Friday, July 24, 2009

Russian/Ukrainian traditions during my son's wedding

We decided to include some Russian/Ukrainian traditions into my son's wedding celebration. I made wreaths for both bride and groom, and we greeted them with bread and salt - symbols of hospitality and plenty.
The rushniki (hand embroidered traditional towels) were also present; one of them was on the floor for newlyweds to step on. According to the old custom, whoever steps on it first will be the head of the family.