- Title: THAILAND: COUPLES ATTEND MASS WEDDING CEREMONY
- Date: 15th February 1998
- Summary: BANGKOK, THAILAND (FEBRUARY 14, 1998) (RTV) 1. SLV EXTERIOR HOTEL WHERE BANGRAK DISTRICT'S MARRIAGE REGISTRATION DESKS ARE TEMPORARY SETUP 0.05 2. SLV INTERIOR WITH YOUNG COUPLES SEATED 0.10 3. MV YOUNG COUPLES APPLYING FOR MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE; SCU DOCUMENTS ON TABLE; WOMAN TYPING OUT DETAILS/CU CERTIFICATE IN TYPEWRITER (4 SHOTS) 0.39 4. SCU YOUNG COUPLE CHECKING COMPLETED CERTIFICATE 0.47 5. SCU YOUNG COUPLE WITH THEIR BABY 0.57 6. YOUNG COUPLE EMBRACING 1.10 7. SCU MAN AT DESK HANDS CERTIFICATE TO COUPLE/SCU GIFTS HANDED OVER TO COUPLE/CU CONDOMNS FOR COUPLES ON TABLE (4 SHOTS) 1.38 8. SCU ANOTHER COUPLE SIT DOWN AT DESK WITH MAN 1.48 9. SLV COUPLES TAKING PHOTOGRAPH IN FRONT OF BAGRAK DISTRICT SIGN ERRECTED AT THE HOTEL'S FUNCTION (2 SHOTS) 2.00 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Reuters ID: LVA24WCGKIZW7I4CZDY142MUB8EP
- Location: BANGKOK, THAILAND
- Country: Thailand
- Duration: 00:02:01
- Story Text: More than a thousand couples have pledged their everlasting love to each other during the biggest wedding ceremony ever held in Thailand.
The wedding ceremony was held on Saturday, St Valentine's Day (February 14), sponsored by the government, and organised by the Bangrak (Village of Love) District Office in the capital Bangkok.
A total of 1,050 couples took part doing away with traditional bridal attire in favour of more casual clothes.
Similar mass weddings on St Valentine's Day have been held for the last eight years.
The newlyweds were given free pizzas, soft drinks...and condoms.
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