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Bizarre Avatar-themed weddings take place in China

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Pandora wedding in China

A young girl dreams of that magical day when she will join her husband in holy matrimony — surrounded by friends, family, and perhaps a couple of Na'vi "extras" hired for the occasion. At least, if you happen to tie the knot in Wulingyuan, a scenic area in Hunan Province, China.

The region's 3,100 ft. tall quartzite sandstone pillars served as inspiration for the "floating mountains" of Pandora in the movie Avatar.  And after Avatar became bigger than Jesus and John Lennon combined, forestry officials went into full exploitation mode and began offering "Pandora Tours," as well as Pandora-themed weddings.

So what's the verdict on these theme weddings?

According to one bride, Xiao Tsao, who was married in a multi-couple joint service, "The Na'vi were a couple of forestry workers dressed up in long underwear dyed blue wearing some very unconvincing masks. It was really pathetic."

So much for that magical day. And it seemed like it had such potential, what with those Klingon weddings being passe and all.