Folarin Alakija, the son of Nigerian oil billionaire Folorunso Alakija, married Iranian model Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifar, at the Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, this past weekend in an extremely oppulent ceremony.
Alakija’s mother, Folorunso Alakija, is the vice chair of Famfa Oil, a Nigerian oil company, and one of the richest black women in the world, with an estimated fortune of $3.53, according to Forbes.
The Daily Mail reported that the wedding cost roughly $8.41 million.
It was attended by celebrity guests, including Victoria’s Secret Model Shanina Shaik, and featured a million white roses, a 12 foot cake, and a live performance from Robin Thicke.
Take a look inside the incredibly lavish fairytale-like ceremony below.
Folarin Alakija, the son of a Nigerian oil billionaire, married Iranian model Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifar in an extremely lavish ceremony this past weekend.
There was truly no expense spared at the the wedding, which is estimated to have cost around £5 million. It took place at Blenheim Palace, in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and main residence of the Duke of Marlborough.
The venue was adorned with one million white roses. There was also a 12 foot cake.
Source: Daily Mail
Celebrity florist Jeff Leatham arranged the incredible flower displays.
Wedding White – Such a dream to work with such a beautiful Soul – Thank you Mrs – for trusting #TeamLeatham – with your fairy tail day – we love you – we created heaven on earth for you and your new Hubby – #FloralArt – #kickingassandtakingnames – ☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️- sneak peak of one small corner of the beautiful evening
Leatham, who is the fiancé of American actor Colton Haynes, frequently designs flowers for stars, including Oprah and the Kardashians, and is also behind floral arrangements for various Four Seasons Hotels.
Every intricate detail had been carefully thought through to match the fairytale-like theme. Guests were treated to a lavish five-course menu, which included foie gras, beef, and sole with alternative choices like crispy duck egg and guinea fowl.
American singer-songwriter Robin Thicke serenaded guests with a surprise performance.
Folarin, one of the sons of Nigeria’s only female Billionaire Folorunsho Alakija, wed his stunning Iranian bride, Naza, yesterday Saturday June 9th at the #BlenheimPalace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. Florist to the stars @jeffleatham designed the luxurious floral arrangements. While singer @robinthicke was the performer of choice for the wedding. #slideforphotos #nazaandflo #jeffleatham #robinthicke #interracialcouple #interracialwedding #Nigerian #nigerianboy #Iranian #iraniangirl #folorunshoalakija #billionaire #socialites #UUAfrica
Nazanin, or Naza as she is known by her friends, had eight bridesmaids and a flower girl. She wore a stunning strapless lace white dress with a train during the ceremony…
…And slipped into a sheer lace dress for the evening dancing.
The night ended with a spectacular display of fireworks.
Supermodel Shanina Shaik was among the star-studded guest list. Her dress was designed by Galvan London (about $A1,429), shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti, and jewellery by Gemporia.
Fashion blogger and vlogger Temi Otedola, behind JTO Fashion, who has almost 90,000 followers on Instagram, was also among the wedding guests.
Alakija’s mother, Folorunso Alakija, is the vice chair of Famfa Oil, a Nigerian oil company, and one of the richest black women in the world, with an estimated fortune of $A3.53 billion.
Iranian-born Nazanin, a model and former flame of Rob Kardashian, is the daughter of businessman Mr. Khosro and Mrs Nooshin Ghaissarifar. She is understood to have spent time living London before moving to Manchester to study engineering.
Alakija tragically lost his first wife Chena, with whom he had a daughter, to cancer six years ago. The newlyweds met through mutual friends.
Source: Daily Mail