Queens Park Avenue
tel:- 01277 844200
web address:- www.stockbrookweddings.co.uk
Stock Brook :-
Set in over 250 acres of unspoilt English countryside on the outer fringes of the picturesque village of Stock in central Essex
WEDDING AS A TERM
Although some brides were kidnapped, marriage by purchase was the preferred method of obtaining a wife. The "bride price" could be land, social status, political alliances, or cash. The Anglo-Saxon word "wed" meant that the groom would vow to marry the woman, but it also referred to the bride price (money or barter) to be paid by the groom to the bride's father. The root of the word "wedding" literally means to gamble or wager!