WEDDING FILMS & TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
MORE WEDDING TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD:
Croquembouche, France: French weddings often serve a croquembouche, a truly delightfully tower of cream-filled pastry puffed that can be dipped in any number of sweet sauces, as the wedding cake. A croquembouche can be decorated with fruit, nuts, and glazes, and makes a fantastic centrepiece.
For the wedding reception, there’s a less charming tradition: La Soupe, in which leftovers are gathered into a toilet (or toilet-like bowl) from which the bride and groom must eat for good luck.
fruits and rum. The same cake can be served at Christmas, and has a lot in common with a traditional
Christmas fruit cake.
Ransoming the bride, Romania: In Romania, a mock abduction game is common before wedding ceremonies take place. The bride is kidnapped by friends, family, or hired entertainers, and the groom must come to her rescue and pay her ransom through drinks, money, or romantic gestures.
Bride-napping turns out to be a common trope across European countries, with versions in Russia, Germany, and Wales. In the latter, a Welsh best man takes the bride to the pub before the wedding, and the groom-to-be must find them and pick up the tab.
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