Top 5 world record breaking weddingsOctober 7, 2013
Weddings are classed as one of the most memorable highlights of your life, but some people wanted to make theirs even more unforgettable by attempting world records. We’ve gathered 5 of our favourite world record breaking weddings.
The largest number of bridesmaids
In Bangkok, Thailand, a businesswoman broke the world record for having the most bridesmaids on her wedding day.
Keyoon Chokelamlert had 95 bridesmaids present on the big day, officially the biggest number ever.
Oldest bride and groom
A couple from California currently hold the world record being the oldest bride and groom to tie the knot.
After eighteen years as a couple, 95-year old Lillian Hartley and 98-year-old Allan Marks, married. The couple were both widowed from previous marriages.
The pair has called themselves “the Romeo and Juliet of senior citizens”.
The highest altitude weddings
Fiji airways assisted with five weddings, 41,000 feet above sea level, the highest altitude vows have ever been exchanged at.
As part of a Fiji Airways brand launch, the airline searched for five couples to share their special moment in the air. Around 400 New Zealand couples applied to be involved, with the winning couples receiving a free flight and a honeymoon in Fiji.
Most expensive display wedding cake
In Texas, businesses Delicious Cakes, Dallas Gold and Silver Exchange and Quest drape teamed up to make a 9-tier wedding cake, complete with silver dust icing and 1,200 carats worth of diamonds.
The cake cost a staggering £810,000 to make.
To transport the cake to the wedding, armed guards and an armoured vehicle were present to make sure the expensive cake was delivered safely.
Sadly, the cake wasn’t edible.
Longest wedding dress
In China, one bride smashed the world record for the longest wedding dress. Ling Rong wore a 2,162 metres wedding dress, and took three hours to lay out the train.
The 200 wedding guests assisted with unrolling the train, as well as pinning 9,999 silk red roses on it.
The plan was arranged by the groom, Zhao Peng, who also had 608 crystals stitched onto the dress, to represent the number of days they have been together, including the time they first met.