A Mythical Tune: Irish Wedding Traditions -- Braided Hair Irish brides often wore their hair in braids with ribbon and lace woven through the braids. Braided hair is an ancient Irish symbol of feminine power and luck.
'Norwegian Spring' Wedding in Pennsylvania by Sweet Water Portraits
Ancient Norse bridal couples went into hiding after the wedding for 30 days and a family member would bring them a cup of honey wine for each of those 30 days. Hence, were the term "honeymoon" came from.