61-63 Petersham Road
tel:- 020 8940 0902
fax:- 020 8948 8737
web address:- www.thebingham.co.uk
The Bingham :-
Venue licensed for civil partnership or wedding ceremonies
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.