Testimonials - 2016
Hi Oludeniz Weddings,
First of all may I say thanks again for organising the best day of our lives, it was everything we wanted and more.
The venue was stunning, the reception was breathtaking and we have memories which will live with us forever.
Attending all the necessary meetings was easy and professionally done, the wedding photos and video are amazing. The music duo provided were brilliant.
The company was so good we have already recommended it and we have a friend next year (James) who is using the same company and the same venues. I’m sure they will not be disappointed.
Olu Deniz is a beautiful place and the lagoon where we had our service was beautiful. We all felt very safe even with all that was going on around Turkey.
Martin & Gill Ramsay
1 June 2016
Meri Resort & Jade Residences
We got married on 24th August 2016 at the Meri Resort overlooking the Blue Lagoon followed by a reception at the Sundial restaurant.
What can I say, the whole day was absolutely amazing, the planning and detail that had gone into our special day by Oludeniz Weddings – from booking it through Moira, discussing details with Rachel and then having Tracey with us throughout our special day was simply just amazing.
All the stress was taken out of planning the wedding and on the day itself, both venues were decorated beautifully and exactly how we imagined them to be. I know people say this all the time, but it was the most amazing and memorable day for us both – and we thank Oludeniz Weddings for this.
Also, the villa we stayed in was absolutely out of this world. The locals were very friendly, we had a lovely guy who came from the market nearby to see if would like anything, we ordered and it was back with us within the hour, they couldn’t do enough for us.
The restaurants and shop owners were all friendly too, I was a bit apprehensive before I came out to Turkey but within a day I felt like I was at home. Turkey will always be our second home and I for one will carry on visiting no matter what.
Mr & Mrs Corrigan
24 August 2016
Meri Resort & Sundial Fethiye
Firstly I want to say how easy everything was with the organisation of our wedding and selection of what we could have for our wedding day.
The choices of cakes and flower designs are brilliant and certainly something available for everyone's personal style.
We chose the Yacht Classic hotel as it is our previous holiday destination and it certainly didn’t disappoint!
Although there was much media speculation about global terror attacks at the time of our June wedding, this made absolutely no impact on our wedding day and did not stop us nor Oludeniz Weddings in making sure everything went perfectly.
I would highly recommend this company and the area for the most beautiful wedding locations, suppliers and tourism.
Jodie & Thomas
29 June 2016
Yacht Classic Fethiye
To all at Oludeniz Weddings that helped make our wedding day so very special. Thank you!
I honestly could not have asked for a better wedding. My husband and I are truly grateful for all you've done for us. Everything was perfect.
When you are trusting strangers to handle your whole wedding, in another country, in a place where you have never been before it's scary. It's the best thing we could have ever done. Everything ran so smoothly, not one glitch.
The location is seriously like a dream. The photos do not do it justice, and all our guests were completely amazed by the scenery. I adore my wedding photos, they are gorgeous. I don't know how you guys do it!
You made us feel like we were the only people on earth in that moment. From my first email to our last hug goodbye, I will always be eternally grateful.
To anyone out there reading this with any doubts. Please believe me when I say you will not regret choosing this company for your wedding. They are fantastic, friendly people.
As for the current state of Turkey – we felt completely safe, we had no trouble at all. The Turkish people are so lovely and happy to see you. We have booked to return to our hotel in Fethiye next July. I just wish we could relive our wedding day while there !
Christopher and Sharna King
16 June 2016
Meri Resort & Oyster Residences
I am a natural worrier. Countless nights of sleep were lost prior to the wedding. “Was my dress too big? Would it be too hot? How should I wear my hair?”
In hindsight, what strikes me now is how little I actually had to worry about! All contact with Oludeniz Weddings prior to the wedding day was efficient and professional. Any questions (and there were a few!) were replied to immediately.
From the moment we entered the Pre-Wedding Meeting, any lingering concerns disappeared. The professionalism and knowledge demonstrated by the staff put me completely at ease and I knew, unequivocally, that my wedding was in great hands.
The day itself was wonderful. The bridesmaids had a great time at the salon, the guests were awed by the venue and the food was fantastic. Our cake was an exact replica of the picture we provided and the live music was perfect.
Some of my guests were a little apprehensive about holidaying in Turkey, some even dropped out. But all regretted their decision when our guests returned home singing the praises of the Turkish people, the culture and the cuisine. Never once did we feel unsafe.
Thank you Oludeniz Weddings for taking care of everything, for easing any concerns and for not panicking when we unknowingly handed you an empty memory stick!
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to potential Brides and Grooms.
Mr and Mrs Mulholland
21 August 2016
We got married on the 10th September 2016 with Oludeniz Weddings – it was simply the best day of my life.
It was everything I dreamed of and more. From the initial discussions around booking the wedding to the time we had our final meeting collecting our photos, the team could not have been more helpful.
As soon as I contacted Oludeniz Weddings they put me straight at ease, they all speak fluent English and were upfront with the package costs and were very flexible in adapting the package to our needs. Moira was very helpful in arranging our booking and she phoned me to sort out all the details and answered any queries before we booked. I understand that for many people putting down a significant deposit to a company abroad can be quite scary, let me reassure you that you are in safe hands with this company!
Rachel was always on hand to ease my pre-wedding nerves and we received regular emails on the legal process, what was required before we arrived – including many emails on wedding ideas such as cakes, flowers, hair, make-up, hangings, table decorations etc
When we arrived in Turkey we met with Tracy and Erdinc, who were our fantastic wedding organisers. They went through all the fine details of the day including guests, meal plan, table setting, decorations, music etc. We also met the florist and the salon manager at GoldFinger (who I also cannot recommend enough). We then selected our table decorations from their extensive range (which were all beautiful). Their driver (who speaks English) takes you to Fethiye to sort out all your legal documents - very simple!
I opted for the salon trial, which I am really glad I did. They could not have been more helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
After being pampered all morning we were taken back to our hotel and our flowers arrived (which were stunning). After some family photos, we were taken by private wedding car to the venue. We were greeted by Tracy and Erdinc, who looked after myself and the Groom up until the ceremony. The service was in both Turkish and English, which was lovely and somehow felt very personal.After the sunset photos we were taken to our reception venue overlooking the beautiful sea. The a-la-carte menu at Liberty Resort was fantastic and the wedding cake not only looked amazing but tasted fantastic too.
To end, I cannot thank the team enough they were fantastic and I would highly recommend this company to anyone thinking of getting married abroad.
Ali & Mike
10 September 2016
Liberty Lykia Resort
I would not hesitate recommending Oludeniz Weddings whatsover. The whole experience was made really stress-free thanks to all the team. The booking process was very simple and we arranged to meet with Moira when we were in Turkey 9 months before the wedding to view the wonderful venue of the Sundial in Fethiye.
The communication leading up to the wedding was very helpful and informative. The Pre Wedding meeting involved meeting the florist and choosing the flowers, (I had already checked out the flowers on the website from previous weddings). Then meeting with the manager of Goldfinger salon who made me feel completely at ease and I went onto have hair and make up trial before the wedding and on the day of the wedding a lovely afternoon of pampering for myself and the bridesmaids.
Following on from the wedding meeting we were driven into Fethiye to complete the legal process, yet again it was made very easy and we were well looked after, then returned to our hotel afterwards.
On the day of the wedding everything was so well organised, we were all transferred to the ceremony exactly to the time plan we were given. The resort was beautifully decorated, flowers were absolutely gorgeous and the view from the Sundial is fantastic. The ceremony was perfect, everything that we wished for.
The photographers were great, loved all the photos.
We absolutely love coming to Turkey, weather is fantastic, people are so friendly and we’ve always felt perfectly safe and do not feel hassled. Turkey was the obvious choice, and I am so pleased that we chose Oludeniz Weddings to arrange our wedding, it was perfect and we can not thank them enough.
Many thanks to you all..
Diane & Rob Veary
23 June 2016
We would just like to say a massive thank you to the whole Oludeniz Weddings team for making our day so special.
From the day we booked the wedding the support and advice was fantastic to ensure everything was in place - nothing was too much trouble for them. The wedding day itself was spectacular and glitch free thanks to the efforts put in by the team.
From the moment we walked into the office 12 months before our wedding day - and having spoken to other companies - we knew this was the team that could make our day. We had no hesitation in booking with them there and then. The booking process is so easy and from that moment on they were constantly in touch, all our emails were answered within hours. We were also given step-by-step instructions for carrying out the minimal paperwork we had to complete here in the UK.
We arrived in Turkey a week before our big day and everything was just magical. The Pre Wedding Meeting was fun to do, with everyone present in order to arrange flowers, photography, make-up etc and again the hardest part was actually choosing what we wanted from the massive choices we were offered. When the big day arrived we were taken to the beauty salon where the hair and make was nothing short of Hollywood style. The photographer stuck by us through all this and was even on hand to catch us all getting ready. All the guests were collected on time, and when we arrived everyone was astounded by how beautiful the venue had been decorated – the setting was out of this world!
The ceremony itself was fantastic, after which we were whisked off to have the most amazing sunset photos taken on the beach, before returning to the reception - the lawn terrace at Meri was decorated beautifully.
Turkey has to be the most gorgeous destination in the world and we are both honoured to have had the opportunity to have spent our honeymoon in such a stunning place where nothing is too much trouble for the locals.
If you’re reading this and are seriously considering getting married in Turkey, then this is the place to be and the team to make your wedding day. It will definitely be one you will never forget, at an incredible price (the cost of a photographer's quote in the UK!).
Once again thank you to all at Oludeniz Weddings who made our special day perfect.
Tricia & John Wright
15 July 2016
We had the most amazing day of our lives in such a wonderful place which we adore on the Blue Lagoon in Oludeniz. Everything from the location (Meri Resort) to the setup and flowers was amazing and more than we expected.
The hairdressers, florist and barbers were all really friendly and welcoming and provided an excellent service.
Our photographs and DVD were out of this world – and having a drone which took a bird's-eye view snapshot was a lovely touch to the end of a lovely day.
We would highly recommend Oludeniz Weddings and Turkey as a destination to make beautiful memories. We can't thank the team enough.
Again, thank you so much for an amazing day, one in which we will never ever forget.
Shaun & Trina Wood
18 May 2016
Mike and I have been holidaying in Oludeniz for the last 8 years and were both smitten with the place from day one, so there was little hesitation in deciding this for our wedding destination.
We started to research the various companies providing wedding services in the area and in a short space of time I chose Oludeniz Weddings. From the outset I found it extremely simple to organise, the whole process was very professional, communication was swift and informative – from my initial contact with Moira by phone until the ceremony itself. Booking and payment processes were easy, and following booking Rachel our wedding planner was always swift and helpful with her replies.
Arrangements were made for our pre-wedding meeting where paperwork, photos etc were exchanged and we met the team who would put our wedding together – we chose our flowers, hair/makeup, decor and all the fine details were arranged for the big day. We all had a great time at the salon (Goldfinger). Most flower selections were available but regarding colour we had to make slight concessions due to seasonal availability (we were advised beforehand). We only had to bring along our legal documents from the UK (an easy process!) and were taken to Fethiye to complete the Turkish side of things. This took very little time considering the number of different offices we visited, and was totally stress free thanks to our escort.
As for the actual wedding day – everything ran like clockwork, nothing was too much trouble, pick-ups for hairdressers and barbers were bang on time as were all other transfers. The Hair & Makeup team did a fabulous job, we all looked beautiful. The venue was stunning, the guest chairs were nicely set out and the wedding marquee looked beautiful, the gardens were well maintained and the lagoon and surrounding mountains provided a lovely backdrop. Photographers were professional - all our photos were brilliant – a total of 638 in all and choosing 50 was difficult. Ultimately we ended up buying the whole CD for a small additional cost. Included was a DVD and this too was quite beautifully done. We received them all back within a week..
I would recommend Oludeniz Weddings to any bride looking for a relaxing beach destination, with friendly locals, stunning scenery and a fabulous place to holiday. We had in our party several older guests and a few people who had never traveled to Turkey before. All had voiced a reluctance to travel here before the wedding, however following this experience they are now totally sold on the place and planning to join us for our anniversary celebrations in Oludeniz next year!
Thank you all,
Helen and Mike (Thwaites)
22 September 2016
I would just like to say a huge thank you to Rachel and the entire team for making my wedding the most enchanting day I could ever have wished for!
My husband and I were completely blown away as were all our family and friends, it was quite literally 'perfect'! I cannot stress how amazing this company is! From booking my Wedding to the actual day everything was faultless, communication was constant and thorough, the Pre Wedding meeting was extremely well organized, and what I thought would be really difficult decisions were made easy! All the legalities were also extremely simple to complete with the team ensuring all preparations were made prior to our arrival.
On the actual wedding day me and my ‘entourage’ were whisked away to a fabulous salon where we were treated like royalty and transformed into absolute beauties, our hair and makeup was quite simply sensational with the best products on the market used! When we actually arrived at the venue both my dad and myself were so blown away by how beautiful the flowers and decorations were that we both cried a little bit!
I have always loved Turkey, I have a villa there so frequently go for holidays. Gavin and I were never really bothered about getting married as we didn’t want the stress of organising and all the hype that comes with it, so we thought Turkey would be ideal as it’s a lot cheaper than the UK and we could coincide it with a holiday. Thank God that we chose to get married here, as I don’t think I could have had such a magnificent wedding anywhere else no matter how much money I spent. My family and friends were absolutely speechless at how stunningly beautiful everything was and how much we actually paid!
Turkey is a wonderful place to visit, the people are really friendly and cannot do enough for you, I could live there in a heartbeat! The only advice I would give to future brides is “let go of the reigns a little bit and let the company do what they do and work miracles”, trust their judgement and have confidence that your day will be as you’ve always imagined…perfect! We have recommended you to everyone I know!
You were all fantastic and Gavin and I am eternally grateful.
Thanks for everything.
Kelly & Gavin
4 June 2016
My husband and I would like to say a massive thank you to Tracey, Rachel and the rest of the team who made our wedding day an amazing day to remember. Two months on and our guests are still talking about it!
Paradise beach is an amazing setting for a wedding and we have some stunning sunset photos.
The staff and food at Sundial was amazing, our guests didn't realise that the first time they were called up it was just the starters and the main BBQ food was yet to come. We never had any reservations about getting married in Turkey as we've been there several times before and would highly recommend it as a venue. The people are so friendly - to the point where we were having photos taken on the beach with the locals - we felt like celebrities!
Oludeniz Weddings have a great team and take care of everything and we'd highly ecommend them to anyone.
Karen & Andy (aka Mr & Mrs Morris)
16 September 2016
Paradise Beach & Sundial
Dear Oludeniz Weddings
I cannot recommend you guys enough..
From the moment we booked to when we arrived – the communication was fabulous, the girls answered my many emails straight away and couldn't help me more! The pre-wedding meeting was arranged before we arrived and when we attended the offices, everything was explained fully, down to every detail.
The wedding day itself couldn't have gone better. Rachel made me feel calm that everything was in place, she even phoned me the morning of the wedding and made sure that I ate breakfast and to ask if there was anything else I needed. Nothing was too much of a problem!
The transport was all on time and picked up our many guests from different locations with no hitches whatsoever. All the arrangements from the flowers to the venue setup was amazing.. so many intimate details and my wedding guests couldn't praise the organisation enough. The pictures were all so good that we ordered the full CD – 1300 in total!!
Turkey is a wonderful destination to host a wedding. We had 70-80 guests who all had the most perfect, fun-filled holiday and each and every one of them commented that it was the best wedding they had ever been to! It was sensational from start to finish,
Oludeniz Weddings cannot do enough for you and they are a fab and friendly team! Thank you so so much, just wish we could do it all over again!!
Patsy & David
31 August 2016
My wife and I were married at the Sundial Hotel in October this year (2016).
Having spent our previous holiday at The Sea Breeze Hotel in Hisaronu and getting to know the wonderful staff there the choice was easy. After contacting Oludeniz Weddings by email it couldn't have been simpler. Rachel provided us with all the information we needed and explained the legal aspects perfectly. Pretty much all we had to do thereafter was turn up in Turkey and watch the professionals take over.
We were chauffeured everywhere we needed to go with an English speaking driver. All the wedding arrangements – photographer, video, flowers, hairdressers, make-up, cakes, decorations were all there for us to choose and the selection process took about 2 hours. Our wedding party was small, and they even provided us with our witnesses!
Our wedding day, ceremony and reception, went off without a hitch and have to say was pretty much PERFECT.
We can't thank Rachel, Tracey and everyone at Oludeniz Weddings, the Sundial Otel and especially The Sea Breeze enough.
A perfect wedding and a perfect holiday.
Claire & Mick Streets
7th October 2016