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Home --> Photo Gallery --> Weddings --> Dressed to Thrill

Dressed to Thrill

Claim:   Photographs show a bride wearing a revealing beaded dress at a marriage ceremony.

Status:   True.

Example:   [Collected via e-mail, March 2005]

These photos have been circulating around — any chance you could find out if these are from a real wedding and if so the story behind the dress?

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Origins:   The woman pictured in these photographs is Anna Atamanchuk, a professional belly dancer who teaches that art in St. Petersburg, Russia. (The setting is likely the civil portion of a wedding ceremony, where the bride and groom officially register their marriage.)

Photographs of Anna performing in the same beaded dress shown above can be viewed here:

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Last updated:   15 July 2007

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