Champi creates Guinness record dressing 126 bridesmaids
Sri Lankan couple Nisansala and Nalin, pose for photographs
alongside their entire wedding party.
Sri Lankan couturier - and the person who dreamed up the world
record attempt - Champi Siriwardana, receives her Guinness World
Record award from Guinness official Seyda Subasi Gemici during
the wedding of Nisansala and Nalin.
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
Nisansala's sister-in-law Champi Siriwardana, who first suggested they
go for the world record bid.
Of course it probably helped that Champi happens to be one of the
Asian island's leading wedding planners and dress designers. It also
didn't hurt that the guest of honour was Sri Lanka's First Lady,
The spectacular ceremony was elaborately staged at the Avendra
Gardens in Negombo, 30 kms from Colombo in front of hundreds of family
The wedding party - bride, groom, 126 bridesmaids, 25 bestmen, 20
page boys and 23 flower girls - were dressed in richly embroidered
traditional costumes in shades of purple and gold. Held under strict
Guinness Book of World Record conditions, the wedding breaks the
previous record, held by a wedding in Bangkok, Thailand, that included
‘Breaking the Guinness world record is no mean feat and one that I
cannot achieve alone,’ said Champi, who suggested the world record
‘It is a great responsibility and challenge. There can be no
Champi was so confident of Nisansala and Nalin's world record, she
held a press conference before the big day to announce the event.
‘My dream is to create an impact not only in Sri Lanka but
internationally as well,’ said Champi.
Courtesy: Daily Mail