Where did the tradition of the Honeymoon come from? Well it comes from Northern Europe where in history it is described as the abduction of the bride from the neighboring village. It was imperative, that the abductor, the husband-to-be, takes his bride to be into hiding for period of time. His friends assured his and her safe keeping and kept their whereabouts unknown. Once the bride's family gave up their search, the bride groom returned to his people.