Get on board the crazy train

Long trains can add a lot of glam to an otherwise plain gown. A too-long train is an accident waiting to happen, however. Especially when the bride and groom are standing up in an open-topped automobile winding its way down a busy street with an entourage of train-toters in tow.

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The movement-impeding train you see before you was attached to a $13,000 wedding dress that took 10 tailors 45 days to make. Twenty people had to escort the blushing Southern Chinese bride from place to place, lest she faint from exertion or fall over backward.

I’m pretty sure that at 90 feet, this is the second longest train I’ve ever showcased. Princess Di’s train was a mere 25 feet long. Remember Lana of the $1.5 million wedding? Her train was only 40 feet long. However, the longest train I’ve shown thus far was a 99 meter long train and the longest I’ve mentioned in passing was the whopping 670 foot train that required a carrying crew of 186 bridemaids and page boys. Can you say, “Overboard?”

7 Responses to “Get on board the crazy train”

  1. C* June 27, 2007 at 11:59 am #

    Good lord! My train is only about 5 feet and I feel like it’s sooooo loooonnnnnggggg. I would die with a 40 foot train, let alone a 99 meter train. That’s just nuts.

  2. tto June 27, 2007 at 12:23 pm #

    OVERBOARD!!!

  3. Never teh Bride June 27, 2007 at 12:33 pm #

    Hahahaha, tto. By the way, I loooooooooove the personalized mug idea. If I had used assigned seating, I would have so gone for something like that!

  4. enygma June 27, 2007 at 2:47 pm #

    How gauche.

  5. Roya June 27, 2007 at 7:00 pm #

    One thing that I think gets overlooked about the two longest trains, the one today and the 99 meter train, s they were both publicity stunts for companies. I doubt these things would have happened without that. If say a company in the US would set up a stunt like this I am absolutely certain we could break the km mark.

  6. Ninjarina June 28, 2007 at 6:56 am #

    Ugh, money doesn’t buy class. There is so much nouveau riche in China that it’s like watching a redux of the USSR in the 90s.

    Assuming that’s the groom next to her, he looks like he’s wearing an Ahmedinejad jacket for pete’s sake!

  7. Gauss June 28, 2007 at 4:03 pm #

    Wow, talk about tacky.