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Weddings highlight 2011 Harbin Ice & Snow Festival

01-07-2011 08:38 BJT

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A number of couples looking to impress their families and guests are holding their wedding ceremonies at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in northeast China. Some tales of cold matrimony from the frosty capital of Heilongjiang Province.

It's eight minutes past ten, a lucky time of morning, according to traditional Chinese culture. A snow sculpture art exhibition would be a fairy tale setting for any kind of ceremony. Today it's a wedding backdrop for 18 couples from Russia, the United States, Japan, Canada, Vietnam and several different provinecs around the host nation.

With ice and snow as their witnessess, the newly wedded couples swore their love, exchanged their presents, and shared their happiness with the guests.

A number of couples looking to impress their families and guests are holding
their wedding ceremonies at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in northeast
China.

This special activity has become a calling card for Harbin. The event's 26 years of history have generated unforgettable nuptial ceremonies for nearly a thousand couples.


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