Record 1,201 Couples Renew Wedding Vows In Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) – A record 1,201 couples have renewed their wedding vows at a ceremony on the campus of Western Michigan University.

A Guinness World Record official on site certified the record event Saturday reports The Kalamazoo Gazette. It broke the previous mark of 1,087 couples renewing their vows at Miami University in Ohio in 2009.

Couples dressed in Western Michigan gear and even donned veils, white dresses and tuxes to celebrate their marriages. Western Michigan University President John Dunn and his wife, Linda Dunn, were among the couples who renewed their vows.

The group included couples from the United States, Canada and Japan and a couple from the Western Michigan Univeristy class year of 1943, university officials said.

The ceremony was officiated by Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell.

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