Wedding traditions from different corners of the Earth. Discussion on LiveInternet – Russian Service Online Diaries

We all know that throughout the world there are unique wedding traditions and customs.

Actually very interesting to see how the wedding is celebrated, for example, in Morocco or Macau.

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A few days before the wedding the Pakistani bride’s hands are decorated with henna designs. This is done specially, for the mehndi ceremony, rite, which according to legends was supposed to bring luck in his future family.

Korean bride and groom in traditional wedding attire. Two thousand years later there is a wedding custom according to which newlyweds in Korea dressed in hanbok, traditional Korean costume of bright colors and simple lines.

Moroccan wedding.

Moroccan brides usually wear ornate caftans and lots of jewelry. In Morocco the bride and all the women invited to the wedding, decorate hands with henna designs.

A Scottish wedding.

All men are invited to the wedding ceremony, wearing a traditional Scottish highland dress: kilts of plaid wool fabric – tartan, jackets and long socks.

The wedding is a Yoruba (Nigeria)

During the wedding ceremony of Yoruba people, before driving the bride, hidden under a veil, the groom and his friends prostrate themselves before members of the family of the bride.

Bolivian wedding.

Wedding dinner on the shore of lake Titicaca in Bolivia. With the heads of the bride and groom haven’t showered confetti and flower petals, which showered them during the wedding ceremony.

American wedding.

At the wedding in the States unmarried girls traditionally throw the bride’s bouquet. It is believed that the one who catches the coveted bouquet will soon get married also.

Japanese couple during the traditional ceremony, during which they must drink 9 cups of sake. The picture was taken at a Shinto Shrine.

In China the bride bring the groom’s parents in a traditional red wedding carriage.

Mass wedding in Punjab, India.

Mass weddings in India ease the families financial burden, which entail the collection of traditional organization dowry and expensive wedding ceremony. Brides wear white dresses instead of the traditional red Indian wedding dress, because girls belong to Christian communities of Punjab.

French wedding.

Photo – French wedding cake Croquembouche, which is a majestic tower of cream cakes.

Mexican wedding.

The bride and her parents are preparing to make the wedding a procession through the streets of a small Mexican town.

Uighur bride prepare for the wedding two dresses: a white wedding dress in Western style for the gala dinner, which takes place on the first day of the wedding, and the traditional Uyghur outfit for the second day of the wedding, during which she welcomed the guests as a married woman.

Wedding in Afghanistan.

Afghan men dance with the rhythms of Armenian drum dhol in the street in the centre of Jalalabad. And Afghan women are often celebrating the wedding separately, without leaving home.

The bride and groom during the wedding tea ceremony is traditionally brought tea to senior family members. The picture was taken in the Malaysian capital-Kuala Lumpur.

The newlyweds released two white doves as a sign of their love and consent. The picture was taken in St. Petersburg.

Not quite a traditional wedding in Macau.

This was taken at the hotel-casino Wynn in Macau, new Asian gambling entertainment center. Such a wedding – not typical for this region of China, which was once a Portuguese colony – the bride dressed in white dress eclectic retro style, and bridesmaids and guests – in costumes in the style of French maids. Although maybe this is the beginning of a new tradition?