The betrothed believe that it was God who created the institution of marriage, a union between men and women for the purpose of a life in common. That is why the ceremony is blessed by a divine representative.
Os nubentes acreditam que partiu de Deus a instituição do casamento, união de homens e mulheres para vida em comum. Por essa razão a cerimónia é abençoada por um representante divino.
Vasily Wladimirowitsch Pukirev (1832-1890)-'the unequal marriage´'-oil on canvas-1862 Moscow-The Tretyakov Gallery
Pietro Longhi (1702-1765)-'the sacramental of marriage'-oil on canvas-ca 1755 Private collection
Ilya Yefimovich Repin (1844-1930)-'wedding of Nicholas II and Grand Duchess Alexandra Fedorovna'-oil on canvas-1894 St Petersburg-The State Russian Museum
William Hogarth (1697-1764)--'marriage of Stephen Beckingham and Mary Cox'-oil on canvas-ca 1729 New York-Metropolitan Museum of Art
Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898)-'the marriage of Tristram and Iseude Les Blanche Mains'-stained glass panels Bradford-Art Galleries