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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'White Nights' rehearsal dinner

This wonderful couple from New York planned a wedding weekend in Istanbul to share with guests their love for their Mediterranean and Turkish roots.  Since they wanted their wedding celebration to have a formal garden theme, they asked for their rehearsal dinner to have a contrasting fresh white theme to compliment the Bosphorus-side setting of the venue. 

The decor I created had a soft, informal, fantasy Moroccan ambiance that was created using custom over-sized lanterns, hand-crafted white clay vases and exotic opaque glass tableware designed especially for the night.

Seen here - a view of the venue before decor.

My visual for the pool-side decor.

The clay pots lent an informal air to the table settings.

These enormous over-sized Moroccan lanterns were suspended over the pool.

Fresh flowers floating in the pool created a romantic ambiance.

A view of the decor as the sun set over the Bosphorus.

Another view of the table decor.

Table decor details: mercurised glass candle holders, clay pots and piles of flowers.