This multimillion dollar wedding redefines the term #weddinggoals

The one million flowers and palace location was just the tip of the iceberg

By Lydia Chan | Published: 14 Jun 2017

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If you thought planning a wedding was expensive, take a seat because this cool £5 million (approx. RM27 million) wedding blows any of your bridal expectations out of the water. Over the weekend, Folarin Alakija tied the knot with Iranian-born model Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifar. In case you're not familiar with the name, the groom is the son of billionaire Nigerian oil tycoon Folorunsho Alakija, one of the richest women in Africa. Of course, a spectacular soirée was thrown befitting the family's high-ranking status.

Held at Bleinheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England, the festivities saw many celebrity friends such as Victoria's Secret model Shanina Shaik in attendance and the location was literally transformed into a gorgeous all-white affair. Celebrity florist Jeff Leatham was responsible for the one million white orchids and roses that decorated the place.

As if that wasn't enough, the wedding also had a 12-foot-tall wedding cake, a delectable five-course dinner and singer Robin Thicke provided the evening's entertainment – no big deal. The evening ended with a stunning fireworks display, capping off the entire fairytale extravaganza.

How much would it cost to throw a similar wedding?

"The spectacular endless flowers by Jeff Leatham are likely to have cost at least £200,000," said Hamish Shepard, the founder of bridal site Bridebook. "With food and drink, Robin Thicke (at £150,000) and all the other items for the big day, including the dress, on top, the wedding will have no doubt cost more than £1million and potentially several million more."

Okay, never mind. Just enjoy these photos.


Congratulations to the now Mr & Mrs Alakija🥂💑💕 It was an honor to witness your union as husband and wife 🙏🏽

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A white wedding ☁️💍👰🏻 Thank you @galvanlondon @giuseppezanottidesign @gemporia 💛

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This wedding giving me all types of life 😓🌸 #NazaAndFlo

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My queen 👑 such a beautiful day celebrating the love of these two 💗 #floandnaza #weddingday

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And then @robinthicke 🎤performed! 😍 #floandnaza #nazaandflo SLIDE LEFT #robinthicke

A post shared by Ola/Tinuke (@ola.tinuke) on about fireworks! 😱👀#floandnaza

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