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Record-setting bridal train keeps on rolling -- for 1.85 miles

March 21, 2012 at 2:24 PM ET

It’s official: Romania is home to the world’s longest bridal train — a creation that is astonishing to behold.

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A model rides in a hot air balloon to show the worlds longest wedding dress train during a Guinness World Record attempt in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, March 20, 1012. Romania has set the world record for the world's longest bridal train. The nearly 3-kilometer (1.86-mile) long ivory train, which took 100 days to stitch, was showcased dramatically on Tuesday on the boulevard leading up to the giant palace built by late dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, seen in background. The previous record was 2.488 Km. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Well, actually, to clarify: It’s almost impossible to see the wedding-dress train in its entirety because of its colossal size. To show it off during a Guinness World Record attempt in Bucharest on Tuesday, 17-year-old model Emma Dumitrescu took flight in a hot-air balloon and allowed the 1.85-mile ivory train to flow down in dramatic fashion. The train trailed down a boulevard that leads up to a palace constructed by the late dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

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BOGDAN CRISTEL / Reuters
A Guinness World Record for the longest train of a wedding dress is attempted in front of the Parliament palace in Bucharest March 20, 2012. The 2,750 meter long train broke a previous record of 2,488 meters. It is made of 4,700 meters of material using 1,857 needles, taking 100 days to made. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: SOCIETY)

The stats of this wedding-day wonder are impressive: It took 15,420 feet of taffeta, 18.04 feet of Chantilly lace, 147.64 feet of lining, 1,857 sewing needles and 150 spool threads to create the dress and train. Ten workers toiled for 100 days to complete the project.

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BOGDAN CRISTEL / Reuters
A Guinness World Record for the longest train of a wedding dress is attempted in front of the Parliament palace in Bucharest March 20, 2012. The 2,750 meter long train broke a previous record of 2,488 meters. It is made of 4,700 meters of material using 1,857 needles, taking 100 days to made. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: SOCIETY)

The record-breaking train beat out the previous bridal-train record of 1.55 miles, which was held by the Dutch.

RADU SIGHETI / Reuters
Emma, a 17 year-old model, poses as she wears the wedding dress with the longest train in the world during a Guinness World Record attempt in Bucharest, March 20, 2012. The 2,750 meter long train broke a previous record of 2,488 meters. It is made of 4,700 meters of material using 1,857 needles, taking 100 days to made. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti (ROMANIA - Tags: SOCIETY)

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