This was the moment when guests attending a celebration dinner in north-central China after a wedding were made to suffer below-zero temperatures.
The video, captured in Pingliang in Gansu Province on December 25, shows the dinner unfolding against a backdrop of white.
They try to have a good time at the wedding reception even though the snow is falling all around.
Guests were forced to endure an al fresco dining experience after a wedding on December 25 in Pingliang in Gansu Province was marred by temperatures of -9°C
One guest said that the couple couldn’t reschedule their event because they had booked it far in advance. However, sub-zero temperatures did not stop them from enjoying the reception al fresco, where they enjoyed a picnic and shared meals together
Women, children, and men can all be seen talking – covered up with scarves, hats, coats, or mittens in order to ward off the winter weather.
A guest who identified herself only as Mrs Ma stated that she booked the wedding in advance, and was unable to cancel the booking.
Even though it was cold outside, happy couple’s friends put on a brave front and enjoyed their meal in small groups in a festive and fun atmosphere.
Temperatures in Pingliang, Gansu Province, are forecast to fall as low as -16°C by the end of December 2021
Temperatures in Pingliang, Gansu Province, dropped to lows of -9°C on December 25, bringing snow and icy roads.
The forecast for Pingliang shows even more extreme lows of -16°C predicted for the end of December and the beginning of January.
In Chinese marriages, the bride will typically wear red as it is a symbol of good luck and joy.
In Chinese culture, however, white is often associated with mourning and death.