Chechens style wedding

No gunfire, keep the men and women at a distance on the dancefloor and don’t let the bride cut the cake – these are just some of the new guidelines issued for a ‘proper’ wedding in the Chechen Republic, Russia.The recommendations were issued last month by the Department of Culture in Grozny, the capital city, to safeguard the ‘spiritual and moral development’ of young people.As this collection of photographs from bride Zara Khasanova’s wedding illustrate, the female guests all have their heads covered and line up on one side of the dance floor – while the men remain on the other.