As a token of his love to his future bride-to-be, a man in Shandong province handmade two dresses for his fiancée out of 600 balloons! Fun!
25-year-old Lu Kepeng and his dearly betrothed attracted the curious — maybe even jealous — eyes of residents as they strutted the streets of Qingdao earlier this week.
Anybody who has twisted balloons into any non-cylindrical shape will know that this fragile couture must have been a real labor of love. Apparently, Lu was fulfilling his girlfriend’s dream of having a unique wedding. While her groom seems to have succeeded, her dream is not so unique.
For instance, one pair of two lovebirds are currently on a yearlong wedding/roadtrip, snapping wedding photos in the traditional costumes of China’s 56 official minorities along the way. Alternatively, if Lu had just traveled to Jinan, a short way away, he could have purchased a 300,000 RMB dress with a 101-meter-long train. Who are we kidding, though, balloons rule.
Lu managed to craft two dresses for the pre-wedding photoshoot. One of them is made of a pink bodice and multi-color polka dot gown. Perhaps not wanting to abandon tradition all together, the second dress is a more conservative white.
Here’s hoping their marriage lasts longer than the dress does and encounters less bureaucratic trouble than Nicky Wu’s betrothal to Liu Shishi.
By Matthew Patel
[Images via Sina]