September 4, 2009
Wedding Gown Preparation
Photograph by Randy Olson
This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine
Dress-up weddings happen so seldom in the Russian village of 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.
See more photographs from the August 2009 feature story "Where the Salmon Rule."