There is one type of wedding, however, that you've probably never been to before, a wedding that I can honestly say is like absolutely no other you ever have, or probably ever will attend and that is a Russian wedding.
While in the Western world a wedding is pretty much all about romance, beauty and gazing longingly into each other's eyes etc etc, Russian couples choose to go a totally different route, and let their humor and personalities shine through... especially when it comes to their incredibly professional wedding photos!
Don't believe me? Well lucky for you I've gathered together some of the most bizarrely creative - but most importantly, hilarious - examples the internet has to offer. Enjoy!
I'm not really a huge fan of watermelon myself, but this guy obviously can't get enough of it! I wonder if this is just a "subtle" way for the bride to let her new husband know there are other delicious "fruits" he could be eating as well? Oh my!
When I first saw this one I had to double take because it looks suspiciously like a photograph I once took with my own family... ours, of course, wasn't planned... everybody was just wasted in the street.
I really don't even know where to start with this one. The throwing of raw chickens into the air, when combined with the brides foliage-chic wedding dress, has rendered me absolutely speechless. Maybe doves are very hard to come by in Russia?
Are you beginning to understand why I'm SO obsessed with Russian wedding photographs!? I hope this one isn't a metaphor for something... because if it is that is one LUCKY (or, perhaps, unlucky?) bride. Boy oh boy!
The way this bride looks on the outside at her own wedding is the way I feel on the inside at literally any event where I'm expected to socialize with people.
I connect with this image on a deep, deep level. There have been a fair few times over the years that I too thought I'd found the love of my life after I'd chugged a whole bottle of champagne.
Nothing to see here folks, just two centaurs who've found love. So, so beautiful.
Well, I guess that's one way to challenge gender stereotypes? And what better day to do so than your wedding day!?
I'm not sure if this is some sort of special carpet or if they just wanted some kind of interesting background... either way it kind of works, right?
As creepy as I find this one, I have to admire the photographers undoubtedly INSANE photoshop skills. Isn't this every man's dream, after all? A wife small enough to carry with you wherever they go? No, no is the answer. No, it is not.
Right well, I think it's safe to say that we've found literally the COOLEST bride on the internet. This is probably how she captured her man in the first place.
Okay well, this is amazing. It's so weird that it's actually genius, and I bet the groom (I HOPE that's the groom under there) is in no hurry to get out from under there any time soon.
I'm sure you'll agree with this one ladies, it's never quite too early to start breaking our partner's balls, is it? HILARIOUS.
I'm not sure if this one is beautifully poetic or so creepy that I should call the police. Good on the wedding party for getting involved though! I wonder if the photographer provided the guns?
Well, I am raging... MY window cleaner never delivers ME flowers like that, and he's "accidentally" seen me naked a whole BUNCH of times. The audacity.
You know what they say, in every greatly successful marriage, someone has to be the elephant, and someone has to be the watermelon. Well, that's what they say in Russian, anyway.
And here's me thinking that the photograph with the guns and the dead wedding guests was going to be the creepiest photograph I'd find on the list... THIS one takes it to a whole new freakin' level. I mean... is the little girl supposed to be responsible for these murders? WHAT IS HAPPENING?
Funnily enough, this is exactly what I did to Walt on our wedding day. It wasn't for a photograph though, he was just really, really getting on my nerves.
I guess they just wanted to give everybody a little preview as to what would be happening in the honeymoon suite later on? A bold choice. A Very bold choice indeed.
Not content with her own groom, the bride submerges herself into the swamp, cupids arrow locked tight in her jaw, ready to pounce on the next unsuspecting victim. I tell you what, you'd never see me rolling around in water wearing my freakin' wedding dress! Good GRIEF.
Each to their own, I guess?!