Wedding traditions around the world (17 photos)

1. Pakistani wedding.

A few days before the wedding, the bride's hands decorated with the Pakistani designs of henna. This is done specifically for the ceremony mehendi, rite, who was believed to have to bring good luck in the future family. (Photo: tela Chhe)




2. Korean wedding.

Korean bride and groom in traditional wedding attire. For two thousand years, there is a wedding tradition, according to which the couple in Korea clothed in hanbok, the traditional Korean costume of bright colors and simple lines. (Photo: markhillary)




3. The Moroccan wedding.

Moroccan brides usually wear ornate caftans and lots of jewelry. In Morocco, the bride and all the women invited to the wedding, decorated with henna hand designs. (Photo: Frerieke)




4. Scottish wedding.

All men are invited to the wedding ceremony, wearing traditional dress Highlanders: kilts of wool tartan fabric - tartan, jackets and long socks. (Photo: connor395)




5. Wedding Yoruba (Nigeria)

During the wedding ceremony of the Yoruba people, before you withdraw the bride, hidden under the veil, the groom and his friends prostrate themselves before the members of the family of the bride. (Photo: Lola Akinmade)




6. Bolivian wedding.

Wedding dinner on the shore of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. From head the bride and groom have not showered confetti and flower petals that showered them during the wedding ceremony. (Photo: anthonyletmon)



7. American Wedding.

At the wedding in the United States unmarried girls traditionally catch the bride's bouquet. It is believed that the one who catches the bouquet cherished, will also soon be married. (Photo: jmayer1129)



8. Japanese wedding.

Japanese couple during a traditional ceremony, during which they should drink 9 cups of sake. The picture was taken at a Shinto temple. (Photo: paulsynnott)



9. Chinese wedding.

In China, the bride groom's parents brought in the traditional red wedding carriage. (Photo: cormacheron)



10. Mass wedding in Punjab, India.

Mass wedding in India facilitate the financial burden of families, which entail the collection and organization of the traditional dowry expensive wedding ceremony. The bride dressed in white dress instead of the traditional Indian bridal wear red because women belong to the Christian communities of Punjab. (Photo: gopal1305)



11. The French wedding.

In the photo - French wedding cake Croquembouche, which is a majestic tower of cream cakes. (Photo: Nice Croissant)



12. Mexican wedding.

The bride and her parents are going to make a wedding procession through the streets of a small Mexican town. (Photo: presagio)



13. Uighur wedding.

Uighur bride preparing for the wedding dress two: white wedding dress in western style for the gala dinner, which takes place on the first day of the wedding, and the traditional Uighur outfit for the second day of the wedding, during which she welcomes guests as a married woman. (Photo: Rebecca Layton)



14. 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 the wedding alone, without leaving the house. (Photo: isafmedia)



15. Wedding 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. (Photo: samantha-l)



16. The Russian wedding.

Newlyweds released two white doves as a sign of their love and harmony. The picture was taken in St. Petersburg. (Photo: kimpierro)



17. It is not quite a traditional wedding in Macau.

This picture 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 - an eclectic bride dressed in white dress in a retro style, and bridesmaids and guests - in costumes in the style of French maids.



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