A wedding turned from happy celebration to a tragedy when a Chinese bride was left unconscious by a prank that went wrong.
The bride was tossed into the air by a group of groomsmen who then failed to catch her in Zaozhuang.
The accident happened when the bride arrived at the hotel to meet the groom for the wedding banquet.
Several groomsmen were sent to welcome her at the front gate. So the groomsmen picked up the bride and threw her into the air, pretending to scare her.
Quite unexpectedly, the group of excited men failed to catch the bride when she fell. She landed on the ground headfirst and was knocked into a coma.
Family members halted the ceremony and sent the injured bride to the hospital after she smashed her head on the ground.
The bride was transported from the scene of the accident to the hospital in seven minutes.
According to a family member, the bride suffered from slight concussion.
She was treated in the hospital for a few days and is now in a stable condition.