Group wedding in Harbin
Updated : 2013-07-26
By Zhang Anqi ( chinadaily.com.cn )
Nineteen Chinese and overseas couples - from Australia, Beijing, Shanghai, Ningbo and Heilongjiang province - tied the knot in a group wedding in Harbin on July 21.
The wedding was organized by the Harbin municipal Party publicity department, the Harbin Communist Youth League, Harbin tourism administration, Harbin ministry of civil affairs and Harbin Daily Newspaper Group.
The couples walked through a floral archway as confetti made from petals were thrown. Harbin city officials, Wang Tieqiang and Xie Yinglong, attended and were witnesses at the ceremony. The newlyweds then sat down to enjoy the reception, and later took a cable car above the Songhua River to enjoy the summer wetland landscape. They posed for photos on Sun Island and then headed to the 100-year-old Central Avenue, where they wrote down their wishes, such as “2013 love me forever”, on a scroll.
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