I saw this photo and I tried looking up Bulgarian wedding customs and didn’t find anything describing this. I am curious what traditions are behind her dress, makeup and hair decoration and the money on his suit. I will keep searching (unless someone knows).

Djamal Sirakov and Fatme Ulanova stand during their wedding ceremony in the village of Ribnovo, in southwestern Bulgaria

Picture: DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images (via Pictures of the day: 4 January 2013 - Telegraph)

I saw this photo and I tried looking up Bulgarian wedding customs and didn’t find anything describing this. I am curious what traditions are behind her dress, makeup and hair decoration and the money on his suit. I will keep searching (unless someone knows).

Djamal Sirakov and Fatme Ulanova stand during their wedding ceremony in the village of Ribnovo, in southwestern Bulgaria

Picture: DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images (via Pictures of the day: 4 January 2013 - Telegraph)

  1. notentirely said: islamic slav tradition: The highlight of the ceremony is the painting of the bride’s face, where in a private rite open only to female in-laws, her face is covered in thick, chalky white paint and decorated with colorful sequins
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