Romanian custom of staging mock kidnappings at weddings
Published on September 4th, 2012 | by FunnyDoom Stuff
It's one of Romania's more colorful customs: bride-napping.
Every Saturday night, brides from Bucharest and beyond are dragged away in a mock abduction by friends and driven to a top tourist spot where they are 'held hostage' – all the while pouting, dancing and striking provocative poses for the cameras.
And the tradition of snatching the bride from under the nose of groom and guests with the wedding party in full swing is getting bigger, brasher and an increasingly common sight in the Romanian capital, the Balkans' undisputed party town.