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Chinese bride wears 2.2km dress

A bride from China’s Jilin Province on Thursday dressed in world’s longest wedding gown (2,162-meter long), Xinhua agency said. The groom, Zhao Peng, said he was actually inspired by the world’s record of the longest wedding dress made in Romania in April when he planned his wedding. Zhao said initially his family strongly opposed this […]

Aug 11, 2009 | By Anakin

A bride from China’s Jilin Province on Thursday dressed in world’s longest wedding gown (2,162-meter long), Xinhua agency said.

The groom, Zhao Peng, said he was actually inspired by the world’s record of the longest wedding dress made in Romania in April when he planned his wedding.

Zhao said initially his family strongly opposed this idea as his mother thought this idea was a waste of money, before he persuaded them.

He bought the materials and asked his relatives for help in making the wedding dress by hand, which has taken three months to finish, and cost him some 40,000 yuan ($5,856).

Zhao first made public of the dress on Aug 1 in the same park, and measured the length in front of journalists from 13 Chinese newspapers, radio and TV stations.

It took guests more than three hours to roll out the gown, complete with 9,999 silk red roses attached to it.

Photos: People.com / China.org


 
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