The word orthodox means "right believing" and was adopted to signify the true religion that faithfully followed the beliefs and practices defined by the first seven ecumenical councils (dating back to the first ten centuries).
Eastern Orthodox Christianity claims to have fully preserved, without any deviation, the traditions and doctrines of the early Christian church established by the apostles.
So, upon satisfaction with the ransom given, the bride's family gives away the bride to the groom.
Always buy an odd number of flowers (even numbers are used at funerals).
Also, never buy yellow roses (can signal a decrease in feelings or the end of a relationship). - Ukrainian citizens do not share the altruistic "looks aren't important" mentality that has spread through the West. You will notice that on the street, people will look first at your clothes, then at your face.
The entire event is played out in a comical fashion and everyone is entertained.
At first the groom comes and gives something (often money or jewelry) for the bride, and so the parents of the bride bring out a woman or man (the latter for amusement) that is not the actual bride, but is dressed up like one, covered in a veil, so the groom can't see their face.