Wedding season is just about to kick off and whilst I’m starting to wonder if I’ll ever find someone crazy enough to want to marry me I know plenty of people are in the throes of arranging their big day. If you’re a bride to be and looking to make an impression Wyboston Lakes
, home to remarkable wedding venues in Bedfordshire has created this list of record-breaking wedding feats so that you can get inspiration to make your big day unlike anything seen before.
The largest wedding banquet or reception
Record holder: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and movie star Jayalalitha Jayaram.
Date and location: September 7th 1995 in Madras, India.
The feat: Over 150,000 guests attended the wedding banquet/reception which Jayalalitha Jayaram hosted for her foster son’s wedding.
The oldest person to conduct a wedding ceremony
Record holder: UK reverend William Noel Tavernor.
Date and location: August 15th 2015 in Bettws-y-Crwyn, Wales.
The feat: 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.
The most expensive wedding dress
Record holder: Martin Katz Jewellers and bridal couture designer Renee Strauss.
Date and location: February 26th 2006 at the Luxury Brands Lifestyle Bridal Show.
The feat: Martin Katz Jewellers and bridal couture designer Renee Strauss’ dress was priced at $12 million and featured 150 carats’ worth of diamonds.
The most crystals on a wedding dress Record holder:
Özden Gelinlik Moda Tasarim Ltd of Turkey. Date and location:
January 29th 2011, where it was presented at the Forum Istanbul Shopping Mall. The feat:
Özden Gelinlik Moda Tasarim Ltd of Turkey’s wedding dress featured 45,024 crystals.The most pearls on a wedding dress
Record holder: Yumi Katsura of Japan.
Date and location: February 21st 2012, where it was presented at the 2012 Yumi Katsura Grand Collection event in Bunkyo, Tokyo.
The feat: Yumi Katsura of Japan’s dress featured 13,262 pearls — all of which were genuine Akoya cultured pearls.
The longest wedding veil
Record holder: Vivian Shun-Wen Cheng of Taiwan.
Date and location: December 10th 2016 at Papago International Resort in Chihshang, Taitung County, Chinese Taipei.
The feat: Vivian Shun-Wen Cheng’s wedding veil measured in at 6,072.23 metres long and took three people over three months to make by hand. It was a gift from the bride’s father.
The longest wedding dress train
Record holder: Shililanshan of China.
Date and location: August 20th 2015 at a ceremony in Xiamen, Fujian, China.
The feat: A wedding dress train measuring in at 2,599 metres long was worn to the ceremony, with the design inspired by a sea of flowers in Shililanshan.
The largest wedding bouquet
Record holder: Christa Rasanayagam.
Date and location: September 6th 2003 in the Canadian city of Ontario.
The feat: When Christa Rasanayagam married Arulanantham Suresh Joachim, the bride held a wedding bouquet measuring 60.09 metres long and weighing 92kg. It 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 bouquet.
The most bridal bouquets caught
Record holder: Jamie Jackson of America.
Date and location: Between June 15th 1996 and April 30th 2016 at various locations.
The feat: Jamie has caught 50 bridal bouquets when attending various weddings of friends and family. It has made her a local celebrity in her home state of Utah and earned her the nickname “The Bouquet Slayer”.
The most bridesmaids to one bride
Record holder: Tina Ackles of America.
Date and location: April 18th 2015 in the US state of Florida.
The feat: Tina was accompanied by 168 bridesmaids when she tied the knot.
The largest wedding cake
Record holder: Chefs at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino.
Date and location: February 8th 2004 for the New England bridal showcase at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino, in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA.
The feat: The cake weighed in at 6,818 tonnes.
The first zero gravity wedding
Record holder: Erin Finnegan and Noah Fulmor of America.
Date and location: June 23rd 2009 aboard a modified Boeing 727-200.
The feat: By tying the knot aboard a Boeing 727-200, Erin and Noah was credited with having the first zero gravity wedding.
The deepest underwater wedding
Record holder: Hiroyuki Yoshida of Japan and Sandra Smith of the USA.
Date and location: September 30th 2013 at Song Hong Lake, in Trang, Thailand.
The feat: Hiroyuki Yoshida married Sandra Smith at a ceremony which took place 130 metres below sea level.
The largest underwater wedding
Record holder: Polish couple Ewa Staronska and Pawel Burkowski.
Date and location: August 27th 2011 at the Koparki Diving Base, in Jaworzno, Poland.
The feat: Organised by Orka Group Ltd, the marriage of Ewa to Pawel saw 303 divers present for the ceremony. Communication came in the form of waterproof texts and sign language.
The largest motorcycle wedding procession
Record holder: Peter Schmidl and Anna Turceková.
Date and location: May 6th 2000 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
The feat: When Peter married Anna, the pair enjoyed a wedding procession of 597 motorcycles.
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