After the betrothal, pink silk is laid in front of the lectern. Whoever steps first on the cloth is supposedly the head of the family, but no one can tell who stepped on it first. Levin and Kitty are joyous through the prayers. After the wedding supper, the couple leaves for the country.
Levin and Kitty have a symbolically harmonious union: theirs is a marriage of equals, unlike the two other main marriage relationships that anchor the novel.