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turkish delight. carnations & roses for a stunning destination wedding – ala & anisa

June 10th, 2016 | Rachel Parry

A Destination Wedding In Turkey (c) Amy & Omid Photography (18)

Dreaming of a blissful summer holiday, complete with sunshine, culture and cocktails? Us too! Well today we’re getting a little closer to the heat of some overseas sun as we relive the gorgeous wedding day of Ala and Anisa.

Picking Antalya in Turkey, as the ideal destination for their big day, Ala and Anisa did the majority of the wedding planning and decision making from their home in Sheffield.

Deciding to keep things simple, yet beautiful, Ala and Anisa didn’t go all out on details and décor, instead letting the setting speak for itself and capturing its beauty with a pre-ceremony shoot around the streets of Antalya, resulting in some fabulous photography. In particular we love the image of Anisa sitting on the colourful steps – talk about pretty!

With images by Amy & Omid Photography.

A Destination Wedding In Turkey (c) Amy & Omid Photography (19)

anisa says: We decided we wanted to get married not long after we got to know each other. After meeting we continued our friendship over a distance for more than a year. As we are both so close to our families we spent a few months getting to know each other’s families first, then once we received the blessing from our parents, Ala proposed and we were married three months later! The proposal wasn’t a surprise but the ring certainly was!

The date of the wedding was 28th December 2015. As we were having an overseas wedding we thought it would be better to plan it for in the winter holidays. The timing of the wedding was perfect – it wasn’t too hot or too cold. Actually the weather was like a British summer and everyone really appreciated the vitamin D!

A Destination Wedding In Turkey (c) Amy & Omid Photography (26)

We got married in Antalya, Turkey. We chose to get married in Turkey as we wanted both sets of families and friends to be able to get to the wedding easily. It is also a beautiful country and Antalya, in particular, has stunning coastline. Ala has spent many holidays in Turkey with amazing memories so we knew we would have a great time there. Most of our friends and family came a few days earlier and stayed a few days after the wedding so combined the wedding with a mini-holiday for themselves. Turkey is also cheap enough to have a really good time without worrying about expenses!

The hotel we got married in, Akra Barut, was really stunning and accommodated all our needs. This was really important as we mostly organised the wedding from our home in Sheffield!

A Destination Wedding In Turkey (c) Amy & Omid Photography (25)

We had a Baha’i wedding. Baha’i weddings have no set formula and are so flexible that they can accommodate any cultural preferences while holding a sacred religious element too. The only stipulation is for husband and wife to recite “We will all verily, abide by the Will of God” in the presence of two witnesses. Then the marriage certificate in signed and the marriage is official!

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our love story: anisa & ala

June 9th, 2016 | Rachel Parry

An Autumnal Engagement Shoot (c) Amy & Omid Photography (16)

This afternoon we’re heading west as we share the stunning engagement shoot and love story of newlyweds, Anisa and Ala.

Captured in beautiful locations in North West Wales and Cheshire, this gorgeous shoot features forests, mountains and waterfalls, what more could you want?

For now we’ll let Anisa and Ala fill you in on how first they got together, then the pair will be returning to the blog tomorrow to share their wonderful overseas wedding with us. Be sure to check back in, it’s a real beauty that you won’t want to miss!

With images by Amy & Omid Photography.

An Autumnal Engagement Shoot (c) Amy & Omid Photography (23)

anisa says: We decided we wanted to get married not long after we got to know each other. After meeting we continued our friendship over a distance for more than a year, then once we received the blessing from our parents, Ala proposed.

We got married on 27th December 2016, in Antalya, Turkey, during a beautiful ceremony surrounded by family and friends overlooking the blue Mediterranean Sea!

An Autumnal Engagement Shoot (c) Amy & Omid Photography (21)

How we first met is quite a long story, but in short: when I was a medical student, I ended up doing my elective in Kurdistan, Iraq, for a few months in summer 2013. Through friends and family, I was introduced to Ala (who was the friend of a friend) and that’s where it all began!

It was pretty much a case of love at first sight. The first few weeks together were really special as we spent time with Ala’s family, looking after his nephews, and hanging out at Ala’s favourite local spots!

An Autumnal Engagement Shoot (c) Amy & Omid Photography (17)

On about day two of meeting Ala, I knew he was the one. I’d only known him for a few days but he was so easy to be with and the way I could be myself around him showed me that we’d be friends forever.

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our love story: yasmin & jordan

May 26th, 2016 | Julia Braime

Our Love Story Yasmin & Jordan (c) Amy & Omid Photography (19)

This afternoon on the blog we’re sharing the beautiful pre-wedding shoot and love story of newlyweds Yasmin and Jordan.

Captured within autumnal leafy surroundings and beautiful gardens in Liverpool, these images literally pop of the page and the true, natural feelings that these two have for each other simply beam through. Just stunning!

With images by Amy & Omid Photography.

Our Love Story Yasmin & Jordan (c) Amy & Omid Photography (4)

yasmin says: We got engaged in April last year, we had a beautiful weekend with both of our families in Norfolk. It was characterised by lots of singing and good food! We both felt ready to get married and once we consulted our parents and had their approval, we were engaged!

Our wedding was at Northbrook Park in January 2016, on a beautiful, bright day. Our families contributed in every aspect and helped us to create an unforgettable atmosphere of love.

Our Love Story Yasmin & Jordan (c) Amy & Omid Photography (9)

We first met back in August 2012. We had both volunteered to help facilitate a week-long Bahai workshop for young people striving to better their communities through service to others.

We then started a beautiful process of getting to know each other and finding out about each other’s characters, on both an emotional and spiritual level. For a year we were apart when I lived in Zambia, but we used the time to establish a deep lasting friendship, which became the foundation of our love.

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