Final September, on the way from Australia to Costa Rica, we produced stop that is much-anticipated Ukraine to finally introduce Max to my extensive family members and go to my cousin’s wedding. Even though that we was raised in Ukraine (my children relocated to Canada once I had been 15 years old), we had never attended a conventional Ukrainian wedding before along with no clue what to anticipate. We guessed that there is an intimate church ceremony accompanied by a yard reception when you look at the bride’s town.
1. Having to pay the Ransom
The early morning associated with the wedding, the groom (my relative) needed to go directly to the bride’s parent’s household to cover the ransom getting their bride. Their man that is best, together with his instant family members (that also included my loved ones, Max and I) had been permitted to show up for moral help. He arrived during the homely house or apartment with two loafs of bread to gift into the bride’s family members. (suite…)