What's in a name?

Duygu Asena, Turkey's pioneering feminist writer known for her best-seller "The Woman Has No Name," would have cringed had she seen a recent wedding invitation from the eastern province of Van. The formal invitation, with bold golden letters against a black backdrop, contained no female names - not that of the bride, nor the parents.

17 injured at wedding over sharing of gifts between families in Turkey's Zonguldak

An argument between the families of a newlywed couple over which family would keep the gold coins and jewelry pinned on the bride's gown led to the injury of 17 people in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak on Aug. 20.

The incident broke out in the Gökçebey district at around 10 p.m. during the wedding of Merve Ç. and Murat A. which took place at a tea garden.

Investigation opened over photos of kindergarten children wearing bridal clothes, veils in mosque in Turkey's Uşak

The provincial Directorate of Family and Social Policies has opened an investigation after photos emerged of kindergarten children wearing bridal clothes and veils in the Aegean province of Uşak, Doğan News Agency has reported. 

Photos of children aged between 4 and 5 wearing bridal clothes and veils stirred outrage among Turkish social media users after emerging on May 17.

The worst groom of the world!

Married life is definitely not a piece of cake for this pair from the Middle East, judging by what happened at their wedding reception. The couple has been joined as man and wife for just quarter of an hour when they fell out as they cut their wedding cake. The man feeds the woman some cake with a spoon as music plays in the background.

25 percent of child brides globally from Africa alone, says UNICEF

There are currently 125 million child brides in Africa alone, amounting to around 25 percent of total child brides across the globe, according to the United Nations children's fund (UNICEF). It also stated that this number is projected to more than double by 2050 if current trends continue. 

My big, BLUE Chinese wedding on Mykonos (video)

The Chinese can’t get enough of Greek islands. Many of them choose to get married on them. One young Chinese couple decided to draw all eyes upon themselves as the bride took the color “Mykonos blue” to a new level with her blue wedding gown and glass slippers. She wore a wreath with colored ribbons in her hair… The groom married in matching colors with a shiny blue suit and white shoes.