Post # 1
Just wanted to see:
1. If anyone speaks Russian and where are you ladies located?
2. what’s the location of the wedding?
3. What’s your other half’s background?
4. Are you gonna observe any cultural traditions in your wedding?
I’ll go first:
1. I am from Kiev, Ukraine, speak Russian and Ukrainian and currently live in Charlotte, NC
2. I am getting married in Los Angeles, CA
3. My other half is American
4. We will incorporate the rushnyk to tie our hands and also do the tradition of stepping unto the rushnyk. My grandmother is sending me the rushnuks from Kiev.
Post # 3
1. I’m half Ukrainian on my dad’s side, but I cannot speak Russian or Ukrainian. I hope to study one or both in the future, though. Although my dad was born in Buenos Aires and raised in New York City, I live in Cincinnati, OH…there are very few Slavic people here, and those I know seem to be recent immigrants like you, OP.
2. I’m a long way off from being married, but I’ll probably get married in Cincinnati.
3. My other half is first-generation Dutch. He has lived in the United States since the age of four or five.
4. I don’t think I’ll incorporate any specifically Ukrainian traditions. DBF and I both come from small families, and only a few people on my dad’s side would truly understand them. I am familiar with handfasting with the rushnyk, though.
Hope that helped! 🙂
Post # 4
hi there! nice to see another ukrainian bee out there 🙂
1 – i’m from yalta, UA, and currently located here, but i also lived in kiev for 5 years, and we’re moving there soon again. i speak russian and ukrainian.
2 – getting married in my hometown, honeymooning around europe.
3 – my Fiance is from yalta too.
4 – we are going to use the rushnyk to step on (probably), haven’t thought of any other traditions yet.
Post # 5
@ladyhoneybee: Hi! I’m Russian by heritage, but geographically I’m Ukrainian by birth (the whole USSR situations made a mess of this). I speak Russian, but not Ukrainian, and I live in Minnesota (since I was 10).
My other half is American. His grandparents were Finnish.
We’re probably getting married in the US Virgin Islands, but we might stay in MN for the wedding if some plans don’t work out.
The idea of the Virgin Islands wedding is to be able to have much fewer attendees and minimize the ceremony part of the wedding. We’re not big on being the center of attention. So we’re not looking to incorporate any traditions from any culture, and we’re leaving out many current American traditions. We just want to be married and enjoy our honeymoon. Your idea is cute though, I think maybe I will reconsider and look more into something small that we could do. My family back in Ukraine would probably appreciate it.
Post # 6
My parents came here from Russian, I am fluent. My wedding is in Miami beach Florida, and we live about an hour north of Miami.
Fi is American but has ancestors from Russia and Poland.
Were both Jewish so we will have some religious traditions, though I expect “gorka” to be used a lot on our wedding night!