Scandalous Facts About History’s Most Dramatic Weddings


We’ve all heard a story or two about wedding drama playing out for everyone to see. Maybe the bride throws a fit, maybe some relative gets too drunk and spills a family secret or two… but sometimes you get a wedding which is big or dramatic enough to find its way into the history books.




1. Toxic Tradition


In many patriarchal societies throughout history, many weddings have been, to put it bluntly, non-consensual. The tradition of women leaving her own family to join her groom’s family was taken to its extreme by having men kidnap women they fancied and abducting them from their homes. Although it’s now often labeled a crime, bride kidnapping continues around the world to this day.


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