Couple Breaks World Record With Whopping 126 Bridesmaids in Sri Lankan Wedding

Nov 8, 2013 3:27pm
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Southern brides in the U.S. are usually thought to take the cake for having the most bridesmaids included in their pearl-wearing, sorority-sister-filled, monogrammed-to-the-nines wedding ceremonies.

But one bride in Sri Lanka, Nisansala, has officially dominated the bridesmaids department, breaking the Guinness World Record with her husband, Nalin, for having the most bridesmaids in their Nov. 8 wedding ceremony in Negombo.

The whopping 126 bridesmaids, adorned in long purple dresses with white flowers in their perfectly pulled-back hair, beats the previous record from a wedding in Bangkok, Thailand, that had a mere 96 bridesmaids.

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The over-the-top number of bridesmaids was the brainchild of the bride’s sister, famous Sri Lankan bridal gown designer, Champi Siriwardana, who helped plan the wedding and had her eyes set on the Guinness World Records prize.

The lavender ladies had good company during the nuptials, though. The groom also had a strong representation with 25 best men and 20 page boys.

And with a wedding so lavish, it only seems appropriate that the aisle be riddled with flower petals for the bride to make her grand entrance. In order to so, Nisanala had 23 flower girls.

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