In rural Kyrgyzstan, 1 in 3 marriages begins with an abduction. Older generations see this as a harmless tradition, but two brides have been killed since 2018. A study finds other problems, too.
No kissing, jumping up and down on the dance floor, or buffets. Sounds like a COVID wedding.
The tradition of a bride garbed in white weaves through two thousand years of history, influenced by the Romans – and Queen Victoria.
Hiring top-end event centres boosts people’s social status and made them feel more esteemed.