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