SVANETIA (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE): MM8204

The wedding and party for Ruslan Margiani and Tamuna Jorjoliani in the Cathedral of Mestia with officiating by father Giori Chartulani.Wedding parties are the only place young men and women can gather and celebrate and socialize without being frowned upon.   Young couples rarely if ever visit bars or cafes together for fear of rumors because of the region's strict orthodox faith.Svanetia, Georgia.
MM8204

The wedding and party for Ruslan Margiani and Tamuna Jorjoliani in the Cathedral of Mestia with officiating by father Giori Chartulani.

Wedding parties are the only place young men and women can gather and celebrate and socialize without being frowned upon. Young couples rarely if ever visit bars or cafes together for fear of rumors because of the region's strict orthodox faith.

Svanetia, Georgia.