Verification of the ransom and contests: the groom from England was stunned at the Russian wedding
The Englishman Simon Tornel knew almost nothing about Russia until he married a Russian woman. Now their daughter is three years old, and Simon has already visited Yekaterinburg three times. There were plenty of impressions, although he experienced the brightest culture shock during a wedding, which was not held in Russia, but, apparently, was very Russian.
Before flying to Yekaterinburg, I got into Google to somehow get ready. But still, my expectations were diverged from reality. It turned out that it is hot in Russia and the sun goes down late, so you can stay up for a long time. When we flew back to England, the parents of the wife asked us to sit down. I thought that there would be some kind of conversation, but we just sat and were silent. Then my wife told me that it was such a tradition to sit in front of the road. Interestingly, before you go to the store, do Russians sit too?
We got married in Cyprus, and the main part of the holiday was held on a yacht. About half of the guests were friends and relatives of the wife. They are added to the holiday pepper. About an hour after the start, I was told: "Simon, your wife is not." I replied that there was no place for her to get lost on the yacht, but the guys insisted: I had to find her after going through several tests.
To begin with, they gave me an apple, stuck with toothpicks, so that I could get out one by one and say, for which I love my wife. After the tenth toothpick it became quite difficult to come up with something original. Then they showed me many children's photos, among which I needed to find a photo of my wife. After each unsuccessful attempt had to dance. When I finally figured out the right shot, I decided that the tests were over. How wrong I was.
Three ropes were tied to the board of the yacht. I needed to pull out that rope, for which the wife keeps. But first, I pulled out her friend, then my friend, dressed for some reason in women's clothes, and only the third rope was tied to the chair on which my darling was sitting.
In short, it was a very memorable day.Nothing like me or my guests had ever seen before.