On August 15, American Matthew. G. Winter and Changde girl Yin Wanyu held a traditional Chinese wedding ceremony in Zhangjiajie. Among the sounds of suona horn, drums and gongs, the bridal sedan chair was lifted with a thunderous bust of fireworks, attracting attention of locals and tourists.
Matthew. G. Winter works as a financial professional in Chengdu. To make his wedding ceremony unforgettable, he decided to marry his girlfriend as per Chinese custom.
This year the first transnational Chinese wedding ceremony in Zhangjiejie was held by a French guy and a Zhangjiajie girl in May. In recent years, more and more international couples are choosing to hold their wedding ceremony in the world-famous Zhangjiajie as a token of love for each other.
The American bridegroom picks his Chinese bride from her house.
The American bridegroom puts his Chinese bride in the bridal sedan chair.
The bride strides over a fire pan to remove bad luck.
The young couple bow to each other following Chinese wedding customs.
Translator: Guo Yan
Source: Hunan Official Web Portal