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Panama City couple seeks record with 57 groomsmen


Published:   |   Updated: October 11, 2013 at 12:04 PM

PANAMA CITY — Kaycie Blaylock may not have set out to break a world record.

But her wedding on Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church in Panama City may have done just that. Kaycie and Jim Blaylock tied the knot at the school where she is principal - with 57 boys between the ages of 5 and 13 serving as groomsmen.

The News Herald of Panama City reports Blaylock saw a story about a woman attempting to break the Guinness World Record for most bridesmaids - which is more than 100. So, she went for the record number of groomsmen.

The record belongs to Arulanantham Suresh Joachim, a Tamil-Canadian entertainer who has broken 60 world records - including three at his 2003 wedding at a Catholic church in Mississauga, Ontario. He owns the record for longest bouquet, most bridesmaids and most groomsmen.

To challenge the world record, the Blaylocks will are in the process of su bmitting an application to Guinness. Kaycie Blaylock said she’ll have to provide signatures of each groomsman, a marriage certificate and a photo.

“This is why we wanted to do it this way - we wanted to share it with the kids,” the bride said. “That’s the soundtrack to my life and now Jim’s life - it’s the children, their laughter and making them laugh.”

The groom was trying to grasp the extra-large wedding party.

“It’s all just overwhelming. It’s too much to take in,” he said. “I’m just really happy to be married to her.”

After the ceremony, the groomsmen locked arms with the bridesmaids and followed the happily married couple out of the sanctuary.

“We’re glad we did it this way,” the bride said. “It was a lot of fun.”

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