Groom Englishman stunned by Russian wedding traditions
• Groom Englishman stunned by Russian wedding traditions
Englishman Simon Tornel almost knew nothing about Russia, not yet married to a Russian woman. Now their daughter for three years, and Simon three times already dropped in Ekaterinburg. Accumulated experiences abound, though the brightest culture shock he experienced during the wedding, which took place not in Russia, but, apparently, was very Russian.
Before you fly to Ekaterinburg, I climbed into Google, to somehow prepare. Still, my expectations diverged from reality. It turned out, it is hot, and the sun sets late in Russia, so you can not go to sleep for a long time. When we flew back to England, his wife's parents asked us to sit down. I thought it would be a conversation, but we just sat in silence. Then my wife said that it is a tradition - to sit in front of the road. Interestingly, before you go to the store, Russian also sit?
We got married in Cyprus, and the main part of the festival was held on a yacht. About half of the guests were friends and relatives of his wife. They added pepper holiday. About an hour after the beginning told me: "Simon, your wife there." I replied that the yacht lost her nowhere, but the guys insisted I had to find it after going through several tests.
For a start they gave me an apple, studded with toothpicks, so I took out one by one and say what love my wife. After the tenth toothpicks has become quite difficult to come up with something original. Then they showed me a lot of baby pictures, among which I had to find a picture of his wife. After each unsuccessful attempt had dance. When he finally figured out a sure shot, I decided that this trial is over. How wrong I was.
three ropes were tied to board the yacht. I had to pull the rope, which is held for the wife. But first, I pulled her friend, and then his friend, disguised somehow in women's clothes, and only the third rope was tied to the chair on which sat my favorite.
In short, it was a very memorable day. Nothing of the sort, neither I nor my guests have never seen before.
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