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

Date: 22-05-2018 7:49 pm (3 years ago) | Author: kacy lee
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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.


Posted: at 22-05-2018 07:49 PM (3 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- ruthie at 22-05-2018 08:02 PM (3 years ago)
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who this info epp...mschew
Posted: at 22-05-2018 08:02 PM (3 years ago) | Hero
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- slimber at 22-05-2018 08:17 PM (3 years ago)
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Okoooo
Posted: at 22-05-2018 08:17 PM (3 years ago) | Hero
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- gogoman at 22-05-2018 08:24 PM (3 years ago)
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and did they do am for WINDSOR CASTLE aswell? yeye  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 22-05-2018 08:24 PM (3 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- OmosetanOmorele at 22-05-2018 08:46 PM (3 years ago)
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Money f.ucking talks !!!
Posted: at 22-05-2018 08:46 PM (3 years ago) | Upcoming
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- chukkychukky at 22-05-2018 09:05 PM (3 years ago)
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i love dis ppl wey go talk trash na poor wretched ppl

Posted: at 22-05-2018 09:05 PM (3 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- james987 at 22-05-2018 09:07 PM (3 years ago)
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Oya make una clap for them
Posted: at 22-05-2018 09:07 PM (3 years ago) | Hero
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- Wazubia at 22-05-2018 09:42 PM (3 years ago)
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OUR NIGERIAN MONEY.
IT IS WELL.
Posted: at 22-05-2018 09:42 PM (3 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ficull at 22-05-2018 11:37 PM (3 years 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.
Posted: at 22-05-2018 11:37 PM (3 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- fineboy77 at 22-05-2018 11:48 PM (3 years ago)
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Rubbish

Posted: at 22-05-2018 11:48 PM (3 years ago) | Hero
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- Patode at 23-05-2018 12:47 AM (3 years ago)
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Is this the son she had for IBB?
Posted: at 23-05-2018 12:47 AM (3 years ago) | Upcoming
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- nature7888 at 23-05-2018 08:40 AM (3 years ago)
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Good
Posted: at 23-05-2018 08:40 AM (3 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- angesco at 23-05-2018 08:53 AM (3 years ago)
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ROYALTY vs WEALTH.

I chose ROYALTY!!!
Posted: at 23-05-2018 08:53 AM (3 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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