Thursday, August 6, 2009
Longest wedding dress-world record set by Ling
JILIN City, Jilin Province, China -- Lin Rong,
a 25-year-long bride, dressed in a 2,162-meter-long wedding
gown handmade by her groom's family on her wedding day-setting
the world record for the Longest
Photo: Zhao Peng, 28, jumps to
celebrate as the world's longest wedding dress train he makes
to please his bride-to-be is unveiled at Jiangbin Park in
Jilin, northeast China's Jilin province. It takes nearly three
hours to unveil the train, which is 2,162 meters long and
1.5 meters wide. (enlarge
More than 200 wedding guests took more
than three hours to completely unroll the Longest
wedding dress, and pin 9,999 red roses made of silk
on the wedding train Thursday morning, before the bride put
on the Longest
wedding dress .
The plan was elaborated by the groom Zhao
Peng, a 28-year-old railway worker. "Both the length of the
dress and the number silk roses pinned on the wedding dress
can make history" said the groom.
After the wedding, he cut the dress to 1,984.1,022
meters, the number of his bride's birthday.
Photo: An aerial view shows the length
of the Longest wedding dress during a wedding ceremony in
Jilin city. / REUTERS (enlarge
"I also had 608 crystals stitched on the dress
train in memory of our 608 dating days, starting from the
first time I met with her," he said.
The 25-year-old bride, Lin Rong, who is a school
teacher, laughed and cried at the romantic gesture.
Zhao said he was actually inspired by the
Guinness world record of the Longest
wedding dress made in Romania in April when he planned
his wedding. "I do not want a cliche wedding parade or banquet,"
said the groom, "nor can I afford the extravagance of a hot
WRA's note: that previous "record"
may be considered a cheap publicity stunt and not a valid
record (by our standards and common sense) simply because
the a wedding dress needs to be used by a bride, to make the
He bought the materials and asked his relatives
for help in making the Longest
wedding dress by hand, which has taken three months
to finish, and cost him some 40,000 yuan (5,856 U.S. dollars).
Photo: The couple during their
wedding ceremony in Jilin city, Jilin province. / Reuters
But when he first came out with the idea,
it was strongly opposed by his family. "It is a waste of money
in my opinion," said Zhao's mother. "Though I understand that
he wants to show his love on the big day."
Zhao finally persuaded the whole family.
His aunt, a dressmaker, agreed to make the design of the Longest
wedding dress. Other family members helped search
for wedding information, select dress patterns, buy the materials,
do lacework, make the silk roses and stitch crystals on the
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Thursday, August 6, 2009