An extraordinary event recently took place in Wanning City, Hainan Province, China, to help older couples celebrate their love.
The event was organised to give those couples who could only have a simple wedding originally the grand affair they truly deserved.
China Regenerative Medicine International Limited gathered 108 married couples to hold the wedding vow renewal and blessing ceremony.
To adorn the backdrop of the couples’ blessing ceremony, they also constructed a huge bear made entirely out of roses.
The 6m tall rose bear not only set the romantic scene for the couples, but also broke the Guinness World Records title for the largest rose bear.
The bear is made up of 48,000 real roses set within a metal wire frame for stability.
The bear is 4.829 meters (15 ft 10 in) long, 3.916 meters (12 ft 10 in) wide and 6.138 meters (20 ft 2 in) tall and weighs 7 tons.
As you’d expect, the enormous structure took weeks to build.
By the time the couples were sitting down to their wedding gala dinner, Guinness World Records adjudicator Iris Hou had officially completed the certification.
The roses will be replaced with fake flowers after they wither, and the largest rose bear will continue to be on display for a long time as a reminder of the joyous day.
Xu Lihang, 84, and Wu Manzhi, 82, who got married 56 years ago and had a very humble wedding, were the oldest couple among the 108.
Zhang Jufang, 65, from Yixing, said she got married on a boat and was then taken to her husband’s hometown. The fact that she didn’t wear a wedding dress is still her biggest regret, 41 years later.
But in the end, all the couples had a wonderful day to fulfil any regrets they may have had about their original wedding day.
We’re sure celebrating the occasion with the impressive largest rose bear added to the festivities.
This attempt was held in accordance with local social distancing recommendations.