Watch couples get married in mass ice wedding in China

Some of the couples were getting married to each other for the second time

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It’s an ice day for a white wedding.

Or at least it was for these couples, who braved freezing temperatures and ice to get married at a mass wedding in China.

The 11 couples from around the world gathered at the annual Harbin Ice Festival to get married – in some cases it was their second wedding to each other. Some of the couples had come from as far away as France, Egypt and the Seychelles to tie the knot.

A couple from Egypt renewed their wedding vows - 15 years after their first got hitched.

Many of them were wearing their wedding dresses and suits underneath heavy coats and scarves.

They all took to the stage in temperatures as low as minus 20 to say “I do”, as an audience of well-wishers looked on.


The mass wedding has become a regular feature at the festival, which also includes an ice snow sculpture art expo, sleigh riding and winter sports.

The ice festival 2015 runs from 5 January to 25 February in the northern city of Harbin in Heilongjiang province.