"It’s a picture of me with my husband Anatolii on a wedding day. My costume from English milk-white wool was made for my official ceremony. I saw a similar costume on a model and dancer Tetyana Vasylenko and it caught my eye immediately. We designed it together with my mom and my seamstress from Shchors in the Chernihiv region who was my tailor from 15. My flat-top hat was designed by another master. My veil is made from another bridal veil, a longer one. My open toe heels were bought in Yunist wedding salon Peremohy avenue. When people submitted their documents for a marriage registration they were usually given coupons to such wedding salons. You could buy something there. I bought these open toe heels to dance Latin dances. I worked as a choreographer and dancer”.
Comment by Tetyana Vakulenko.
1982, February 20
This photo is contributed by Tetyana Vakulenko.