Bride Lee Su and husband Ming thought they were all alone when they picked a romantic woodland setting for their once-in-a-lifetime wedding photos.
But within minutes they had to surrender when their clearing was invaded by hundreds of computer game fans playing a real life reconstruction of Counter Strike in Forest Park, Nanjing, Joangsu province, eastern China.
"One minute we were all alone feeling romantic and happy, the next we had men in uniforms charging at us. It ruined the day," said Su, 26.
The wargames troops were eventually routed by Su's furious mum, Yip Mei.
"They may have had guns but they didn't scare me. I told them what I thought of them and they ran away," said 47-year-old Mei.