1,201 Couples Sets World Record

1,201 happy couples renewed their wedding vows at Western Michigan University this weekend to become part of something special: a new world record.

The happy couples set a new world record as the event, brought couples to the university from around the world.

The Guinness World Records said the previous record holder Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, saw 1,087 couples renew their wedding vows in June 2009.

WMU alum and Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell, officiated the ceremony and a Guinness World Record judge was on hand to witness the event.

Event organizer Renee Pearl said the ceremony was an emotional one.

“It was a great day to have so many Broncos together at one time to celebrate their love, celebrate their connection to Western and to be together,” Pearl said.