Weddings are known to get a little weird sometimes.
It's when they get really weird that they get into a "Ripley's Believe Or Not" book. The latest Ripley's book, "Download The Weird," hit shelves on September 11, and includes a few wacky wedding tales. Click through the slideshow below to read just some of the crazy wedding stories from Ripley's.
For her wedding to Ferdinand Pucci near Naples, Italy, bride Elena De Angelis wore the <a href="http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3832917/Trip-down-the-aisle.html" target="_hplink">world's longest wedding veil</a>, measuring a staggering 1.8 miles long. The white silk veil, which was six and half feet wide, took months to make and needed a staggering 600 people to carry it. The village of Casal di Principe came to a standstill as hundreds of people turned out to help De Angelis along the streets to the church. Her veil was so long, it would take Olympian Usain Bolt racing at world-record speed nearly five minutes to run its length.
Fated to Marry
Amy Singley and Steven Smith of Bushkill Township, Pennsylvania, were<a href="http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/weird/Newlyweds-To-Be-Born-in-Same-Hospital-Same-Day-95269569.html" target="_hplink"> born at the same hospital on the same day</a> in 1986 -- and their mothers even shared a hospital room. On June 12, 2010, the 24-year-olds married.
In 2011, Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum in Detroit, Michigan, bought a new vending machine that enables couples to <a href="http://blog.seattlepi.com/thebigblog/2011/07/01/automatic-marriage-machine-weds-you-for-a-buck/" target="_hplink">get married for just $1</a>. Devised by British company Concept Shed, the AutoWed has a robotic voice that takes couples through their vows, at the end of which they either press one button for "I do" or another for "Escape." At the end, they get a wedding receipt and two plastic rings.
Eva and Pavel Jaworzno got engaged and married underwater. Their August 2011 wedding ceremony took place in a flooded open-pit mine in southern Poland. They took the plunge with 275 guests, making their nuptials the <a href="http://www.worldrecordacademy.com/mass/largest_underwater_wedding_Polish_couple_sets_world_record_112444.html" target="_hplink">world's largest underwater wedding</a>.
Popped the Question
For her wedding to Duncan Turner, schoolteacher Rachael Robinson from Lincolnshire, England, <a href="http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2976588/A-WOMAN-got-married-wearing-wedding-dress-made-from-bubble-wrap.html" target="_hplink">wore a dress made from bubble wrap</a>. The dress and train were made out of 13 feet of the packing material by pupils and parents from her school. The sheets of bubble wrap were stitched together, attached to an inner lining of cloth, and topped off with white packing foam and candies.
At the 2011 London Fashion Week, Liverpool designer Rachel Freire unveiled a rose-covered <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/29/rachel-freire-cow-nipple-dress_n_985177.html" target="_hplink">dress made of 3,000 real cow nipples</a>. Created from patches of leather recovered from tanneries, the dress was part of her Nippleocalypse collection, which also featured a bra made from layers of protruding nipples.