Lonely Planet Writer

Fifty Latvian couples attempt balloon marriage record

Love was most definitely in the air in Jēkabpils, southeastern Latvia on Sunday, as 50 couples attempted to set a world record for the most wedding ceremonies to be held in hot air balloons at the same time.

Couple in Latvia attempt balloon marriage record.
Couples in Latvia attempt balloon marriage record. Image by Rick Willoughby / CC BY 2.0

But although the event was overseen by independent adjudicators and a representative from Guinness World Records, the record has not yet been confirmed as the balloons were tethered to cars due to the snowy weather. Read more: 14news.com