Bride-napping custom all the rage in Romania

Bride-napping custom all the rage in Romania

Women whisked away from wedding parties by men wielding fake guns
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Vadim Ghirda/Associated Press



A Romanian bride is held by mock kidnappers holding a toy weapons at the Triumph Arch in Bucharest, Romania. The arch, a replica of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, the French capital, is a rendezvous place for brides on the wedding night for the bride stealing ritual. The ancient Romanian tradition of bride stealing is getting bigger, brasher and an increasingly common sight in the Romanian capital, the region’s undisputed party town.
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