This unbelievable wedding cost over $6 million and featured a million white flowers
If you thought your wedding-themed Pinterest board was filled with extravagance, you haven’t seen anything yet. This couple’s wedding cost over $6 million and, between the reception and the ceremony, had a million flowers on display. A. Million. Roses.
In this fairy-tale scenario come to life, the son of Nigerian oil-industry billionaire Folarin Alakija married Iranian model Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifar. One lucky wedding guest shared the pic of the happy couple dancing under a canopy of flowers.
Folorunso Alakija, the mother of the groom, is reportedly worth $1.69 billion. When you have that much money, dropping $6 million ($6.3 million, to be exact) on a wedding is probably par for the course.
The ceremony was held at the Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, England. The bride had lived in London and had studied engineering in Manchester and receiving a Graduate Diploma in Law. The pair were introduced via friends, and this is a second marriage for Alakija, who sadly lost his first wife to cancer. He has one young daughter.
In charge of helping them make their dream wedding a reality was celebrity florist Jeff Leatham. Leatham is the man behind the floral arrangements at the Four Seasons.
He used only white flowers (roses and some orchids) to create stunning arrangements that were definitely fit for such a lavish wedding. The theme carried from the ceremony and into the reception. The flowing bouquets of cascading white petals couldn’t have been more beautiful.
In an Instagram post, the florist had this to say to the bride, “We created heaven on earth [sic] for you and your new hubby.”
Indeed they did—take a look at this other-worldly creation that Leatham shared on Instagram.
As you might imagine, the flowers weren’t the only extravagant detail of the evening. For starters, the bride wore not one, but two, stunning gowns throughout the evening.
For her wedding ceremony, she wore a strapless gown with a lace-covered bodice. Instagram user studiochiweddings shared this photo of the glowing bride in her ceremony gown, with the hashtag #Floza2017, as the famous couple has come to be known on social media.
Here she is with her lovely bridesmaids:
The dress for the reception was definitely fit for a party and seemed to also incorporate the floral them. Talk about coordination! Another wedding guest shared this snapshot from the reception.
Oh, and Robin Thicke performed at the reception, NBD.
And the cake? It was reportedly 12 feet tall.
So… if the snaps from this lavish wedding have got you excited to go all out for your big day, well, we can’t say we blame you!