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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'Floral Fantasy' wedding

This gorgeous, funny bride hated her wedding venue and initially wanted us to hide even the ceiling with its thousands of miniature twinkling lights.  She'd also always dreamed of a royal wedding overflowing with cascades of flowers, but while she accepted that she couldn't afford to cover every inch of the ballroom in real flowers, she also didn't want guests to say she had used artificial flowers instead of real ones.  Considering all this, she was delighted when we proposed a fantasy flower decor where we combined walls and arches of oversized paper flowers with cascades of real flowers for the tables, and made a decor that complimented the twinkling lights of the ceiling rather than trying to hide it all.

Seen here, the ballroom of Raffles Hotel Istanbul prior to our decoration.

Seen here, my visual for the wedding showing the arches and walls of over-sized paper flowers.  Previously, the ballroom had seated a maximum of 700 guests but we designed a clever plan that could accommodate the couple's 950 guests along with four main bars and a large dance floor.

Seen here, the sparkling lights and mirrors, of the ceiling complimented the chandeliers that we hung from enormous arches of paper flowers.

Runners of rainbow coloured flowers ran the length of the family-style tables.

A view across the magical ballroom.

Young guests sat at lounge-style sofa formations, with personal bars at the ends of their tables for a luxury bespoke drinks service.

We had these custom sous plats designed and produced to emphasise the fantasy floral theme.  For a bit of fun, we designed menus with a cute illustration of the couple, along with illustrations of each dish on the reverse.

Our custom silver flower stands held heads of real flowers in gorgeous 'flowerbed' style arrangements in the centre of the round tables.