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After the Orthodox nuptial rite, Nada and Joey emerge on the church steps above the plaza where their wedding guests are dancing. The best man, or "kum," who will be godfather to all their children, throws coins to the crowd.
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.