17 Interesting And Amazing Guinness World Records That Wedding Enthusiasts Should Know

The book and database of Guinness World records are full of heart pounding ,jaw dropping, history making and of course record breaking stuffs that people can think of. You can see and read here all the youngest, tallest, oldest, longest and any other EST that comes into your thoughts. But, did it ever crossed your mind that there are also wedding related stuffs that are placed and recorded at this book of World Records?

Below are some of the most interesting wedding world records that earned their space at the Guinness Book. The facts are gathered straight from guinnessworldrecords.com itself. So sit back, relax and enjoy reading this curated article!

MOST COUPLES MARRIED UNDERWATER (SIMULTANEOUSLY) - THAI AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL

On 14 February 2001 (Valentine's Day), 34 couples from 22 countries simultaneously exchanged wedding vows 10 metres (32.8 ft) underwater near Kradan Island, Southern Thailand. This was organized by Trang Chamber of Commerce and Thai Airways International. Only couples holding international diving licences were qualified to participate. Couples received waterproof certificates before taking off their mouthpieces and indulging themselves in an underwater kiss.

Couple Fresh From An Underwater Wedding

MOST EXPENSIVE WEDDING CAKE SLICE - DUKE AND DUCHESS OF WINDSOR'S 1937 WEDDING CAKE

A box containing a piece of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor's 1937 wedding cake sold at Sotheby's, New York, USA on 27 February 1998 for $29,900 (£18,163) to Benjamin and Amanda Yin of San Francisco, USA. Bearing the inscription 'A piece of our wedding cake WE 3-V1-37', the lot was estimated originally at US$500 - $1,000 (£303 - £607).

Duke and Duchess of Windsor - Wallis Warfield Simpson And King Edward VIII  

MOST EXPENSIVE WEDDING FOR PETS - BABY HOPE DIAMOND AND CHILLY PASTERNAK

The most expensive wedding for pets was valued at $158,187.26 (£101,838) between Baby Hope Diamond (Coton de Tulear) and Chilly Pasternak (Virginia poodle), organized by Animal Fair Media Inc., Harriet Rose Katz, and the Jurimuah Essex Hotel in Central Park, New York, New York, USA, on 12 July 2012. The entire wedding was estimated to cost over $270,000.

Mr. Chilly Pasternak And Ms. Baby Hope Diamond

MOST GENERATIONS TO CELEBRATE A DIAMOND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY (60TH) - GORDON SUGG

The record for most generations of the same family to celebrate a diamond wedding anniversary (60th) is four by the descendants of William and Rose Hill (UK). In all there have been six diamond wedding celebrations within their family. You can check out the record holders or couples' photos in here.

MOST MARRIAGE VOWS RENEWALS BY THE SAME COUPLE - LAUREN LUBECK BLAIR AND DAVID E. HOUGH BLAIR

Lauren Lubeck Blair and David E. Hough Blair (both USA) married each other for the 101st time at The UPS Store, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, on 11 November 2011. The Blairs have married each other a total of 101 times since they first got hitched in 1984; all the wedding ceremonies have been in separate locations.

David E. Hough Blair And Lauren Lubeck Blair

MOST MARRIED HOLLYWOOD STARS - STAN LAUREL

Lana Turner (1920 - 1995), Mickey Rooney (b. 23 Sept 1922), Zsa Zsa Gabor (b. 6 Feb 1917), Elizabeth Taylor (b. 27 February 1932 - d. 23 March 2011) and Georgia Holt, have each married eight times.

Stan Laurel had eight wedding ceremonies, but of these one was invalid because his divorce was not final, and two were 'extra ceremonies' during his third marriage. In all he had four wives, one of whom he married twice.

Stan Laurel

OLDEST COUPLE TO MARRY (AGGREGATE AGE) - FRANÇOIS FERNANDEZ AND MADELEINE FRANCINEAU

On 1 February 2002, François Fernandez (France, b. 17 April 1906) and Madeleine Francineau (France, b. 15 July 1907) exchanged marriage vows at the rest home Le Foyer du Romarin, Clapiers, France, at the age of 96 years 290 days and 94 years 201 days, respectively. Total aggregate years between them at the time of the wedding ceremony was a record 191 years 126 days.

Madeleine Francineau, left, and Francois Fernandez, give each other a kiss shortly after they got married on Friday in their old-age home "Les Romarins" (The Rosemaries) in Clapiers, outside Montpellier, southern France.  — AP/PTI photo

MOST BRIDAL BOUQUETS CAUGHT - STEPHANIE MONYAK

Stephanie Monyak  has caught a total of 11 bridal bouquets that were tossed at weddings she has attended since 1983.

LONGEST WEDDING VEIL - SANDRA MECHLEB

The longest bridal wedding veil is 3,358 metres (11,017 ft 0.5 in) long and was worn by Sandra Mechleb at her wedding to Chady Abi Younis (both Lebanon) in Arnaoon, Lebanon, on 18 October 2009.

Sandra Mechleb And Her Veil

OLDEST BEST MAN - GERALD PIKE

Gerald W. Pike (USA, b 12 October 1910), served as best man at the marriage of Nancy Lee Joustra and Clifford Claire Hill (both USA), aged 93 years 166 days on 26 March 2004 at Kent County, Michigan, USA.

Gerald W. Pike

LARGEST WEDDING UNDERWATER - ORKA GROUP LTD

The largest underwater wedding was achieved by 303 divers who attended the marriage ceremony between Ewa Staronska and Pawel Burkowski (both Poland) during an event organised by Orka Group Ltd (Poland) at the Koparki Diving Base, Jaworzno, Poland, on 27 August 2011. The wedding ceremony lasted around 18 minutes and was preceded over by Father Pawel Wrobel, a local priest and licensed frogman.

Underwater Wedding Ceremony

LONGEST MARRIAGE - HERBERT FISHER

Herbert Fisher (USA, b. 10 June 1905) and Zelmyra Fisher (USA, b. 10 December 1907) were married on May 13, 1924 in North Carolina, USA. They had been married 86 years, 9 months, and 16 days as of 27 February 2011.

Herbert Fisher and Zelmyra Fisher - From Past And Present

LARGEST MARRIAGE VOW RENEWAL CEREMONY - MIAMI UNIVERSITY

The largest vow renewal ceremony was achieved by 1,087 couples at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA, on, 20 June 2009.

The event was named "Miami Merger Moment", and was the centerpiece of a weekend of festivals known as Alumni Weekend. The event was also in conjunction with celebrating the university's bicentennial year.

Photo showing the Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum attempting to set and break a Guinness World Record for the largest wedding vow renewal ceremony.

FIRST REALITY TV MARRIAGE - DARVA CONGER

In February 2000, Darva Conger (USA), a former emergency room nurse, was selected by Rick Rockwell (USA) to be his bride on Fox's pioneering reality-competition show Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire? (Fox, USA). Although Fox later cancelled rebroadcast of the show and the marriage was quickly annulled, the show drew huge ratings and is credited with launching the reality TV boom.

Darva Conger and Rick Rockwell on their "wedding day" on the controversial "Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire" (2000)

LARGEST TV AUDIENCE OF WEDDING CEREMONY - THE MARRIAGE OF THE PRINCE OF WALES TO LADY DIANA SPENCER

The largest TV audience for a wedding occurred on 29 July 1981, during the marriage of HRH Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer (both UK), which was seen by an estimated 750 million people in 74 countries. At the time the largest outside broadcast in British History, it had an audience in Britain of 39 million.

Prince Charles And Lady Diana Spencer Wedding

LARGEST DOG WEDDING CEREMONY - JILL KOBE

The record for the largest dog 'wedding' ceremony was achieved by 178 dog pairs who sealed their marriage with a bark on the notes of the wedding march at the “Bow Wow Vows event” organised by the Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center in Littleton, United States, on 19 May 2007.

1 Of the 178 Dog Couples Who Got Hitched At the Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center

FIRST HEAD OF GOVERNMENT TO ENTER INTO A SAME SEX MARRIAGE - JOHANNA SIGURDARDOTTIR

The first Head of Government to enter into a same sex marriage was Johanna Sigurdardottir, Iceland''s 68 year old Prime Minister, on 27 June, 2010.


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Information Source: Guinness World Records Website.
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