On second thought, he decided to keep the ring.
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Polish weddings freak me out.
Everyone seems to be fixating on the apple, which makes sense as it’s really bizarre, but why the hell is she so tiny? It’s like the BFG and his child bride.
W..T…*? LOL…. I give you a ring you give me an apple?
haha…mopey teenager,love it!
It’s cos there RUSSIAN!
SERIOUSLY, an apple was the best they could come up with?
Obvious photoshop. The overlap of her right glove and his left knuckle is patched, but these are separate photos.
Clearly someone’s a huge fan of the Twilight series
Eh, maybe she’s a Twilight fan?
“My Preciousssss!” 😀
Maybe he’s a “Lord of the Ring” fan…
This looks like a weird combination of a Lord of the Rings poster and the cover of Twilight with formal wear.
This’ll teach him – he thinks I didn’t see all the texts between him and Snow White.
My precious!!! And she looks like she staring down an alley ready to bowl that apple.
In exchange for that ring, you can pop my apple.
With this apple, I thee wed
I get what it means but it still looks like “Hey, I got this idea from a certain book cover!”
Yes, we Pollacks have a terrible taste when it comes to wedding pictures. This isn’t certainly the most awkward one, however.
Kind of obvious… She’s a Twilight lover, and he has a thing for Lord of the Rings… a match made in geek heaven ♥
You could be right.
ahaha. Very true.
despite any cultural meanings behind it, it’s still a pretty bizarre photo.
If Johnny Appleseed cheats on her, there will be a fly-by fruiting.
LOL! Great comment!
in alot of cultures, the birde throws an apple instead of the bouquet to signify who will get married next.
Hmm, I guess if Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart never got the part of Edward and Bella, this would be the cover of Twilight?
So nice to see some Polsih input in awkwardfamilyphotos.com :D. It’s true though, we do have talent for these horrible wedding pictures… 😛
I’m Polish , and I can assure you that in Poland there is no such wedding tradition , that would involve apples . so no logic explanations here -just pure awkwardness 😉
I use to have a roommate w/the name agnieska, which is polish, so I don’t think this couple is armenian however maybe the polacks (no offense intended) follow a similar tradition..
The name at the bottom of the photo is not the brides name, it is the name of the photographer that took the photos-that is how most photgraphers advertise and copyright
I don’t know, Melissa… Looks like the name of the bride and groom to me. The “i” is probably “and” (like the “y” in Spanish). So it’s probably “Agnieska & Daniel”.
Well, even if it is her name, just because she has a polish name, doesn’t mean that she still can’t be Armenian….look how many Cauasian people name there kids with others cultures names….even if they are polish, that doesn’t mean that they can participate in an Armenian tradition. Whatever their meaning behind the photo, they obviously are both happy so I say role with it 🙂
please speak the proper english, it’s ‘caucasian’, take your own advice and google it! and some grammar too plz.
The Overmind, Ruler of Planet Zaxxon, controls the women of our planet with his Ring of Power, commanding them to deliver unto him gifts of fruit.
Talk about an apple polisher!
Aw hell, Twilight, quit messing with everything.
My name is Eve would you like to try my apple?
What was she, posing for the Twilight cover? What an odd portrait.
You know, if those are thier actual sizes, I hope she’s not planning on natural childbirth!
Just busted a gut laughing!
Hi my name is John this is my alias as im remaining anonymous, however the picture is a friends of mines wedding, she is polish and its from around 2 years ago!
Do you know why she’s holding the apple?
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you apples, make a marriage.
BTW, love her necklace.
You mean when WIFE gives you apples….you no talk right!!!
Both of them wanted their wedding to be themed like their favorite book series, but neither was willing to compromise, so they just combined the two.
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This is an Armenian wedding tradition. The red apple symbolizes the bride’s virginity (the double standard reigns in full force in Armenia: girls are supposed to be virgins at their wedding, while guys can fool around before -and after- the wedding). It is offered to the bride at her place on the day of the wedding. The next day, if the sheet of the nuptual bed shows drops of blood (which is apparently shown in public), the red apple is given to the bride’s family by the groom’s side as a token of “appreciation” that they gave away a good girl who was still a virgin
Eww. How archaic.
OMG. Your story just got worse and worse. 🙁 Does every Armenian couple do that?
If she is not a virgin on the wedding night, then the groom’s family gives the bride’s green apples.
And yes, it is still a very common tradition, though it is starting to die out in cities.
What if the groom is a virgin and the bride is not? Do they give pears?
but that’s polish couple i suppose…
and imo that apple is just a random fantasie of some village photographer… sometimes when i look at shop-windows of photography studios, this pic looks rather normal…
I don’t think they are Armenian, he doesn’t look anything like Borat.
You know, some times it just creeps me out how much couples look alike. ( It might also explain why I never married.) Shave her head and imagine her looking down. I think they could be siblings.
Oh my gosh, you’re right! And my husband and I both have rather…oh dear!
While Eve is concentrating on rolling a strike to win the apple bowling event, Adam dreams of the 7-10 split.
Bowling for apples!
DING! DING! DING! We have a winner!!!
I gave her my heart and she gave me an apple.
Ooooh, you beat me to it!
Nice — you can Say Anything!
Back in the day, Gollum used the Ring to get women in white dresses to bring him apples.
that was pretty awesome, lol
ahahahahahaha!!!!!!! that was good
ADAM! Don’t eat the apple!!! I don’t care WHAT Eve says!
“I bought her this exquisite ring, paid for a beautiful wedding, reception and exotic honeymoon and all I got was this lousy apple”….
Using wild speculation and conjecture, I think this must be a foreign tradition, maybe a symbol of her giving him her ability to “bear fruit” if you will. This defiantly looks like it was taken shortly after the Wall came down though.
so what, she has to bear fruit and all she gets is that crappy ring?
Arggg, this is not apart of Polish tradition. I do not know what the intentions of this couple was. Its amusing, but this is not “typically” Polish.
“If I get married I’ll have a little wife to bring me apples at whim”
Love your view on this one LOL
They had to use an apple because two walnuts would have been considered too risque’.
Risque…but completely apropos.
Watch Adam as he contemplates whether or not to marry Eve whilst she offers him the fruit of knowledge. And if we are discussing mythical/literary metaphors, Shakespeare had quite a few for “rings” as well…
Yet the sin that will ultimately prevail is having this strange & confusing wedding photo taken in the first place.
i don’t get it… why an apple ?
Sorry for getting art history dork here- an apple is a symbol of fidelity and fertility.
And on AWF is a symbol of strangeness and confusion. I figured there had to be some Adam and Eve reference.
Maybe she should be offering up a bottle of Rogaine.
doesn’t it also keep the doctor away…teehehehe
Seems like a pretty poor bargain to me. I wouldn’t take it if I were him. (I mean, trading an apple for a gold ring.) he should hold out for at least a bushel or two.
Daniel and Angie proudly show off their winnings after their appearance on “Let’s Make A Deal”.
I would think the title would be “Eve Finds Her Next Victim.”
That was my first thought – that this couple is so Christian, they have to carry on the tradition of the Bible of vilifying the female as the evil temptress, even on her wedding day? Oy vey!
There is a Biblical meanig to it, and believe it or not, I have seem this done once before, only the picture was different but same concept. It is actually an old tradition that many Armenian couples gettng married still practice.
The red apple symbolizes the bride’s virginity (the double standard reigns in full force in Armenia: girls are supposed to be virgins at their wedding, while guys can fool around before -and after- the wedding). It is offered to the bride at her place on the day of the wedding. The next day, if the sheet of the nuptual bed shows drops of blood (which is apparently shown in public), the red apple is given to the bride’s family by the groom’s side as a token of “appreciation” that they gave away a good girl who was still a virgin.
However, the tradition has been changed and altered throughout time, but I do belive that the couple is using the apple as a symbol of their faithfulness to each other, as well as a sign of the woman’s purity. I’m just hoping that they didn’t follow up with the bed sheet showing….
Oh come on! I don’t believe that! She looks like she is offering the fruit TO him. “Here. Have my fruit. It has color.” Please do not force me to think abstractly on this one. ;p
She is offering the fruit to him as a sign of giving him her virginity. Many Armenian’s still practice this tradition…google it lol
Wow, I was just thinking the picture was funny because the apple was really random, but now the whole virginity thing just made it worse.
Funny, I thought it was Twilight related. *raised eyebrow* Maybe he’s the undead and she’s a mopey teenager.
Twilight fanatic was my first thought as well!
what makes you presume they are armenian?!
also the apple isn’t even fully red AT ALL. its just an avg apple.
Agnieszka is Polish for Agnes; not an Armenian name.
THERE IS NO MENTION OF AN APPLE IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN STORY!
His vow: “To you, half-sized hottie bride, I give you this ring which is so big you could practically wear it as a bracelet.”
Her vow: “And to you, gigantic groom dork, I give you this apple, apparently the only colored thing in our strange world.”
u made my day
HAHA – awesome!
HAHAHA – very funny 🙂
Thanks for a much needed laugh! Giant dork. snort!
scary picture…..and what’s with the c-o-l-o-r-i-z-e-d apple?!! bizarre.
oh god, i am crying. genius.
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