It's been a pre-wedding tradition across the North-east for generations and we've asked our readers to tell us about their own experiences of blackenings.
EastEnders star Shona McGarty has revealed she is getting married before the end of the year.
A North-east couple have celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary with friends and family.
A North-east couple vowed they will cancel their wedding next year if that is what it takes to care for their puppy who was injured in a hit-and-run.
A mum-of-three has admitted biting two police officers following a drunken bust-up at a wedding.
After 11 years of dating, a businessman popped the question on the anniversary of the day he and his partner met – on top of one of the Forth Road Bridge towers.
Road crews made sure a North-east bride could travel to church in style by suspending work on a historic bridge.
A five-year-old has died from cancer less than two weeks after her “fairytale wedding” moved people all over the world.
A North-east couple who met at a dance have celebrated 60 years of married life.
Hundreds of well-wishers attended the fairytale “wedding” of a north-east youngster whose battle with cancer has touched hearts across the planet.
A Dons-mad bride and groom celebrated their love match - and their favourite club - with a Reds-themed wedding day.
Eighteen months in the planning (and panicking) and finally - last Saturday - my quine's wedding.
A bride and groom got the shock of a lifetime when former First Minister Alex Salmond appeared at their wedding.
A direct descendant of former Prime Minister William Gladstone has given a 16th-century North-east castle a new lease of life.
With the credit crunch still biting more and more brides are turning to the high street to buy their wedding dress.
Highland dress has long been the most popular look for grooms - as well as male guests - at Scottish weddings.
A couple never imagined that a prop they bought for their wedding celebration would turn out to be a piece of film history.
Many brides think nothing of spending thousands of pounds on their wedding gown.
When it comes to your big day, the design elements of a wedding can play a vital part in setting the scene for guests.
An Aberdeen couple have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary - at the same Chinese restaurant they held their reception 50 years ago.
Anne Kesterton has been married to her husband Ian for 40 years, but she never got the chance to have a white wedding - until yesterday.
Georgina and Robert McDonald didn't quite get off on the right foot when they met at a local dance hall.
A loving husband organised a special secret surprise for his wife as they celebrated 50 years of marriage.
The owner of an Aberdeen bridal boutique is celebrating after the revamp of her shop won recognition.
When two people decide to get married, it is assumed that they are insanely in love – personality, habits, quirks and all.
An Aberdeen woman who medics feared was going to die has thanked the Queen's surgeon for saving her life – by inviting him to the dream wedding she never thought she would live to have.
When it comes to getting dressed up for a wedding, there are so many rules to follow that most end up with a sea of boring grey suits and humdrum floral frocks.
A Lancashire woman has tricked her partner of four years into going to the top of the Blackpool Tower before delivering him an amazing leap year message in the sand.
A DAD who was separated from his family has said he is "over the moon" to have them in Aberdeen.
A TRADITIONAL wedding has lit up the Granite City with an array of colours and Southeast Asian culture as a couple Thai-ed the knot.