In many ways, this was a wedding like any other. A nervous bride having her make-up done, an anxious groom awaiting his first glimpse of the bridal gown, a uniformed, jack-booted, honour guard forming an arch of riot shields and batons...

Ukrainian anti-government protesters Bogdan, 21, and Yulia, 25, got married yesterday in a Kiev municipal building occupied by demonstrators.

Love has blossomed among the firebrands manning the barricades in the divided capital. The protest camp on Independence Square has seen several proposals and weddings.

A protester told AP: "People here meet more new people, make new friends, get together. Get married, and sleep around, so to speak. Life goes on, even here in these conditions."

IBTimesUK shares Bogdan and Irina's wedding album and wishes them well for the future.