A Turkish Wedding With A Monique Lhuillier Inspired Gown
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Busra and Yusuf went to the same school, but hadn’t seen each other in 7 years. As fate would have it, the couple reconnected during their separate holidays in the magical city of Istanbul, when Yusuf joined a mutual friends’ dinner. Since that day, the two have been inseparable!
Busra was always expecting the proposal; she just didn’t know when it would be. Yusuf booked dinner for two on her 23rd birthday, but wouldn’t tell her the location. This was very unlike him, so Busra thought that he was definitely proposing that night. The couple ended up enjoying a 16-course fine dining experience at Vue de monde. After nearly 5 hours, Busra started getting impatient. There was still no proposal, so she started to lose hope. Suddenly, the waiter brought out a nitrogen-covered dessert – but by that point, Busra was so intrigued to see what was in it, that she had forgotten about the proposal. The waiter took away the lid, and as the smoke started to disappear, Busra saw her diamond ring shining as bright as her smile. Yusuf then popped the question and placed it on her finger. Busra was so shocked and surprised that she never actually said yes!
“The bodice of my gown was inspired by a Monique Lhuillier gown. I had seen a photo of the dress long ago, and I knew that it was the one – I I never tried any wedding dresses prior to this. The ladies at Annette of Melbourne are absolutely amazing. I’ve known them for 8 years, my sisters both got their dresses made by them so it wasn’t an option for me to go elsewhere, and I never doubted them. I can’t thank them enough for bringing my vision to life and creating the gown of my dreams.”
From The Bride
“It is so important that you discuss your vision with your suppliers. If I could do back, I would show them exact examples of how I want things to be. Sometimes telling them just isn’t enough, as they might not understand. Find videos and images of what you want and ensure they do just that. Unfortunately, you’re never going to relive this day again so make sure it is exactly how you want to remember it!”
A memorable moment of the day:There were way too many funny moments but it would probably be at our ceremony; we were finally walking down the aisle as Mr and Mrs and there was absolutely no room for my husband to walk beside me due to my dress so I left him behind and got him to walk behind me. I guess I proved a point to him that day, you can’t ever take the spotlight from the bride.