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Extreme wedding photography: Adventurous newlyweds dangle from cliff face for picture-perfect moment

Well this is certainly one for the grandchildren to pore over in a couple of years time.

While many couples are scrambling for the most Instagram-worthy, Pinterest-perfect wedding photos to share with complete strangers, over in China it seems to be more about the extreme than the quaint and rustic when it comes to tying the knot.

At least it was for one adventurous pair who, not content with getting a couple of professional snaps outside the church for the wedding album, instead dragged themselves, their photographer, and a couple of colourfully-clad enablers up a mountain for a spot of extreme wedding photography.


The Chaya Mountain in Zhumadian, Henan Province of China is a famous film location in China, known as the backdrop for the TV series "Journey to the West".

The daredevils had their photos on the cliff edge alongside working staff, who dressed as the main characters from the program to send blessings to the newlyweds.

Makes the Cliffs of Moher and Carrick-a-Rede look like a doddle anyway. Who's up for it?