It is a wedding that Elena De Angelis will remember for the rest of her life. The Italian bride created a huge sensation in Casal di Principe, Naples, Italy, with her bridal outfit, sporting the world’s longest veil when she tied the knot with Ferdinand Pucci this week.
She was driven to the church in a cream open-top classic car with her veil stretching down the street behind. 600 people were roped in to help her carry the headpiece, made from 3.7 miles of white silk.
The Italian village was brought to a standstill as thousands of people took to the streets to watch as the bride travelled to the church in a vintage car and the veil was carried by a procession following behind.
The cream dress, designed by Gianni Molaro, is expected to be confirmed as the world’s longest by the Guinness book of Records.
Molaro said: “I was really greateful to be asked to design this veil. I met tens of thousands of people on the way to the church who complimented my idea.
“I wanted this veil to symbolise peace and hope and I think we have achieved this.
“This has been one of the biggest moments in my career as a designer.”
The veil, 28 times the length of Manchester United’s Old Trafford pitch and would take Usain Bolt running at blistering world record pace almost five minutes to run its full length, took dozens of seamstresses several months to create.