Real weddings

The Wedding of
Sam & Emel

Wedding Date 2nd November 2018 | Venue Bells at Killcare | Photographer Bear Deer Fox | Guests 110

Rich with laughter and brimming with style, you cannot help but fall in love with the beautiful wedding of Sam and Emel. This opulent garden wedding with a touch of tropical inspiration is sure to have you dreaming of a quintessential Sydney Summer Soiree.

Where the love story began… We met what some might call the “old fashioned” way now! At a bar with friends. We first met at Bar 333 and bumped into each other at the Woollahra where we hit it off.

The Engagement story… We were on holiday overseas in Turkey having dinner in a romantic corner of a beautiful restaurant. After we finished dinner the waitress brought over champagne and before I knew it Sam was down on one knee proposing! He proposed all in Turkish which was extra special as I have Turkish heritage. My family were also secretly waiting to join us and we celebrated the night away. A holiday we will never forget!

The Dress

My mum, sister and I spent many weekends shopping around trying different styles of dresses on. I did some research and loved some of the designers that Helen Rodrigues carries. From there it didn’t take long to find the perfect dress!

Memorable Moments

The whole day was so memorable but When we first saw each other as I came down the aisle was a really special moment for us both. We also loved having our family and friends all in the one spot for the weekend.

Pearls of Wisdom… Not to sweat the small stuff! Even if all the small details don’t go to plan, it will still be the best day ever! Just relax and have FUN!The day goes by so quickly so soak it all up and don’t forget to stop and check in with each other throughout the day/night.


Readings at the Ceremony… Sam and his grandmother Vonnie share a special bond so she gave us her top tips for marriage at our ceremony.


The Music… Bridesmaids walking down the aisle: Here comes the sun by The Beatles | Walking down the aisle: Take on me (MTV unplugged) by a ha | Walking down the aisle as husband and wife: When the going gets tough by Billy Ocean | First dance: My baby just cares for me by Nina Simone


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