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Nada and Joey, with the "kum" and friends, dance on the plaza. The bride wears a white dress with red embroidery, a red embroidered apron and black jacket trimmed with red. Nada has added her great-grandfather's black cap with the Serbian crest on the crown to which she has attached a veil. Her only jewelry is a necklace and earrings of Serbian gold ducats.
Katrina Thomas's notes: Serbian society centers around the Orthodox Church, as does the community in Milwaukee, where I photograph two weddings in a splendid cathedral, built in 1956-58, in which couples celebrate both the nuptial rite and the reception. One couple belongs to a folk dance group and elects to wear national dress, keeping many old-world customs at the home of the bride before the church ceremony as well as later during the reception in the church hall.