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The Longest Wedding Veil
11 October 2011

Who says that only celebrities can have sensational weddings?

An Italian couple tied the knot lost month and caught the world’s attention by setting the Guinness World Record for the longest wedding veil worn by a bride on her wedding day.

Elena de Angelis and Ferdinand Pucci had a romantic wedding ceremony in Casal di Principe, Naples, Italy. Elena, the bride, wowed the crowd with her epic veil measuring 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) in length and 2 meters in width. The couple passed through the village’s streets on a vintage car, while 600 people, on procession, helped carry the bride’s record-breaking headdress.

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People lined up the streets of the village to watch and applause as Elena unveils her 3 kilometers wedding veil.

Elena, with her cream bridal dress and literally long wedding veil, arrived at the church with Ferdinand blissfully. And as the couple walked out the church and greeted the entire village of Principe as newly-weds, the 600-strong helpers neatly and carefully carried Elena’s larger-than-life wedding headdress.

The epic bridal veil was designed by Gianni Molaro Compania. Gianni Molaro said that he used 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) of white silk cloth to finish his wedding masterpiece, with the help of dozens of seamstresses. Molaro and his team were able to create the record-breaking wedding veil in several months. He said that this creation marks the turning point of his career as a fashion designer. He also added that he wanted this creation to symbolize hope and peace. True enough, Gianni Molaro achieved that goal by uniting the people of Principe, as they gathered and observed in unison Elena’s Guinness-holder wedding headdress.

Indeed, Elena had the most memorable day of her life. She married the person she loves the most and she set a world record at the same time. Who would not love to have that romantic and record-breaking wedding?

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