Wedding of the Week

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The wedding of Sarah Hughes and Serkan Goken

THE COUPLE: Sarah Hughes (28) from Falkirk and Serkan Gokcen (33) from Mugla, Turkey, 33. They live in Bodrum in Turkey.

HOW THEY MET: The couple met at a Thomas Cook conference held in Turkey in 2008, Serkan was one of the organisers and Sarah a delegate.

THE PROPOSAL: Serkan caught Sarah completely by surprise when he proposed in a restaurant in Antalya last September.

THE WEDDING: The wedding was held on October 27 at the 
Grand Azur Hotel in Marmaris, the rooftop restaurant has beautiful views over the bay and with great weather made a stunning location. Around 50 close friends and family from both Scotland and Turkey were present for the ceremony and afternoon celebrations, and were joined by another 70 for the evening reception.

THE WEDDING PARTY: Gillian Johston, the bride’s cousin, was the bridesmaid and Saygin Oyman, the groom’s best friend, was the best man.

THE DRESS: Sarah wore a simple ivory A-line dress.

THE HONEYMOON: The couple enjoyed a short holiday in Turkey in one of the five-star hotels on the Antalya coastline.

THANKS: Special thanks go to ‘the travelling band’ for attending and helping with the week-long celebrations and making it so special. And special thanks to the bride’s mum and dad.

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