Final September, on the way from Australia to Costa Rica, we produced much-anticipated remain in Ukraine to finally introduce Max to my extended household and go to my cousin’s wedding. Even though I was 15 years old), I had never attended a traditional Ukrainian wedding before and had no idea what to expect that I grew up in Ukraine (my family moved to Canada when. We guessed that there is a romantic church ceremony accompanied by an outdoor reception within the bride’s village.
1. Spending the Ransom
The of the wedding, the groom (my cousin) had to go to the bride’s parent’s house to pay the ransom to get his bride morning. Their man that is best, together with his instant household (that also included my loved ones, Max and I also) had been permitted to show up for moral help. He arrived in the house or apartment with two loafs of bread to present towards the bride’s family members. But rather to be taken in straight away, he had been greeted by the bridesmaids whose obligation would be to protect the bride from getting “stolen” without the ransom that is adequate. Girls worked difficult to up the price of the ransom by stumping my cousins on questions regarding their bride (every answer that is wrong him to pay for more), forcing him to shower her with compliments, and do other things had been required to get him to drop more money. After about a quarter-hour of laughter and solid activity for all, my relative had been permitted in to have their woman.
Having to pay the ransom!
In certain iterations with this tradition, the moms and dads associated with the bride actually draw out another girl or man dressed due to the fact bride and covered by having a veil, so that the groom can’t see her face to deceive the groom.Read More