This is a short episode from the traditional Middle Slovakia wedding in Detva. Anna was married to Michal earlier in the afternoon at the church. At midnight, the bride enters with candles and her friends gather and cut off her maiden wreath (vencek). Afterwards one can dance with the bride for pay.
This is a particularly beautiful example, as the bride and her friends, as well as the groom and his best men, are dancers from Lucnica where they perform such dances and ceremonies as part of their show. It was enchanting to see them perform these same dances in real life.
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