web address:- www.riber-hall.co.uk
Riber Hall :-
Venue licensed for civil partnership or wedding ceremonies
Riber Hall, this renowned historic country manor house set in the peaceful rolling Derbyshire hills, enjoys spectacular views and scenic walks. Privately owned and proprietor run for thirty five years, Riber Hall offers luxury breaks, day time wedding receptions, intimate executive conferences, and welcomes dogs to the freedom of the countryside
WHY IT BECAME "BAD LUCK" FOR THE GROOM TO SEE BRIDE BEFORE THE CEREMONY
Until relatively recently, brides were considered the property of their father. Their futures and husbands were arranged without their consent. The marriage of an unattractive woman was often arranged with a prospective groom from another town without either of them having ever seen their prospective spouse. In more than one instance, when the groom saw his future wife, usually dressed in white, for the first time on the day of the wedding, he changed his mind and left the bride at the altar. To prevent this from happening, it became "bad luck" for the groom to see the bride on the day of the wedding prior to the ceremony.