Brides sit as they wait to take their wedding vows during a mass wedding ceremony at a temple in New Delhi. Eleven couples exchanged wedding vows on Monday during the mass wedding ceremony arranged by a Hindu voluntary organisation, organisers said. Read more
Jewish ultra-orthodox groom Aharon Krois celebrates his marriage to Rivka Hannah during the Mitzvah Tans dance ritual, in Jerusalem
Brides prepare for a mass wedding at an event held by the Unification Church in Gapyeong. Unification Church members forming 2500 couples from 52 countries were married in a mass wedding in South Korea,the second such event since the death of their “messiah” and controversial church founder Sun Myung Moon. Read more
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Bride Fatme Inus emerges to present herself to villagers towards the end of her two-day wedding to Mustafa Sirakov in Ribnovo, Bulgaria. The practice of painting the bride’s face white and decorating it with sequins and coloured paint called gelena in Bulgarian, is a tradition unique to Ribnovo, dating back centuries. Ribnovo weddings only take place in the winter and the entire village participates with group dances on the main square. Ribnovo, located in the mountains of southern Bulgaria, is predominantly inhabited by Pomaks, a Muslim ethnic minority who are the descendants of Christian Bulgarians who converted to Islam during the Ottoman rule.
Sarah Gubbins, of Bonhams, London, with the gold and diamond crown tiara, entitled “East of Paris”, worn by Victoria Beckham at her wedding to David Beckham, which will be offered for sale in December
Sultan Hamengkubuwono X’s daughter Gusti Ratu Kanjeng Hayu (left) and KPH Notonegoro drink tea during the Dahar Klimah ceremony in Bangsal Kesatriyan at Kraton Palace, as part of their royal wedding in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The celebrations continue until 23 October with a wedding parade that includes 12 royal horse-drawn carriages, which will be streamed live on the internet. Read more
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Volunteers at Kraton Palace make tarub arrangements during preparations for the royal wedding of Sultan Hamengkubuwono X’s daughter Gusti Ratu Kanjeng Hayu to KPH Notonegoro, on Monday in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The wedding celebrations will last three days and include a parade, with 12 royal horse-drawn carriages, which will be streamed live on the internet.
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A newly-wed couple and their family, relatives and friends on the bank of Yakachi River on Sunday in Handa, Aichi, Japan amid spider lily.
Tala Soboh, 14, poses for a photograph with her 15-year-old husband Ahmed two days after their marriage in the town of Beit Lahiya, near the border between Israel and the northern Gaza Strip. The newlyweds live in the family’s three-room home, sharing it with nine relatives. Ahmed works with his father as a road cleaner earning $5 a day.
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Sri Lankan Tamil women look on during a wedding in the northern Sri Lankan town of Kilinochchi, at a ceremony arranged by the paramilitary Civil Defence Force, which employs the couples getting married. Security forces have been showcasing the hiring of former Tamil rebels as part of reconciliation ahead of key local council elections scheduled to take place at the weekend