The invitation.
The invitation.

Taking the woodland setting a inspiration, I designed this invitation in the form of a wooden log, with a naive hand-painted floral motif and a fun swivel twist.

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Kemer Country Orman Evi, a small grass area surrounded by woodland, was exactly the kind of rustic country atmosphere the bride and groom were looking for.

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My visual of the event.
My visual of the event.

The bride and groom wanted to keep the place feeling very relaxed and informal, with traditional wooden furniture and natural local greenery for flowers. I seated young guests near the large dance floor, and older guests sat at flower-shaped table formations under hanging light 'gazebos'.

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The wedding ceremony area.
The wedding ceremony area.

The couple got married under the trees on a stage covered in ferns, logs, moss and candles.

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The family own a ceramics firm so I designed plates for each of the courses.

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Tabletop decor.
Tabletop decor.

The family own a furniture-production firm so I worked with the family to custom-design and produce all the furniture.

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View towards the bar.
View towards the bar.

Mixing the chair styles helped create a more informal boho feel.

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Table arrangements for older guests.
Table arrangements for older guests.

Older guests sat at flower-shaped table arrangements beneath 'gazebos' of sparkling fairy lights.

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Miami Paradise

One of our most enjoyable projects was a wedding that we designed and created for a wonderful couple who are Turkish but ​live in Miami.

Stylish and well-travelled, they wanted a wedding that represented their individuality, taste, and above all their determination to have fun and dance the night away.

 

Seen here is the invitation that we designed to set the tone for the event; a crisp modern look with a touch of gold, and full of hand-drawn illustrations of tropical leaves, peacocks and birds of paradise.

The venue - the ballroom of the Four Seasons Bosphorus in Istanbul.

Our visual of the event showing the large central bar and dance floor and the rows of candelabras crowned with tropical leaves to conceal the ballroom ceiling.

A view across the dance floor, showing the glamorous lounge furnishings and showcase bar.  In the background can be seen the archways that concealed hidden attractions that we opened throughout the night.

The bar centerpiece of two white peacocks was inspired by the couple's invitation.

Details like custom lighters, custom accessories encrusted with crystal and quartz and illustrated menu books made the lounges feel cosy and homey.

The menus were hand-illustrated and encouraged guests to check out various attractions hidden around the room including a desserts station, photo booth and champagne bar.

The attractions were hidden behind large shuttered archways that opened as the night progressed.  Seen here is the 'Something Bubbly' bar that opened later in the evening, with a specialist barman serving champagne, sparkling drinks and bubbles.