During our time in Turkey last week, I came across a Wedding dress shop with this monstrosity proudly displayed in the front window. My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding eat your heart out.
It took me back 7 years to my big fat Turkish wedding. Faced with the above horrors (and worse) to choose from, I opted for a handmade dress of my own design. It turned out fine. But I thought I would share with you some of the Turkish delights that are on offer to the nation’s brides.
|Happiest day of their lives|
The Turks love a bit of frill and the big day is all about being ostentatious. Not unlike our friendly gypsies.
It is, however, the wedding album photographs that tipped me right over the edge. Not only are they photoshopped to within an inch of recognition, the happy couple are then superimposed onto various “romantic” generic backdrops; a sunset, a castle, a beach, in the clouds……?
|Rising from the ocean|
My husband and I asked for our photos to be as simple and plain as possible. The photographers could not understand why but agreed.
When we were presented with our photos, already mounted into a grotesque brown hard plastic album (not our choice) we had a flick through marvelling at the purity of our skin and the reddening of our lips. (Yes I jest not). However it was the last photo in the album which made me wet my pants.
They had added a moustache, yes a moustache, onto my husbands top lip. Not a full on Tom Selleck bush, just a smattering of bum fluff. Seriously.
When my husband asked them why they would do such a thing, they replied.
“It looks nostalgic”
Scanned photo evidence to follow
All photos courtesy of google.co.uk