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.


Known for his floral arrangements and elaborate decorating of the Kardashian’s homes, it was no surprise that Jeff Leatham was in charge of the flowers


Other famous faces at the event included Starboy Records artist Mr Eazi and Nigerian fashion blogger Temi Otedola, who were recently revealed to be dating



Wedding venue: £150,000

Marble floor and marquee: £200,000

Flowers: £200,000

Robin Thicke: £150,000

Cake: £2,400 

(Prices are all estimates)

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