Here comes the bride, and the world's longest dress

BEIJING- A Chinese bride Thursday made a bid for the record books when she turned up for her wedding wearing a 2,162-metre-long gown.
More than 200 guests took over three hours to unroll Lin Rong's wedding train, which stretched nearly 2.2 kilometres (1.4 miles) and pin on 9,999 red silk roses for her wedding, Xinhua news agency said.
Groom Zhao Peng said he wanted to challenge the current world record of 1,579 metres.

Here comes the bride, and the world's longest dress
"Both the length of the dress and the number of silk roses pinned on the wedding dress can make history. But it doesn't matter whether I can successfully register it on Guinness," the 28-year-old railway worker from northeast Jilin province was quoted as saying.
Zhao said he had sent an application to Guinness World Records and would also send a video of his wedding with his 25-year-old school teacher sweetheart.
"I do not want a cliche wedding parade or banquet," the groom said, "nor can I afford the extravagance of a hot balloon wedding."
But even so, his family was initially not too impressed at the far from frugal 40,000-yuan (nearly 6,000-dollar) price tag.
"It is a waste of money in my opinion," his mother said. "Though I understand that he wants to show his love on the big day."

Friday, August 7th 2009

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