Romania Wins Guinness World Record for Longest Bridal Train [Video]

Romania takes the Guinness World Record for the longest wedding train after 17-year-old Romanian model Emma Dumitrescu wearing the gown floated in a hot air baloon above downtown Bucharest.

Bridal trains are supposed to be long and normally require a couple of bridesmaids to keep them in place. But this one takes things to a whole new level, tells Daily Mail.

The 1.85-mile-long (nearly 2,750m) ivory train on Emma Dumitrescu’s wedding gown billowed out over a main boulevard in Romania’s capital.

After that a hot air balloon has flown over downtown Bucharest carrying a 17-year-old model wearing what is now regarded as the world’s longest bridal train, reports CBS News.

The Guinness Book of World Records recognized the train on the silk and lace gown as the longest one, beating the previous record held by a Dutch designer.

The lace for the train was imported from France, while taffeta and other fabrics were purchased from Italy, and cost several thousand pounds ($7,364.48), according to The Telegraph.

However, pedestrians didn’t pay much attention to this media event, which was organized by the artifact’s creators: the Andree Salon fashion house and the organizers of this year’s biannual Wedding Fair in Bucharest.

A few bystanders looked up at the balloon, but many others simply ignored it.

The train was crafted by a team of 10 seamstresses and took 100 days to stitch, said salon spokeswoman Lavinia Lascae.

4,700 metres of taffeta, 5.5 metres of Chantilly lace, 45 metres of lining, 1,857 sewing needles and 150 spool threads were used in the creation of the gown and train.

It is especially important for Romanians to beat a Dutch designer to the record.

Many Romanians are still angry after the Netherlands opposed its entry into the European Union’s visa-free travel zone.

“If the Netherlands does not allow us into Europe, we’ll take them out of the world records book,” said Alin Caraman, an organizer of the Wedding Fair.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte recently demanded that Romania and Bulgaria do more to reform their justice systems and combat corruption and organised crime before he supported integration.

The previous record for the world’s longest train stood at 2,488 metres.

In 2009, a Chinese bride got married in a 1.4 mile-long wedding dress that took more than 200 guests over three hours to unroll.

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