Lifestyle: A guide to record-breaking weddings

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Who hosted the largest wedding banquet or reception?

A wedding banquet/reception hosted by former Tamil Nadu chief minister and movie star Jayalalitha Jayaram for her foster son’s wedding on September 7th 1995 in Madras, India, was attended by over 150,000 guests.

Who is the oldest person to conduct a wedding ceremony?

UK Reverend William Noel Tavernor was 98 years and 227 days when he conducted the wedding ceremony of his grandson Jack Thomas Tavernor and Rebecca Jane Floate in Bettws-y-Crwyn on August 15th 2015.

What was the price of the most expensive wedding dress?

A wedding dress created by Martin Katz Jewellers and bridal couture designer Renee Strauss was priced at $12 million. It featured 150 carats’ worth of diamonds and was showcased at the Luxury Brands Lifestyle Bridal Show on February 26th 2006.

What is the highest number of crystals put on a wedding dress?

A wedding dress created by Özden Gelinlik Moda Tasarim Ltd of Turkey featured 45,024 crystals. It was presented at the Forum Istanbul Shopping Mall on January 29th 2011.

What is the highest number of pearls put on a wedding dress?

A wedding dress created by Yumi Katsura of Japan featured 13,262 pearls; all genuine Akoya cultured pearls. It was presented at the 2012 Yumi Katsura Grand Collection event in Bunkyo, Tokyo, on February 21st 2012.

How long is the longest wedding veil?

When Vivian Shun-Wen Cheng of Taiwan tied the knot at Papago International Resort in Chihshang, Taitung County, Chinese Taipeim on December 10th 2016, she wore a veil which measured in at 6,072.23 metres long. It was a gift from the bride’s father and took over three months for three people to make by hand.

How long is the longest wedding dress train?

A wedding dress train which measured in at 2,599 metres long was worn at a ceremony in Xiamen, Fujian, China, on August 20th 2015. Its design was inspired by a sea of flowers in Shililanshan.

How big is the largest wedding bouquet?

Christa Rasanayagam held a wedding bouquet measuring 60.09 metres long and weighing 92kg when she married Arulanantham Suresh Joachim in the Canadian city of Ontario on September 6th 2003. The bouquet featured 1,500 flowers divided into 500 roses, 400 carnations, 340 baby breaths, 200 daisies and 60 lilies, as well as an array of bear grass, Italian Ruches and Ontario Cedar.

Who has caught the most bridal bouquets?

Jamie Jackson of America has caught 50 bridal bouquets from attending various weddings of friends and family between June 15th 1996 and April 30th 2016. The feat has made Jamie a local celebrity in her home state of Utah, as well as earning her the nickname “The Bouquet Slayer”.

Who has had the most bridesmaids to one bride?

When Tina Ackles of America married on April 18th 2015 in the US state of Florida, she was accompanied by 168 bridesmaids.

What was the largest wedding cake ever made?

Chefs at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino made a wedding cake that weighed in at 6,818 tonnes. It was presented at the New England bridal showcase at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino, in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA on February 8th 2004.

Where was the first zero gravity wedding?

Erin Finnegan and Noah Fulmor of America are credited with having the first zero gravity wedding, when they married aboard a modified Boeing 727-200 on June 23rd 2009.

How deep was the deepest underwater wedding?

The wedding between Hiroyuki Yoshida of Japan and Sandra Smith of the USA took place on September 30th 2013 at Song Hong Lake, in Trang, Thailand at 130 metres below sea level.

How big was the largest underwater wedding?

303 divers were present for the wedding of Polish couple Ewa Staronska and Pawel Burkowski on August 27th 2011 at the Koparki Diving Base, in Jaworzno, Poland. The ceremony was organised by Orka Group Ltd and featured communication in the form of waterproof texts and sign language.

How big was the largest motorcycle wedding procession?

When Peter Schmidl married Anna Turceková in Bratislava, Slovakia on May 6th 2000, they were joined by a wedding procession of 597 motorcycles.




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