At the beginning of the second part of the wedding service, a pink cloth is laid out, on which the couple is supposed to step. Superstition holds that whoever steps on the mat first will be the head of the household.
No one can tell if Levin stepped on it first, or if they both stepped at the same time.
The couple remains absolutely radiant throughout all the prayers.
After supper, the newlyweds leave for the country.