I guess weddings come in all sizes and colors. I gues everything comes in different sizes and colors and it is up to us to find what suites us best. Some like to go big, others prefer intimacy and closeness, just like some of us prefer modern quirky weddings, as opposed to those who embrace tradition with all their hearts.
As for myself, I’m somewhere in between and it feels just fine.
What felt amazing, though, was reading about a small wedding in Ploiesti, Romania, whose protagonists chose the traditional way and turned their wedding into a lively and authentic display of old Romanian traditions and customs. It was so beautiful, that I won’t even comment on it, for I’m afraid I might ruin it.
Here are some photos of the groom and bride:
They wore Romanian traditional attire, served homemade drinks and food and the bride even brought her dowry – the needle works that she had made before getting married.
Their wedding guests also wore the traditional attire (some even matched it with jeans):
Bride’s dowry (all of it was made by her with care and attention to detail):
This is how weddings use to look in our country a few decades ago and it brings me great joy that some of us have the courage to bring back old values and traditions. It takes true maturity to be able to appreciate the past and how hard our ancestors worked to be able to leave us this legacy of shape, color, texture and technique.
If you liked any of the Romanian clothing pieces in these photos, here’s a great place to buy them: http://www.iiana.ro/.
- The Art Of The Romanian Haystack (presurfer.blogspot.com)