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Following the civil ceremony, the newlyweds and their witnesses, travel around the city in a limousine and view many historical sites. This presents the primary opportunity for the majority of the wedding photographs that are taken at varying historical places around the town or city.
Throughout the celebration there is dancing, singing, long toasts, and a lot of food and drinks.The deacon leads an ektenia (litany) with special petitions for the couple.The priest then says two brief prayers for the couple and the rings are blessed and placed on the couple's right hand.At ZAGS the couple is greeted by family members with bread and salt.The ceremony ranges from 15 to 30 minutes and during this time the rings are exchanged and the couple is pronounced husband and wife.During the civil ceremony, the parents offer the married couple two crystal glasses, which they are asked to break.
The more shards of glass they create, the greater the number of years of happiness they will spend together.
Then a procession takes place during which the priest wraps his epitrachelion (stole) around the joined hands of the bride and groom and leads them (followed by their attendants who are holding the crowns) three times around an analogion on which the Gospel Book has been placed.
This procession symbolizes the pilgrimage of their wedded life together.
The best man and maid of honor are called witnesses, svideteli in Russian.
The ceremony and the ring exchange takes place on the first day of the wedding.
It is also customary for the married couple to release either balloons or, better, two white doves to symbolize their love and partnership which is written in the sky for all to see.