Couple Gets Married in Antarctica

Couple Gets Married in Antarctica
Mon 03-03-2014

A Chinese couple who got engaged at the North Pole has traveled around the world to reach the South Pole and have their dream wedding.

Zhang Xinyu and Liang Hong, a young couple from Beijing, realized how fragile life was after a massive earthquake hit Sichuan Province in 2008, reported Beijing Morning News. Soon after, Zhang's father passed away.

"Liang helped me to get through the darkest days of my life. After that, I promised to give her a unique gift – a proposal in Arctic and a marriage in Antarctica," Zhang explained.

To make their wedding happen, the pair needed a sailing boat and skills which would allow them to embark on the challenging journey. They spent the next years saving money and getting ready for the trip around the world.

In January 2012, they took a train to the North Pole where Zhang proposed to Liang in minus 72-degree weather. A few months later, Zhang and Liang finally had enough money to buy the boat.

The couple and their four friends set sail in July 2013. They registered their marriage in Las Vegas on October 15, but it still took them months to reach their final destination – the South Pole.

Zhang and Liang arrived at the Chinese research station in Antarctica on February 20, after a 231-day journey which took them trough more than 30 cities in 24 countries.

Despite the cold, Liang wore a wedding dress as they got married four days later. After sailing 35,000 kilometers and suffering from serious seasickness, she refused to let anything ruin her perfect day.

The lovebirds who have known each other for 30 years are the first Chinese couple that has gotten wed at the South Pole. 

Source: GBTimes