Our World Tuesday
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It's June so let's highlight some weddings during these strange times when most weddings are on hold around the world. Here in Toronto we can't have gatherings with more than five people.
May 2011 - St. Petersburg Russia
Russian weddings can take many forms, but a marriage is only legally recognized once you have made a trip to the registration office, the Zapis Aktov Grazhdanskogo Sostoyaniya.
Couples can choose to have a small civil marriage registration affair, where the couple literally sign papers in an office and head off to party, or they can accompany this with a civil ceremony, which lasts for 15 to 30 minutes, or go the whole hog and have the longer traditional ceremony as well.
Some couples choose to sneak in this formality before their wedding day to leave more time for the fun stuff.