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Photo courtesy of Yervant photography

Brides around the world
 
For me, travel, culture and contemplation of the wonders that our planet holds are fundamental components of what I am. I’ve always thought to be a very lucky person, I had the chance to get together with different cultures, totally different worlds and all the people I’ve met enriched me, nourish and reawaken my soul, open up my mind, I feel like being at home a in melting-pot of cultures and I love weddings and everything about it. I love my beautiful brides, I've always wondered if besides different cultures, different wedding traditions and customs, also the feelings and emotions of the brides are so different?  I’ve started doing researches, asking for brides portrait from all over the world. I asked to the most influential wedding photographer of our time, the Grand Master wedding photographer Yervant, with my surprise and pleasure I discover so much beauty, and I’m talking about the beauty that come from the kindness and openness, of all his team, his shots speak for themselves and tell us the story behind any emotions he framed.
 
The same kindness and open-heartedness I’ve found in all the people I’ve met for this wedding blog, world-known photographers, famous photo reporters, common people, it is a photographic journey through the feelings and emotions of brides, spread in every corner of our planet. If I ask to any one of these brides, I’m pretty sure they’ll agree on the fact they’ve experienced a really huge range of emotions, laugh and cry, up and downs, stress and anxiety and everything else in between. I think it is totally normal and make them look even more beautiful.  
 
 
Photo courtesy of Yervant photography
 
 
 
Photo courtesy of Aozma Qureshi
 
 
 
Photo courtesy of Peejay Terrado
 
 
Shots that tell us about of joy and happiness for a new life is about to begins full of dreams, hopes and possibilities.
 
 
Photo courtesy of Yervant photography
 
 
 
Photo courtesy of Phillip French
 
 
Shots that tell us about of mixed emotions: getting married means entering into a new life, from now on you are not alone but you have a partner with whom you will be spending the rest of your life, it is something it will change your lives, and a big change can be a bit scary, even if you’ve dreamt about since you’re a kid, take your time, take a moment just for you to enjoy what are you feeling.
 
 
A radiant Indian bride wearing a Pink Lehenga is waiting for her true love …  ( India )
Photo and caption courtesy of Gulzar Sethi
 
 
 
The journey to reach her groom-to-be at the place of the ceremony moves this bride-to-be.  ( Italy)
Photo courtesy of Raffaele Montepaone
 
 
 
A serene bride-to-be prepares herself before a traditional Japanese wedding. She radiates a beautiful combination of calm and vulnerability.  ( Japan )
Photo and caption courtesy of Dan Montalbano
 
 
 
A touching moment for an Indian bride who “can conquer the world with one hand as long as you are holding the other".  ( India )
Photo and caption courtesy of Sabbyy Sg
 
 
 
A beautiful and graceful bride is waiting for her groom. ( Vietnam )
Photo and caption courtesy of Ron Conigliaro
 
 
 
She is Luminita crowned and blessed by the priest, in a solemn moment of the ceremony in the Eastern Orthodox wedding.  ( Romania )
Photo courtesy of Vali Rosca
 
 
 
A moment to myself, getting lost in my thoughts – Bride in Verona.  ( Italy )
Photo courtesy of Paolo Berzacola
 
 
Brides with different cultures and the only thing I can think of is … they’re so beautiful, no matter who you are, where you are, I see pretty much the same feelings in your eyes and I can say beautiful eyes.
 
 
Palke ( Eyelashes ) -  Shot of a bride who was wearing beautiful eyelashes.
Photo and caption courtesy of Sabbyy Sg
 
 
Writing this wedding blog I made new friends, I learned a lot about different wedding traditions, and I found goodness,  patience, candidness in all of them.  It was fun and kind of difficult to explain what shot I’ve seen it and need it to a photo reporter who was travelling I don’t know where right in the middle of nowhere, or speak English to someone who speaks Spanish that I don’t understand it … but we made it.
 
 
What do you see looking at this bride posing in front of Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet in her traditional wedding dress?
Photo and caption courtesy of Corneliu Cazacu
 
 
Brides, from all over world, all of them smiling, their eyes are sparkling  and full of love. I see the happiness, their joy is contagious, I don’t see any other differences, do you?
 
 
She is “Ciku” a  beautiful princess from Nairobi.  ( Kenya )
Photo and caption courtesy of Sifa Dena
 
 
 
A happy Bengali bride.  ( India )
Photo and caption courtesy of Soumen Mandal
 
 
 
A winter bride from Verona, has fun in the snow playing with her veil.  ( Italy )
Photo courtesy of Paolo Berzacola
 
 
 
A happy Malaysian bride is wearing a yellow songket the traditional Malay attire and she proudly shows her hands after the solemn henna ceremonies. The Yellow also have a meaning: is the official colors of Royal Malaysia.  ( Malaysia )
Photo and caption courtesy of Tengku Ammar
 
 
 
This cheerful bride is Tiffany from Portsmouth.  ( England )
Photo courtesy of Robbie Khan
 
 
 
A bride by the roadside is smiling having her portrait taken in the Yunnan region.  ( China )
Photo and caption courtesy of Corneliu Cazacu
 
 
 
A  charming bride is having fun playing with a fan.  ( Italy )
Photo courtesy of Raffaele Montepaone
 
 
 
A glowing bride smiles in her pink traditional wedding dress, beautifully embroidered with flowers and the dragonfly.  ( Vietnam )
Photo and caption courtesy of Ron Conigliaro
 
 
A young Gorani bride, in her traditional wedding attire, near Vranishta village, in the South Kosovo.
Photo and caption courtesy of Admir Idrizi
 
 
 
For this bride-to-be the the journey to reach her groom-to-be at the place of the ceremony is so thrilling that she smiles all the way over there.  ( Romania )
Photo courtesy of Vali Rosca
 
 
 
A fun and genuine moment behind the scene for this bride to-be getting ready and making funny faces in the mirror, a final make-up check.  ( Germany )
Photo and caption courtesy of Catherine Oostdyk
 
 
 
An aura of mystery enveloped this bride hidden by her veil.  ( Mexico )
 
Photo courtesy of Sofia Magdalena Hernández
 
 
 
An aura of mistery enveloped also this enchanting bride.  (Vietnam)
Photo courtesy of Ron Conigliaro
 
 
 
From England a hymn to beauty with the B&W portrait of Marlene Marie. ( England )
Photo courtesy of Robbie Khan
 
 
 
Nostalgia. An enchanting Spanish bride in her tradional wedding dress.  ( Spain )
Photo and caption courtesy of Sofia Magdalena Hernández
 
 
 
Chinese  glamour, a fairytale photo shoot for this bride in black with a baby grand piano hauled out to a beach front, that evokes old-fashioned European sophistication.  ( China )
Photo and caption courtesy of Corneliu Cazacu
 
 
 
Chinese glamour in red for this bride who takes inspiration from fashion magazines and she is having good time acting like a cover model.  ( China )
Photo and caption courtesy of Corneliu Cazacu
 
 
 
This bride looks tired after a long day, nevertheless alluring and wearing blue shoes.  ( Romania )
Photo courtesy of Vali Rosca
 
 
 
The wild bride. A magical wedding in Cordoba.  ( Spain )
Photo and caption courtesy of Cristina del Campo Martín
 
 
 
Ending with beauty and joy of this bride full of confidence, she says look at the me I’m going to live happily ever after, I’m about to begin a new life.
Photo courtesy of Yervant photography
 
 
 
I would like to thank all the photographers, who with their shots have made this journey through the emotions possible. 
I would like to thank them all for their kindness and openness, always willing to cooperate and help me understand different wedding etiquettes.
 
Thanks to all of you visitors, that you've joined me in this photographic journey.
Marcella Lavarini
 
 
 
 














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