154 couples tie knot in Cyprus in attempt to break record

19.06.2011                      17.Siwan, 5771


154 couples tie knot in Cyprus in attempt to break record

Israeli and Russian couples get married in mass-wedding ceremony in medieval castle in Lanarca, Cyprus.

One-hundred fifty-four Israeli and Russian couples were married in a mass-wedding ceremony in Lanarca, Cyprus on Saturday, according to a Cyprus Mail report. The Israeli organizers and newly-wed couples hoped to get into the Guinness Book of World Records category for mass-marriages.

The Israeli couples boarded a ship from Haifa port Saturday morning and arrived in Lanarca, Cyprus in the afternoon. There they were greeted by family, friends, and local Cypriots coming just to share in the festivities. The couples were sprinkled with rose water and then bused to Lanarca's medieval castle for the ceremony, according to a Yahoo News report. After the ceremony, which was conducted in both English and Russian, the couples were bused back to port to celebrate before they went their separate ways, some coming back to Haifa, others continuing their honeymoons in Cyprus, Greece, and beyond….