Photos:Couple Breaks Guinness World Records With 130 Bridesmaids And 100 Ushers At A Wedding

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PAY-Record-wedding-4-700x458A newlywed couple have taken a place in the Guinness World Book Of Records after they broke two world records by having 130 bridesmaids and 100 ushers at their wedding on Sunday, February 22, 2015.Amy Ewing and Radio DJ Alex Simmons tied the knot with 230 friends at Rudding Park in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Mirror UK reports.PAY-Record-wedding-2

Couple Breaks Record With 130 Bridesmaids And 100 Ushers At A Wedding in North Yorkshire. (Photo Credit: Mirror UK)


The couple succeeded in breaking a Double Guinness World Record, beating ‘Most ushers to one groom’, previously at 47, and ‘Most bridesmaids to one bride’, previously 126. It was first time these records have been attempted together at the same wedding and the first time they had been attempted in the UK.

Both records have been lodged and approved by The Guinness Book of World Records.
Couple Breaks Record With 130 Bridesmaids And 100 Ushers At A Wedding in North Yorkshire. (Photo Credit: Mirror
UK)
Couple Breaks Record With 130 Bridesmaids And 100 Ushers At A Wedding in North Yorkshire. (Photo Credit: Mirror UK)
Amy, a 26-year-old bride, and 32 year old Alex, the groom who won the £110,000 wedding in a competition have set a new world record by having 130 Bridesmaids And 100 Ushers at their wedding.
They met at a charity event in summer 2014 and started a relationship with plans to tie the knot at the end of 2015.
Amy called for the attendance of girlfriends across the globe while her TV presenter husband’s groomsmen included rugby players who are also his friends.
Couple Breaks Record With 130 Bridesmaids And 100 Ushers At A Wedding in North Yorkshire. (Photo Credit: Mirror UK)
Couple Breaks Record With 130 Bridesmaids And 100 Ushers At A Wedding in North Yorkshire. (Photo Credit: Mirror UK)
All the items used at the wedding was donated by local companies – including 130 identical bridesmaid dresses worth £35,000 and suits worth £13,000.

The couple from Leeds, West Yorks, already have four children between them from previous relationships and are expecting the first child of their own.

They saw a competition on Facebook run by bridal shop owner Abbi Lewis, who was looking to pull off a record-breaking wedding and wanted a couple to take part.Couple Breaks Record With 130 Bridesmaids And 100 Ushers At A Wedding in North Yorkshire. (Photo Credit: Mirror UK)

The duo initially planned a small wedding, but determined Abbi managed to blag everything for free and pulled together the massive event in just five months.

The groom said,

“I wouldn’t say I had to convince Amy but I hadn’t known her long. When we entered the competition we weren’t even engaged.
“We knew we had to take the opportunity.
“There is no way with kids we would have been able to afford this ourselves.
“This had made our dreams come true.
“The fact we can have everyone there is amazing.

Before their record, the most ushers at a wedding was 47, a record set by Arulanantham Suresh Joachim in September 2003 in Canada.
The most bridesmaids was set in November 2013 in Sri Lanka by Champika Shirani Siriwardana, with 126.
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