Wedding traditions around the world
• Wedding traditions of different countries of the world
A Pakistani wedding.
A few days before the wedding the bride's hands decorated with ornaments Pakistani Henna. This is done specifically for the mehendi ceremony, rite, who was believed to bring good luck in the future family.
Korean bride and groom in traditional wedding attire. For the past two thousand years, there is a wedding custom, according to which the couple in Korea clothed in hanbok, Korean traditional costume of bright colors and simple lines.
The Moroccan wedding.
Moroccan bride usually wear ornate caftans and lots of jewelry. In Morocco, the bride and all the women invited to the wedding, decorate hands henna designs.
All men are invited to the wedding ceremony, wearing traditional dress Highlanders: kilts of wool tartan fabric - tartan, jackets and long stockings.
People Wedding Yoruba (Nigeria).
During the wedding ceremony the Yoruba people, before withdraw bride, hidden under a veil, the groom and his friends fall on their faces in front of members of the bride's family.
The Bolivian wedding.
Wedding dinner on the shore of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. From head bride and groom have not showered with confetti and flower petals that showered them during the wedding ceremony.
At the wedding in the States unmarried girls traditionally catch the bride's bouquet. It is believed that the one who will catch the precious bouquet, soon well marry.
The Japanese wedding.
Japanese couple in a traditional ceremony, during which they should drink 9 cups of sake. The picture was taken in a Shinto temple.
In China, the bride to the groom's parents to bring in the traditional red wedding carriage.
The mass wedding in Punjab, India.
Mass wedding in India make it easier for families the financial burden that entails collection and organization of the traditional dowry expensive wedding ceremony. Bride dressed in white dress instead of the traditional Indian bridal wear red because women belong to the Christian community of Punjab.
In the photo - French wedding cake croquembouche, which is a majestic tower of cream cakes.
The bride and her parents are going to make a wedding procession along the street of a small Mexican town.
Uighur brides are ready for wedding Two outfit: a white wedding dress in Western style for the gala dinner, which takes place on the first day of the wedding, and a traditional Uighur outfit for the second day of the wedding, during which she welcomes guests as a married woman.
Wedding in Afghanistan.
Afghan men dance to the rhythms of the Armenian dhol drum on the street in the center of Jalalabad. And Afghan women are often celebrate their wedding alone, without leaving home.
Weddings in Malaysia.
The bride and groom during the wedding tea ceremony traditionally tea tray older family members. The picture was taken in the Malaysian capital - Kuala Lumpur.
Newlyweds release two white doves as a sign of their love and harmony. The picture was taken in Saint-Petersburg.
And it is not quite a traditional wedding in Macau.
This photograph was taken at the Wynn Casino in Macau, the new center of the Asian gambling entertainment. Such a wedding - not typical for this region of China, which was once a Portuguese colony - the bride dressed in an eclectic white dress in a retro style, and bridesmaids and guests - in costumes in the style of French maids. Although maybe it is the beginning of a new tradition?