The Alakijas wedding makes it to UK top site- Daily Mail as they estimate the wedding to cost £5,000,000
Last weekend in England, Folarin and Naza’s Alakija’s white wedding was celebrated with a lavish bash at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. Their story has made it to DailyMail and the thousands of pounds Folarin, who is one of Mrs Folorunsho Alakija’s four sons, and his Iranian beauty wife Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifa spent to have a fairytale wedding also revealed.
Folarin’s mum, Folorunsho Alakija is one of the richest black woman in the world. It has emerged that Folarin & Naza’s wedding which held at Blenheim Palace had one million roses which were done by Jeff Leatham. Jeff commands up to £250,000 (N114million) for flowers and has worked for Madonna, Oprah, the Kardashians and Tina Turner. Jeff was also the man behind the flowers at Eva Longoria and Tony Parker’s wedding.
The cost of hiring the whole Woodstock wedding venue, which is the ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill, is only on application but hiring just the palace and state rooms costs £33,000 (N15million).
Prices start at £300 per tier and Elizabeth’s clients include British, European and Middle Eastern Royalty, celebrities and high net worth individuals. With eight tiers on their cake, the base price they would have paid for their magnificent cake would be around £2,400 (N1.1million) – and that’s excluding the elaborate iced flowers and doves. Guests at the wedding were also treated to a surprise performance from Blurred Lines singer Robin Thicke, who reportedly costs around £150,000(N68.2million) to hire.
Apart from the magnificent firework display in the hotel grounds later in the evening, the A-list guestlist included amongst many, Victoria’s Secret Angel, Shanina Shaik. Father-of-one Folarin Alakija is an entrepreneur, investor and cinematographer who lost his first wife to cancer.
Folarin’s new wife stunned in a traditional strapless white gown with lace embellishment. She accessorised her look with a dazzling diamond necklace and white Manolo Blahniks. She later changed into a racier, floor length white gown with sheer panelling.
SOME OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE ELEMENTS OF THE WEDDING
Wedding venue: £150,000
Marble floor and marquee: £200,000
Robin Thicke: £150,000
(Prices are all estimates)