Tips for arranging a record-breaking wedding

Apr 28

Tips for arranging a record-breaking wedding

If it’s a truly unique wedding that you want to host, look no further. Here’s a guide of record-breaking wedding feats compiled by Wyboston Lakes, which has spectacular wedding venues in Bedfordshire that you are able to book today:

Largest wedding banquet or reception

They do them big in India and former Tamil Nadu chief minister and movie star Jayalalitha Jayaram hosted the largest wedding banquet/reception when over 150,000 guests came along to her foster son’s wedding. That’s more than you will get at two premier league football matches. Most people arrived by bus, it appears, so the bus fares alone would have fed 2000 Indian families.

The ceremony was held in Madras, India, on September 7th 1995.

Oldest person to conduct a wedding ceremony

UK reverend William Noel Taverner holds the record as being the oldest person to conduct a wedding ceremony.

He was 98 years and 227 days when he achieved the feat by marrying his grandson Jack Thomas Tavernor to Rebecca Jane Floate at a ceremony in Bettws-y-Crwyn on August 15th 2015. Fortunately, there was no need to arrange a funeral immediately after!

Most expensive wedding dress

The most expensive wedding dress was priced at $12 million. Created by Martin Katz Jewellers and bridal couture designer Renee Strauss, the dress featured 150 carats of diamonds.

It was created specifically for the Luxury Brands Lifestyle Bridal Show, which took place on February 26th 2006. There was no ‘runaway bride’ in the show.

Most crystals on a wedding dress

At 45,024 crystals, Özden Gelinlik Moda Tasarim Ltd of Turkey created the wedding dress with the highest number of crystals on it.

The dress took five days to prepare and was presented at the Forum Istanbul Shopping Mall on January 29th 2011. Fortune tellers were clamouring to do business with onlookers.

Most pearls on a wedding dress

Yumi Katsura of Japan is credited with creating the wedding dress with the most pearls — 13,262 pearls in total. Only genuine Akoya cultured pearls were used, with the dress presented to the public at the 2012 Yumi Katsura Grand Collection event in Bunkyo, Tokyo on February 21st 2012. No estimate of the value was available.

Longest wedding veil

Vivian Shun-Wen Cheng of Taiwan wore the longest wedding veil for her wedding ceremony, which measured in at 6,072.23 metres long.

Three people spent over three months making the veil by hand as a gift from the bride’s father, which was worn on December 10th 2016 at Papago International Resort in Chihshang, Taitung County, Chinese Taipei. The bride arrived at the ceremony an hour before her dress!

Longest wedding dress train

The longest wedding dress train measures in at 2,599 metres long and was inspired by a sea of flowers in Shililanshan, in Xiamen.

The wedding dress was also decorated with petals and was worn to a ceremony on August 20th 2015. There was no mention of the swarm of bees that accompanied the bride.

Largest wedding bouquet

When Christa Rasanayagam married Arulanantham Suresh Joachim in the Canadian city of Ontario on September 6th 2003, the bride held the largest wedding bouquet ever recorded.

Measuring 60.09 metres long and weighing 92kg, the bouquet was made up of 1,500 flowers divided into 500 roses, 400 carnations, 340 baby breaths, 200 daisies and 60 lilies. An array of bear grass, Italian Ruches and Ontario Cedar completed the array. Did she suffer injuries when throwing the bouquet over her shoulder?

Most bridal bouquets caught

By catching 50 bridal bouquets when attending the weddings of friends and family between June 15th 1996 and April 30th 2016, American Jamie Jackson holds the feat of catching the most bridal bouquets ever.

This record has seen Jamie become a local celebrity in her home state of Utah and earn the nickname “The Bouquet Slayer”. But still not married!

Most bridesmaids to one bride

American Tina Ackles holds the record for having the most bridesmaids to one bride.

When she tied the knot in the US state of Florida on April 18th 2015, the bride was accompanied by 168 bridesmaids. So, who paid for the bridesmaid’s dresses?

Largest wedding cake

Weighing in at 6,818 tonnes, a cake created by chefs at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino, in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA, takes the feat of being the world’s largest wedding cake.

This magnificent wedding cake was put on display by the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino for their New England bridal showcase, which took place on February 8th 2004.

First zero gravity wedding

American couple Erin Finnegan and Noah Fulmor are credited with having the first zero gravity wedding.

To achieve this feat, the ceremony took place aboard a modified Boeing 727-200 on June 23rd 2009.

Deepest underwater wedding

When Hiroyuki Yoshida of Japan tied the knot with Sandra Smith of the USA, the ceremony took place 130 metres below sea level; making it the deepest underwater wedding.

The wedding took place at Song Hong Lake, in Trang, Thailand on September 30th 2013.

Largest underwater wedding

The marriage of Polish couple Ewa Staronska and Pawel Burkowski is credited with being the largest underwater wedding ever, with 303 divers present.

Orka Group Ltd organised the event, which took place at the Koparki Diving Base, in Jaworzno, Poland, on August 27th 2011 and involved communication via waterproof texts and sign language.

Largest motorcycle wedding procession

Peter Schmidl and Anna Turceková took their passion for motorcycles to new heights when they tied the knot in Bratislava, Slovakia, on May 6th 2000.

This is because the pair enjoyed a wedding procession of 597 motorcycles — making it the largest motorcycle wedding procession ever. Those without motorbikes travelled by bus, creating long lines at windows selling bus fares.

Source:

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/search?term=weddings