At that time among these people it was normal for boys to get married at the age of fifteen and girls to get married as young as thirteen. If parents couldn’t get them married at this age, they were sort of worried they are doing something wrong with their lives. In the first photo you can see a soon to be married couple while visiting the parents of the bride.
The important person in the wedding process was a “matchmaker” – usually a woman who was “building a bond for couple” e.g. finding the good matches among local youth and turning them into newly weds, sort of a modern day tinder app.
Most of the photos here are from 1900-1910, and there are some later ones at the bottom of the page.
The wedding “train” waiting for the bride to come out from her house
A wedding carriage
A matchmaker who organized the couple
Bride and a groom
A wedding, the matchmaker talks to the groom’s parents
A bride in a wedding gown
A ritual dance of a matchmaker
A bride and a matchmaker in wedding dresses
Members of the “wedding train”
And this photo is from the 1960s – the traditions were still partially alive even 40 years after the Communist revolution
The year 1970 – a ritual of “paying a ransom for the bride” – still wearing national costumes, at least some people are wearing national costumes.
A wedding in the 1970s, people have a feast at the bride’s house
A wedding in the village – people go from house to house after the feast. 1970.
It is not very clear if all of the traditions are still alive to this day, but things like “paying ransom for the bride” are encountered pretty often.