A Crimean Tatar Wedding
Niyara and Elmar were married in Simferopol, Crimea, in late July 2009. The celebration of their marriage had the appearance of a modern social event, yet it incorporated many elements of a traditional Crimean Tatar wedding. Lasting three days, the wedding celebrations included a civil ceremony and a religious ceremony, conducted according to Muslim observances, and separate dinner parties given by the bride’s and groom’s families.
We would like to thank Ayshe Seyfullah for sharing her photographs of the wedding with us and the public. The photographs have been arranged and annotated by Inci Bowman.
International Committee for Crimea, P.O. Box 15078, Washington, DC 20003