In his book, Stories Of Our Fathers; a multi-generational narrative of the Gazan Family through sorrow and triumph (FHL book #929.273 G258g); Harold S. Gazan describes one of the more unusual marriages that I have read about. He writes;
"Eva Gazan was born on 11 June 1895. She married Ruben Koperberg. He was born on 25 May 1895, in Amsterdam and died on 3 Mar 1997 in Baarn. Eva's marriage to Ruben was a "marriage of the glove". This means that Ruben was not present for the marriage ceremony that was held in Amsterdam. Ruben had already traveled to the Dutch East Indies. It was neither practical nor possible for him to return home for the wedding ceremony. Because Ruben and Eva were engaged, the marriage ceremony occurred with a representative of the groom who stood in for him."