It took guests more than three hours to unroll Lin Rong's gown, complete with 9,999 silk red roses.
And the groom, Zhao Peng, was just as excited about his bride making history, as he was about the nuptials.
Trailing behind: The groom Zhao Peng with his bride Lin Rong, wearing a 1.4 mile-long wedding dress on their wedding day in the Jilin province of China
'Both the length of the dress and the number silk roses pinned on the wedding dress can make history,' the 28-year-old railway worker from northeast Jilin province said.
Mr Zhao was inspired after seeing a story on the previous record holder in Romania, where the dress measured just over 0.9 miles.
He has sent an application to Guinness World Records including a video of his wedding to his 25-year-old school teacher sweetheart.
'I do not want a cliche wedding parade or banquet,' Mr Zhao said.
Long walk down the aisle: An aerial view shows the length of the train of the wedding dress, which took three months to finish
But even so, his family was initially unimpressed at the far from frugal 40,000-yuan (£3,508) price tag.
'It is a waste of money in my opinion,' his mother said. 'Though I understand that he wants to show his love on the big day.'
Ms Rong laughed and cried at the romantic gesture.
Mr Zhao bought the materials and had relatives help make the wedding dress, which took three months to finish.