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Postcard From Bucharest

A bride with a 1.85-mile train.

Reuters

This photo, by Reuters' Bogdan Cristel, captures a bride breaking the Guinness World Record for...longest train. The 2,750 meter long train broke a previous record of 2,488 meters, and was sown over 100 days with 1,857 needles and cost $8,000 in materials alone. The dress was created by the Andree Salon fashion house in honor of this year's biannual Wedding Fair in Bucharest.  

The previous record was held by a Dutch designer, giving the victory a nationalist overtone. The Netherlands campaigned against the country's inclusion in the European Union's visa-free travel zone. "If the Netherlands does not allow us into Europe, we'll take them out of the world records book," Alin Caraman, an organizer of the wedding promotion, told the Associated Press.

About the Author

  • Amanda Erickson is a former senior associate editor at CityLab.