If you want to create a spectacular, themed and unforgettable wedding, then a celebration in Russian folk style is exactly what you need. “The new is the long-forgotten old,” so draw inspiration from the customs of your ancestors.
Wedding in Russian folk style
- Location. The roots of the Russian folkgo far into the village traditions, and therefore it is advisable to celebrate in the countryside. So, choose a landscape with beautiful ponds, a birch grove away from settlements. The option of a cityin restaurants, cafes decorated in ethnic style is not excluded.
- Suits for ain the style of Russian folk. The clothes of the newlyweds should be designed in white and red colors. The traditional outfit of the future wife is a combination of a red sundress and a white shirt. As a decoration for your head, choose a wreath woven from field herbs, or an old crescent-shaped headdress, a kokoshnik. Weave colorful ribbons into your hair. Wooden beads, bracelets will serve as accessories. The groom puts on a white shirt, loose pants with a red belt. Ask guests to come in sashes (belt), caps (men’s headdress) and embroidered sundresses.
- Hall decoration. Add towels, tablecloths embroidered with patterns, white lace napkins to the interior. Place field bouquets of flowers tied with a bright ribbon on the tables. If possible, put them in clay jars (a vessel for milk). Above the ceiling, windows and, directly, the front door, hang flower wreaths, garlands. Do not forget about white curtains, wooden charms, wicker rugs.
- Banquet table. Give preference to one of the main traditions of the Russian folk wedding: loaf with bread and salt. Do not forget that thetable should be long. Crockery should be chosen with wooden spoons, birch bark trays. Dishes painted under the old decorative Khokhloma looks bewitching. In the holiday menu, include kurnik (a kind of chicken pie), pancakes with fillings, roast in pots, pies with cabbage, rice, berries, vegetable salads, meat and potatoes, bagels, herbal tinctures, kvass, kalach bread, berry fruit drinks. Do not forget about tea from the samovar. As for thecake, it can be in the form of a large cake, or a trio of horses, a wooden hut.