Valentine's Proposal

Zarina and Niyazi Oztoprak enjoyed a firework finale to their wedding on the 21st July 2012 at Brocket Hall


The couple first met when Niyazi interviewed Zarina and offered her a position at his accountancy practice not realising he was recruiting his future wife!

On Valentine's Day 2012 during a holiday in Thailand Niyazi organised an intimate, romantic dinner and during dessert he got down on one knee and proposed. 

The bride wore Nora by Maggie Sottero, an ivory sweetheart neckline gown with  an embellished bodice and finished off with Swarovski earrings and necklace given to her by her parents on her wedding day.

As the couple come from different backgrounds and cultures, they decided to blend their lives with a photo montage.



It included memorable moments of their childhood,holidays they shared, graduations and their engagement photos.

'Such a simple thing,' recalls Zarina, 'but you could see our guests were interested and laughing.'


A DJ played music until midnight but just before the end the guests were called outside where a spectacular firework display on the banks of the river brought the day to a beautiful end.

A splendid honeymoon in the Maldives followed where the couple spent time snorkelling and viewing the coral and multi-coloured fish.

'Our photographer was Arif Gardner, who was outstandingly good. He took unforgettable pictures, kept us calm all day long and was a joy to have around. We would highly recommend Arif to anyone for any occasion.' said Zarina. 

Photographer: Arif Gardner Photography,

Venue: Brocket Hall,



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