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Blackening the bride and groom. a pre-wedding folklore Scottish marriage ritual Mallaig Scotland Uk.<br />
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A young couple are driven through the town sitting in a bath tub on the back of a lorry. They are covered in flour and eggs. This pre wedding ritual takes place the day before their marriage and is know as 'blackening' or reschtach, and apparently wards off evil spirits  before the wedding.
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Scottish marriage ritual Blackening the bride and groom Scotland
Blackening the bride and groom. a pre-wedding folklore Scottish marriage ritual Mallaig Scotland Uk.

A young couple are driven through the town sitting in a bath tub on the back of a lorry. They are covered in flour and eggs. This pre wedding ritual takes place the day before their marriage and is know as 'blackening' or reschtach, and apparently wards off evil spirits before the wedding.

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From gallery: ENGLAND THE 1980S - 1990S
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Date: 7 May 2011
Location: MALLAIG SCOTLAND UK
Credit: HOMER SYKES
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