Marriage Going Off the Rails? Try a Subway Wedding!
Taking the fast track to marital bliss was never like this: eight couples from the city of Shenyang in China's northeastern Liaoning Province tied the knot in a group wedding held on the city's busy subway. By all accounts it was a moving experience.
The wedding took place on April 19th, 2011, and by all accounts it was a formal affair with the grooms decked out in suits and the brides looking resplendent in pricey white wedding gowns.
It's not known whether permission from Shenyang Metro authorities was granted for the wedding but one thing's for certain: guest seating was at a premium, what with the usual coterie of workers, students and travelers all vying for a limited number of seats.
A growing number of Chinese couples are opting for Western-style weddings as China's economy continues to boom and society increasingly grows more wealthy.
With that said, are there any limits to upward mobility? By breaking with tradition, are these hopeful newlyweds taking a train in vain? One would hope not... surely there's a light at the end of the tunnel.
Publicity stunt or not, a multiple marriage on the morning train is a great way to get one's marriage off to a running start. It could even spark a new trend, though harried commuters won't want to entertain that thought. Hey, things could be worse... none months from now, we could be reporting on China's first subway births! (via Women of China)
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