My wonderful Smashing The Glass teammate, Sharon, found these incredible wedding images on National Geographic. They focus on wedding ceremonies from around the world (some Jewish, some not) and the fascinating cultural influences on generations, in both modern and traditional ways. Feast your eyes on these…
A YEMENITE WEDDING
[image: Stephanie Sinclair]
Friends and family fete the 21 year old yemenite bridegroom (in the centre wearing a floral head scarf) at his wedding in the Old City of Sanaa, Yemen. In a country where nearly half the population lives on £1 a day, wedding expenses–which can exceed £3000–are prohibitive. Many couples pool resources and marry in groups.
A MORROCAN WEDDING
[image: Alexandra Boulat]
In the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Berber brides dress for a traditional wedding that often includes four days of ceremonial rituals. In one of the rituals, brides purify themselves with water gathered from the local river.