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The Bizarre But True Origins Of Wedding Traditions

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Published on Aug 14, 2017

Here's a hint: our ancestors were VERY afraid of evil and VERY into kidnapping.

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It's My Wedding Day
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Easten Chinese Bride Beauty in traditional wedding clothes
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Queen Victoria
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Cricket-Indian-Wedding-Robin
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Queen Victoria Wedding
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Horthy-Edelsheim-Gyulai Wedding
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China Daily Life - Weather
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Edward the Martyr
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Mrs Latham's Wedding
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Marriage King Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou
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Before The Wedding
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Royal Waltz
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Whalley-Smallwood Wedding
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Young wedding couple on summer meadow
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Bridesmaids
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Demure Bride
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Isabel's Reception at Wurms
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Bride And Groom
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busted/
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Coy Card
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Andreas Vesalius
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Simple Anatomy
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Hernando De Soto
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The Marriage
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wedding - exchanging rings
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Richard III
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'Normandy Pirates' by Evariste Luminais
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Women getting fortunes tols, with men tricking them
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Jordanian brides wearing full-face veils
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Princess Victoria And Prince Frederick William
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Groom Holding back Bride
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A bride waves to the crowd in front of
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Washing Ground
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Vintage wedding
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Princess kidnapping
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Young Regency era couple getting married
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Marriage
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Hooded Assassin Brandishing Dagger
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Abduction of Proserpine on a Unicorn
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Pirate
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Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Bride
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Life of Civilian People at the Village
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Male hands passing key
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Young couple on their wedding day walking
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Father Watching Bride Descend Staircase
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