All over the world, people practice numerous wedding customs that have been passed on through many generations. Although each has a long history of meaning and significance, many just seem strange and out of place in todayâ€™s culture.
Check out some of the historical wedding customs that are still practiced today, much to the intrigue and wonderment of its audience.
Blackening the Bride
In the Scottish pre-wedding tradition of â€œBlackening the Bride,â€ The bride is taken by surprise and covered with foul substances, such as eggs, various sauces, feathers, and well you name itâ€¦
The bride to be, officially blackened, is the then paraded around town, and of course a few pubs, for all to see.
Filmed in Fraserburgh and Rosehearty, in the north east of Scotland in 2007. A bride to be is subjected to a traditional â€˜blackeningâ€™, one of the strangest of all pre-wedding traditions.