Ayse and Ray came to the garden of Di Figaro Restaurant for their wedding ceremony. The couple is from the United Kingdom and decided to get married in Cyprus.
Di Figaro is a wonderful seaside restaurant and bar in the Karaoglanoglu region of Girne. This is a rather unusual venue due to its architecture resembling medieval castles. All the more amazing is that the second floor of the building is the residence of the owners of the venue. The location and terrace view of the house is really incredible. It is a wonderful place to live. Likewise, Di Figaro is a unique venue for weddings.
Cyprus is an island offering magnificent options to a wedding photographer. Maybe the most important element here is the human factor along with the natural beauties, historical texture, and folkloric elements of the island. What I like most about North Cyprus is the helpful and hospitable people. I don’t know if it is coincidence or not but I get along very well with the people in North Cyprus. Their common values are generally the same and I like those values very much.
We began our shooting in the wedding preparation room of dear Ayse. I shot some reflection photos from the mirror with some trees in the background during the makeup of the bride.
At the gate of the venue, Di Figaro, I shot a bridal dress photo.
Then we went to a traditional Cyprus town for a couple portraits just before the ceremony.
At the end of the ceremony, the final part was the exchange of rings.
I witnessed some emotional moments during the ceremony. Ayse's mom couldn't stop her tear drops.
Just before the dinner, I did a quick portrait session in the terrace of the venue at sunset time.
This is the traditional jug breaking ceremony. First, all the single ladies are dancing with the jug to a specific Cyprus song. Then the bride crashes it. Candies and coins inside the jug go everywhere and kids come and get it all.
Ayse, originally from Cyprus, and Ray, originally from Thailand, enjoyed their first dance together. They now live in London.