Spectacular Sri Lankan wedding is the world’s biggest ever, with 126 bridesmaids, 25 best men, 20 pages and 23 flower girls
Planning a wedding is a major undertaking for any couple… but not for Nisansala and Nalin from Sri Lanka who married this week at a Guinness World Record breaking ceremony near the capital city of Colombo.
The bride and groom had a staggering 126 bridesmaids – easily beating the previous record of 96 held by a Thai couple – all dressed by Champi Siriwardana, who is one of Asia’s leading wedding planners and dress designers.
Sri Lankan couple Nisansala and Nalin, centre, pose for photographs alongside their entire wedding party.
It also didn’t hurt that the guest of honour was Sri Lanka’s First Lady, Shiranthi Rajapaksa.
The spectacular ceremony was elaborately staged at the Avendra Gardens in Negombo, 30 kms from Colombo in front of hundreds of family and friends.
All of the wedding party – bride, groom, 126 bridesmaids, 25 best men, 20 page boys and 23 flower girls – were dressed in richly embroidered traditional costumes in shades of purple and gold.
The wedding breaks the previous world record, held by a wedding in Bangkok, Thailand, that included 96 bridesmaids.
‘Breaking the Guinness world record is no mean feat and one that I cannot achieve alone,’ said Champi.
Sri Lankan wedding couple Nisansala, right and Nalin pose for photographers in front of their massive bridal party, dressed in purple and gold As for the happy couple… the pictures speak for themselves.
A best man looks on during the wedding ceremony of Sri Lankan couple Nisansala and Nalin – there were 25 best men in all
Sri Lankan wedding couple Nisansala, right and Nalin pose on the steps of their wedding venue in Negombo, 30kms from Colombo the capital city
Sri Lankan couple Nisansala, right, and Nalin smile as they are greeted by guests during their world record wedding
Sri Lankan couturier – and the person who dreamed up the world record wedding, – Champi Siriwardana, left, receives her Guinness World Record award from Guinness official Seyda Subasi Gemici during the wedding of couple Nisansala and Nalin
Best men and bridesmaids pose for a photo during the ceremony. There were 126 bridesmaids, 25 best men, accompanied by 20 page boys and 23 flower girls
Sri Lankan couple Nisansala and Nalin pour water into small pots as part of a traditional ceremony
Guinness Book of World Records wedding couple Nisansala and Nalin with their huge bridal party at their venue in Negombo, north of Colombo