Bulgarian Pomaks keep traditional wedding rite alive

The bride's hair is covered with a red headscarf, her painted doll-like face framed with silk flower garlands and streaks of shiny tinsel, making her unrecognisable. She is then presented to her husband-to-be clad in traditional attire of dark crimson baggy pants, multi-coloured apron and bodice and henna-painted fingertips contrasting with his simple blue jeans and black blazer.
The bride's hair is covered with a red headscarf, her painted doll-like face framed with silk flower garlands and streaks of shiny tinsel, making her unrecognisable. She is then presented to her husband-to-be clad in traditional attire of dark crimson baggy pants, multi-coloured apron and bodice and henna-painted fingertips contrasting with his simple blue jeans and black blazer.