After getting engaged to her Turkish fiancé at a family meal, Jade Izzet had her heart set on sharing the breath taking views and beautiful weather of North Cyprus with her friends and family on her wedding day. For around half the price of a wedding inside the Euro Zone, the couple created a truly unique and memorable event. Inspired by her experiences, Jade now helps others organise their own personalised weddings in sun-drenched North Cyprus, with her events company Angelic Events.
Jade and Huseyin Izzet, married on 8th August 2008.
The sweeping decking overlooking the Mediterranean at Ambience Restaurant created the perfect backdrop for their special day in North Cyprus, with the whole event taking place in front of stunning sea views.
The big day
With no wedding planners in North Cyprus at the time, Jade set about organising the wedding of her dreams by herself. She found her backless, flowing dress at Morgan Davies in the UK, but then sourced everything else from local suppliers in North Cyprus.
A theme of silver, black and white was coordinated throughout the decoration, with crisp white tulips and delicious cupcakes adorned with butterflies. The local flavour was also influential, treating guests to a feast of traditional meze, barbequed lamb and baklava, entertainment flown in from Amsterdam and Istanbul, before their first dance under the stars by the sea to Arabic love song “Amore.”
“It was perfect,” says Jade, “The highlight of the day was having all our loved ones together in such a stunning location.”
The couple took advantage of having all their friends and family in one place and enjoyed some quality time in the sun with them all, before making the short trip to Turkey for a luxurious long weekend.
“Be careful things don’t get lost in translation” says Jade. “Getting married abroad can be much cheaper than the UK, but you’re dealing with foreign suppliers and legal processes so it is great to have someone with local knowledge to go over the finer details and make sure you really are getting what you pay for.”
The challenges and success of planning her own wedding inspired Jade to set up her own wedding planning company, Angelic Events. They specialise in arranging personalised events in North Cyprus with local knowledge in some of the island’s most eye-catching and unique venues. For more details please go to www.angelic-events.com or find them on facebook and twitter.