How to get married around the world
• How to get married in the world
Wedding ceremonies in each country has its own, and each of them can tell a lot about the country itself and its people.
In Bulgaria, despite many years of communism, intolerant religion, Muslims hold bright winter wedding ceremonies. In India, Jordan, Japan and China, some wedding - mass to protect newlyweds from poor families from unnecessary spending.
Some ceremonies truly extreme, while others are full of traditions, despite years of their eradication. And while some are fighting for the right to marry, others get it after several years of struggle.
Bulgarian Muslim bride from the ethnic group of Pomaks are preparing for the wedding ceremony in the village Draginovo.
24-year-old Afghan bride Zahara is preparing for the wedding ceremony surrounded by female half of both families at the local beauty parlor in Bamiyan.
The tallest man in the world, Mr Bao and his bride Xia Shudzyan (in red) during a traditional Mongolian wedding ceremony on the outskirts of the city of Erdos, Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region, China.
A Chinese man shows a sign "Agree" during the marriage proposal to his girlfriend under water Hefeya aquarium.
Lebanese shake off the dust from a wedding dress from his partially destroyed shop in the suburbs of Beirut.
Wedding Dress Duchess of Cambridge, created by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, at Buckingham Palace in London.
The final touches to the image of the Bulgarian bride from the ethnic group of Pomaks.
Wedding photography American military in his helmet.
utensils and other items that will give the Muslim newlyweds stock before the mass wedding ceremony in Ahmedabad.
Couples preparing for a mass wedding ceremony at the 11th Festival of Asian wedding culture in Chengdu.
The Jordanian bride waiting for the start of a mass wedding ceremony in Amman.
Young boys and girls with torches participate in the wedding procession at sunset, in front of a traditional "wedding Galicnik" in the Macedonian village of Galicnik.
The Indian Muslim hands and her friends decorated with mehndi painted before the mass wedding ceremony in Ahmedabad.
Dancer with Sri Lanka adjusts ornaments on her hat in anticipation of a rich wedding ceremony in Colombo. Weddings in the country with 20 million people - a special event, and parents begin to collect money on her immediately after birth.
Ten couples postpone their wedding because of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan were finally able to get married in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture.
Ray Durand (left) kisses his partner Dale Shields after the wedding in New York. New York became the sixth US state to adopt a law to permit same-sex marriages.
same-sex couple slices of wedding cake at a party in Taipei. About 80 lesbian couples tied the knot in the hope that the country will soon follow New York to legalize gay marriage.
The President of South Africa Jacob Zuma sings and dances with his new wife Tobekoy Madiba at the wedding ceremony in a bright wedding dress in the village of Nkandla.
Parents of 19-year-old Rachel Vassertog escort her to the wedding with 19-year-old Aharon Noah Alter, the grandson of Rabbi Jacob Ari Altera, a leader Gursky Hasidim in Jerusalem.
Groom (left) and his witness to go with dirty faces and shackles on the necks of the bride during a wedding ceremony in China's Shaanxi Province. During the ceremony, friends and relatives of the groom smear him and his best man shoe polish and put on the neck of the castle, as if to say that the groom "connected by marriage".
The American Göllingen Peter and his young wife Retno Prativi stand at his decorated rickshaw during the traditional Indonesian wedding.