8 August 2009 /REUTERS
A Chinese bride is hoping to enter the record books after getting married in a wedding dress with a train more than 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) long trailing behind her.
It took guests more than three hours to roll out the gown, complete with 9,999 silk red roses attached to it, in the northeastern province of Jilin, state news agency Xinhua said. "Both the length of the dress and the number of silk roses pinned on the wedding dress can make history," the report quoted groom Zhao Peng as saying. Zhao, who has applied to Guinness World Records, said he was inspired after seeing a story on the previous record holder in Romania, where the dress measured just over 1.5 kilometers. "I do not want a cliche wedding parade or banquet," he said.