Introducing Nina & Mark!
These two were guests at the wedding of Sonya & James last year (post here), and are having a similar Ukrainian wedding in February this year.
That wedding was possibly one of the most fun wedding I’ve shot yet, with loads of amazing traditions and I can’t wait for all the fun of this one.
Nina loves her cat and asked if we could take a photo of the happy couple.
The whole service is going to be in Ukey!
Then later the bride and groom have a ‘barrel unveiling’, where the groom sits on a barrel while his bride dances about with her girls, spilling drinks on the floor. Then he has to mop it up while everyone sings and the bride has her veil taken off, and replaced with a traditional headscarf. Then all the bridesmaids dance about wearing the veil. It’s all done in great spirits, and it’s fab to see everyone knowing all these old country songs.
The tradition of ‘Ukey Dancing’ is very much alive and it’s like Russian Dancing crossed with Barn Dancing.
ps. Apologies if I’ve described the Ukrainian traditions like a muppet – I’m working from memory here!