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Alakija’s son throws the ‘most lavish wedding ever’

Folarin Alakija, son of Folorunsho Alakija on Saturday, walked down the aisle with Naganin Khosro, the daughter of an Iran-based businessman, in an extravagant ceremony.

The wedding was expected to be grand as Alakija is the richest black woman on earth and the lavish wedding is estimated to have cost around £5m, according to Daily Mail.

The ceremony took place at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom and hiring the palace and staterooms reportedly gulped the sum of £33,000.

The venue, which is the ancestral home of former prime minister of the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill was adorned with hundreds of roses.

Jeff Leatham, who has done work for the Kardashians, Madonna, Oprah and Tina Turner, was responsible for the flowers and is said to command as high as £250,000 per job.

The eight-tier wedding cake reportedly cost £2,400 while the three-course meals start at £52 per head.

American singer, Robin Thicke who is estimated £150,000 for such events performed at the wedding.

The bespoke marquee and marble floor, as well as the wedding production, was  valued at £200,000.

Khosro and Folarin got engaged last year and had their traditional wedding on November 19 in Lagos.

The wedding took place at the Grand Ballroom of Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island.

Khosro, who studied bioengineering and biomedical engineering at the University of Manchester, has a graduate diploma in law and has also worked as a model and marketing consultant.

She dated Rob Kardashian in 2013 before hooking up with Folarin, whose first wife died a few years ago.


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