National Geographic : 2009 Aug
Dress-up weddings happen so seldom in Khailino, where hard times have driven out more than half the population, that when a young couple made plans to marry, the fishing community responded with a three-day bash. Residents cooked and decorated. Bride Miroslava Khalilova, seven months pregnant, pitched in with ironing (left). Her father, Rodion Khalilov (top right), supplied caviar from his fishing camp. At the gym partygoers cheered as groom Ivan Osipov went fishing for his bride's garter.