Chinese Bride Goes to Wedding on a Cow

Getting married?

Stop wasting your time!

Tell us what you need

Chinese Bride Goes to Wedding on a Cow
Fri 21-02-2014

A Chinese bride went to her wedding on a cow!

The groom Zheng Fu, had some different plans for when he wed Yi Yang, in China.

The groom said he had always been fascinated by the love story of the poor cowherd Niulang from ancient mythology and wanted it to feature in the ceremony.

He said: "I wanted to have the cow bring her to our wedding because I will be her Niulang, and I will love her for all eternity with my heart and soul."

According to the legend Niulang was told by a cow where he would be able to witness the Emperor of heaven's seven daughters come down to earth to bathe.

Captivated by the beauty of the youngest daughter, responsible for weaving the rainbows in the sky, he stole her fairy clothes so that she was unable to fly back to heaven.

And Niulang only agreed to return them if she promised to become his wife, and she accepted and the couple married and had two children.

But the Emperor of heaven found out why the sky no longer had its rainbows and took his daughter back into heaven, although after listening to her pleas he agreed to allow her to see her husband one day every year - where she would be carried across a rainbow on the back of a cow.

The beautiful woman on a cow is one of the images of the Chinese Valentine's Day but it is never really taken off as a means of transport to the wedding.

Chinese Valentines Day, known as Qi Xi, takes place on a different day each year but always around the middle of August.

Source: Daily Mail