Friday, August 14, 2009

The Great Train Snobbery

Here Comes The Bride (And A World Record)

A Chinese bride is hoping to get her name in the record books after getting married in a 1.4 mile-long wedding dress. More than 200 guests took over three hours to unroll Lin Rong's wedding train and pin on 9,999 red silk roses for her wedding.

FOOTNOTE: So long, fare well.

18 comments:

Celebration of Life said...

I feel sorry for the person who has to carry her train! :oD

Today is my birthday and I wrote a blog about it.

Jo

Barbaloot said...

Now, I'd like to see a picture of that. But I'm glad I wasn't asked to help unroll and pin.

Jazz said...

Why?

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

Maybe she'll donate the train to make clothes for needy children.

Moannie said...

How high would a camera man have to be to get all that train in focus? Serious question. Daft question would be WHY?

Sean said...

And the moral of the story is... if you have dont nothing else to get recognition then buy it. Beauty of this is that you will have more photographs of your wedding than ever before. It is kind of sad I think...

Sandi McBride said...

Hopefully her marriage will last as long as her train!
Sandi

Shadow said...

now that's just insane!

Daryl said...

I am assuming she didnt need to walk anywhere after that ...

~Just me again~ said...

I agree...why? I can't imagine what that must have cost.

Maggie May said...

I wonder what she will do with it afterwards?

Joanna Jenkins said...

Some people have to much time on their hands :-)

Susie of Arabia said...

That's just crazy - it must have been really pulling on her head and very uncomfortable!

♥ Braja said...

Let's hope the marriage lasts as long....

And for POTD, have you met Dr Grumpy? He's a riot...

http://drgrumpyinthehouse.blogspot.com/

Marguerite said...

And I thought that my daughter's wedding dress was extravagant! Unreal!

Rebel Mother said...

More money than sense!

The chinese are very superstitious when it comes to numbers: 1, 3, 4 and 9 being their favourite - especially when gambling.

Lets hope this gamble (wedding)pays off!

RMxx

TechnoBabe said...

People are always reaching for the most of or the best of and I hope this marriage turns out to be one of the happiest of!!

Lee said...

That has to be one of the most difficult details of a wedding to manage. The cost alone would be prohibitive but the weight of it on her head and she would have to have some give in order to move forward. I don't think group could carry it and fit in a chapel so the ceremony would have been held outside. And I think the answer to Moannie's question would be probably 3 miles or more above the earth which would mean the need for oxygen tanks and you might not even see that veil at that height. LOL

Cheers!