Lucky gal Yin Mi was presented with a dress made from 9,999 roses by her beau Xiao Fan in honor of their engagement. The word for "nine" is auspicious in Chinese because it sounds the same as the word for "forever." This is great and all, but being the OCD person that I am I would probably chuck one more rose at her just to hit 10,000.
This pic is from my wedding 5 years ago. My husband and I met doing medieval re-enacting, so of course we wanted a medieval wedding. It took me 7 months to make everything. I made the beaded trim for his cotehardie—all 8.5 feet of it. There is another 22 inches of beaded fringe on the end of his hat. My dress has 13,000-14,000 individual beads sewn onto the brocade. I also made my jewelry and hair combs. His hat is stuffed with fur from the dog.