Long standing tradition in Orkney. Groom and Bride-to-be are grabbed before the big day and covered in molasses (along with a mixture of other lovelies like flour, rice crispies and spagetti) and filled with beer.
Always a good laugh.
This is my cousin's blackening, filmed on GoPro HD Hero. Unfortunately the camera was tipped over at the crucial "grab", so i had to add a selection of stills to show the act of the blackening.