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Private Party at the Macakizi

While we are approaching to summer, we thought that it could be a good idea to remind you some ‘summer breeze’

This time we are taking you to Macakizi in Turkbuku.

As most of you know Maca Kizi is considered one of the hippest hotels in Turkey.

Not many hotels can match up to the atmosphere of Macakizi. It is famous for its happy hour parties and excellent kitchen, you can meet worldwide celebrities and artists chilling at the bar.

BG Events had organized an unforgettable ‘ White Party ‘in Macakizi for an important Lebanese family.

BG Event’s elegant and sophisticated decoration was completed with good spirited, fun loving 250 international guests. Saxophone player Taygun’s performance was in sync with the whole ambiance.

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The 2014 Brand Conference

 

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Another success mission has been completed .. Perfection took over The Brand Conference 2014 by BG team..

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We were one of the sponsors for the conference and it was our target to decorate the Platinum VIP Lounge where some lucky guests were wellcomed to enjoy their breaks..

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It took us a real elaboration and time  to create, design, build and live the creation that had come together..The amazing synergy between Yürekli team and BG team built up a wonderfull ambience at the 2014 Brand Conference Platinum VIP Lounge.

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We are proud to have sponsored a grand  corporate event and be a part of the business world

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An International Celebration

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Welcome to Bosphorus’s historical Esma Sultan Mansion @İstanbul. A lovely  September wedding blinks from the above.. The weather is perfect and we are ready to celebrate Dana&Mazen’s getting together for  a life time…

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Different concepts combine to make a whole.. As there is a pier, a garden, an outdoor and an indoor upstairs , we used blacks, purples, pinks,greens and whites with some touches of yellow. Flowers, vazes , silver chandeliers and long tables.

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We prefferred the tent to be white as Esma Sultan’s tents were green so that there would be fresh harmony. The ornamentals were the cherry on top..

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What a magical celebration that was with Alain Hadife of Caractere and BG together.. . We wish you a life time of happpiness dear Dana&Mazen.. Our greetings to friends in Lebanon..

 

 


Interesting Wedding Customs

Traditions and customs are the fundamentals of a culture. Every culture has different wedding customs, here are a few that we found interesting.

Austria: A combination of red and white flowers is avoided by the superstitious because they stand for blood and bandages. The groom often chooses a flower for his buttonhole, which also occurs in the bride’s bouquet. This is a remnant of the time when a knight would wear his lady’s color to display his love.

Australia: It is customary to give a token bible as a wedding gift to the bride and the groom. Marriage bibles are treasured family heirlooms and are often passed down from generation to generation.

Belgium: One of the most important and enduring traditions of the Belgium wedding is for the bride to carry a specially embroidered handkerchief that has her name embroidered on it. After the wedding this handkerchief is framed and hung on the wall in a place of honor. When the next female member of the bride’s family is to be wed, the handkerchief is removed from its frame, the new bride’s name is embroidered onto it, and it is passed down. The wedding handkerchief is passed from generation to generation, and is considered an important family heirloom.

China: In China the men on the Bride’s side will block entry to the bride’s home, the groom and his men will attempt to gain access by singing songs, pleading and trying to show how much he loves her.

Croatia: After the traditional Croatian wedding ceremony and marriage vows have taken place, female relatives remove the bride’s wedding veil and replace it with a scarf and apron while singing to her. This symbolizes the new bride’s status as a wife. Then all of the guests walk three times around a well, which represents the holy trinity, and throw apples into it, to ensure the newlywed’s fertility.

England: A unique Victorian wedding reception event is called a ‘ribbon pull’. A sterling silver charm is purchased for each of the bridesmaids. A ribbon is tied to each one, and the baker places them between layers of the wedding cake as it is being assembled. Before the bride and groom share their first slice of cake, the bridesmaids gather so that each can pull one ribbon, claiming for her a future good promise.

France: The French have an interesting after-wedding tradition known as Chiverie. During this traditional prank, friends and family of the newly married couple gather in the evening and clang pots and pans, ring bells, and blow horns intended to startle and interrupt the couple.

Upon hearing the noise, the newlyweds are to come out, still wearing their wedding attire, and provide their tormenters various refreshments.

Germany: After the couple is married, a log is positioned between two sawhorses where both the newlyweds must saw in half working together.

This is supposedly a sign of how they will handle things together once they are married.

One of the bride’s relatives acts as “Kössenbitter”. Dressed up with a tux and a top hat, he delivers the wedding invitations. Tradition demands, the invitees have to tip him and drink one shot of schnapps for the bride and one for the groom with him.

Germans also wear their matching wedding bands on their right hands not their left.

Greece: A Greek bride may carry a lump of sugar on her wedding day to ensure she has a sweet life, or she might carry ivy, as a symbol of endless love.

Hawaii: In Hawaii the wedding tradition calls for flowers everywhere. The bride and groom are decked out in flower leis, which symbolize love and respect. Each flower lei consists of 40 to 50 fresh flowers strung on a colorful ribbon and are one of the oldest symbols of Hawaiian culture.

Both the bride and the groom dress in pure white, with the groom wearing either a red sash or a black cloth belt tied around his waist.

Ireland: An Irish bride’s wedding ring is called a Claddagh ring. It is a heart held by two hands with the heart topped by a crown. The hands represent faith, the crown symbolizes honor, and the heart signifies love. The ring’s motto is: “Let love and friendship reign.”

If a woman wears a Claddagh Ring on her right hand with the heart facing outward toward the end of her finger she is signifying that she is a single woman, free to see whomever she desires. If the ring is worn on the right hand with the heart facing inward, toward the woman’s knuckle, then she is signifying that she is engaged.

And finally, if a Claddagh Ring is worn on the left hand it means that the woman is married.

During the reception, when the couple is dancing, the bride’s feet must remain on the floor. It is said that Fairies love beautiful things and their favorite beautiful thing is a bride. If the bride was to have even one foot off the ground, then she could be swept away by the Fairies.

It is bad luck for a bride, as well as anyone attending the wedding, to wear green at an Irish wedding.

India: There is gate money that needs to be paid by the groom to gain access to the bride. The groom does not look directly to the bride. Instead a mirror will be used. He will be asked “what do you see”. He has to say: Fairy!

Italy: In Italy it was customary for the groom to carry a talisman, piece of iron, in his pocket on the day of his wedding. The talisman was believed to ward off misfortune, while the bride’s veil covered and protected her from evil spirits.

When the wedding day came to an end, the newly married couple would shatter a vase or glass into many pieces. The number of pieces represented the expected number of years they would be happily married.

Mexico: during the wedding the Groom bestows his bride a gift of 13 coins, or arras, and the 13 coins symbolize the riches that the groom provides for the bride: 1 for each 12 months of the year, and 1 more to share with the poor. The coins are to be blessed by the priest and bear the groom’s promise to care for and provide for his wife. The arras are actually an Arabic tradition that has continued in Spain (and from Spain it was exported to Mexico),

The Philippine Islands: The first tradition calls for the pinning of the bride’s veil to the groom’s shoulder, symbolizing that the couple is now clothed as one. Following that a pure white cord is draped around the couple’s necks to symbolize the ever-lasting bond which now binds them together.

Poland: The “money dance” is always popular at a traditional reception in Poland. Guests pin money to the bride’s wedding dress to buy a dance from her. The newlyweds might put these gifts of cash towards their honeymoon expenses. More traditionally, the maid of honor wears an apron and collects the money given by the guest to dance with the bride. After all the guests have danced with the bride, they form a tight circle around her, and the groom tries to break through the circle while the guests try hard to keep him out. Once he breaks through, he picks up his bride and carries her away from the wedding reception. The money collected during the dance is sent with them to spend on their honeymoon.

Portugal: A popular custim is the ancient custom of passing around the bride’s shoe during the reception and stuffing it with money to help the young couple with their honeymoon and to help them start their new life together.

Scotland: There is a pre-wedding tradition of “Blackening the Bride,” The bride is taken by surprise and covered with foul substances, such as eggs, various sauces, feathers, paint..

The bride to be, officially blackened, is then paraded around town for all to see.

Sweden: At Swedish wedding receptions, guests may get an opportunity to kiss the bride or groom. If the bride goes to the restroom, all of the women at the reception line up to kiss the groom.

If the groom exits the room and is out of sight, the men line up to kiss the bride.

Switzerland: Once the Swiss couple are newlyweds and are living in their new home, a pine tree is planted in their yard to represent fertility.

Turkey: It is customary for the groom to pick his bride to be from her family home with his male friends and family accompanied by traditional drum and horn players. Usually, the groom’s way is blocked by family and friends on his way to pick up his bride, he needs to bribe anyone who blocks his way. A gold coin or cash is a traditional wedding gift for the bride and the groom. Immediately after the civil ceremony, the bride and the groom is encouraged to step on each other’s foot, it is believed that whoever succeeds first will be more dominant at home.