The idea was to honour a tradition in Xi'an that the bride's feet shouldn't touch the ground during the journey from home to the ceremony, reports Huashang Daily.
Organiser Fan Yalin said the usual way of following the tradition was for the groom to carry the bride in his arms from the car.
But as the groom sells heavy machinery for a job, his colleagues came up with the idea of having them stand in two tractor buckets.
The bride and two bridesmaids were in one and the husband and two best men in the other.
The couple said they loved the novel ceremony, describing it as "dangerous but sweet".
While one guest, a Ms Yang, was quoted as saying: "It was really cool to have a tractor bucket marriage. Very interesting." (Huashang Daily – 陝西「華商日報」)