We have already included photos and videos of couple Miray and Sebastiaan’s wedding held in Apeldoorn, Holland, in our previous blog postings. The story of our unforgettable wedding was published in Summer 2017 of the Cosmopolitan Bride Magazine 🙂
This time with the photos published in Cosmopolitan Bride Magazine, let’s listen to stories from beloved Miray.
Enjoy the reading 🙂
Miray & Sebastiaan
Couple united their lives with a pleasant wedding in The Netherlands.
Cabin crew Miray Zeybek and Pilot Sebastiaan Joshua Valk said ‘yes’ in Netherlands on September 16, 2016 … Contrary to the prediction, the couple who had never met in the plane or flied together, completed the preparations for the wedding despite the busy flights in 30 thousand feet.
Sebastiaan’s marriage proposal along with the idea of a wonderful surprise holiday appeared in his mind in Venice in April. There were some issues we agreed with that were having the wedding in Apeldoorn where he was born and raised. Well, we have a tradition; the wedding was arranged by the groom’s family… Aside from the jokes, we were having a wedding in another country while living in Istanbul, making each step a little more difficult. When we say we live in Istanbul; we were trying to fly in 30 thousand feet for our work, sleep in the hotels and continue our wedding preparations in our off days. We had no choice but planning and conducting our wedding together with the professionals. When we need to define a concept and make the boundaries, we think what we want and why we make this wedding. Yes, we were going to hold this wedding together with our parents and friends. This wedding was supposed to be ours, simple but fun like us. We had 5 months for the wedding; we started to plan a wedding with party concept, DJ, and plenty of dances. It was such a wedding preparation; we had met with our photographer Cem Türkmen at the airport. We found ourselves on the wedding day, while trying to put things in the way who it was supposed to be. This wedding was the consequence of us…
BRIDAL GOWN SELECTION
I went to a store to look for bridal gown with Sebastiaan, and we bought his tuxedo as well. After I tried a couple of bridal gowns, I was still undecided although I liked most of them. I did not know what to look for in a bridal gown. I talked to my friends who were experienced in this matter and got tips from them. I have heard this sentence many times to check bridal gown’s comfort “Try to sit on a chair, get up’’ I was doing a test drive with my wedding dresses after each look. I finally found the bridal gown that came out successfully from the test drives in Oleg Cassini, then, started to find bride’s veil. I was looking for a veil to cover my whole face, but I could not find it, my mother had made a veil in Mersin and brought it to Holland.
BRIDAL HAIR AND MAKE-UP
I insisted on making my own makeup by myself. We completed some of the missing items a few weeks before the wedding, and made a sample makeup with a Dutch make-up artist. For my hair; I was talked with Coiffeur ‘’Cumali’’ master of his domain, a Turkish citizen who settled in the Netherlands. The untied hairstyle was inevitable since I planned to dance in the wedding.
Our wedding started at 16:30 and ended at 00:30. We had a meal with the family and close friends before the wedding. After dinner, we went to the wedding hall where all the invitees would join. The wedding ceremony was a bit different from the ones in Turkey. The marriage officer touched on the main points of our relationship and decision then solemnized us with sentences related to flights. Sebastiaan’s family, who is familiar with the concept of the wedding, played a fun surprise game with traditional wooden shoes. My belly oriental with Shakira arch became the taste of our entertainment.
I planned a surprise mini honeymoon at Zakros Hotel Lykia in Fethiye Faralya. It was pleasant honeymoon for our own pleasures.
VENUE Van der Valk Hotel Apeldoorn – De Cantharel
PLANNER Van der Valk Hotel Apeldoorn – De Cantharel
BRIDAL DRESS Oleg Cassini
GROOM DRESS Altın Yıldız
BRIDAL SHOES Aldo, İnci
GROOM SHOES Altın Yıldız
HAIR Hairdresser Cumali
PHOTOS Cem Türkmen
MUSİC DJ Hanno
FLOWER Labberton Flower
CAKE Banketbakkerij Maassen