As the first Romanov chose brides
The first Romanovs witnessed the infamous sunset of the Rurik dynasty. However, the first marriage of Tsar Mikhail Fedorovich to Maria Dolgorukova ended sadly. The wedding was celebrated on September 19, 1624, a few days after the wedding, the queen fell ill and died five months later. Above the Romanov dynasty threatened.
After some time, a review of the brides was arranged, but no one liked the monarch. It was decided to examine all the participants in the second round. This time, Mikhail Fedorovich chose Yevdokia Lukyanovna Streshneva, who liked him “with beauty, courteousness and meek disposition.”
Interestingly, Mikhail Fedorovich was guided not only by the external data of the girl, but primarily referred to "his Christian duty to help the noble not by blood, but essentially the girl to leave the house of the relatives who oppressed her."
On February 5 (in the Julian calendar), a wedding took place in 1626, the ceremony of which can become a standard for the traditional Russian wedding.The whole course of the marriage celebration was set forth in the manuscript entitled “Description in the faces of the celebration that took place in February 1626 at the marriage of the Emperor Tsar and Grand Duke Mikhail Fedorovich with the Emperor Tsaritsa of the Streshnevian family”, which you can now here fully familiarize.