27 Manchester Road
tel:- 01625 433228
fax:- 01625 429878
web address:- www.smoothhound.co.uk/hotels/moorhaye
Moorhayes House :-
This comfortable non-smoking guest house is only half a mile from Macclesfield
After "kidnapping" his bride, the groom would take her and go into hiding. By the time the bride's family tracked them down them, the bride would probably already be pregnant! A "bride price" would then be negotiated. An earlier source is the early Jewish custom of the bride and groom spending a week together alone immediately after the marriage feast. The earliest reference to this practice is Jacob's marriages to Leah and Rachel.