It seems in China you must travel to the brides birth city (or a city nearby her birthplace where they keep the documents) to be officially married. 3pm Sunday afternoon we were on our way!
We had to travel 5 hours by bus from ZhongShan to XingNing to get my step sons passport. The bus had beds for the long trip which was great for small Chinese and children. Not so good for a 135Kg Aussie!