While marriage is all about compromise and becoming one half of a whole, the wedding should still be a reminder that both people involved are still individuals with their own personal beauty and strengths to bring to the table. Here is the bride of such a wedding.
Here, she can be seen proudly wearing a dress rooted in her culture, including a kerchief and a fur kokoshnik. She stands in front of a wooden house that has been standing for many years – a symbol of hope that her marriage will do the same. We imagine that the groom will be full of butterflies in his stomach at the sight of his stunning bride.
Russian Doll - Wedding Edition
This Russian bride almost looks like an ancient statue that is steeped in mythology and has been standing for thousands of years. If her skin wasn't radiant and her hair wasn't brown, we would suspect that this was the case. It just happens to be that her pose is very statuesque and she is very lean and tall.
The photo was taken next to an old wall in Russia. The bride can also be seen wearing a kokoshnik, a traditional Russian headdress, which has been worn by many since the 10th century. When you get married, it's normal to honor your roots, and this young lady did just that.
Japanese Garden - a Perfect Venue
We assume that this wasn't exactly where this couple recited their vows. But it's certainly a beautiful location to have some photos taken before the ceremony. This bride and groom can see locked in arms as they look at the calm pond in front of them.
They are wearing traditional Japanese wedding attire while undergoing a pre-wedding photoshoot at a park in the Japanese seaside city of Kamakura. There's nothing quite like marveling at nature during one's wedding day. It's probably a good idea to be as at one with the world as possible before you commit to one person for the rest of your life. It brings good energy.
A Gaultier Classic
There is no denying that Jean Paul Gaultier has been one of the leading figures in the world of fashion for the last few decades. The French fashion designer is known for doing things unconventionally and making all kinds of unorthodox appearances become trendy and popular.
His haute couture show during Paris Fashion Week has been running for 50+ years, with his official retirement being announced on the 50th anniversary. This photo was taken at the 1999 Fall edition. Here, you can see a pair of models wearing couture bridal ensembles designed by the man himself. Clearly, they are very proud to wear them.
With global warming being a bigger problem than ever and the polar ice caps melting at a rapid pace, we feel like this photo is a little triggering. With that said, the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, located in Iceland's beautiful Vatnajokull National Park, is the perfect backdrop to take some photos before a wedding.
Of course, that wedding might be pretty cold even if it's happening in Iceland in February! But they are certainly worth it. Imagine opening up a photo album full of photos like this one to commemorate your special day. Thankfully, the bride had the common sense to keep her head covered and relatively warm.