Buse Bayraktar, 26, married Ömer Üçer, 28, at Château du Martinet, France, on 31 August 2013. She says:
Ömer proposed to me by a lake near lavender fields in Provence - we had already fallen in love with the area, and immediately decided we wanted to marry there.
Our venue, Château du Martinet, is magical - I chose a pink, green, cantaloupe and white palette, which looked fabulous as the sun set after our grand entrance. I picked my dress because I wanted something sexy (one with some cleavage!) and elegant.
For our menu, we chose lobster tails with honey lavender sauce, asparagus risotto with truffles and herb-crusted lamb chops, followed by a dessert buffet. I designed the menus and had them printed locally, while our favours - macaron pill boxes filled with gold chocolates - had to be shipped from the US. Finally, we gave the guests fans to keep them cool - there was a handy map of the venue on them, too!
Photography by Caught The Light; www.caughtthelight.com