Traditional Style Wedding. Romanian Costumes and Rituals Brought Back to Life
A traditional style wedding is a more and more popular choice in Romania, made by couples who enjoy the traditional costumes, dances and customs or are simply nostalgic about how a weeding used to take place, in the countryside. The bride and groom choose traditional costumes, or a more rustic white dress for the bride, and sometimes even the guests have to observe this dress code. Then, the rituals, the food and the way the party goes on are all put together to reproduce the wedding of the grandparents’ generation, only this one gets many more pics.
Victorina si Octavian had their traditional style wedding at the Village Museum in Sibiu. The bride and groom and their guests all dressed in traditional costumes. They started the procession from a Transylvanian home in the open-air museum, because the groom was from the region, they made a stop at another one to pick up the godparents, and the bride was waiting at a house from Oltenia, because that’s where she was from.
This was the bride’s dream wedding, after seeing something similar in her own family in childhood. She then promised herself that, when the happy occasion arrives, it will be the same for her.
In Dragus (Brasov county), chosen the most beautiful village in Romania in 2014, the local authorities started to promote the traditional style wedding to attract more tourists. At one such event all the villagers attending were dressed in traditional costumes and the tourists were invited to take part in the procession, so they danced and enjoyed themselves with the bride and groom and tried some traditional dishes.
If a traditional style wedding celebration appeals to you, there’s a Facebook page (Nunta – The Romanian Wedding), where you can see images from such events all around the country.
This pic is from a civil ceremony at the Village Museum in Bujoreni (Valcea).
This ceremony took place in Bacau, at the Military Church “Sfantul Gheorghe si Eroii Neamului”.
The couple in the middle, sided by their godparents, married at the Catholic Monastery Congregatio Jesu in Timisul de Sus. The guests wore traditional costumes from their region, so a lovely display from Bucovina, Piatra Neamt, Maramures, Brasov, Banat and even Leipzig in Germany could be seen.
These are costumes from Nasaud this young couple chose for their wedding at the Village Museum in Sibiu.
The website nuntatraditionala.ro contains features dedicated to different traditional style wedding events from different regions. Here are some pictures depicting couples that married this way in Neamt, Tara Oasului, Suceava, Brasov and Giurgiu.
And this couple had their traditional style wedding in Bucharest.
Credits: adevarul.ro, nuntatraditionala.ro, Facebook/ Nunta – The Romanian Wedding