Wednesday, July 7, 2010

In Russia with Love

Russian Weddings, for me are a curious and exciting concoction of traditions and customs.
There are many examples, one of which is the letting go of two doves. One represents a boy and the other a girl, whichever dove flies the highest will display the sex of the couples first child. Another tradition in Moscow is that after getting married by a civil celebrant, all the couples invariably go to the same 3 - 4 spots in the city where they take photos and drink to their marriage with their weddings party before finally arriving to the reception. I spent half a day travelling to some of these spots to capture these celebrations, and found myself in a sea of bridal parties......everywhere I looked in all directions, joy and happiness.

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