Something that would really impress Tolstoy is the romantic, flower-filled marriage of Ceylan and Ozan which is to be held in May 2016 at Hylands House. The wedding will be a vibrant mix of Turkish, Russian and English culture with a little bit of American thrown in for good measure.
The couple, who live in London, are decorating the Grand Pavilion with flowers including having a floral wall and will have table centrepieces of exotic Manzanita trees. A Turkish element includes a drummer and violin player leading the bride and groom into the Grand Pavilion for the reception and wedding breakfast. There will be lots of traditional Turkish and Russian dancing accompanied by Ozan’s Aunt playing the accordion.
The fusion food will be bursting with a variety of tastes including a mixture of Mediterranean Meze, Russian Salad and with mini New York Cheesecake among the desserts. This is a romantic gesture, as the Big Apple is where Ozan proposed – and in some style. He went down on one knee during a walk along the Hudson River Front and even helped arrange for Ceylan’s two closest friends to fly out as a surprise and help them celebrate the engagement.
“The wedding will have elements of Abkhazia as this is the country where Ozan’s parents are from, although the majority of his family now live in Turkey”, said Ceylan. “We wanted a wedding venue, steeped in history, but one where we could project our own ideas. When we viewed Hylands with friends, everyone’s expression was the same – smiling from ear to ear.”