The Blushing Bride on her wedding day - Khmelnetskyi, Ukraine - by Anika Mikkelson - Miss Maps

A Ukrainian Wedding Invitation

I found myself with an invitation to experience the traditions alongside my sweet Ukrainian friend and the celebrating party…We invited ourselves in to the bedroom where Mother laced up her daughter’s white lace bodice. Golden curls swept into a loose bun were covered in a flowing veil, reaching below her knees… Continue reading A Ukrainian Wedding Invitation

Kuwait's Airport Bride - Dressed in her wedding gown in Kuwait Airport - by Anika Mikkelson - Miss Maps

Butterfly Tattoo: Kuwait’s Airport Bride

Her hair was pulled back in an up-do that clearly took hours; Her makeup was painted into a perfection that easily took just as long. The butterfly tattoo on her right shoulder was exposed, underlined with a white sash below which was a identically colored dress fit for Cinderella herself.

She looked like a princess in every way but one: The ring on her finger…. Continue reading Butterfly Tattoo: Kuwait’s Airport Bride