Picture Bride
Project info

Prolonged military conflict between Iran and Iraq during the 1980s caused Iranians immigrant and refugee to other countries. For marriage they select brides from their native country (Iran) by their family who paired bride and groom using only photographs and family recommendations of the possible candidates. A wedding party without groom and only with his picture and bride says “yes, I do.” via telephone. Then bride wishes this wedding brings her the best luck with her unseen husband and a little knowing about him. Brides immigrate to grooms’ residence country. Same as what happened in U.S.A in 20th century.