- Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifa married Folarin Alakija, who is son of Africa’s wealthiest woman worth $2.1 billion
- Lavish Blenheim Palace event cost estimated £5million, had one white roses and performance Robin Thicke
- Naza’s mother Nooshin, lives in housing association house in Knutsford, Cheshire
- Naza’s new husband Folarin is an entrepreneur, investor and cinematographer who lost his first wife to cancer .
Pippa Middleton’s £275,000 ceremony might have been dubbed the society wedding of the year, but a billionaire son and his model girlfriend may have just stolen her thunder.
Folarin Alakija, whose mum is Nigerian oil tycoon Folorunsho Alakija, tied the knot with Iranian model Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifar in an opulent ceremony at Blenheim Palace this week, reportedly racking up a £5 million bill.
The lavish details included one million white roses, a 12ft cake with eight tiers and £200,000 worth of orchids.
Mr Alakija also splashed out on a surprise performance by Blurred Lines pop star Robin Thicke, who serenaded the pair during their first dance at Winston Churchill’s ancestral home.
Thicke reportedly costs around £150,000 to hire and would have been specially flown over from the US for the performance.
Guests were also treated to a spectacular firework display in the hotel grounds later in the evening.
The father-of-one, who lost his first wife to cancer, celebrated his nuptials with friends, family and celebrities, including Victoria’s Secret Angel, Shanina Shaik.
Alakija, who is in his 30s, studied at Imperial College in London and is an entrepreneur and cinematographer.
His new wife, meanwhile, studied bioengineering at the University of Manchester and reportedly met her husband through friends in London.
The bride stunned in a simple strapless white gown with lace embellishment, accessorising with a diamond necklace and a pair of white Manolo Blahnik shoes.
The groom’s mother, who is likely to have footed the astronomical bill, has an estimated fortune of £1.6 billion and has been ranked as the 14th richest person in Africa by Forbes.
She overtook Oprah Winfrey as the richest woman of African descent in the world in 2014.
Wedding planners believe the venue hire alone would cost an impressive £150,000, with the huge glass marquee and bespoke marble floor with their initials etched in gold adding an extra £200,000 to the bill.
founder Hamish Shephard said: ‘The preparations and construction of their custom clear marquee including a bespoke marble floor with their gold initials, would have required up to a week of exclusive hire of the palace, with the cost of the marquee on top.
Nazanin, known as Naza, 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