Here comes the bride — with a record-breaking 2.75km-long bridal train

A hot air balloon is flown over Bucharest, the Romanian capital, carrying a model wearing what is now regarded as the world's longest bridal train by Guinness World Records.

A hot air balloon lifts off with a model wearing a wedding dress with the longest train in the world.
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BUCHAREST // A hot air balloon has flown over downtown Bucharest carrying a model wearing what is now regarded as the world's longest bridal train.

The 1.85-mile-long (2.75 kilometre) ivory train on the model's wedding gown billowed out over a main boulevard in Romania's capital.

The Guinness Book of World Records recently recognised the item on the silk and lace wedding gown as the longest bridal train, beating a previous record held by a Dutch designer.

But pedestrians did not seem to make much of the media event, which was organised by the artefact's creators: the Andree Salon fashion house and the organisers of this year's biannual Wedding Fair in Bucharest.

A few bystanders looked up at the balloon, but many others ignored it.