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Exclusive Photos :Son of billionaire tycoon Folorunsho Alakija ties knot with model girlfriend in £5m wedding at Blenheim Palace!

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The stunning bride, who has worked as a model, changed outfits for the reception and the pair were seen enjoying their first dance as man and wife in the lavish surroundings 
The bride was seen walking down the aisle on the arm of her father and she donned some glittering jewels for the occasion. She later let her hair down on the dancefloor with her new husband, who proposed last October
The bride was seen walking down the aisle on the arm of her father and she donned some glittering jewels for the occasion. She later let her hair down on the dancefloor with her new husband, who proposed last October

 

  • 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.

Naza, centre, was born in Iran but moved to the UK when she was young.

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.

Lavish: Model Nazanin Jafarian Ghaissarifa married Folarin Alakija, the son of the world’s richest black woman, in a £5 million ceremony at Blenheim Palace at the weekend, pictured

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.

Nuptuals: The newlyweds are pictured walking down the aisle after tying the knot before hundreds of friends and family

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.

Guest Manny Kess uploaded this snap with the happy couple that was captioned: ‘The most amazing wedding I will ever attend outside of my own (one day). Beyond grateful to be able to celebrate these 2 wonderful beings tying the knot’

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.

Folarin is the son of Folorunsho Alakija’s, pictured, above, with her husband. In 2014, she knocked Oprah Winfrey off her post as the richest woman of African descent in the world

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.

The stunning bride, who has worked as a model, changed outfits for the reception and the pair were seen enjoying their first dance as man and wife in the lavish surroundings
The groom ordered one million white roses, a 12ft cake and a surprise performance from Robin Thicke

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.

Bridebook.co.uk 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.

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Celeb past: The model has featured in a campaign for Monkee Jeans, a denim brand, and dated Rob Kardashian in 2013

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

 

 

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