at last...

our love has come along.

After five and a half years of living on separate continents, we finally reunited for the last time in Texas last October.

We are eternally grateful to you all – our unbelievable families and friends who have supported us along the way.

our story

Şevket and Emily’s love story first began through language. Şevket was improving his English skills while Emily was learning Turkish out of a love of Turkish dramas. At the time, Şevket was working as a math teacher in Izmir while Emily was in grad school at The University of Texas at Austin. The two met on a language-learning website and soon after started video chatting to practice speaking.

On their video chats, they would laugh hysterically. Şevket called toes “foot fingers.” Emily accidentally told Şevket she was going to turn him into a chicken. As you can imagine, it didn’t take long for them to fall in love. Now to actually meet in person....yeah, that part didn’t come so easy. Şevket and Emily would continue to talk, laugh, and love from across the ocean for three more years before finally meeting in person.

One pandemic, many travel arrangements, and a digital countdown later, Emily arrived on August 27, 2021 at the Istanbul airport and hugged Şevket for the first time, tighter than humanly imaginable.

and the rest was history.

please join us in celebration

because we couldn't have done it without you.




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September XX, 2024


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