Blushing Brides, Bashful Grooms

Dressed in their best and their newest, 74 couples arrived on Jakarta for a mass marriage. Many of the couples had been living together out of wedlock for years because they didn’t have the money to pay the marriage license fee.
Some of the couples had unregistered Muslim marriages not recognized by the state, and some already have children together. Many of the brides and grooms are streets musicians.