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Instagram/elmirattvThe extremely opulent affair was reportedly paid for by Uzbek-born Russian business magnate Alisher Usmanov who is worth over $US15 billion.

24-year-old Uzbekistan “influencer” Ganya Usmanova and tennis star Vazha Uzakov, 29, married over the weekend in the Uzbek capital of Tashkent.

The extremely opulent affair was reportedly paid for by Uzbek-born Russian business magnate Alisher Usmanov, who is worth over $US15 billion (£11 billion) according to Forbes and owns a chunk of Arsenal Football Club.

The pinnacle of the lavish affair was a fairytale-themed reception held at the Uzekspocentre Exhibition Centre, which centred around a white Disney-like castle.

There was no expense spared, with a “Sex and the City” style bachelorette party, multiple dress changes, and traditional folk entertainment.

Scroll down to see the extent of the lavish celebrations that were shared on Instagram with the hashtag #VazhaGanya.


Uzbekistan ‘influencer’ Ganya Usmanova, 24, and tennis star Vazha Uzakov, 29, married on November 30 2017 in the Uzbek capital of Tashkent.

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The extremely opulent affair was reportedly paid for by Uzbek-born Russian business magnate Alisher Usmanov who is worth over $US15 billion (£11 billion) according to Forbes. He also owns a chunk of Arsenal Football Club.

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The couple opted for a Disney-like theme. The main reception, held at the Uzekspocentre Exhibition Centre, was centred around a white fairytale castle, against a night-like background with twinkling lights.

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The floor was decorated with diamond-effect designs, while ornate, chandelier-like decorations hung low from the ceilings and hundreds of flower arrangements adorned the tables.


The reception tables were arranged in a banquet style with large silver candle holders placed in the middle, as well as tall white flower towers.

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Usmanova entered the reception down a grand white staircase to indoor fireworks.

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The bride, who has over 117,000 followers on Instagram, wore a dress by Lebanese-American designer Rami Kadi for the main reception, which was embellished with white gems and had a long train. She finished the outfit with a crown made of flowers and beads.

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‘Baby Mariam,’ who appears to be her daughter, wore a piece from Bibiona, a haute couture designer for children.

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Below, the couple can be seen walking across the dance floor, greeting guests as they go.

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There were traditional folk dancers for entertainment.

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Guests appeared to get involved with the dancing…

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…And held the bride’s train as she danced in the middle of the floor.

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Usmanova later changed into another dress, one of many outfit changes. This one appeared to be made of silk and had a lattice design.

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In the leadup to the wedding, Usmanova was treated to a ‘Sex and the City’ themed hen do, to which she wore a silver sequin slip dress and appeared to enjoy plenty of fruity-looking cocktails.

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Attendees shared photos on Instagram using the hashtag #GanyaAndTheCity.


Following the ceremony, she showed off the newly married couple’s rings on Instagram. The groom seems to have a more simple ring, while the bride’s wedding band is encrusted with diamonds.

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Now the celebrations are over, the ‘influencer’ will go back to normal life — although it appears to be just as glamorous an affair.

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