Wedding Wednesday: World’s Longest Bridal Train

Some say the walk down the aisle will feel like the longest walk of your life, and with a nearly 2-mile bridal train it actually might be! Weddings are a time to celebrate love and a life-long promise between two people, but weddings are also a chance to break a Guinness World Record. Romania’s Andree Salon fashion house spent 100 days creating the record-breaking 1.85 mile long ivory lace and taffeta train costing a total of $7,364. The train was constructed by 10 seamstresses and was unveiled (without a veil) in this dramatic spectacle. We’re not sure if a hot air balloon is the most reliable source of transportation for your big day, but it does make for a grand entrance!

The blushing bride is 17 year old model Emma Dumitrescu of Bucharest, Romania. Fun model fact: Emma is the winner of the 1st Romanian’s Next Top Model Cycle. Guess she’s on her way up! (Literally.)

Honey, are you there?

For more astounding (unnecessary?) records, check out our Guinness Book of Spa Records.

Wedding Wednesday: Balloon Bridal Gowns


Finally! A bridal gown you don’t have to worry about spilling something on; a wedding dress you don’t have to feel bad about never wearing again. But if it pops? EXCELLENT – because everyone at the reception was secretly hoping it would.

Balloon Bridal seems to be, er, blowing up lately, but isn’t exactly something we’d want to see emerge as a major trend anytime soon. These dresses floated onto my radar – through the Facebook page of a circus clown friend no less – and you know what? For a select few, this just may be the answer to the perfect budget white-wedding fantasy. I mean, it’s definitely unforgettable, it would conceal a flabby tummy or back fat like a charm, and it’s not like you were going to be sitting down at your wedding anyway, right? Meet Thelma Levett, below, who has been making balloon objects for about 15 years. For $800, in four days, she twisted up this Kate Middleton-inspired frock out of 5,000 balloons.

She isn’t the only designer of these alternative bridal gowns – peep the photos below, and read more about it on Yahoo! Shine.

If you do opt for a poppable wedding gown, make sure your bridesmaids match!

What say you? When you walk down the aisle, will your air of confidence be wrapped in bubbles of rubber?