The Couple: Yagmur and Andrew
The Wedding: 9.24.11 – Adamson House, Malibu, CA
The Photographer: Duke Photography
Junebug: What three adjectives best describe your wedding?
Yagmur and Andrew: Modern, romantic, whimsical.
Junebug: What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day?
Yagmur and Andrew: We wanted to create a wedding that we would enjoy and that would focus on the elements of a wedding that make it a fun event. The environment was relaxed and natural yet we wanted to reflect our modern lifestyle and kept many of the decorations simple and slightly formal. When picking out the flowers and colors of our wedding, we did not want everything to be the same color or even the same color palate, but to have a general modern romantic feel. We added some of our favorite music from the movie Amelie soundtrack and that set the perfect environment for us!
Junebug: Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding?
Yagmur: Andrew and I were very hands on in planning our wedding, however we both made the decision to relax and enjoy the day of the wedding and to let everything unfold naturally. Although we are both perfectionists in our daily lives, I think the not-so-perfect events in our wedding made it more memorable. For instance, two of our guests who were not familiar with the tradition of throwing rose petals at the bride and groom after the ceremony, made an early jump and threw flowers before the ceremony. Andrew and I just treated this as another memorable event that we could laugh at.
Junebug: What specifically drew you to Duke Photography and their imagery?
Yagmur and Andrew: We loved Dukes modern stylistic images from the very beginning of our planning. We wanted to look stylish, yet ourselves, and I think that Duke was very successful in making that happen for us. Both Andrew and I wanted to look our best without looking like we were made to fit into our wedding day, rather we wanted our wedding to fit into our lives and have a photographer capture this.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Duke Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Adamson House
Officiant: Judge Alexander Williams II
Florist: Love Flowers
Wedding Dress: Christos
Bridal accessories: Swarovski
Groom and groomsmen apparel and accessories: Hugo Boss
Hair and make-up: Allie Lapidus
DJ: DJ Omead of Dashing Events
Favors: Yankee Candle
Rentals: Amanda Alvarado
Rings: Harry’s Fine Jewelers Irvine