Many couples either immediately after the wedding day, or a short time later go on a “Honeymoon”. Thought you might be interested in knowing where that term came from. It began as a Norse tradition. Northern European history describes women being abducted from their families and forced to marry a man from the neighbouring village. The husband would take his ‘captured, new bride’ into hiding until he was certain her family had given up the hunt and retreated. So much for romance. The other notion comes from Scandinavian tradition where the couple drinks sweet honey infused wine for a month after the wedding, to ensure a ‘sweet’ marriage. The ‘moon’ came in because that is almost a month. And now you know the origins. May your honeymoon, whether for a weekend or longer, be calm and relaxing, may it be time to savour the events up to and including your wedding day, and may it be the beginning of a new chapter in your lives.