Jul 27 2016
When this Chinese couple got married 80 years ago in 1936 they were so poor to celebrate it big. They couldn't even take a wedding picture because of their poor financial condition.
But after 80 years of marital bliss, this loving couple finally decided to pose for their wedding photo while holding hands.
What makes the wedding pictures special is the fact that even after all these years Song Qinglin, 102, and Song Lishi, 99, are very much in love.
The couple who lives in Anhui the eastern province of China was helped by volunteers to get dressed as the bride and groom. The bride wore a white wedding dress with sequins and the groom wore a traditional Chinese dress.
The photo shoot was done on July 23, which was also their 80th wedding anniversary. Though they have been married for 80 years, they have been part of each other’s lives for the past 96 years.
Lishi had moved into Qinglin's family at the age of 6 after her parent’s death. As per the custom of the region she later married one of the sons of the family - Qinglin.
The pair has 6 children, 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren and all of them still live in the same house. According to their neighbours, the pair has never been apart all these years.
Photo credit: People’s Daily Online