Scherben bringen Glück! Breaking ceramics the night before the wedding is a German tradition called Polterabend. Anything and everything from sinks, flowerpots, mugs, plates, etc. are thrown onto the ground. The couple is tasked with sweeping up the shards (in this case, Vicky was given a broom to sweep up while Norman had a toothbrush to clean!) - cleaning up the aftermath demonstrates to the couple that they will have to work together in difficult times.
The morning of the wedding ceremony, the couple goes down to the Standesamt (Registry Office) at the Rathaus (City Hall) to get married.
Baumstamm Sägen is another German wedding tradition where the couple saws a log in half to symbolize the first obstacle they must overcome in their marriage.