It is no secret that recently, Kalkan has become a popular romantic destination for Mediterranean weddings, so it is no wonder Evie & Tom chose it for their special day! The warm climate, hospitable people, and stunning scenery composed the perfect atmosphere for their celebration of love. For their Kalkan wedding, the couple planned to tie the knot in one of the most spectacular villas in this coastal town – Villa Mavi Koy. And with the help of a very talented wedding planner in Kalkan, a relaxed wedding experience was curated for 20 of their close family and friends.
When I first met the couple, they shared their incredible love story. In September 2020, Evie’s parents took the couple on their first holiday with their little son. During the long holiday, they spent quality time with each other, and it was at that precise moment when Evie fell in love with Kalkan. And the best part? Tom ended up proposing to her! The couple always wanted to have a destination wedding, and they felt Kalkan was perfect because of the proposal. While looking for a suitable venue online, Evie stumbled upon Villa Mavi Koy and immediately knew it was their dream spot!
Now, coming back to Evie & Tom’s Kalkan wedding day. For this lovely British wedding, the couple invited their guests, who wholeheartedly arrived from the UK. When the day began to unfold, I first divided my time between the groom and the bridal party. I photographed Evie and her three bridesmaids before hopping across to the nearby villa – where Tom was getting ready with their little boy and his best man. After capturing getting-ready shots, we moved outside to document their first look and, later, some group photos of the bride and her bridal party. One session I really adored was of the bride and her father, which happened in the gardens, featuring stunning sea views.
Shortly after this, we proceeded to the wedding ceremony area. The arch was set by the sea, and trust me; it looked magical. All the guests were comfortably seated while the groom waited eagerly for his gorgeous bride. Tom was all smiles as he saw Evie walking down the aisle with her father while holding their little son. The beach wedding settings were amazing, with an iconic backdrop of the Mediterranean. Could you ask for a better view? After exchanging their vows, the couple gave an emotional speech. It was short, sweet, yet very emotional! When the ceremony ended, I sneaked out with the couple and their party for another set of photos at other parts of the villa.
Once I captured all the breathtaking shots of Evie & Tom, we proceeded to the celebration. The villa wedding reception took place on the spacious grounds. As the guests seated themselves, they were in awe of the space and how beautifully it was decked up. Each table was well decorated and nicely set with delicious food.
Their beautiful event was infused with emotional speeches given by their family members. There were moments of tears and joy that made the guest cry and laugh. It was so touching! Then, the most awaited time of the day came – Evie and Tom’s first dance together as husband and wife. I took this opportunity to capture some of the stunning photos of the newlyweds. It was an amazing Kalkan wedding night full of joy, love and happiness – one I will never forget.
Congratulations, Evie and Tom! Thank you for making me part of your Kalkan wedding. Wishing you lots of happiness in the coming years.
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