Weddings are the greatest celebration of life, love and good things to come. Each community and culture has their own way of celebrating these wonderful occasions, with brightly colored clothing (for both the Bride and the Groom) and lots of food and family bonding. Many of the Wedding festivities, from all over the world, still maintain their old customs, from the attire to the selection of dates. Here are 20 of the most beautifully ornate Wedding Outfits from around the globe.
1. Sri Lanka
A majority of the population in Sri Lanka is Buddhist, so most wedding traditions follow Buddhist Customs. The Weddings are conducted during Nekath, which is the Auspicious Time, through a ceremony known as the Poruwa, performed with drummers and dancers, known as the Kandyan.
Bulgarian Weddings take place between Thursday and Sunday of any given week. On Thursday, a ritual is performed called the Pitka, which involves the kneading of bread by both families, to signify the creation of a new family. The Wedding ceremony itself is conducted on the following Sunday.
Weddings in Russia come with a range of festivities, from a feast and a banquet to the usual traditions of toasting and dancing in honor of the happy couple. They can last anywhere between two days to one week. They also add in a lot of fun activities like ‘kidnapping’ the bride for the groom to ‘rescue’. The betrothal is the most orthodox of their rituals.
Peru in itself is a land of color and frivolity. Their wedding rituals stick to that tone with the Bride and bridesmaids wearing colorful skirts and the men wearing ponchos and sandals. Because comfort is key and the Bride and Groom are the center focus of the whole event, they usually get their own unique skirt and poncho respectively.
Norwegian wedding ceremonies resemble most US weddings, though a traditional Norwegian wedding has a procession that follows the bride and groom, with fiddle players at the head of the parade. Sometimes the bride and groom would ride a horse through the procession, with the bride, of course, getting the best horse.