18 June 2008

"Blackening the bride"


"In the Scottish pre-wedding tradition of “Blackening the Bride,” The bride is taken by surprise and covered with foul substances, such as eggs, various sauces, feathers, and well you name it… The bride to be, officially blackened, is the then paraded around town, and of course a few pubs, for all to see..."

This seems more like a modern collegiate "hazing" than an ancient wedding tradition, but it is included among an interesting group of "weird wedding customs." Link found at the Presurfer.

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