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Saudi Bride
Status: Fake
image Here's an image going around, captioned "Saudi Bride." First of all, I think it's safe to assume that these two aren't really bride and groom. I don't think she's wearing traditional Saudi wedding attire. (Though maybe she really is a bride... perhaps an American one.) Also, the guy's face has obviously been photoshopped. For instance, the left ear has been reduced in size, while the right ear has been enlarged. In fact, I'd guess that his entire face has been pasted into the photo.
Categories: Photos/Videos, Sex/Romance
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jan 23, 2006
Comments (10)
Yup, Alex, it looks pretty fake, but you have the ears reversed. His left ear has been INCREASED in size and the right one shrunk.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Mon Jan 23, 2006  at  02:44 AM
<a >Snopes</a> has a copy of the non-photoshopped picture of bride and groom. They've labelled it (and others) as being from a Russian wedding, and she's a belly-dancer.
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Mon Jan 23, 2006  at  03:07 AM
i live (and got married) in moscow. my first thought was that the dress was russian. it is not uncommon (perhaps 1 in a thousand) for brides to dress very revealingly on their wedding day. i have seen other wedding dresses like this. among certain social groups here it is considered acceptable and prestigious to show off. husbands will sometimes pay to take out ads in the newspaper showing their wives nude, trophy wife thing. no need for her to be a belly dancer or other exotic reason.

the snoops photos look russian in other ways. the building looks like a zags (russians get married in government buildings, not churches). the poses, flowers, and outfits (including the sashes worn by the best man and maid of honor) are normal for a russian wedding. even the faces look russian.
Posted by krasnayaryba  in  moscow  on  Mon Jan 23, 2006  at  05:40 AM
Doesn't that hand around her waist look freakishly huge?
Posted by ktownson  in  Slidell, LA  on  Mon Jan 23, 2006  at  09:51 AM
Assuming Snopes has the original, non-photoshopped images, the groom really ahd pretty big hands.
I think that revealing wedding attire, for particularly young, attractive, brides, may be an idea whose time has come here in the US. Should be, anyway. Hey, I'll start going to weddings-and stop regifting stuff from the office Christmas party as well!
Posted by Gearyster  on  Mon Jan 23, 2006  at  01:22 PM
"... among certain social groups here it is considered acceptable and prestigious to show off. husbands will sometimes pay to take out ads in the newspaper showing their wives nude, trophy wife thing. ..."

Sigh. Makes you miss the old Soviet days, doesn't it?
Posted by Big Gary  in  Dallas, Texas, USA  on  Mon Jan 23, 2006  at  05:45 PM
When I get married I'm letting my fiancee plan what I wear, and vice versa.

First choice: That.
Posted by Yaanu  on  Mon Jan 23, 2006  at  07:40 PM
Yes, this is in fact, an accurate photograph.... only the turban-donning man isn't the one in the photo- he's just a regular Joe.
Posted by Ashley  in  Moscow! But American, nonetheless  on  Sun Jan 29, 2006  at  12:47 AM
Excuse me . but it's not a traditional saudi wedding. because of we are in saudi arabia wear in weddings 'Shmagh' and 'Thob' and sometimes ' Besht' and we never put this turban. also,the bride can't wear this jewelries. she must where gold and diamonds.
Posted by Meme  on  Thu Dec 18, 2008  at  07:07 PM
it's clearly photoshopped.. you can't see ?
Posted by Meme  on  Thu Dec 18, 2008  at  07:09 PM
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