Maria Paraskeva, a bride from Cyprus, has achieved her lifelong dream after creating the world's Longest wedding veil in preparation for her wedding.
The seemingly never-ending lace veil measured 6,962.6 m (22,843 ft 2.11 in),in Larnaca, Cyprus, on 14 August 2018.
That's the same length as 63-and-a-half American football fields!
"My dream as a child has always been to break the Guinness World Records title for the longest wedding veil," said Maria.
The wedding dress and the wedding veil were created to meet professional standards, and the total material came to 4000 euros.
Maria bought 7,100 m (23,294 ft) of tulle rolls that were 1.8 m (5.9 ft) wide.
The hardest part of the process for Maria was finding a factory that could produce the tulle rolls into a veil that met professional standards and dimensions. This research took her a month.
She finally found a company in Greece that was willing to make the rolls into 1000 m veils. The factory took 3 months to create and deliver the tulle rolls to Maria's town of Larnaca.
Professional tailors then joined all the pieces by hand to create the full wedding veil.
The measurement of the veil took place in a school playing field, the closest place to Maria that could fit the reams and reams of fabric.
Maria and her friends created a custom made tool to help unravel the veil. The tool was attached to the back of a pickup truck, which then circled the field, letting out the veil.
30 volunteers were on hand to pin down the veil as it was unrolled from truck. It took around 6 hours to deploy the veil to its full length.
"We couldn't have done this without the help people that attended the event that helped to lay down the veil and the photographers," Maria added.
Anyone was welcome to attend, inspect, participate or simply watch.
The piece that was covering bride’s face was joined with the rest of the pieces on site to form the finished product.
To measure the wedding veil a professional surveyor attended the event. The measurement was taken in front of everyone using a tape measure, and was verified by a civil engineer, and a quantity surveyor.
"I have dreamed of breaking this record for almost my whole life. 30 volunteers helped to make my dream come true"
Now married, we wonder if Maria will one day have a daughter to continue the record breaking legacy.
Source： Connie Suggitt