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.
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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.

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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.