no worrys.
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND you Carole to everybody we know that is looking to get married & also we mentioned you in the local turkish newspaper-the post!
We cannot fault anything, the whole run-up & actual day was perfect, could do it all over again.
THANK-YOU,THANK-YOU,THANK-YOU, can’t say it enough.
All our love
Gemma and Gavin
Thank you for making our day so special and stress free. The yatch was beautiful and more than big enough to comfortably hold our 50 guests. The tables were decorated to match our bridesmaid dresses and definately has the wow factor as we boarded. We were very impressed with the wedding cake(a beautiful 2 tier chocolate cake) and the variety of food. The DJ played a good mix of music and all our guests enjoyed dancing the night away!
We were very impressed with the photographer. The picture’s are perfect and capture the moment, he did a fantastic job and we would like to say a huge thank you…we would be more than happy for you to put them on the website. I would recommend anybody to book their wedding in Turkey through Carole. All our guests had a brilliant time and said it was the best wedding they had been to. Thank you to Carole and your team for making our day so perfect and hassle free.
Mel & Pete McGee
Hope you are well.
We just wanted to say thank you so much for our perfect wedding day, it is one that we and all of our guests will never forget. From our first email over a year ago to our actual wedding day on 31st August 2010 we didnt have to worry about a thing as you handled everything and made it all virtually stress free.
We chose the full package and were contacted by you prior to our arrival in Turkey with an appointment to arrange all the legal documentation and we were met on the morning by Theresa and her driver. The journey was arduous but made as comfortable as possible and the day was just a whirlwind of travelling from one place to another with various bits of paperwork.
Good job that Theresa was so efficient and sorted all of that for us as we lost track after a while!! We also chose our cake and flowers with you and saw the yacht on that day too (the pictures do not do it justice), which meant that all we had to do then was look forward to our day.
Our 21 guests and groom were collected in our hotel reception and driven to the yacht where they were shown aboard and given bottles of cool water. The bride and bridesmaids followed 15 minutes later in a beautifully decorated car driven by the captain. The boat looked amazing with the matt gold colour that we had chosen to match the embroidery on the bridesmaids dresses and the bridal bouquet was even better than we envisaged (white lillies).
The wedding vows were read in both Turkish and English and were so beautiful that we and most of our guests were moved to tears!
Following the champagne toast and lots of photos with a backdrop of the most amazing sunset and breathtaking views, we went through and took our tables for the reception. Again the attention to detail was faultless with a little dainty parcel of Turkish delight at every place setting.
The food was wonderful with fish, chicken and steak, along with various pasta, potato and fresh salads and most of our guests including ourselves went for second helpings. Our 5 year old daughter helped herself to a whole sea bass and ate the lot!
We had booked the singer, Tom Moss and we can honestly say that he was fantastic and filled the dance floor with both young and old (and the bride!) for the whole duration of his set. He was worth every penny and more and set the mood for the whole night. When he sang You raise me up by Westlife and the mast lit up it was pure magic, and as we gazed upward it seemed that every star in the sky was out that night.
The cake was chosen by picture shortly before the wedding day but when it appeared in reality it was beyond our expectations and tasted delicious. We went for the chocolate option which is highly recommended and enjoyed by all of our guests.
Once the singer had finished, we rounded off the night with a disco which was fantastic. Also none of our guests had to worry about money for drinks as they just went to the bar and asked for whatever they wanted. We disembarked at midnight and were taken home via coach to our hotel. All of our guests were in total agreement that it was the best wedding that they have ever attended.
We were amazed to receive our wedding album and DVD along with another DVD packed with gorgeous photos from our night by lunchtime the next day!
Our guests are still talking about our wedding day today, nearly 2 months on, with the DVD still being played in every household on a regular basis.
Carole, you and your team are professional without being impersonal and we would (and have) recommended you to everyone we know who is thinking of getting married. Our only regret is that we cant do it all again but are already thinking of renewing our vows
maybe once a year!
We wish you all the best for the future.