Nicosia: Every bride wants her wedding day to be the most special and memorable day of her life. However, one such bride went a step further and set a world record for wearing the longest wedding veil ever! Notably, Maria Paraskeva from Cyprus, wore a 962.6 meter long (22,843 ft 2.11 in) veil. That’s the same length as 63 and a half American football fields!ALSO READ – Man breaking ‘Chand ka Tukda’ for his fiancée on TV show has Twitter banging his head against the wall | Watch the viral video
Guinness World Records (GWR) took to Instagram on Thursday to share a video of Paraskeva wearing the veil. Sharing the amazing video, GWR wrote, “Fun fact: it took about 6 hours and 30 volunteers to unfurl the full length lace wedding veil.
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“My childhood dream has always been to beat the Guinness World Records title for the longest wedding veil,” GWR quoted bride Maria as saying.
To create the veil, Maria purchased 7,100 m (23,294 ft) of rolls of tulle with a width of 1.8 m (5.9 ft). According to the GWR, a company in Greece took 3 months to create and deliver the rolls of tulle to the city of Maria, Larnaca. Professional tailors have assembled all the pieces by hand to create the complete bridal veil.
Meanwhile, the video went viral and people were impressed with the hard work behind creating the veil. One user wrote, “May her marriage be as long and even longer than her beautiful veil! while another jokingly commented: ‘If she could hold it a bit off the ground… It could have been a big tent for the guests!’