Countdown begins for Iman el Bani and Murat Yildirim's Christmas Day wedding

Published December 22nd, 2016 - 10:22 GMT
They're getting hitched on 25 December. (File photo)
They're getting hitched on 25 December. (File photo)

The countdown to Turkish actor Murat Yildirim and his fiancee, Moroccan actress and former beauty pageant winner Iman El Bani's wedding has begun. 

While Iman posted a blurred out Instagram photo of herself in her wedding dress with the caption "The count down has started (sic)," her hubby-to-be posted an adorable animated YouTube video narrating how he and Iman met. 

The couple, who met in London, will tie the knot on Christmas Day (25 December), before starting their new life as newlyweds in Los Angeles, according to Laha magazine. 

Last month, Turkish President Erdogan not only asked Iman's dad for her hand in marriage (for Murat) via FaceTime, but he also sent the happy couple a present to congratulate them on their engagement.

The gift was a large Holy Quran, which both Iman and her future hubby posted a photo of - surrounded by their families - on Instagram.

In her post, Iman said, "Thank you your excellency Mr. president Recep Tayyib Erdoğan and Mrs. first lady Emine Erdoğan for the wonderful precious holly Quran. @mrtyldrm and I are very overwhelmed by your generosity and love!!! (sic)."

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