Everything Ukrainian is in fashion! How nice to see that people are increasingly wearing embroidered shirts and things with national ornaments. Therefore, more and more often, newlyweds choose the Ukrainian style for their wedding, because it is relevant and very beautiful, by the way!
We will now talk not about a traditional Ukrainian wedding in compliance with all rituals and rules, and not about a week-long celebration with outdated contests.
Chanfashion wants to talk about a stylish modern wedding, the theme of which will be the richness and beauty of our national color!
A wedding in the Carpathians will turn out to be really colorful. Just imagine: amazing mountain landscapes, delicious cuisine, hospitable people — it is in the Carpathians that the Ukrainian soul is so well felt!
On the other hand, nowhere will it be as emotional as in your hometown, with which so many family memories are associated. In any city, you can easily find a cozy restaurant decorated in Ukrainian style. Or organize an out-of-town outdoor ceremony by adding national interior items to the decor.
Decor and floristry of Ukrainian wedding
The most important thing is to fill the interior with special meaning and spiritual value. Try to find some authentic items from Ukrainian culture in your family heirlooms. For example:
- Striped, bright handmade rug
- Painted wooden utensils
- Motanka dolls and other amulets
- Clay pots and jugs
- Bags of abundance with corn, peas, beans and seeds
- Grandma’s chest
- wooden benches
- Dough toys
- And, of course, towels, tablecloths and curtains embroidered with Ukrainian ornaments.
All this will add fabulousness, warmth and rustic comfort.
Floristics for decorating the hall and the bridal bouquet: sunflowers, periwinkles, cornflowers, Chernobrivtsy, red poppies, chamomiles, forget-me-nots, viburnum and willow twigs.
The image of the bride
Now salons are beginning to appear, in which wedding dresses are presented exclusively in the Ukrainian national style. These are dresses made of lace, silk, organza, Italian satin and gabardine, skillfully decorated with traditional ornaments, beads, red ribbons, embroidered poppies or periwinkles.
Ukrainian style is not limited to one style, so it will be easy for you to choose the one that fits your figure perfectly, emphasizing all its advantages.
And complete your look:
- Ribbons woven into a braid, headband or wreath of fresh flowers
- bright beads
- Embroidered clutch or shoes
To make everything look harmonious at the wedding, you need to think about the dress code of the guests. It will be great if the male half comes to the wedding in embroidered shirts, and the female half decorates her hair with a beautiful wreath of fresh flowers.
And as an entertainment for guests, you can order a master class on making motanka dolls. Each guest, if desired, will be able to make a doll with his own hands and keep it for himself as a souvenir.
Include traditional Ukrainian dishes in the wedding menu: red borsch with donuts, cabbage rolls, potato pancakes or potato pancakes, dumplings with cabbage and mushrooms, cottage cheese pastry, crucians in sour cream, baked carps, homemade sausage, lard and pickles. Our traditional drinks can be served as vodka, tinctures, kvass and compotes.
Ukrainian wedding traditions
Undoubtedly, it is difficult to imagine a Ukrainian wedding without observing national wedding traditions, because these are beautiful and very soulful rituals.
The ransom of the bride, the meeting with the loaf, the blessing of the parents, the farewell to girlhood, the ignition of the family hearth are very valuable and touching moments that will fill the wedding with Ukrainian flavor.