Many Tongans still live in village communities following traditional customs, especially on the outer islands.
I felt like a "head of state" or "father of the bride".
Her parents, the groom's parents, and everyone attending the wedding made me feel very honored, loved, and respected.
Traditionally Australian wedding ceremonies and receptions include all members of the bride’s as well as the groom’s families.
The Australians are a very casual nation, mostly weddings are not very formal, and many wedding ceremonies as well as receptions are held outdoors in parks, on the beach and in family or public gardens. mostly a casual affair, but on the odd occasion can be as formal and up-market as any other country in the world.
One of the old wedding ceremony traditions of Australia is that sometimes a bible is given as a wedding gift, this bible is kept as a memorable family souvenir for future generations.
There is usually a section in the bible to record the births and deaths of the family.
Reading your account brought back many happy memories.
Thank you for providing an insight into Russian ways and traditions.
She is a wonderful person, and I have known her fiance as well for a few years.
I was not expecting the treatment I received at the wedding.
Fish and vegetables are still cooked in earth ovens called Umus.