Elif & Ali

Elif and Ali celebrated their union in a traditional manner,

embracing their Kurdish heritage.

In the festivity of "Kina Gecesi", where Elif wore a red dress,

the bride greets her parents goodbye symbolically,

which causes some melancholic moments for her and her family. 

During the actual wedding festivities, the bride and groom

are showered with gifts like golden bracelets and coins.

Each gift is publicly disclosed by an announcer

for the whole wedding party to hear.

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