Sri Lankan Guinness world record breaker
Suresh Joachim plans to break three world records on his
wedding day, Canadian website Mississaguanews.com reported
ĎAs if a wedding isnít dramatic and emotional
enough, Suresh Joachim will give his special day an extra dose
of pizzazz when he attempts to break three Guinness World
Records as he and his bride-to-be walk down the aisle,í the
Joachim, a native of Sri Lanka by way of Sydney,
Australia, will team up with his Mississauga fiancee, Christa
Rasanayagam, to establish three new records on Labour Day during
their wedding ceremony at Christ the King Catholic Church.
Suresh Joachim and Christa
Rasanayagam are trying to set three new Guinness world records
on Labour Day at their wedding at Christ the King Catholic
For a whopping $7,000, the couple purchased a
60-metre-long wedding bouquet that puts the 42-metre-long
previous record holder to shame.
It includes more than 1,000 roses, baby breath
and carnations, 1,400 flowers in all.
The couple also hope to set a new record for
most bridesmaids at 80 while setting the standard for most
groomsmen at 50. The bridesmaids range in age from 17 months to
80 while the groomsmen range from 2 to 50.
They estimate the wedding, with 500 guests
invited to the reception, will cost upwards of $60,000.
In just over a decade, Joachim has managed to
set 27 different Guinness records. They range from offbeat to
strange and even bizarre, from balancing on one foot for over 76
hours to dribbling a basketball over a distance of 156
kilometres in the course of a day.
"People ask how I do these different kind of
things," said Joachim, who makes a career out of raising money
for his own charity, Universal Funds For Suffering Children.
"All I want to do is help people and bring peace to the world.
Iíve got the courage to endure the pain."
The couple met last year in Scarborough, where
Joachim was attempting to set the record for the longest on-air
radio broadcast. He took phone calls and talked to listeners in
between playing more than 600 songs on a Tamil radio station
over 120 hours. He was allowed to sleep (or go to the bathroom)
15 minutes every eight hours.
The couple "clicked," and were arranged to be
married shortly afterwards. "When we first met he told me about
all his future plans for setting records...he isnít your average
guy," said Rasanayagam, 29.
"Most of the attempts are physically demanding.
The wedding will be easy and he wonít suffer."
However, Rasanayagam wonít be making any record
breaking attempts of her own anytime soon.
"No, no, itís his thing," she said with a
chuckle. "Iíll just stay back."