In this representational image, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish girl wearing a bride outfit walks in the street in Jerusalem on March 8, 2017. Getty Images/ Menahem Kahana

A pair of six-year-old twins have been “married” in a Buddhist ceremony in Thailand, Monday, because their parents believed that they were lovers in their past life.

Amornsan Sunthorn Malirat, 31, and Phacharaporn, 30, the father and mother respectively of twins named Guitar and Kiwi, told Mail Online that they knew that they had to get their son and daughter “married” to each other from the moment they were born.

"The reason for the marriage ceremony is because we believe that both the children used to be a partners in their past life,” Amornsan said. “This is a belief we have inherited from ancient people. We must arrange a wedding for the two twins as a solution to the issues they had before they were re-born. If they are married, they will live healthy and successful lives and not be sick."

In addition, the couple believed that they had been re-born together because of their “karma” from their relationship of the past life, during which they had incurred some debts that can only be paid back, through marriage.

The lavish ceremony, which cost thousands of dollars took place in Samut Prakan on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. Before the ceremony could take place, Guitar paid her brother 200,000 baht ($6,139) and gold worth 1000 pounds ($1,269) in dowry, as per tradition.

During the ceremony, which was attended by a dozen of the family’s relatives and friends, a street procession was held, followed by a game where Guitar had to walk through nine “gates” before he could meet his bride.

In pictures from the ceremony, where the child bride and groom posed hand-in-hand, Guitar was seen dressed in a golden wedding dress and holding a bouquet of pink flowers, while Guitar wore a pale gold coat and a bowtie. In another footage from the ceremony, street musicians could be seen and Guitar giving his “bride” a peck on the cheek.

"They were both so sweet during their wedding. They will be the best of friends for the rest of their lives,” Phacharaporn said.

Despite the official ceremony, the “marriage” was legally binding as no documents were signed by either the bride or groom. Their parents said that both of them will eventually be able to seek out their respective partners and get married to them when they get older.

In a similarly unusual but much less lavish wedding ceremony, Yuan Dongfang from China got “married” to his four-year-old daughter, Yaxin, last month.

Yaxin battled an aggressive form of leukemia, and had only a couple of months to live without proper treatment that would cost 1,000,000 yuan ($144,985). When she expressed one of her dying wishes to be a bride and asked her father whether he can be her “boyfriend” and get married to her, Yuan could not refuse.

“She might not understand the meaning of getting married. She might just think that it is a wonderful thing and therefore wants to do it,” Yuan said. He held an impromptu ceremony in his daughter’s hospital ward on Nov. 17.