Putting gypsy weddings to shame, the bride with a train that’s almost TWO MILES long
- Guinness Book of World Records declares the 1.85mile train the longest
- Model showcases the train from hot air balloon over the Romanian capital
By EMILY ALLEN
PUBLISHED: 21:37 GMT, 20 March 2012
Emma, a 17 year-old model, sits on a hot air balloon as she wears the wedding dress with the longest tail in the world during a Guinness World Record attempt in Bucharest, March 20, 2012. The 2,750 meter long train broke a previous record of 2,488 meters. It is made of 4,700 meters of material using 1,857 needles, taking 100 days to made. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti
Trains on wedding dresses are often long and normally require a couple of bridesmaids to keep them in place. But this bride takes things to a whole new level. The 17-year-old model named Emma was pictured showcasing the 1.85-mile long train now regarded as the world’s longest.
A hot air balloon rises over Bucharest with Emma on board showcasing the world’s longest train which winds its way along the road.
The ivory train billowed out over a main boulevard in Romania’s capital Bucharest as she rose over the city in a hot air balloon.
The Guinness Book of World Records declared the item on the silk and lace gown as the longest train, beating the previous record held by a Dutch designer.
But pedestrians didn’t seem to make much of today’s event, which was organised by the artifact’s creators, the Andree Salon fashion house and the organisers of this year’s biannual Wedding Fair in Bucharest.
A few bystanders looked up at the balloon, but many others ignored it.
The 2,750 metre long train broke a previous record of 2,488 metres.
The train, which took 100 days to create, was crafted by a team of 10 seamstresses, said salon spokeswoman Lavinia Lascae.
The lace was imported from France, while taffeta and other fabrics were purchased from Italy, costing several thousand pounds, she added.
Beating a Dutch designer to the record had an added dimension for Romanians, as many are still angry after the Netherlands opposed its entry into the European Union’s visa-free travel zone.