Bride And Groom Beat 2 Guiness World Records In 1 Day

Bride And Groom Beat 2 Guiness World Records In 1 Day

A bride and groom from Leeds, England, UK, decided to kill two birds wih one stone, they got married and attempted to beat two Guinness World Records.

Amy Ewing, 26, and Alex Simmons, 32, tied the knot in front of a record-breaking 130 bridesmaids and 103 ushers. The wedding is seeking to break two records; most ushers to one groom, currently 47, and most bridesmaids to one bride, currently 126.

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The idea initiator was the couple's wedding planner Abbi Lewis, who was looking through the world records in the Guinness book and came across one for most ushers which stood at 47 in Canada in 2003. The woman decided that the number is easy beatable and decided to complicate the task by hiring 130 bridesmaids.

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Speaking about wedding preparations Abbi said, "I am one of the 130 bridesmaids. We will all be wearing the same dress. They were specially made in the US and flown over three weeks ago. Since then we conducted more than 90 dress fittings. We had a terrible time measuring all the men's wear. All you could hear was sewing machines going at one point."

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The newlyweds have four children from previous relationships and are currently expecting a baby together. The ceremony was conducted according to Guinness Book of World Records guidelines to register it as a world beater. Abbi said, "They are so much in love. 'The whole wedding would have cost £110,000 ($170,000 ; about 34,142,887N) but all the wedding professionals provided their services for free, including me."


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