In a small Bulgarian village romance comes from a wedding tradition that has survived for centuries. The party is huge, and the bride has to stand still for a very long time.
Hundreds of US couples packing AR-15 rifles have had their marriages and weapons blessed at an unusual church ceremony. Children from a nearby elementary school had to be relocated for their safety.
They style themselves as stable and safe countries at every opportunity; nevertheless, they have yet to be admitted to the Schengen Area. Romania and Bulgaria, it seems, will remain the European Union's problem children.
Pope Francis married a couple of flight attendants on the papal plane as he flew over Chile. The couple had been wed in a civil ceremony but couldn't marry in their parish church because of the country's 2010 earthquake.
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is to marry his South Korean girlfriend later in the year. Kim So-yeon is nearly three decades younger than Schröder, who has been married four times.
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