On the eve of the Chinese city of Harbin passed the spectacular opening of the traditional International Ice and Snow Festival, which has become a tourist business card China north. This year during the festival for the first time staged a mass wedding - twenty-eight pairs ignored frost fifteen degrees and tied their fate against the backdrop of huge snow-ice copies of world famous architectural masterpieces.
28 bridal couples from Heilongjiang, Yunnan, Gansu, Guizhou, Hebei, Liaoning, Jilin and Australia held in Harbin collective wedding. (AP)
Newlyweds embracing against the backdrop of a snow sculpture depicting the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. (REUTERS / Aly Song)
Red - the traditional Chinese weddings. Modern European brides prefer white dresses, but still use the red elements in outfits and accessories. (REUTERS / Aly Song)
Newlyweds eat «tanghulu» - traditional for northern China delicacy of candied fruit on a stick. (REUTERS / Aly Song)
One 28-bride during a photo shoot, which carries a specially invited to the wedding photographer. Honeymooners are not scared severe frosts common to this region of China. (REUTERS / Aly Song)