This is the story of a couple who surprised their guests with unusual wedding favors: supporting a cause they passionately believe in- education.
Let us tell you more about this couple and their motivation of giving back on their special day. The bride, Damla is in the marketing industry while the groom, Anıl specializes in real estate investment. Even though they were both born and raised in Turkey, their paths intercepted in New York City. After being together for three years, they decided to make vows for ‘forever and ever’. As they started to plan their wedding, they came to realize that besides their promises to each other and photographs full of wonderful memories, nothing is going to remain from that day. With a mission to leave a mark on their special day, they started to brainstorm for wedding favors. A magnet carved with their wedding date or a cute box full of truffles? None of these favors seemed lasting to them. Then, a wonderful idea hit them- donating to a cause they truly believe in would make that lasting impact they wished for.
Damla and Anıl believe in the gift of education in changing someone’s life as they both are grateful for the education they received to accomplish their life goals. Their choice was simple: Darüşşafaka Society since the organization gives a hand to children with one or no parents. They couldn’t be more happy to turn their wedding favors into education opportunities for children. At their wedding, which took place in Istanbul, each place setting featured a card, printed by the young couple. It said: “To support “equality in education”, we donated to Darüşşafaka Society in your name on our happiest day.”
We couldn’t be happier that this young couple chose TPF to manage their special and powerful way to say “Thank You” to their guests. We know that they made the lasting impact on children’s lives with their gift as they wished. As we say it in Turkish, “Bir yastıkta kocasınlar”, we wish them all the best and to grow old together, side by side on one pillow. You can also gift education, equality at your wedding to spread more joy around you.