Folarin Alakija, one of the four sons of 66-year-old Nigerian oil tycoon Folorunsho Alakija who is ranked as the 14th richest person in Africa but the richest woman in Nigeria by Forbes. She is also number 80 on its global Power Women list and overtook Oprah Winfrey as the richest woman of African descent in the world in 2014.
The Father of one who is an entrepreneur, investor and cinematographer lost his first wife to cancer six years ago.
Folarin got married to his Iranian beauty Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifar who studied Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Manchester and has a graduate Diploma in Law in an extravagant bash at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire over the weekend, which is estimated to have cost around £5m.
The couple tied the knot in front of friends, family and celebrities, including Victoria’s Secret Angel, Shanina Shaik, Mr. Eazi and Nigerian fashion blogger Temi Otedola, who were recently revealed to be dating.
It is believed that the family flew hundreds of close friends and family members over from Nigeria, who were put up in the lavish hotel for the weekend.
The Woodstock venue, which is the ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill, was kitted out with one million white roses, a lavish cake decorated with hundreds of ornate white roses and doves. The venue is believed to have cost about £150,000 with the bespoke marquee and marble floor and production costing around £200,000 on top.
The eight tiers cake for the ceremony was created by Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium with the base price around £2,400 excluding the elaborate iced flowers and doves.
The guests were treated to a surprise performance from Blurred Lines singer Robin Thicke, who reportedly costs around £150,000 to hire and would have been flown over from the US, as well as a magnificent firework display in the hotel grounds later in the evening.
Folarin’s new wife, who is commonly known as Naz among her circle once dated Rob Kardashian, has previously featured in a campaign for Monkee Jeans, an organic denim brand
The new Mrs. Alakija stunned in a traditional strapless white gown with lace embellishment as she was walked down the aisle by her father. She accessorized her look with a dazzling diamond necklace and white Manolo Blahniks.
She later changed into a racier, floor length white gown with sheer paneling. Beaming before her friends and family, she let her hair down as she danced the night away with her new husband and glamorous wedding guests.
The pair became engaged last year and had a traditional Nigerian wedding in Lagos in November at the Grand Ballroom of Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos with guests including the likes of Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, Gimbiya Yakubu Dogara, wife of the Speaker, Federal House of Representatives, and Aliko Dangote.
The event was planned by Sade Awe of The Bridal Circle.
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