Wedding Istanbul – Faruk&Alina

Wedding Istanbul – Faruk&Alina

     I asked Calin today to allow me to write this blog post, it is after all about my cousin/sister. I’ve know Alina all my life and she has known me even before that. As children we use to set up ghetto tents in the house made out of our grandmother’s blankets, we use to hide and giggle together, we use to play with dolls and dream of the day we will also find our princes and get married in lovely white ball gowns. We have laughed together and of one another but we have also been each other’s shoulder to cry on and it is great to have someone like that in your life.

     Calin and I met Faruk three years ago, when we decided to visit them in Istanbul, curious to meet this mysterious guy who managed to put the giggle back into Alina’s voice. Needles to say we loved him right on the spot and felt like he was already part of the family.

     A little more than a year ago today, I flew again to Istanbul to be a part of their special day and photograph their wedding. Alina met me at the airport and she had the most beautiful smile on, the one that says “I’m really happy and I know I’m making the best choice ever”. It was Friday and after a lovely family gathering the two of us got to spend the evening giggling like we use to when we were kids and trying to put fake nails on Alina’s fingers. We failed miserably but it was worth it for the good laugh.

     Saturday morning started with a huge storm, the kind of storm where you want to get all the stray cats into your home and never let them out again. But as Calin always says there’s no Saturday without sun and so, right before we were suppose to leave the house the sun came out and stayed with us for most of the day.

     It was a lovely Turkish city hall ceremony, where I did not understand a word but that didn’t matter, you could read the love and happiness in the bride and groom’s eyes and that made it all worthwhile.

     At the end of the day, while enjoying our dinner on the banks of the Bosphorus, nature decided to gift the lovebirds with a beautiful rainbow and we all saw it as a good luck sign.

     We wish you guys all the love in the world and hope to be able to keep photographing your love in the years to come.

 

 


 

     L-am rugat pe Calin sa imi dea voie sa scriu eu acest post pe blog, este pana la urma vorba despre verisoara/sora mea. O stiu pe Alina de-o viata, iar ea pe mine chiar si dinainte. Copii fiind obisnuiam sa ne facem corturi in casa din paturile bunicii, unde ne ascundeam si chicoteam impreuna, ne jucam cu papusi si visam la ziua in care ne vom intalni printii si ne vom casatori in rochii albe de printese. Am ras impreuna si una de cealalta, insa am fost si un sprijin una pentru cealalta cand ne-a fost greu .

     L-am intalnit (eu si Calin) pe Faruk acum 3 ani, cand ne-am decis sa ii vizitam in Istanbul, curiosi sa-l intalnim pe acest tip misterios care a reusit sa puna din nou surasul pe fata Alinei. Nu are rost sa mai spunem ca l-am indragit imediat si ca simteam ca deja facea parte din familie.

     Acum mai bine de un an am zburat din nou la Istanbul pentru a fi partasa la ziua lor cea mare si pentru a le fotografia nunta. Alina m-a asteptat la aeroport si avea cel mai larg zambet, acel care spune “sunt foarte fericita si stiu ca fac cea mai buna alegere”. Era intr-o zi de vineri, iar dupa o intalnire placuta in familie, ne-am petrecut seara chicotind ca si atunci cand am fost copii, toate astea in timp ce incercam sa punem unghii false pe degetele Alinei. Am esuat lamentabil, insa am ras pana nu am mai putut si asta a facut din acea seara o seara de neuitat.

     Sambata dimineata a inceput cu o furtuna mare, o furtuna in care nu ti-ai lasa nici cainele afara. Dar cum spunea Calin, nu exista sambata fara soare si chiar inainte de a iesi din casa si-a facut si soarele aparitia si a ramas cu noi pentru aproape intreaga zi.

     A fost un ceremonial trucesc dragut, la starea civila, unde desi nu am inteles o iota, nu a contat deoarece se putea citi dragostea si fericirea in ochii mirilor

     Catre sfarsitul zilei, in timp ce savuram o cina pe malul Bosforului, natura s-a gandit sa le ofere cadou celor doi indragostiti un curcubeu. Cadou pe care cu totii l-am interpretat ca fiind un semn de bun augur.

     Va dorim toata dragostea din lume si speram sa putem sa fotografiem dragostea voastra si in anii ce vor urma.

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