What Royal Wedding! See How Much Folorunsho Alakija Splashed On Son's Wedding In London

at 07:49 PM, 22/05/2018 (10 months ago)
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Once again, a Nigerian comes out on top when it comes to spending on lavish weddings.

According to unofficial estimates done by UK website Bridebook, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding cost £32M or $43m while the real spender was Folorunsho Alakija’s son, Folarin who spent an estimated $5M largely on décor, a lavish venue and Robin Thicke for his wedding last year.

Although Alakija’s wedding was held in London, it served as inspiration to many in Nigeria. The Saturday, June 10, 2017, wedding of Folarin Alakija and Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifa in the United Kingdom broke all records. One million roses and white orchids (at £200,000) adorned the venue (planned and executed by the decorator to the Kardashians, Jeff Leatham who brought about 30 staffers to the United Kingdom to work on the project).

£10,000 8-tier cake decorated with a hundred ornate white roses and doves (by Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium which attends to the cream of high society in Europe and the Middle East).
A spectacular fire work display in the grounds of the venue was a fitting finale to a jaw dropping nuptials which breaks all records of glamour and extravagance.

The venue of the ceremony, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire (the United Kingdom), was hired for £150,000, and an extra £200,000 for marquee and marble etched with the couple’s initials in gold. The decoration required a week of exclusive hire of the venue.

A five-course meal had guests lapping up deliciously decadent meals of barley wafers with cheddar and chive yoghurt dip, crispy duck egg and Wiltshire truffle, foie gras, beef and sole, guinea fowl, edible flowers and pink champagne granita and more…

The A-list guests included Shanina Shaikh (a Victoria Secrets’ angel), actress Rio Fredrika, fashion designer Becka Indigo, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Mrs. Toyin Saraki (wife of Senate President Bukola Saraki), Onikepo Braithwaite, daughter of billionaire mogul Femi Otedola (Temi, who’s a fashion blogger), politicians and moguls as well as socialites from Nigeria and the United Kingdom. Hundreds of guests from Nigeria were flown in and lodged in plush hotels. Pop star Robin Thicke (of Blurred Lines’ fame) performed at a price put at £150,000. He was flown in from the United States of America.

Published at: 07:49 PM, 22/05/2018 (10 months ago)
Author: kacy lee
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ruthie at 08:02 PM, 22/05/2018 (10 months ago)
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who this info epp...mschew
slimber at 08:17 PM, 22/05/2018 (10 months ago)
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gogoman at 08:24 PM, 22/05/2018 (10 months ago)
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and did they do am for WINDSOR CASTLE aswell? yeye  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
OmosetanOmorele at 08:46 PM, 22/05/2018 (10 months ago)
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Money f.ucking talks !!!
chukkychukky at 09:05 PM, 22/05/2018 (10 months ago)
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i love dis ppl wey go talk trash na poor wretched ppl
james987 at 09:07 PM, 22/05/2018 (10 months ago)
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Oya make una clap for them
Wazubia at 09:42 PM, 22/05/2018 (10 months ago)
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ficull at 11:37 PM, 22/05/2018 (10 months ago)
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All those money squandered on wedding (a 1-3 day event) in a foreign country. A show off that hurts the economy of where the money was made from. For what?
Inferiority complex dey worry you wella.
fineboy77 at 11:48 PM, 22/05/2018 (10 months ago)
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Patode at 12:47 AM, 23/05/2018 (10 months ago)
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Is this the son she had for IBB?
nature7888 at 08:40 AM, 23/05/2018 (10 months ago)
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angesco at 08:53 AM, 23/05/2018 (10 months ago)
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I chose ROYALTY!!!


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