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Pakistani wedding. A few days before the wedding the bride are decorated with hand Pakistani designs of henna. This is done specifically for the ceremony, mehendi, rite, which was believed to bring good luck to be a future family. (Photo: tela Chhe)
Korean wedding. Korean bride and groom in traditional wedding attire. For two thousand years there is a wedding tradition according to which the newlyweds in Korea clothed in hanbok, traditional Korean costume of bright colors and simple lines. (Photo: markhillary)
Moroccan wedding. Moroccan brides usually wear ornate coats and a lot of jewelry. In Morocco, the bride and all the women invited to the wedding, decorate the hands of henna designs. (Photo: Frerieke)
Scottish wedding. All men are invited to the wedding ceremony, wearing traditional dress of Scottish Highlanders: kilts from wool tartan fabric tartan, jackets, and long stockings. (Photo: connor 395)
Wedding of the people of Yoruba (Nigeria) During the wedding ceremony of the Yoruba people, before they will bring the bride, concealed under the veil, the groom and his friends fall down before members of the bride's family. (Photo: Lola Akinmade)
Bolivian wedding. Wedding dinner on the shore of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. With the head groom and the bride had not yet showered with confetti and flower petals, which they hurled at a wedding. (Photo: anthonyletmon)
Japanese wedding. Japanese couple during the traditional ceremony, during which they must drink 9 cups of sake. The picture was taken at a Shinto temple. (Photo: paulsynnott)
Chinese wedding. In China, parents bring the bride groom wedding in traditional red wagon. (Photo: cormacheron)
. Mass wedding in Punjab, India. - Mass wedding in India make it easier for families, the financial burden that entails the collection and organization of the traditional dowry costly wedding ceremony. Brides wear white dress instead of the traditional Indian bridal wear red, because the girl belonged to the Christian communities of Punjab. (Photo: gopal 1305)
French wedding. - In the picture - a French wedding cake Krokembush, which is a majestic tower of cream cakes. (Photo: Nice Croissant)
Mexican wedding. - The bride and her parents are preparing to make a wedding procession in the street of a small Mexican town. (Photo: presagio)
Uighur wedding. - Uighur bride preparing for a wedding dress two: white wedding dress in Western style for a formal 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 greets guests as a married woman. (Photo: Rebecca Layton)
Wedding in Afghanistan. Afghan men dance to the rhythms of the dhol drum at Armenian Street in downtown Jalalabad. And Afghan women are often celebrating the wedding separately, without leaving home. (Photo: isafmedia)
Wedding in Malaysia. The bride and groom during the wedding tea ceremony is traditionally brings tea older family members. The picture was taken in the Malaysian capital - Kuala Lumpur. (Photo: samantha-l)
Russian wedding. - The newlyweds released two white doves as a sign of their love and harmony. The picture was taken in St. Petersburg. (Photo: kimpierro)
quite a traditional wedding in Macau. - This photograph was taken at the Wynn casino in Macau , the new Asian gambling entertainment center. Such a wedding - not typical for this region of China, which was once a Portuguese colony - the bride wore a white dress in an eclectic style, retro, and the bridesmaids and guests - in the costumes in the style of French maids. While it may be this is the beginning of a new tradition? Photo: boccaccio 1
Mass Wedding in Harbin - Couples take their vows on Jan. 6 during a mass wedding on the sidelines of the festival. Eighteen couples from six countries -- Canada, China, Japan, Russia, U. S. and Vietnam -- tied the knot amid the massive snow sculptures of the festival. PHOTO / How Hwee Young / EPA
Elephantine Island Balinese wedding - Mahi hands - encourage good spirits.
Wedding in Vietnam - At the entrance to the restaurant are the bride and groom. By tradition, they have to personally meet each guest.
Rural China - (Photo by China Photos / Getty Images)
Bisli African Wedding
MONACO - Pool / Reuters Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco depart from the Monaco palace after their religious wedding ceremony in Monaco, July 2.
CHINA - Guo Bin / EPA Jin Juhua kisses her husband Zhong Weiqiao in a gathering of 60 couples who have been married to each other for over five decades in Kaihua village of Zhuji city, Zhejiang province, China on Feb. 14. Jin and Zhong have been married for more than 60 years.
TAIWAN - Nicky Loh / Reuters Couples kiss during a mass wedding ceremony to mark Valentine's Day in Taipei, Taiwan on Feb. 14. Around 25 couples tied the knot together on Monday with Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin as the witness for the ceremony.
HONG KONG - Bobby Yip / Reuters A bridegroom is carried by his friends during his wedding celebration on Valentine's Day in Hong Kong on Feb. 14.
AFGHANISTAN - - Afghanistan. At local beauty salons, behind drawn curtains, isolated from the males, Afghan women spend hours getting ready for engagement parties and weddings. In accordance with Afghan culture the men are required to be segregated from the women with the exception of the bride and groom.
CHINA - Wally Santana/AP - Newly married couples gather during a mass wedding on the auspicious day of Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, in Taipei, Taiwan. One hundred sixty-three couples in Taiwan were married in the mass ceremony at 9: 09 a. m. Thursday, the ninth day of the ninth month of the 99 th year since the founding of their republic. The word for nine in Chinese sounds exactly like the word for longevity, so there was method in the decision by Taipei city authorities to organize the nine-nine-nine-nine nuptials when they did.
THAILAND - Sontaya Tiemjun, left, and Praputson Mahavong, right, swing out on rappelling ropes during their wedding ceremony Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 in Prachinburi province, Thailand. The mountainside ceremony has become a favorite of adventure seeking Thai couples looking to marry near or on Valentine's Day. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
PHILIPPINES - A newlywed couple, Joey Bayo, 24 and his wife Lea, 20, plant a mangrove tree after a mass wedding of theme "Love affairs with Nature", in San Jose town, Puerto Princesa, Palawan city, western Philippines on February 14, 2011. At least 150 couples were married on the Valentine's Day in Palawan. (REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco)
CHINA - An engaged couple sits on a bicycle as they pose for wedding photographs to theme of "naked wedding", on a pedestrian bridge on Valentine's Day in central Beijing February 14, 2011. "Naked wedding" is a popular new expression in China which means young couples get married with no houses, cars or little bank savings. (REUTERS/China Daily)
Young, Inuit and Muslim - Maatalii (in traditional Inuit clothing) and Ashique on their wedding day
A newlywed couple walk on a pedestrian crossing in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province, Tuesday, Feb. 3. Chengdu traffic authority made the "I Love You" zebra crossing paint because the nearby Hejiangting site has been attracting couples to take wedding dress photos. AP Photo
Newly-wed Filipino couples kiss during ceremonies at a mass wedding in the suburban city of Taguig, south of Manila, Philippines as they celebrate Valentine's day on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. About 140 couples joined the mass wedding sponsored by local government officials. AP / Aaron Favila
Krisy Plourde, center left, and Tom Golden, center right, kiss after they were married on the "Love Train, " a SEPTA elevated train festively-decorated for Valentine's Day, on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 in Philadelphia. The train toured the Mural Arts Program's "Love Letter" project by artist Stephen Powers. AP / David Maialetti
Newlyweds George "Pie" Callahan, left, and Sarah-Marie Carpino, both FDNY firefighters from Lindenhurst, N. Y. , kiss as they pose for photographers after being wed Monday Feb. 14, 2011 at the Empire State Building in New York. The couple were one of 14 couples from around the country exchanging vows atop the Empire State Building during the 17 th Annual Empire State Building and The. Knot. com Valentine's Weddings Event. AP / Tina Fineberg
Chinese newlyweds pose for wedding photographs in Thames Town in Songjiang, China. Chinese wedding couples gather daily to have their wedding portraits taken in themed Chinese town. "Thames Town" is the English name for a newly built town in Songjiang, 35 km from central Shanghai, China and situated on the Yangtze River. It is named after the River Thames in England. The architecture both imitates and is influenced by classic English market town styles. Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak
Chinese newlyweds pose for wedding photographs in front of the Thames Town Church in Thames Town in Songjiang, China. Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak
Long Beach — Christain Coye and Javon Williams exchange wedding vows at 11: 11 a. m. on 11/11/11 with Pastor Peter Otto officiating. Pastor Otto has his hands full on 11 -11 -11 with weddings booked every hour-on the hour from 6 a. m. to midnight at his Long Beach Wedding Center. - PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times
Goteborg, Sweden — Eleven wedding couples kneel in front of the altar in Gothenburg Cathedral at 11 a. m. . The couples have chose 11/11/11 as their wedding date due to the symbolism. - PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bjorn Larsson Rosvall / Reuters
Prague, Czech Republic — A bridal couple pose in Prague's Old Town Square after their marriage. Thousands of couples from around the world have chosen 11/11/11 as wedding date due to its symbolism. - PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHAL CIZEK / AFP
Helsinki, Finland — Vicar Sakari Enrold joins couple Juha-Ville Salin, left, and Merle Saksman at the drive-in wedding held in the parking lot of Prisma supermarket. PHOTOGRAPH BY: VESA MOILANEN / AFP
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — Newlyweds walk after a photo session during a mass wedding ceremony at the Thean Hou temple. Over 200 brides and grooms attended a mass wedding ceremony at the temple. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vincent Thian / Associated Press
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — Newlywed couples share a kiss during a mass wedding ceremony at the Thean Hou temple. PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHD RASFAN / AFP
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — Newly married couples gather for a group photo session before registering their marriage on 11/11/11, also known as "Singles Day, " at Thean Hou Temple. Since the 1990 s, Nov. 11 has been viewed by ethnic Chinese as a good day to marry and leave single-hood behind. PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters
Beijing — Couples pose for wedding photos. Chinese couples flocked to registry offices to marry in the belief that the 11/11/11 date is the most auspicious in a century. PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER PARKS / AFP
Cologne, Germany — A bridal couple kiss after their marriage in the town hall. PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVER BERG / EPA
Athens — A U. S. couple freshly married in the Greek capital kiss in front of the presidential palace surrounded by photographers and camera crews waiting to cover the swearing-in of a highly anticipated new Greek government. PHOTOGRAPH BY: PANTELIS SAITAS / ANA-MPA
Bjorn Larsson Rosvall / AP Eleven wedding couples leave the cathedral altar in Goteborg, Sweden at 11 am on Friday Nov. 11, 2011 after their vows. The eleven couples chose the date due to the symbolic 'value' of the date.
"Runaway Bride" event from Khabarovsk, Russia.
"Runaway Bride" event from Khabarovsk, Russia.
Wedding in Australia - During the wedding ceremony the bride traditionally stands on the left and the groom stands on the right.
Wedding in Thailand
Wedding in USA
Indonesian Wedding China Saudi Arabia
Wedding Dance in Somalia An Indian bridal couple
Pakistan bridal couple
A Turkish bridal couple
A Jewish wedding in Israel
A bridal couple in Oman
A bridal couple from Sri Lanka
A Jewish wedding in Israel
engagement party in Palestine
Wael Hamzeh / EPA Bridal couples arrive for a mass wedding ceremony organized by the Lebanese-Palestinian Committee for Development, in the port city of Sidon, southern Lebanon, Sept 29. Fifty Palestinian couples and their families and relatives took part in the ceremony held under the auspices of Lebanese MP Bahia Hariri, sister of late Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.
Wael Hamzeh / EPA - Bridal couples dance during a mass wedding ceremony organized by the Lebanese-Palestinian Committee for Development, in the port city of Sidon, southern Lebanon, Sept. 29.
Wael Hamzeh / EPA Bridal couples arrive for a mass wedding ceremony organized by the Lebanese-Palestinian Committee for Development, in the port city of Sidon, southern Lebanon, Sept. 29.
Lee Jae-Won / Reuters A bride takes a nap as newlyweds attend a mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church at Sun Moon University in Asan, south of Seoul, Oct. 10. The Unification Church founded by evangelist reverend Moon Sun-myung in Seoul in 1954, performed its first mass wedding in 1961 with 33 couples. Seven thousand two hundred couples attended the mass wedding on Sunday.
Sam Yeh / AFP - Getty Images Newlywed couples kiss during an Air Force mass wedding ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan, on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Some sixty new couples took part in the wedding and will expect to receive a Blu-ray DVD player, a pearl necklace and tea sets as part of wedding gifts from the military.
Adek Berry / AFP - Getty Images An Indonesian groom kisses his bride during a sponsored mass wedding ceremony in Jakarta on April 21. Around 200 couples coming from the poorer areas of Jakarta took part in the mass wedding sponsored by a state company.
USA – Clevela. ND - photo Amy Sancetta / AP Latasha and Warren Bowling laugh as Judge Michael John Ryan admires their rings during their public wedding ceremony at the fountain courtyard of Tower City in Cleveland, Ohio on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2011. The Bowlings, of Cleveland, were one of 26 couples married by five Cleveland Municipal Court judges in honor of the holiday.
American woman and rural Chinese man's nuptials a symbol of merging cultures -Carlos Barria / Reuters Rebecca Kanthor (C) and Liu Jian (R) smile during their traditional Chinese wedding in Dong'an at the central province of Henan on Feb. 9. Liu is the first person from Dong'an to marry a foreigner.
Rupak De Chowdhuri / Reuters - A newly married couple sit beside their belongings, which were donated to them by a non-governmental organisation, during a mass marriage ceremony at Bahirkhand village, north of Kolkata, India on Feb. 6, 2011. A total of 85 tribal Muslim and Hindu couples from various villages across the state took their wedding vows on Sunday during the day-long mass marriage ceremony.
The Royal Wedding in Buthan
Wedding in NEPAL
Traditional Tibetan wedding ceremony
Bridal couple Cambodia
TIBET- ladakhi traditionnal wedding dress
Tribal Wedding in Talakagin the province of Bukidnon, Philippines - Wedding Dancers
Hill-tribe wedding taking place locally, in Thailand
Sudanese Wedding Mongolian girls in traditional dress
Desert wedding Mauritania
Wedding Procession – Rajasthan INDIA
Traditional Korean wedding
Mideast Egypt Mass Wedding Egyptian bride and grooms celebrate during a free mass wedding for orphan couples organized by a charity organization in Cairo, Egypt, . (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Brides and grooms pose during a mass wedding ceremony in Amman July 15, 2011. A Jordanian Islamic charity organized a mass wedding for 72 couples unable to afford expensive ceremonies. Source: Reuters
Palestinian couples take part in a mass wedding ceremony in the West Bank city of Nablus. Fifty Palestinian couples participated in the wedding ceremony, which was sponsored by the Palestinian Authority and local companies. Source: Reuters
Newlyweds celebrate during a mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church at Sun Moon University in Asan, south of Seoul. Source: Reuters
Couples take part in a mass wedding ceremony at the Olympic Park in Beijing. S ixty couples took part in a mass wedding ceremony which started at 10: 10 in the morning on the tenth day of the tenth month in the tenth year of the 21 st century, symbolizing a perfect wedding. The number 10 in China symbolizes perfection. Source: Reuters
Couples pose for a group photograph during a mass wedding ceremony in Shifang, Sichuan province. Source: Reuters
Hindu brides sit during a mass wedding ceremony in Noida. A total of 101 couples from the city took wedding vows during the mass wedding ceremony organised by a Hindu voluntary organisation, organisers said. Source: Reuters
Muslim brides wait for their wedding ceremonies to start during a mass marriage ceremony in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. A total of 81 Muslim couples from the city took wedding vows on Sunday during the mass marriage ceremony organised by a Muslim voluntary organisation, organisers said. Source: Reuters
Physically-handicapped grooms pose in a mass wedding in Riyadh. 102 pairs of physically-handicapped couples took part in the event, which was organised by the Saudi Society for People with Special Needs Source: Reuters
Newly-wed brides arrive AT a hotel during a mass wedding reception for about 60 couples in Baghdad. Source: Reuters
Couples kiss as they get married under the patronage of Saint Antonio during a parade in Lisbon. Source: Reuters
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