The celebratory mess was originally carried out to avoid evil spirits and bring good luck.
French weddings often serve a croquembouche, a truly delightfully tower of cream-filled pastry puffed that can be dipped in any number of sweet sauces, as the wedding cake.
As part of the elaborate and visually stunning traditional Indian wedding, brides and other female attendees are often dyed with intricate henna designs to represent the joy, hope, and love of the occasion.
In South African tradition, the parents of the bride and groom bring fire from their own fireplaces to the home of the newlyweds.
Red is a powerful colour in Chinese weddings, symbolising boldness, luck, and love.