The neatest wedding I ever attended was at an old castle type of museum. It was a masquerade ball and everyone wore elaborate handmade masks. Each guest was tasked with making their own, months in advance - it was so much fun!
Swayamvaram... the old Indian way of selecting the life partner in ancient India is the best form of partner selection and marriage. The girl is given a garland and goes around the hall where potential contesting bridegrooms are seated. Each one will be introduced to her... She will select the right person and live with him for life. When he die, she will also die... such was the bondage created by the marriages in ancient India.