9 Traditions You Will Only See at a Ukrainian Wedding

9 Traditions You Will Only See at a Ukrainian Wedding

EXCELLENT LIST OF UKRAINIAN WEDDING Traditions/Events (to help me plan)

EXCELLENT LIST OF UKRAINIAN WEDDING Traditions/Events (to help me plan)

Ukrainian wedding celebrations are extremely rich in tradition and religion, as marriage is viewed as a partnership with Christ. There are many aspects of a traditional Ukrainian wedding that differs from a North American wedding. Korovai, also known as Ukrainian wedding bread, is one of the differentiators.

Ukrainian wedding celebrations are extremely rich in tradition and religion, as marriage is viewed as a partnership with Christ. There are many aspects of a traditional Ukrainian wedding that differs from a North American wedding. Korovai, also known as Ukrainian wedding bread, is one of the differentiators.

Ukrainian Wedding Traditions - Acculturation.  I pinned this so I could learn more about another countries culture.

Ukrainian Wedding Traditions - Acculturation. I pinned this so I could learn more about another countries culture.

Two loaves of bread are bakes, decorated with flowers and tied together with a white ribbon, separated by a bottle of wine. When the couple enters the ceremony site, the ribbon is cut. They take three sips of wine and circle the altar three times while the guests throw rice or sugared almonds.

Two loaves of bread are bakes, decorated with flowers and tied together with a white ribbon, separated by a bottle of wine. When the couple enters the ceremony site, the ribbon is cut. They take three sips of wine and circle the altar three times while the guests throw rice or sugared almonds.

"handfasting—the blessed marriage rite in which the hands of you and your beloved are wrapped in ribbon as you 'tie the knot.'" - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"handfasting—the blessed marriage rite in which the hands of you and your beloved are wrapped in ribbon as you 'tie the knot.'" - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Polish wedding tradition, parents of the bride/groom giving bread and salt to the newly wed couple

Polish wedding tradition, parents of the bride/groom giving bread and salt to the newly wed couple

A beautiful and sacred segment  of a Ukrainian wedding ceremony is the Crowning. The bride and groom place their right hands on the gospel, exchange their vows and become married in the eyes of God. Crowns are placed or held above the heads of the bride and groom by their bridal party.  The crowns symbolize that they will be the king and queen of their own family kingdom--ruling side by side.In Western Ukrainian tradition,  wreaths, woven of myrtle or periwinkle substitute  the crowns...

A beautiful and sacred segment of a Ukrainian wedding ceremony is the Crowning. The bride and groom place their right hands on the gospel, exchange their vows and become married in the eyes of God. Crowns are placed or held above the heads of the bride and groom by their bridal party. The crowns symbolize that they will be the king and queen of their own family kingdom--ruling side by side.In Western Ukrainian tradition, wreaths, woven of myrtle or periwinkle substitute the crowns...

Ukrainian wedding traditions

Ukrainian wedding traditions

Let's not forget about important details such as wedding Korovai!  If you start exploring wedding traditions of different nations, you will find out that every nation has a tradition of having some kind of special bread for the wedding

Let's not forget about important details such as wedding Korovai! If you start exploring wedding traditions of different nations, you will find out that every nation has a tradition of having some kind of special bread for the wedding

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