Nigeria’s richest woman, Folorunso Alakija’s lavish £5million on son wedding
The wedding between Folarin, the son Nigeria’s richest woman, Folorunso Alakija, and Iranian beauty, Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifa, is reported to have cost £5 million.
The groom, a father-of-one, is an entrepreneur, investor and cinematographer who lost his first wife to cancer.
Folarin’s new wife studied Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Manchester.
The pair became engaged last year and had a traditional Nigerian wedding in Lagos in November.
The wedding was celebrated with a lavish bash at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, in England over the weekend.
Regularly used as a film location, the Blenheim Palace has been seen in Hollywood blockbuster movies like Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Rogue Nation, Cinderella and the upcoming Transformers: Revenge of the Knight.
The cost of hiring the whole Woodstock wedding venue, which is the ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill, is only on application but hiring just the palace and state rooms costs £33,000 (N15 million).
Prices start at £300 per tier and Elizabeth’s clients include British, European and Middle Eastern Royalty, celebrities and high net worth individuals.
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