Russian Weddings

 

RUSSIAN WEDDING CEREMONY

My Russian background allows me to be very familiar with Russian culture, customs and traditions. I am happy to assist the couple in all aspects of the wedding day and bring a cultural flavour to your ceremony by including the most popular and traditional elements of a Russian wedding.

I will be pleased to read greetings or poems for you and your guests in Russian.

Karavai

BREAD AND SALT

Bread and salt are offered to the newlyweds by both parents as a symbol of health, prosperity and long life. Both the bride and groom must take a bite of the bread and the one that takes the largest bite will be the head of the family.

Cutting bread

WEDDING TOASTS AND BROKEN GLASSES

At the beginning of the reception a relative or close friend makes a wedding toast to the bride and groom. By Russian tradition everyone throws their champagne glasses on the floor and it is considered a good luck if the glasses break when they hit the ground.

Russian dolls